The first page of the Solid Surface estimator allows you to select the style of the Solid Surface countertop. Each shape can define various portions of the Solid Surface countertop. You also can enter the total square foot for the estimate if you already know the square foot of the countertop.
Take the measurement according to the drawing below. once you have entered the corresponding measurements define the purpose of the edge by defining it as a wall edge or applinace. This will define the treatment of the edge for the Solid Surface estimate. Also check the box if you intend to have Solid Surface backslpash.
How are Solid Surface countertops Priced for Estimate?
Step #1 meassurements for Square Footage
The amount of material required for your countertop Surface area. To calculate the square footage required for your countertops we need a measuring tape and a note pad. Scketch the simple shapes of your countertop on the pice of paper and then lets start meassuring. Write down your measuments in inches.. this is important to the next step. Round up meassurements to the next inch . eg. if you have 38 1/2 inchas use 39 for the measurement.
At this point you can use the instant estimator to input the pieces or ...
Step #2 Math Urgh!
Now we need to total up the surface area based on these meassurements. This is not too hard .. so here we go. Take each area as squares and multiply the length times the width. this will give you square inches. Then divide that number by 144 to give you square feet. add all your pieces together to get the total square feet of the project.
Enter this number into the Solid Surface estimator to save time as the known square footage.
Step #3 Material Selection
The cost of a the selected material varies a lot. Some granites are very inexpenxive (as low as $29/sf in some areas of the country) and some quartzites are extremly expensive (up to as high as $200/sf ) and everything in between. The estimator has some basic price points that you can use to ballpark the estimate. Seen Below.
Step #4 Additional Solid Surface Countertop Costs
Some additional Factors to consider:
Sink cutout costs vary depending on what you need and want. If you have more than 1 sink cut out this is also a concideration. Cooktops dont have to be polished. Polishing edges for undermount sinks can increase costs. The more you need the more this will cost.
Complexity of installation enviornment.. If you live on the 3rd floor without an elevator then this can add additional man power required. If complicated entry requires changes to size of pieces that can enter. All these factors are typically identifed at template and can't be factored into this Solid Surface estimator.
Distance to location: Most Solid Surface fabricators will have a standard distance they will travel. If your location is outside this distance you might see trip charges to cover the additional expenses. Again this can't be factored into the estimator.
Edging: the more complicated the edging the more man hours it will take to finish. These costs are typically charged by the linear foot. The estimator does not factor a fee for edging and assumes that you will select a free edge or a less expensive edge.
The Instant Solid Surface Countertop Estimator will help you get an idea of what the costs will be. When a local partner is available they will contact you to go over some of the additional details to help provide you with a more accurate Solid Surface estimate.
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This video shows you how the new instant countertop Estimator works.
The new Countertop Estimator makes inputing your measurements a couple clicks of a mouse and you can share a visual representation of your countertops and receive a free consultation from a local representative with no obligation.