To figure a price for a counter top we will teach you the basics first, by use of the illustration below.
- The first item you need to calculate is the square feet (SQFT) needed to produce the countertop. You do this by multiplying the length X depth (A, B, C, D) The standard depth of a counter is 25-1/2″ (round to the nearest inch) so A for example would be 10″ X 26″ = 260 sq inches. Then divide that number by 144 (260/144) = 1.8 actual SQFT. In some cases you will have waste involved. In those case figure to the largest number (See B & D).
- The next item you need is the lineal feet (LF) of the countertop. Notice all the places that need to be finished (F) add all these together by the inch and then divide by 12. (140″/12= 11.67 LF)
- Count the number of L shapes (L) – these are considered an inside corner.
- Count the number of sinks that you will need, be it one or two.
- Count the number of Built-In stove tops. This includes ones that slide into the countertop, overlap the countertop or are cut into the countertop. This is not referring to a standard stove that will butt the countertop.
- The last item you need is the lineal feet (LF) of the 3-4″ backsplash (E). Add all these together by the inch and then divide by 12. (140″/12= 11.67 LF)
- Take all the numbers and enter these into the form. Enter only numbers (ie: 11.67 and NOT
11.67 LF) This is an automated system, thus if you make an error it will give you incorrect information.