How to Remove Granite Countertops [DIY Guide]

By Mike Sellers •  Updated: 12/05/22 •  2 min read

To remove granite countertops, you will need the following tools and materials:

Here is a step-by-step guide to removing granite countertops:

  1. Put on safety glasses and a dust mask to protect your eyes and respiratory system from debris and dust.
  2. Disconnect any appliances or fixtures that are connected to the countertop, such as the sink, faucet, or range. Use a screwdriver and pliers to remove any screws or bolts that are holding these items in place.
  3. Use a hammer and cold chisel to carefully break up the granite countertop into smaller pieces. Be careful not to damage the underlying cabinets or walls.
  4. Use a wet/dry vacuum to clean up any debris and dust that is generated by breaking up the countertop.
  5. Apply adhesive remover to any remaining adhesive or caulk that is holding the countertop in place. Let the adhesive remover sit for a few minutes to loosen the adhesive, and then carefully scrape it off with a scraper or putty knife.
  6. Once the countertop is completely removed, dispose of the debris and debris in trash bags.
  7. Clean the area thoroughly to remove any remaining dust or debris.

Removing granite countertops can be a challenging and labor-intensive task. It is important to take the necessary precautions and use the right tools to ensure that the job is done safely and correctly. If you are unsure about how to remove your granite countertops, it is best to consult with a professional contractor who has experience with this type of work.

Mike Sellers