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Question DetailsAsked on 1/30/2016

Who's responsibility is it?

I hired a contractor to install a subway tile backsplash and a formica counter top in my kitchen. I have had numerous issues getting a formica countertop as vendors love to push granite. I asked my contractor to measure the countertop and he did without considering a cut out for the sink (which is not centered in the middle of the countertop). I told him I can't measure it because it is not my expertise and he said he wouldn't be responsible either. Vendor selling the countertop wants $375 to come out and make a template of my countertops. But yet the contractor says I shouldn't have to pay the $375. The countertop I am purchasing shouldn't even come out to $375. I get no help either going to countertop vendors as they only want to sell granite and I feel like I am twisting their arms because I want formica. Who's responsible for the measurement and do you know of any countertop people in Wantagh New York that won't rip me off? Thanks.

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If he is getting and installing the countertop, his responsibility to measure and cut out.


Otherwise, as he said, a Countertop supplier measuring and cutting, or some plumbers or tile contractors will measure and cut out for sinks and install them in the countertop - the plumber obviously being able to finish out the plumbing as well.


When you say formica, I hope you mean Formica laminate or melamine or one of the similar modern hard surfaces - not true formica (if you can still get it), which is nowhere as sanitary, durable, or resistant to heat or cuts and dings, and is highly susceptible to swelling if any water gets under it.


Personally, if you like formica, I would recommend (as long as you can remembre not to put real hot stuff on it and to not cut on it) a highly resistant synthetic stone made of resin - come looking like just about any stone or concrete product you can imagine, economical, durable.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD




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