Great way to spruce up your kitchen in a snap. However, we do not expect this to be a long term fix but a temporary update to outdated Formica. With many home projects underway, this was a great way to get another year (or two) out of our current kitchen cabinets. We have gotten compliments on our "granite" countertops and must confess that it is merely an adhesive film. One suggestion would be to remove any penetrations such as sink, etc, before application. We did not do this and it still turned out fine but it was tricky. Also, staple or thumb tack the film to the underside to prevent uplift on edge of countertops.
INSTALLATION: The product is very difficult to install around sinks and fixtures. The "wet" installation works best, but is still time consuming. A 3' wide bathroom counter took nearly 3 hours to install correctly, with the majority of the time spent readjusting to eliminate air bubbles around the sink. Completely flat surfaces would be much easier. The film does look like granite after being installed, though I would recommend ordering a small size or searching online for a sample of the product before ordering a large quantity if color matching is a concern. Follow the instructions regarding using a hair dryer/ heat gun for corners and bends. COLOR: The color of this product has a blue/purplish hue to it. If you are trying to match this with a standard grey, it will look blue against it. The actual color is NOT true to the product photo. I was hoping the blue hue would be less noticeable when installed, but it was not. I would return this product if I could because I am vey disappointed with the color issue.
Very nice idea for those of us who cannot upgrade a home with real granite countertops. Good idea when preparing a home to sell. Not only limited to the Kitchen, but to outdated bathroom countertops too. It looks really nice in the package, I have not applied it yet and want to do it when I can take the time out to do it correctly. Watch the videos before applying and take it slow and it should turn out fine. Changed the cabinet knobs, painted and tiled and this is a nice addition. Buy with confidence if you want a quick fix up.