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Whether you’re remodeling or building a house from the ground up, when you get to the kitchen and bathrooms, there is an important decision that needs to be made about countertops. And it’s not how to get a new baseboard heater cover, cause that question is already answered (simply order them from EZ Snap Baseboard Heater Covers).
Stone countertops are among the most sturdy and solid types of countertops. Whether you want marble, quartz, granite, or ceramic tiles, they’re sure to last a really long time. They are resistant to scratching, and you can cut directly on the countertop, without having to use a cutting board. Unfortunately, they are also usually the most expensive. They can also chip if heavy things fall on them. But, lucky for us, there are lots of other choices that we pick from that also work pretty well.
Laminate is among one of the cheapest options, which also makes it one of the most popular choices. It also comes in the greatest variety of colors, and has been refined over the years to become stronger and more durable. The seams can also be hidden much easier than other types of countertops. Unfortunately, laminate countertops can also be easily scratched and the color can be rubbed off on stress points, which means, you can’t cut directly on the counter like you could with a stone top.
Plastic or resin countertops are also among the cheaper options. They are often used in restaurants and diners because of their durability and ability to be created in any shape without seams. They are non-porous and easy to clean. And they can have pretty colors, but there’s less variety, and they look less like stone, which most people like to try and imitate. Some resin countertops can look quite nice, however.
Using concrete for countertops is a new movement in the home development community. It is lighter and still durable, making it a growing popular choice. It can also be dyed an array of different colors, and is usually framed and poured inside the house instead of made somewhere else and then shipped, thus decreasing the chance of damage during transport. It’s a great choice for countertops that are unusual shape.
The best part about these countertops is that they are made from recycled glass. They can be very elegant and modern looking, and give your home a crisp freshness that other countertops may lack. They also are non-porous, meaning, they do not absorb water, making them easy to clean. The downside, is that they easily show water spots and fingerprints, so they may not work well with children.
Wooden countertops can give your kitchen a very natural and elegant feel. These counters are very beautiful, and add a richness to the room, and are still rather durable. Unfortunately, they are also made from wood, and retrain bacteria if the finish is not properly sealed. Wooden countertops also don’t survive well with hot pots and pans. And they can also be very expensive, as wood take a lot more work to refine.
But whatever countertop you choose, make sure you pick a color that you can enjoy. Learn more about the different types of countertops here.
Measure the height from the floor to the top of the metal wall plate.
Follow our guide for baseboard heater cover measurement:
Any baseboard larger than 7 3/8" (188 mm) will be compatible with our standard cover.
Any measurement greater than 9 3/8" (238 mm) will fit our tall cover.
Measure from the bottom of the finned tube heating element to the top of the metal wall plate,
A measurement of 5 1/2" to 6 3/4" (140 mm – 172 mm) will fit our standard cover.
A measurement of 7 1/2" to 8 3/4" (191 mm – 222 mm) will fit our tall cover.
Measure the distance from the wall or the metal wall plate attached to the wall, to the outside of the finned tube heating element.
Any measurement of less than 3 1/8" (76 mm) inches from the wall will fit our
Any measurement of less than 3 1/8" (76 mm) inches from the wall will fit our tall cover.
EZ Snap™ Wall Widgets are used when your old or existing wall back plate has been removed or if you have to hang your new cover 1 inch or higher to bring them up to a height that will fit our installation guidelines. Just measure your overall desired height, subtract 1", drill a hole, preferably in a stud and attach it to the wall with the included screw.
EZ Snap™ Floor Fidgets easily raise your new covers ¾ inch to compensate for any ¾ inch floor (wood, tile, or other) that has been installed any time since your baseboard heater was originally installed. May be used for any reason when the overall height has been shortened and the total height is less than 7-½ inches for standard height or 9-½ inches for the TALL height EZ Snap™ BaseBoard Covers. Just use the self-tapping screws to secure them to the top of your existing wallplate.
EZ Snap™ Wall Contraptions are used when your wall back plate has been completely removed. EZ Snap™ Wall Contraptions receives your EZ Snap™ BaseBoard Cover and keeps your aluminum fin tube from sagging. These completely replace your wall back plate. To install, slide up from the bottom and make sure the top is at your desired height. Screw to the wall, then bend the front finger up to hold the fin tube in place.
Measure from wall to wall and subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 2 flush to wall end caps.
Measure the overall length of the existing unit with ends attached then subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 2 Closed or Open-end caps.
Measure from the corner to the end of the unit with ends attached then subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 1 Closed or Open-end & 1 flush to wall end cap.
Measure the left side from corner A to corner B (see diagram). Then subtract 3 inches for the 90 degree inside corner, then subtract another ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) Repeat for the right side if also wall to wall. You need to subtract a total of 3½ inches from each side that is wall to wall. Choose your end caps.
Measure the left side from the corner of the wall to the end of the unit with ends caps. Then subtract 3 inches for the 90 degree inside corner, then subtract another ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) Repeat for the right side. You need to subtract a total of 3½ inches from both left and right sides. Choose your end caps.
L-Shaped outside radiators ending in the middle of the wall:
Measure from outside corner of the wall A to the end of the radiator unit with end caps attached B, then subtract ½" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Measure from outside corner of the wall to the corner of the wall, then subtract 1/2" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Left leg - measure from the corner out to the end of the radiator subtract 3" for the corner and ½ (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Center leg - measure from corner to corner and subtract 3" for each corner a total of 6"
Right leg - measure from the corner out to the end of the radiator subtract 3" for the corner and ½" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.).
We recommend that you order covers a little longer than normal and cut them on site, as there are many opportunities for mistakes in measuring and installation. By cutting on site you can fit and cut to fit. The covers can be cut with a good quality jigsaw and a fine metal cutting blade.
Now that you’ve learned how to measure baseboard heaters,
you’re ready to order.