Preparing For Granite Countertop Installation
You’ve got your installation date confirmed. It won’t be long before you will have the kitchen
countertops you have always wanted. In the days leading up to the arrival of that brand new slab
of rock that will transform your kitchen, you can do a few things around your home to make the
job easier on the granite installer.
A successful granite installation rests a lot on the preparation that takes place before the arrival
of your new granite countertops. Here is a list of chores you can complete to assist with the
1 – Will The Cabinets Hold?
The weight of a granite countertop is significant. This is why it is important to make sure that all
the cabinets that are going to be under the granite slab are permanently installed. You also have
to be sure that the cabinets you have used are rated to handle the weight of your new kitchen
2 – Sync Up The Sink Arrival
To make things a lot more efficient when the granite installer and crew arrive at your home, have
the sink you intend to have in the kitchen already on hand. This may take some planning but with
the correct sink already available the installers can make the template to the specific
specifications of that particular sink. That translates to a perfect fit.
3 – Tap Into The Faucets, Too
If you are going to have your sink delivered early, why not get the faucets as well? If there needs
to be space cut into the granite countertops for them, it will be easier for everyone with the
fixtures already on hand when the granite installation team shows up.
4 – Confirm The Counter Height
You won’t want to be doing this at the last minute. Consider that not everyone in your family is
the same height and that some tasks will be conducted standing while others will involve sitting.
You won’t want your counters to be too high nor should they be too low.
5 – Carry That Weight
Some kitchens have what is known as empty spaces. These are generally located alongside
appliances such as your range or refrigerator. Those empty spaces have to be able to support the
weight of the granite countertops that will be installed.
6 – Blaze A Trail
The odds are that your front door doesn’t open directly into your kitchen. This means that you
will have to clear a path to help the granite installation team to access your kitchen. Granite is
very heavy and if you have to remove furniture to open a path, do so.
7 – Cover ‘Em Up
There is likely going to be some dust kicked up during the installation of your kitchen
countertops. To save you some work long after the work crew has left the premises, cover up
furniture and anything else that you don’t want to have to dust.
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