Granite is a long-term investment in your home. This means that it’s unlikely you’ve ever done this process. You might be curious to find out what happens during granite installation. Or how long it takes to finish your granite kitchen.
Here is a comprehensive article to help you feel confident about your countertops when they arrive at your home.
Get Ready To Welcome the Install Team
Before our highly skilled installers can pull up to your driveway, there are a few things you need to do.
It is important to ensure an easy access route between the job site (your kitchen, bathroom, or basement depending on which case it is) and your nearest entrance. The stone is very heavy. This is why we try to reduce the number of maneuvers that the guys must do while carrying each section of countertop into the kitchen or bathroom.
You should make sure your children are safe when carrying the stones.
If your stovetop has a cutout, you may have to cover the furniture or article nearby.
You may find other artisans on the site. In this case, you will need to ask them only to continue their work once all the stones have been placed on the cabinets.
During the Installation, either the homeowner or their contractor (who has the authority to make decisions for them) should be present. Before leaving the property, our installation team will review the details and ensure everyone is satisfied.
What Should You Do During The Installation?
We want the process to be as easy as possible, but we also want it to be enjoyable. Before our granite-cartridge installers arrive, be sure to ask them any questions. After Installation, they’ll be available to answer any queries.
The Installation of stone countertops takes focus and precision. Our teams have developed game plans to ensure that each team member can accomplish their task. We trust that all members follow the timetable and prepare for the next.
Therefore, we recommend that you allow the artisans to continue working uninterrupted. Although you are welcome and encouraged to attend, we ask that your presence be present to answer any questions.
You or your contractor can remove existing countertops. Our team cannot enter your home if they aren’t completely removed. All countertops must be removed, including sinks and cooktops. You should only see cabinets.
If the removal of countertops is required as part of our project, our team will carefully remove them. We will make every effort to minimize damage to the cabinets and walls. If laminate countertops have backsplashes, some of the plaster may be lost with the old counters. Don’t worry. Most likely, the marks will be covered up by your new tile backsplash or granite. If they are not covered by your contractor, they can be easily repaired.
Carrying Your New Stone beyond the threshold
Once Granite and Marble’s installers have checked that the space has been prepared, they will begin to bring in individual pieces. Granite is a naturally occurring material that is very heavy. The granite will be installed in multiple sections to ensure that the kitchen has a seamless installation.
After it has been laid on a flat surface, you will not have to worry about your granites, marbles, or soapstone cracking. We will, however, take extra care moving the pieces because untreated granite is more unstable.