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How To Prepare For Stone Countertops

Upgrading your home with natural stone countertops is a thrilling home renovation project. The first step to bring your vision to life is choosing the right material for your lifestyle and decor. Next, you will get ready for the installation and if you have never installed countertops before you may not know how to prepare. Today we are breaking down how to prepare for the installation, what you can expect during and after the installation is complete.

Pre-Installation Prep

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The first step is having a measurer come to your home. They will take measurements of your entire room so the fabricator can fit the stone to your unique space. Prior to templating your fabricator will also need to know the exact make and model of any sinks, faucets and appliances that will come in contact with the countertop. Other design details such as edge details, backsplashes and rear wall treatments should also be discussed.

After the template is finished and approved, the stone will be cut and fabricated into the countertop at the workshop and the installation date will be set. If you have old countertops already in place they will need to be removed prior to the installation. This will ensure there is enough time to make repairs if anything becomes damaged in the process.

Installation

The big day is here! Expect at least two installers who will deliver the prepared countertop and put it in place. Depending on the job size, it may require more people. To help this day go as smoothly as possible, try to clear the pathway for the installation team so they may easily enter your home. It is also a good idea to remove any valuables or breakables from the area.

Installations can take anywhere from four to eight hours. Larger projects may take more than a day. A strong adhesive will be used to cement the pieces together if the countertop has seams.  Then the countertops are adhered to the cabinets.

Post-Installation

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Once the installation is complete, you will need to schedule a plumber to come and reconnect the water source, an electrician to reconnect drains, water, gas, and electrical hookups. This will generally happen the day after installation so that the countertops have time to set. If you will also be installing a backsplash that should be scheduled after the countertops have been installed.

After a good cleaning, your kitchen will be ready to go! While this process requires a certain amount of prep work and attention the finished product is well worth it! You are investing in a piece that will last for years to come with the proper care.

Have more questions about the installation process? Contact us or schedule a design session! Our team will be happy to assist you.

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Cutting Edge Countertops Ranked One of The Fastest-Growing Privately Held Companies in The U.S. on Inc. 5000

CEC Placed #2942 in the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Privately Held American Companies

Have you heard the great news? Cutting Edge Countertops has been placed on Inc. 5000’s 2019 list of The Most Successful Companies in America! After putting forth hard work and dedication, it is a privilege to see results like this. We pride ourselves in providing the best countertop service and customer experience in the Midwest region. Our small business personality combined with our valient efforts to deliver high quality countertops have gotten us recognized and we couldn’t be more honored. We thank our employees for working as hard as they do every day to keep the business running full force, and we appreciate our loyal customers for choosing us for their countertop projects. We are excited to see where the company will be in the next 5 years. But for now, let’s celebrate this prestigious achievement!

Cutting Edge Countertops ranked on Inc. 5000 Most Successful Companies in America, One of the Fastest-Growing Privately Held Companies in the U.S.