Granite countertops are an exciting option for your home. Granite is durable, long lasting, stain resistant, incredibly hard, and all around among the best choice you could make in countertops. And now it’s time to install it. So, what next?
Where do you start getting ready for a granite countertop installation?
What are the steps you can expect? Luckily, we’ve got insight for you to take the guess work out and put preparation in.
It may not seem like much, especially if you’ve got a small slab of granite coming in for installation. But installing countertops is a process and requires a fair bit of readiness. You need to prepare your home, prepare your kitchen, clear pathways, and make the space ready for what is an intense process. How do you do that and make sure the installation goes as smoothly as it can? We’ve got some answers below.
These are the steps and the ways you should be getting ready for different parts of the granite countertop installation process.
You need to make your home ready for the countertop installation team. Make sure the path from entrance to the installation site is clear and free of clutter. The team needs to be able to move freely between the two, all while carrying extremely heavy materials. Don’t make it any harder for them with clutter or blocked paths. Make sure pets and children are out of the way and if anyone else is in the house, they are aware and out of the way.
During the Installation
This is a big process, so you’re going to have questions and want to be aware of what’s going on but you also need to stay safely out of the way. A lot of focus and precision goes into this work so try to get your questions and concerns out before the installation actually starts. You’re not going to be banished from your home, but you do need to keep out of the way and as minimally distracting as possible.
The process will take several hours so don’t be alarmed about time. When the team is done, they’ll use chemicals to remove excess epoxy and other residue as well as clean off seals and the counters themselves. You’ll get care instructions for your new countertops and instructions on where to go with questions.
How long does installation take?
Depending on the size of the installation the process can take anywhere from 2 hours to 7 hours.
How much dos granite countertop installation cost?
Depending on the size and shape of your countertops, it can cost a few thousand dollars with material costs running anywhere from $10 to $30 a square foot for prefabricated pieces.
Talk to a pro about getting your new granite countertops installed and know what to expect during the installation process.
Wisconsin Granite Design are experts in granite countertop installation. As one of the best countertop fabricators in the Milwaukee area, our goal is to provide our customers with the best quality and price in the market.