COUNTERTOP INSTALLATION TIPS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
- Countertop installation is a part of the construction process. Expect some noise, dust, and general interruption of the room in which they are being installed. If you will be living in the home during this process, plan accordingly to minimize the disruption on daily activities. Most countertop installation projects (not including the backsplash) will take several hours.
- For the safety of everyone involved, please keep children and pets away from the installation space.
- If plumbing or electrical changes are planned as a result of new cabinetry or countertops, schedule the appropriate professional to disconnect/connect as needed on installation day.
- To minimize dust, cover open doorways and vents with plastic sheeting, or ask your installation team to do that for you. If the countertops are being cut onsite, cover furniture and carpet to minimize dust.
- Be sure to create an obstruction free pathway, both indoors and out, to allow the installers to safely move the countertops into your home. This includes removing any artwork from the walls in the hallways.
- Remove all items from upper and lower cabinets, and all fragile items including artwork, antiques, mirrors and other valuables prior to installation.
- Contrasting countertops may be a consideration, determine if you want a different countertop color on your island.
- Due to slab sizes, as well as variation in kitchen layouts, seams are typically required. The placement of these seams should be discussed with your contractor.