The idea of walking into your home and being welcomed by a brand-new, remodeled kitchen or bathroom is an image that many people dream about. What they don’t tend to fantasize about is the installation process itself.
The process of installing a new countertop can be daunting and confusing if you aren’t aware of the steps of the process. It’s not too complicated, but if you can’t make heads or tails of what’s going on, it can be overwhelming.
Knowing the details of what a countertop installation looks like can help you get a better grasp on your remodel and help you feel more in control of the project. At Cameo Countertops, we’re the experts on everything that has to do with countertop installation, and we want to get you on the same page so you can feel like the boss of your installation and remodel as a whole.
When you’re in the market for installing a new countertop, the installers are going to need the right materials to prepare for the project. That includes a team of trained professionals who have plenty of experience, the right tools, the proper equipment, and the ability to do some heavy lifting.
Cameo Countertops has all of those skills and more, and we would love to help you with your installation. But if you’ve already got your materials and are just looking for the rundown on the installation process, we can help you out too. The following is a helpful resource that we’ve put together that details all the steps of a countertop installation so you know exactly what to expect—no matter the team spearheading the project.
If you want to know more about the countertop installation process, then keep reading. We’ve got all the information that you’ll need to be fully prepared.
Prep for Installation
In order for your new countertop to have a place to go, your old countertops have to come out of the remodeling room. It’s not always a walk in the park to remove old countertops, but a skilled team will know exactly what they’re doing and will remove the material carefully, without damaging the old countertop or anything in your home.
Along with removing the countertop, your installation team will disconnect the electrical and plumbing in the kitchen or bathroom so they don’t have to worry about potentially disrupting a connection in the middle of a job.
Prepping the room for an installation is extremely important because it primes the space for a new countertop. The team takes care of removing the old countertop and disconnecting what needs to be disconnected, but there are ways that you can help prep the room as well.
First off, you can remove anything from the room that you might need throughout the day. Whether it’s food, silverware, electronics, or something else, it’s good to have such items with you because the installation team will be taking up space in the remodeling room for a good chunk of the day and making it hard to access. Another way that you can help the project go smoothly is by clearing a path to the remodeling room and keeping kids, children, and furniture out of the area.
Timing and Installation
Most of our customers want their installations completed as quickly as possible because they’re excited about the project. Although that’s understandable, there’s no single answer to the question of how long an installation will take—every project is different.
Natural stone countertops take anywhere from four to eight hours, but specific projects depend on variables like
– project size,
– countertop design,
– countertop material,
– accessibility to the room, and
– difficulty of removing the old countertop.
The Installation Itself
Like we stated earlier, the actual countertop installation is a pretty simple process. Most installers could do it in their sleep.
Before a team comes to your house, they will cut the slabs of your new countertop and make cutouts for sinks, cooktops, and custom edges that you may have. Once they arrive at the site, the team will
– place new slabs on top of the bare counters,
– level the slabs,
– secure them firmly in place, and
– join the seams with epoxy (the epoxy is created to match the material of your countertops so the joint is extremely hard to see).
Sinks and Cutouts—What about Those?
A quality remodeling team will be able to make any cutouts in your new countertop that you may need, even if the cutout has to occur on-site. (On-site cutouts usually have to do with kitchen cooktops, specialty sinks, and faucet holes.)
Every customer’s home is different, which means that no two projects are the same. A skilled installation team knows that very well.
After the Installation
The entire process of installing a new countertop isn’t very complicated; you just need to make sure that you have the right people doing it to make sure that your countertop is installed the right way.
Your installation is officially completed when your countertops have been
– dried, and
– quality-control checked.
The installation team will also reconnect the electric and plumbing that they disconnected so your remodeled room will be exactly how you left it—only with a shiny new countertop.
The last step for the installation team is to go through the care and maintenance guide for your new countertop to make sure that you know how to keep it looking as good as the day it was installed.
Your Countertop Installation
Cameo Countertops cares about every single one of our customers’ experiences and wants to make sure that every installation goes off without a hitch. We’ve put together this installation resource so you’ll know exactly what’s going on as your remodel happens.
If you have more questions or would like to get in contact with us for a consultation, give Cameo Countertops a call at (419) 865-6371.
We’re your neighborhood countertop provider. Cameo Countertops, Inc. has been serving Toledo and the surrounding areas since 1992. Our company is large enough to handle any size project, but not too big to offer each customer our full attention. Cameo Countertops, Inc. is family owned, family run, and we employ our neighbors as a part of our team. That is why our team cares about you and every other customer as we would our friends and family.