Granite is a natural and durable but labour intensive countertop option that is beyond the realm of a do-it-yourself project. Like solid surface materials, granite stone is cut and polished off-site, including cut outs for sink openings. This demands a lot of attention to detail to ensure accuracy and coordination to make measurements and templates correct. Depending on your project, the most common way to secure the stone would be with silicone adhesive and concrete or mechanical braces. Our experienced installers are noted for their exceptional work which is something that we take pride in! When they are done you will be impressed with almost invisible seams where any pieces of stone are joined. Scheduling a fabricator is often a matter of timing and coordination (since many fabricators prefer to wait until the cabinets are in).
What you need to know:
Prior to Installation:
Prior to your installation date you must have your existing sink, faucet and cooktop/stove disconnected and removed. You must remove your existing countertop prior to the installation unless arrangements are made prior with us. We are not responsible for any plumbing, gas, electrical or leveling of cabinet work. Bar or island brackets must be installed prior to installation, if required.
At time of Installation:
The decision maker must be present during the installation. Please have all appliances, sinks, faucets, cooktops or slide-in stove on site in order to have your project installed successfully. Also please ensure the following, in order to carry through a successful installation:
• All bottom cabinets must be empty of any contents
• A minimum of 24 hours is required for the countertop and sink to set prior to reconnecting the plumbing