It Is Time For Your Countertops To Be Installed!East Coast Granite & Tile - May 24, 2023
Renovating your kitchen is one of the best ways to add value to your home. Replacing your countertops is a huge part of that process and can add more value than you realize. Therefore, it is important to know what the installation process looks like and how to prepare yourself and your home. Here are a few things to keep in mind when preparing your kitchen for new countertops.
Prepare Your Space
Replacing your kitchen countertops is a construction process. Creating a clear path for easy access to your kitchen and laying down drop cloths or tarps will protect your flooring and minimize any mess. We also recommend covering the construction area’s entryway and vents to contain any dust, as well as covering any furniture in the adjacent areas.
After we have confirmed your installation date, we suggest you schedule a plumber and electrician for the day afterwards so they can reconnect any plumbing and wiring. Installing countertops is a construction process, and there will be some dust and noise.
For areas directly affected by installation:
- Create a clear path through your home for easy access to the installation area
- Cover furniture and floors along this path
- Remove all items from cabinets
On installation day, our professionals will be kind, courteous and efficient. Ensure an adult over the age of 18 is present to make installation decisions, and that children and pets stay away from the area for their own safety
Your countertop will last for years and add value to your home if properly cared for. Please review the following recommendations for what to do following your countertop installation:
- For granite countertops we recommend a high-quality long lasting sealer. If you purchase a 25 year sealer do not use your countertops for at least 2 hrs.
- If you haven’t already contact a professional to reconnect your plumbing and electrical.
- We recommend in most cases using warm water, soap and a non-abrasive cloth to clean your countertops. Please take care and use a cutting board and trivets so you don’t cause any lasting damage.
The most important thing throughout this entire process is communication. If you have any questions feel free to contact us via email or phone.