This natural stone is a unique and vibrant choice for the home. Granite is also highly heat resistant, scratch resistant, and durable for multiple applications. Understanding the granite countertop install process will make it easier for to select the right color and patterns.
The installation process for granite countertops starts with choosing a stone that you like. Contractors may have showrooms or online portfolios where you can explore different colors and patterns of granite. While choosing a stone, you will also have the opportunity to explore edging options and other relevant styles.
After the selection process, your countertop installer will schedule a template preparation in your home. This involves analyzing your current countertops and the size/shape of the room.
The template will serve as an outline upon which the final product will be designed. In most cases, the installer will create a fabrication from the original template design. The countertop will be cut to size, edged, and polished to your preferences.
Cost will vary depending on the size of your kitchen/bathroom.
Granite countertops come in slabs, tiles, or modular granite. Granite slabs are best suited for larger countertops, with templates being as long as 7 feet. Tiles and modular granite are more convenient and affordable to install for many different countertop sizes. Tiles often cost $10-$40 to install as compared to slabs (which cost $50-$60 or more).
Working with the right countertop installer can result in a quality project and cost savings. Make sure the contractor has a transparent pricing model and a wide selection of granite stones.