The following is an overview of the sequence of events of a typical job and is helpful information for anyone considering or installing new counters. Although this outline focuses on kitchen counters the process is the same or similar for most installations.
Once you have a job confirmation, the countertop project goes through the production steps of templating, fabrication, tear out and installation. For a remodel project tear out and installation occur on the same day.
When we arrive for templating, we ask that your entire work area is clear and free of any objects. Templates normally require 1-2 hours. In the templating process, we make a pattern of your cabinets. During this phase:
During Installation, your undermount sink(s), if applicable, will be mounted under your stone. We ask that you do not plumb in or use the sink in any way for at least 12 hours. Please keep this in mind when scheduling your plumber to reconnect the water and drain. Also, cook-tops and faucets, etc. will be dropped into place for confirmation of fit.
Prior to fabrication, the slabs for your natural stone project needs to be approved. As with all jobs, your project can be subject to labor trouble, breakdowns, or other contingencies beyond our control.
At installation, we ask that you also clear the work area of any objects and clear a path for the installers to carry the granite. The installation phase can take the better part of a day; and can require some final cutouts to be made in your home. Please keep in mind that this is a major job, there may be some residual dust over the next couple of days, be sure to check items left in cabinets. We recommend the drawers be removed. Items under cook-top and sink cabinet must be removed to allow access. Some dust can result even though our installers are equipped to catch the majority of it. Granite, if not resin coated, is sealed at time of installation.
If your project requires that we tear out and remove your existing countertops, we will do so at time of installation. Please let us know if you want us to remove your existing countertop.