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Three things to do before you replace your countertops with granite slabs

Replacing your kitchen countertops with a granite slab is a sound investment for your home’s aesthetic appeal and value, but there are a few things you need to do and consider before you get the process started.

  • Sink and faucet – you might want to keep your existing sink and faucets or you can replace them. Either way, you need to ensure that you have your sink on-site before a template is drawn up so that the cut granite slab will fit these items.
  • Countertop support – ensure that there will be sufficient support for your granite slab before the actual installation. While your cabinets will provide most of the support, there will be areas where the countertop must be installed around appliances and it is here that the support is lost. Wood blocking should be installed to provide support in areas where there are no cabinets to do so.
  • Double check all counter heights before the countertops are installed, because once in place, it would be difficult and costly to make changes. If you aren’t installing custom-made cabinets, it’s best to check the counter height before any installation begins. Having an awkwardly positioned counter will make your kitchen functionality limited and frustrating.

It is always best to have your granite countertops installed by a professional granite fabricator. This ensures a flawless end result.

AA Marble and Granite, LLC prepares and installs granite slabs for kitchen countertops 

At AA Marble and Granite, LLC, we offer a wide range of granite countertop slabs to the market. Choosing the granite color and finish is only the start to the process of replacing your countertops with a granite slab. The following steps should be followed when replacing your kitchen countertops with the help of AA Marble and Granite, LLC:

  • Get in touch with us to discuss your needs, requirements and budget.
  • Visit our showroom to view all of the granite slab colors, finishes and textures.
  • Sign up for our service.
  • Set a template appointment date so we can get started.
  • Set a slab layout date so the granite installation process can begin.

If you would like to learn more about our granite countertops or get the process started, speak with one of our professional and knowledgeable consultants. Contact us at AA Marble and Granite, LLC, today for further assistance.