What You Should Know About Countertop Installation
Countertop installation takes a lot of preparation and time. However, it can save homeowners a large amount of money. So, before deciding whether or not you should install your own countertops, consider the following.
The Time Needed for Countertop Installation
Countertop installation can require a lot of time and energy. Obviously, do-it-yourself installation takes longer than if a contractor were to install your countertops. Therefore, you should consider how long you would be without a kitchen or bathroom during this time period.
The time for your countertop installation can vary depending on the type of countertop material you use. Some countertop materials can be ordered and received within just a couple of days to a week. Others, though, can take up to three or four weeks to arrive. This is especially true for marble, which is imported from countries such as Italy. And, the more eccentric the colors you choose, the more time it may take for your countertop to arrive.
After the arrival of the countertops, you can expect a do-it-yourself project to take several days or even weeks, as countertops must be measured, cut, and then glued to the cabinetry.
The Basic installation Process
If time is not an issue, then you may also want to consider the actual countertop installation. After the demolition of your old countertop, you will need to measure and cut your new countertop to fit perfectly onto your cabinetry. Countertop installation will also involve gluing down the countertop using a silicone caulk. It is also essential to leave space in the countertop for the sink installation.
Countertop installation can be a do-it-yourself project. However, the time and basic installation knowledge should be considered before taking on your own countertop installation.