4 Ways To Prepare For The Installation Of New Quartz Countertops In Your Kitchen

If you are ready to create a classier looking kitchen, installing quartz countertops is a great way to do so. When it comes to installing new quartz countertops, you can do a few things to prepare for the installation process.

Way #1: Decide All the Details

First, you will want to make sure you make all design choices before the installation day. First, you need to choose the color and style of quartz countertops you want to be installed. Then, you need to make sure you determine how much overhang you want, what type of seems you want, and if you want the backsplash to be quartz. It would help if you planned for cutouts. 

Way #2: Make Sure a Physical Template Is Made

To ensure that the installation process goes as smoothly as possible, you will want to ask your contractor to create a template. A template is made from strips of wood glued together to account for all the details of installing a quartz countertop, such as sink cutouts, overhang, and backsplash. This is a great way to make sure you have thought through all the design details.

Way 3: Prepare the Space

Before you have your new quartz countertops installed, you will want to prepare the space properly. If you are removing existing countertops, you need to have them completely removed, and ideally out of the workspace, before installation day.

You will want to make sure you have all the rough openings planned for your electrical and plumbing so that the countertops can be worked around them. If you are repainting, allow time to both apply and dry the paint before installation day.

You should also have your cabinets installed. You don't need to have the appliances installed, but they should be on-site for measurement and fit purposes.

Way #4: Protect the Space

You are also going to want to protect your space. You should put a thick strip of painter's tape around the top of the cabinets to protect against any adhesive that may drip down. You should put drop cloths on the floor to protect against dust and adhesive.

When it comes to having quartz countertops installed, you need to decide on all the details beforehand and make a physical template to ensure everything has been planned and adequately measured. Before installation, you should have your walls painted, floors in, and cabinets ready to go. Put down a drop cloth to keep the area clean.