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Measurement and Installation Process of a Granite Countertop in MN


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The beauty and durability of granite has helped lead to the popularity of granite countertops in MN. Numerous property owners consider granite countertops to be the best option for a kitchen, bathroom interior or exterior countertop. Granite countertops can now be seen in numerous houses, buildings and monument sites. At least one thing that makes granite countertops a sure favorite among house owners and builders alike is its easy and fast measurement and installation process. However, installing granite countertops does still require caution.  It also requires meticulous measuring skills.

The first step you have to take is to visit the shop of a granite countertop vendor. Check out the hundreds of granite countertop samples.  Granite comes in all different types of colors. It is also advisable to check out the slab yard where you can see a larger piece of the granite countertop sample. This will give you a better evaluation of the look and feel of the granite countertop sample to make a well-informed choice of granite to use for your countertop.

After choosing the granite sample for your countertop, a template is made based on the dimensions, angles and openings of your old countertop. The template is usually made of plywood strips laid along the perimeter of the countertop and glued or nailed together. For a more accurate measurement, the template should also include notations about edge profiles and sink styles.

The template shape can now be used to guide the cutting of the granite slab. Cutting the granite slab usually requires a laser-guided saw with a water-cooled diamond-tipped blade. The edges will also be polished for the final finishing. When your granite slab is ready for installation, the plumbing is disconnected and your old sink is removed.  Appliances should also be removed and electrical circuits be switched off.