Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom is an exciting project—but it can also be overwhelming if you’re not sure what to expect.
Knowing the steps of any process helps you get a better idea of what’s going on, and it helps you gain control over the project itself. Knowing the ins and outs of countertop installation and shedding light on each step of the process can help you gain agency over your remodel, and that’s exactly what we want for our customers at Lopsang Custom Stone Countertops.
We’re experts in the art of remodeling and countertop installation. Any project, no matter how big or small, we can handle. Each and every time, you can trust our team of professionals to complete your countertop installation efficiently and on time.
Countertop installation calls for heavy lifting, the proper tools, the right equipment, and a skilled team of trained professionals who have experience with a variety of countertop materials. Luckily, we have all of those things on our side—and we want to put them to use for your remodel.
If you can benefit from knowing the details of your countertop installation process, then this is the article for you.
It might be common sense that your old countertop has to come out in order for the new countertop to come in, but we still think it’s worth mentioning. Removing the old countertop is a big job, but our team at Lopsang knows what they’re doing when it comes to removing old materials. Not only that, but our team will disconnect the electrical and plumbing systems in your kitchen or bathroom so we can work without the worry of disrupting a connection.
We complete these steps in order to make sure that the installation goes off without a hitch. We want the remodeled room to be in prime condition for the new countertop to make its way in, which is why we place a heavy emphasis on prepping the room.
What you can do to help out the team is to take anything out of the remodeling room that you may need. Our team will spend a good chunk of the day inside the room, making it virtually inaccessible—so to make things easier for everyone, you can remove common items like electronics, silverware, and certain foods. Keeping pets, children, and furniture out of the way to create a path to the kitchen or bathroom is always a plus too.
Of course, you’re excited for your new countertop and you want it finished as soon as possible. We definitely understand that. Many of our customers wonder how long their installations will take, but there’s unfortunately no firm answer to that question. We can give you a ballpark number—natural stone countertop installations usually take between four and eight hours to install, but the exact time depends on certain factors such as
– the size of the project,
– design of the countertop,
– material of new countertop,
– accessibility to the remodeling room,
– removal difficulty of old countertop.
The process of installing your new countertop is pretty straightforward, and by now we’ve got it down to a science. First, before our team even comes to your home, the slabs of your new countertop are cut—including cutouts made for sinks, cooktops, and custom edges, if your countertop calls for such things. Then, once we arrive at your home, we set the slabs on top of the bare countertops, as we will have already removed the old ones. Once they’re set, we level the slabs and secure them in place, then join the seams with epoxy that’s specifically created to match your countertop material. Then, to finish, we smooth the seam to create a joint that is barely visible.
We understand that every one of our customers’ kitchens (or bathrooms) are different. This is why we’re able to cut countertops into so many different shapes and sizes—to fit many differently shaped rooms.
Lopsang Custom Stone Countertops can also handle any cutouts that your new countertop may call for. We even cover on-site cutouts, which are usually needed for kitchen cooktops, specialty sinks, and faucet holes.
As you can see, the countertop installation process isn’t all too complicated. Your project qualifies as complete as soon as your countertops have been placed, sealed, leveled, dried, and quality-checked by our team.
Before we leave, we’ll go over how to care for and maintain your new countertop so you can feel as prepared as possible with your remodel.
Whether a new countertop is the first step in remodeling or the final step, we want to make sure that you have the best experience possible and understand everything that’s going on during the process. If you have any further questions or would like to schedule a consultation today.