|Posted by kitchen on June 12, 2015 at 6:45 AM|
Installing a granite worktop is a difficult process and it is best to have it done by professionals to ensure that it is done correctly. Still, before you can even thing of installing the worktop, you need to have it picked out and ready for installation, so be sure that you are happy with the way it looks and will look once in your kitchen.
You need to be sure that the worktop will be properly supported and have a safety kit on hand as well as the necessary materials if you are doing it yourself. When it comes to fitting, you should have at least three people to help you as material is a very heavy material, and you should remove any cupboard doors or anything which could get damaged before you fit it.
It is worth trial-fitting everything so that you know that it will end up in the right place, and make sure that the sinks, hobs and other kitchen elements will go into place easily with the worktop (more informations about this topics you can find at https://www.bespoke-worktops.co.uk/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">bespoke-worktops.co.uk). You can then begin fitting it and you should always make sure that everything is where it needs to be before fixing it into place. Again, it will be useful to have help when you do so that someone can assist you in correcting any mistakes.
Use a long spirit level to make sure the wortktops are postioned correctly and ensure that all the joints are flush. Check that everything is level and then you can put the worktop itself on. The overhang should be 30-50mm from the carcase without the doors on.
https://www.bespoke-worktops.co.uk/product-range/granite-products/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">You should the fix the granite worktop into place by using masking tape to mask the edges on either side of the joint, and the front edge as well. Use either silicone or two-part epoxy glue in a matching colour or clear one and apply a fine line where the worktop pieces meet one another. You can remove the masking tape once the glue has dried and use a stanley knife to remove any excess.
You should then glue your units and worktops to one another with clear silicone, running it all around the edges where the worktops meet the units and the supports. You must try to reach all the places you can to ensure that it is safely fixed into place, and then you can go about adding anything more your kitchen needs.
Detailed guides can be found online to tell you in depth what you will need and help you fit a granite worktop, but if you do not feel confidant in your DIY skills, contact a professional to do it for you. However you choose to do it, at the end, you will have a lovely granite worktop to serve you in your culinary pursuits!
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