Having granite countertops installed in your home or business can be great. You may, however, wonder exactly how long it’s going to take. After all, everyone has a timeline that needs to be followed and knowing the length of the granite countertop project can be helpful. While timelines do vary by the scope of the project, there are a few factors that will impact the timeline of all installations.

Countertop Removal

A great deal of the time spent on installation often occurs during the removal phase. If you haven’t already removed the old countertops, the installers at Regent Granite offer services to remove existing countertop before your new granite countertop is installed. This can take anywhere from half an hour to several hours, depending on the number of countertops that need to be removed and the difficulty of the process.

Transport

As you might imagine, the installers won’t just leave the granite lying around. It will often take at least a few minutes to bring the granite inside the building and ensuring it is safely dropped off at the installation location.

Leveling and Securing

It’s important to ensure that your cabinets are level and secure before having granite countertops installed. Be sure to verify this step if you are performing your own home renovation. If you have hired a contractor, they will ensure that all is secure before granite countertops are installed. Not a lengthy process in most kitchens, it’s important to make sure that your countertops are installed correctly. Our installers will double check that all is level and will shim any gaps if necessary before proceeding to installation.

Installation

The actual installation will also take up a large portion of the installer’s time. They won’t just lay down the granite – they also set the seams and secure the countertops, in order to avoid any future problems.

Detail Work and Clean-Up

Finally, the installers will remove all of the excess epoxy and caulk, sweep up the dust and make sure your new countertops are clean. The end goal is to leave the space looking at least as good as it did before the countertops were installed.

Your granite countertop project isn’t as simple as you might have expected. An experienced team that encounters no problems will usually be done with an average kitchen in two to three hours, but some larger projects might take closer to eight hours. Installation isn’t always quick, but the end results are always beautiful and well worth the wait.

For detailed information about a custom granite or quartz installation in and around London, Ontario, contact the professional at Regent Granite.