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If you are interested in remodeling your countertop with granite, then you can get some help through this post. Our post will help you to remodel your kitchen by installing do-it-yourself granite countertop through contemporary style.
Tools and materials:
You will need a lot of things for do-it-yourself granite countertop. But basically, you will need a screw driver of 6’level, utility knife, drill, screws, dry-cut segmented diamond blade, granite cutter(a must one), circular saw, caulk gun, buffer etc. Side by side you need some materials like craft paper, duct tape, granite countertop components, cardboards, sink, ply wood, a mixing plate.
Have the granite countertop:
For installing the granite countertop, you must need to install the cabinet first. Once it’s installed, take the proper measurement of the countertop. It will be easier if you take the accurate measure. In such type of project, you can order granite from their own service provider. Such order could alleviate your tension from expensive forgery. To support the granite countertop, you must require plywood to lie on the cabinets.
Your personal selection could play an important role in the selection of granite, because granite comes in uncountable styles and choices. So, it depends on your design of the cabinet, the color of the flooring, and availability of the granite.
Before placing the granite, measure your countertop; basically how many frames you need for your cabinet, edges of the counter and so on.
Embellish your cabinets:
At the base of the cabinets, place ¾”ply wood that would fit the top. This ply wood will support the granite and will give a clear finishing to the drawers and doors. Make sure to take the proper measurement of the ply wood, so that it doesn’t suspend on the cabinet.
Affix the granite:
Weights of the granite slabs could make you feel uncomfortable while working. So, take the help of others, the work will be easier. And obviously, “handle with care” because they are fragile. Keep space aside, before installing the slabs. Use a circular saw, with a dry cut diamond blade to cut the granite slab. It will be easier for the beginners.
It’s time for the sink hole:
Using a spade bit, you can make a pilot hole in the ply wood. You must need to trace the exact line for cutting the sink onto the ply wood sub counter. Use jigsaw for cutting the sink hole, and make it larger about 1/8” approx. then the line.
Join the tier:
Use screws to adjust the height of the slabs and push the screws from the underside of the slab for fine tune. Use about 1-1/4” screws for such work.
Glue the granite down:
As it’s said earlier, granites are fragile and very much difficult to handle alone. So take the help of others to glue the granite. Use silicone around the girth of the cabinets. Make a space of about 7”-12”. And at last place a bead of caulk around the sink. The seams should the glued like this with a masking tape to make it waterproof.
Finally, you get your perfect granite countertop maintaining such easy steps. Now, don’t waste your time, and make a swift move to design your own countertop.