Preparing for Your New Granite Countertops

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Preparing For Your New Granite CountertopsA remodeling project can be a chaotic time. Not only are you working with remodeling contractors, but you’re probably working with some plumbers and electricians, not to mention our granite fabrication and installation teams. But installing new granite countertops in your Plymouth home doesn’t have to be too stressful if you do a few things to prepare for our visit.

Set aside a few hours for our visit when we come to install your granite countertops. Installations usually take about one to three hours to complete, so it is a good idea to let the other contractors and workers there know we will be in the house installing the granite. You or another adult who can make decisions and answer questions about the project should be present. We might need you to make a last-minute decision, and we might need your approval for other parts of the project.

Before our arrival, please clear all pictures, wall hangings, throw rugs, dishes and any other valuable or breakable items from your kitchen. While we always do our best to ensure no accidents happen, some can’t be prevented. We want to be sure that none of your personal belongings are damaged while we are there and installing your new granite countertops.

Make sure your sink is there and ready to be installed, but keep in mind we are not plumbers, so any plumbing work that needs to be done should be completed by a licensed plumber. The same goes for any electrical work, and we cannot install any appliances either.

Please give it at least 24 hours before you have a plumber hook up your sink in order to allow the silicone to dry.

Finally, please ask everyone who is working on your home to not use your new granite countertops as a work bench or craft area. You should never allow anyone to use paint, glue or any other harmful material on them, even if the person lays down newspaper or another protective covering over the counters first. Those types of materials can harm your granite counters and cause irreversible damage. It is better to be safe than sorry and just not allow anyone to use them for anything besides preparing and serving food.

If you would like more information on granite countertops for your Plymouth home, call Minneapolis Granite at 612-822-3135, or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.

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