Professional installers vary greatly in their methods of fastening countertops to base cabinets. Some just glue them down with construction adhesive, while others screw through the cabinet corner braces or sides into the top. steel angles like those shown in Photo 17 is foolproof and simple. You may not have to make a “return” cut in your countertop like the one shown in Photos 14—16.
inside the perimeter (1 in. for cast iron) you’ve just marked. Make sure the top is clamped down to your work surface to keep it from “walking” away from you as you sand. Sand only to your scribe line, keeping the belt sander at 90 degrees or more to the top of the backsplash as shown. Set your scribing tool to the width of the widest gap along each wall. Apply masking tape to the top of the backsplash and use your scribe to mark the entire length of each countertop. Scribe to each wall, adjusting your scribing tool each time for the largest gap on that wall.
Stone such as quartz makes for strong and resilient kitchen countertops. The heavy, durable material will give a sleek, palatial feel to your kitchen. They are also very practical, being highly scratch resistant and easy to clean. Quartz countertops do have some drawbacks to consider as well.
Classic, galvanized and gun-metal looking options that were initially used years ago continue to be the trend with newer concepts – such as hook necks for washing dishes and space, taking over. Large, functional sinks have always been an important centerpiece to the kitchen. While appliances will always need their space, where the kitchen sink sits essentially maps out the entire space.
When you work with a custom fabricator of quality, you receive quality craftsmanship and exceptional service that fulfills your vision. The price tag may be higher than some prefab options, but the results speak for themselves. Choosing customized countertops provides your home with all of the advantages in which prefab counters were lacking. A typical prefabricated selection will be narrower in its options for patterns and colors. This can make it challenging to find the perfect fit for your home’s style or the vision for your renovation. There is no way around it; prefabricated countertops are the cheaper route.
Our prefinished countertops are designed to be easily installed by DIY enthusiasts, property owners, and contractors. If you need help with measuring your kitchen, follow our simple guide here. We have on site cutting capability for our kitchen countertops. Bring in your measurements and we can cut your countertops to length and corner cut with no waiting.