Kitchen Countertop Installation Process
Your countertop is the key aspect of your kitchen. It is the first thing guests see when they enter the room and the part of your kitchen you use the most. Your counter serves as your primary worktop, which is why it is so crucial to have a countertop that you enjoy seeing and a material that fits your needs. If that isn’t the case, you need to look into upgrading your kitchen counters with the help of Let’s Face It. We make our kitchen countertop installation process quick and easy for customers and provide a wide variety of options.
Preparing to Install New Countertops
The most important part of preparing to install your new kitchen countertop is choosing a material that best fits your budget and aesthetic. Regardless of your style, Let’s Face It has a large selection of countertop materials to meet your needs.
Types of countertop materials we offer include:
- Granite: A hard natural stone with swirls and speckles on the surface. Typically medium to dark color ranges with a polished finish. Must be sealed and resealed on an annual basis.
- Quartz: Man-made slabs from synthetic processing. Use pulverized stones mixed with resin to produce slabs in various colors. Requires virtually no maintenance and is very consistent.
- Marble: Contains a lot of movement and veining in its appearance. Softer stone is more absorbent to liquid and susceptible to damage. Must be sealed on an annual basis.
- Limestone: Consistent color, typically off-white, natural, or gray. Finished with a honed or slightly textured look and is also a softer stone.
- Travertine: Similar to limestone but with open crevasses that are filled with color-coordinated resin. More primitive, old-world look that is usually a beige/neutral range.
- SoapStone: Two types, either Vermont or Brazilian, are extremely soft and highly absorbent. Rustic and primitive look and should be oiled for more protection from staining.
- Corian: Acrylic or plastic-like composite surfaces made in a variety of colors. Consistent maintenance-free option with built-in sinks.
- Laminate: Ranging from old stand-by finishes to new upgraded stone-like finishes.
- Concrete: Considered an artisan option with an industrial, primitive, or modern look depending on the dyes used. Designers can mix in metal flakes, sea shells, colored glass, and more for a unique look.
- Wood: A variety of thicknesses and hardwoods provide a nice alternative look.
- Paperstone: Considered an environmentally friendly “green” material that is made with paper, resigns, and natural pigments.
- Recycled Glass: Also considered environmentally friendly, made from recycled glass and resins. Colors can range depending on the glass used.
- Metal Tops: Great designed option if looking for something truly unique. Great for more complex tops and are very durable.
Upgrading Your Kitchen Counters
Once you have selected your materials, the next step in the kitchen countertop installation process is to design and cut your countertop shape and size. Prepare the countertop area by clearing out appliances, and disconnecting water sources. Remove the backsplash, caulking, and the old countertop. Fit the new countertop to the area and secure it with caulking or another adhesive. Reinstall the backsplash and seal the wall joint into place. Finally, reinstall your appliances and turn the water back on.
Choose Let’s Face It for Your Countertop Upgrades
If you are looking to upgrade your countertops, Let’s Face It is your one-stop shop for kitchen remodeling needs. We match our dedicated customer service team with high-quality kitchen countertop installation services to provide you with the best results possible for your kitchen upgrade. Call 215-343-2600 today to learn more and schedule a consultation.