What You Need to Know Before Replacing Laminate Counters with Granite

Posted on Friday, August 29th, 2014 by Govi Reddy
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All countertops are not created equal, which is why you’ve finally decided to replace your laminate countertops with granite.

Over time, laminate countertops can wind up with an array of well-earned scratches, and their color can even fade or become dated. Granite countertops, on the other hand, offer so many short- and long-term advantages that are preferred by most people.

Once you’ve made the decision to upgrade, the granite countertops of your dreams will be within reach, and you’ll have about two weeks’ worth of sleep until they’re fully installed. Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know before replacing your laminate counters with granite.

Decisions, decisions

You’ve got some decisions to make. First, you have to work with your sales consultant to select your stone. This is the time to layout any questions you might have about the installation process — What color do you like? What are the dimensions of your kitchen counters? What can you afford in your price range?

Secondly, you have to take a look at the slab. Are you okay with the fissures and other features inherent in your stone? Finally, your new granite countertops need to be reconciled with your appliances. Will you be installing a new sink? Your sales consultant will work with you to ensure every angle and edge is crafted to perfection.

Addition by subtraction

Once your new granite countertops are fabricated to fit your kitchen’s unique attributes, a crew of construction professionals will comes in and clean out the old countertop and any old appliances that will be replaced. When the crew is done, you’ll hardly recognize your kitchen.

Measure, level and prep

Once your current countertops and any outdated appliances have been removed, a crew will begin the installation process with an intricate attention to detail. Every angle will be measured (and measured again) to ensure your new granite countertops will fit according to the exact specifications. Every surface space will be leveled with precision and all of your appliances will be reconnected. Additionally, a strong base will be installed to support the new countertop.


Finally, the moment you’ve been waiting for arrives — the installation! A team of expert fabricators will be called in to ensure every piece of your granite countertop fits exactly the way you expect it to and that all of the seams are in the right spots.

Remodeling your kitchen is a transformation to behold, and one that reveals the truth — not all countertops are created equal. See the difference for yourself by scheduling a consultation with Arch City Granite & Marble, Inc. today.

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