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countertop installation

A new countertop installation is an important process to get right. Not only will you be investing good money, but you'll want high-quality counters that should last you for a long time. Before going through this process, it's important to understand exactly what to expect from the project. Here are a few of the most common questions that homeowners have about this process and the answers that you need for them.

How Long Will the Installation Take?

In our team's experience, a typical installation should take about four to six hours, split between two different appointments. The first is the template appointment, which can take up to three hours. Next comes the actual installation, which usually lasts between two and three hours. Variables that affect this installation include the size of your cabinets and their complexity. Schedule a consultation with our professional team to better understand what to expect from your specific project.

What's the Most Popular Option?

There are many unique countertop options available, but according to the National Association of Home Builders, 62% of all millennials buying homes want granite or natural stone countertops over other types. They provide maximum protection and a modern look at a surprisingly affordable price for a countertop installation. That makes them very popular and potentially the best option for many people.

Do I Need to Be There During the Installation?

If you're working with an installation team, you should always be present while they work. They may have questions about the installation process that they have to ask you, such as joint positioning and finishing. Typically, this process should only take a few hours of your day to complete, though it may be split into a few different working days depending on the installation team's schedule and what other jobs they need to do.

How Important Is Countertop Maintenance?

After installation, you should maintain your countertops regularly to keep them in good condition. Maintenance includes cleaning the surface properly, eliminating stains, and minimizing any damage to them while you use your kitchen.

By learning more about countertop installation, it should be easier for you to find an option that works for your needs. If you're still not sure, make sure to reach out to a countertop specialist at CG Granite Countertops. Talking with our professionals can help you better understand this process and provide more context for your installation, including helping to choose the best materials available for your home's specific countertop design needs.