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.
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 countertops? What can you afford in your price range?
Secondly, you have to take a look at the slab. 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.
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.