How to Install Custom Granite Countertops

Many homeowners dream of installing custom granite counter tops, and it's not that hard to do. The Youtube video "Installing Granite Countertops" shows how contractors do it, so you can decide if your kitchen could use a remodel. Let's find out more!

A contractor has to acquire a granite slab which normally comes in big pieces, and they'll have to cut those up according to the counters' measurements. Usually, the granite slab seller has that option, as long as you can give the exact shape required for the kitchen.

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Interestingly, some cuts have a special charge. The pencil edge cut is the standard one that doesn't have any extra fees, but there are other cuts with particular shapes that cost more.

Once you have the slabs in their proper shape, you need to prepare the counter tops for the installation. One of the trickiest spots to install is the sink area, as you have to add metal supports for the faucet and then place the granite cut around it. For the rest of the areas, you'll also have to install metal supports and use contact cement to place the tops correctly.

You can watch the rest of the video for more details about custom granite counter tops.