How We Install Your Kitchen Worktops
Kitchen worktops are available in a wide range of materials and all have their advantages and disadvantages. Worktops may be made of granite, quartz, Corian, laminate, toughened glass and more. If you choose granite the colour and markings of the particular piece you choose will be unique since these are natural stones and no two pieces are the same. Other materials such as glass, Corian and quartz come in a wide range of colours so you can choose something to blend in with the decor of your kitchen or contrast with it as you choose.
1. Select Your Material
First you need to decide on the material that you want to use. You will find all the information about the different types and the pros and cons of each here on our website. Take your time and select the one you want; it is going to be in your kitchen for a long time.
2. Make Contact
The next thing to do is to give us a call so that we can answer any questions you may have and provide you with a quotation. Amongst other things, we have to take account of where your sink is going to be, your cooker hob, what type of edging finish you would like etc. No two kitchens are the same, so there is no such thing as “one size fits all”.
In addition, if you have chosen a glass worktop and want it underlit we have to work out exactly where the power is coming from and how it is all going to fit together. Incidentally, if you do choose to have LED lighting don’t worry about replacing the LED’s. Most will last 50,000 hours so if you have them on for eight hours a day they will last for seventeen years before they need replacing!
3. Templating & Manufacture
Once you accept the quotation we provide a member of our team will visit your premises to “measure up” using state-of-the-art technology – this is called “Templating”. While it is still possible to use a tape measure we prefer to get it right first time. Why is it necessary to make a template? It’s because whatever material you choose, when we make your worktop in our factory it has to be spot on. Our goal is to create the perfect worktop to compliment your space and we like to provide a first class service.
So now we can start on the process of making your unique worktop. Shaping and cutting holes into stone and glass is a skilled process and involves a large machine and a highly trained operator. Furthermore, the pieces of stone, marble, glass and so on are quite heavy and have to be manipulated carefully by our staff so that nothing is dropped or damaged.
Once we have completed the cut outs we then need to polish them. If your sink, for instance, is going to be top mounted then there is no need to polish the edges of the cut out as it will not be visible under the sink. However, if it is going to be under mounted then the cut out must be polished. The same thing applies to cooker hobs and any other cut outs.
We also have to cut and finish the edges of the worktop if you have chosen a particular pattern. You can, of course, just leave them square, but there are a number of different edge treatments you can have, such as ogee, waterfall, bull-nosed, stair tread and many others which will give your kitchen that extra special look. Some edges take longer to work than others and then, of course, they all need to be polished and finished also.
4. Installation Day
Finally the great day of installation arrives. Our qualified fitters will turn up with your shiny new worktop, which may be in more than one piece depending on the size of your kitchen, and install the worktop for you. Provided everything has gone to plan – and we do strive to make sure that it always does – installation is usually a fairly simple job and does not take too long, unless there is any electrical work to be done in relation to LED lighting, for instance.
When we have finished installing your worktop our fitters will clean up and make certain that everything is spick and span so that you can start to enjoy your new kitchen immediately. You can cook your first meal using your beautiful worktop the same evening. So you can see that choosing a new worktop is not something to be rushed. Browse through our website and take a look at all your options. You will no doubt have a number of questions that you need the answers to. Just pick up the phone and call us or send us an email and we’ll reply with the answers straight away.
We have been manufacturing, supplying and fitting kitchen worktops for years, so there is nothing that you can ask that we have not come across before. Our objective is to make the choice, manufacturing and fitting of your kitchen worktop an enjoyable experience and to ensure your total satisfaction. It’s what we do.
After all, if you are happy with our service we hope that you will recommend us to your family and friends. Much of our work comes by way of recommendation which is one of the reasons that we can keep our costs to a minimum since we do not need to spend money on advertising. We look forward to being of service to you.