How to Avoid These Common Countertop Installation Mistakes

May 31, 2022 2 min read

How to Avoid These Common Countertop Installation Mistakes

Deciding to get new kitchen or bathroom countertops installed can be a very thrilling experience. However, if it is not done correctly, then it can easily become a very different kind of experience. That is why you want to make sure that you are only ever trusting qualified countertop professionals to handle this. And you’ll also want to know how to avoid these common countertop installation mistakes.

Not Bringing Home Some Samples First

Anyone who has ever gone clothes shopping will be familiar with the fact that something doesn’t always look the same in the home as it does in the store. Well, the same applies to countertop materials as well. Even though that granite finish might have looked nice under the fluorescent store lighting, there is no way of knowing how it will look when installed next to your Wedi shower system until you bring some samples home and test it out. Once you’ve seen the samples under the unique lighting of your bathroom or kitchen, you will feel confident in your decision to order enough to replace the entire countertop.

Picking the Wrong Edge

The edge of your countertop is something you need to consider. This is especially true for a household with children since the wrong edge could result in the countertops posing a bigger hazard to them. So it is important that you really take the time to think about which edge makes the most sense for the countertops in your home. More often than not, a counter should have a smooth edge in order to maximize the value it brings to your home. 

Picking a Material That is Very Porous

If countertops are going in a very controlled environment where the chances of being exposed to a lot of moisture or spills are low, then choosing a porous countertop material like marble is going to be perfectly fine. But in most cases, this isn’t the scenario that you are dealing with. Instead, the countertops are likely being installed in your kitchen or bathroom, where exposure to high amounts of moisture is incredibly likely. 

That is why it is so important that you go with a countertop material that is classified as being non-porous. This means that any moisture that is splashed onto the countertops is not going to be able to penetrate the surface and create a stain or other issue nearly as easily. This is essential if you don’t want to have to spend a significant portion of your day taking care of the countertops and making sure that there is no moisture allowed to settle on the countertops for more than a couple of minutes.

Make sure that your new countertop installation goes off without a hitch by following these helpful tips and entrusting our team of professionals at Standard Paint & Flooring to install the countertops of your dreams. To get started, make sure to contact our team of professionals today. We are continuing to serve your home improvement needs during this pandemic.



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