BUYERS COUNTERTOP GUIDE

Installing Quartz Countertop


Installing Quartz slab is a difficult task to do, take up this task only if you think you are experienced enough to do it. Else you will end up destroying a very costly slab and at the end you will suffer only loss. Quartz slab is a very durable material and will last long enough only if installed properly.

Quartz slabs are very heavy and tough so make sure that you have enough man power to move the slab by lifting rather than sliding it. It can damage your house and the people if not lifted properly. You have to ensure that the cabinet you prepare are strong enough to take the weight of the slab.

Things You Will Need

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  • Painters tape
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  • Level
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  • Silicone sealant
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  • Caulking Gun
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  • Construction Adhesive
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  • Tape Measure
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  • Diamond Blade
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  • Circular Saw
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  • Goggles
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  • Work Gloves
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  • Spray Bottles
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  • Caulk
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Step 1

Measure the space of the countertop where you need to install quartz countertop and buy the Quartz slab accordingly. Make sure you take the measurements of the sink and how much space you will have to leave for it. Always take a little more than the actual measurment because some material will get wasted during cutting.

Step 2

Apply the painter’s tape where you think the slab needs to be cut or trimmed. Now you need to cut the slab with the diamond blade saw and be sure to wear all the safety equipments before you start cutting. Wear eye protection, gloves and a mask that covers your mouth.

Make sure that your saw is wet, because firstly you saw will not heat up and will prevent the slab from melting. Secondly it will settle all the dust particles and you will be able see clearly and breathe without much problem.

Step 3

Line up the countertop on the surface to make sure that it fits properly. Now carefully remove the slab and apply the construction adhesive on the surface. If the top of the cabinets are covered with wooden planks then spread the adhesive evenly on the back of the slab. But if your cabinets are not covered with wooden planks then apply adhesive only on the corners and sides.

Now again lift the slab and place it on the cabinet, but after this you will not be able to move the slab again so be careful while placing it.

Step 4

Bring the backsplash cut out and see that does it have the correct measurement. Fill the caulking gun with silicone and apply it to the back of the wall. Now bring the backsplash cut out and gentli fit it in. Fill the seams using a suitable grout color, wipe off the excess and let it dry.