Best Granite Countertops shop in Phoenix, Arizona
At Royal Granite Countertops, we will walk you through the process of choosing your stone. When you come to select your stone, consider bringing along anything you want it to match. Bringing paint swatches, tile samples, cabinet doors, etc. with you will help you ensure that the stone you pick will coordinate well with your existing or new home furnishings. You are required to pay for half the total cost of the job when you choose your stone. You will need either cash or a check in that amount with you when you pick out your granite to avoid having your installation date delayed.
This is when carefully measure and cut a slab of granite to fit your kitchen. By now you should have already picked out your stone and acquired any sinks that will be installed in the countertop. If you don’t have your sinks at this point, your installation date will be delayed until you get them and we are able to ensure that they fit properly in your countertops. The exception to this is for self-rimming sinks. They will need to be on site when your countertop is installed, as those cuts will be made the day of installation, but you do not need to bring them into the shop prior to that time. For especially unique countertops, we may also need to borrow some of your existing countertops to use as an example so that your stone is cut correctly.
If your current countertops are made of tile, they will need to be removed at least 24 hours prior to installing your new ones. Tile backsplashes need to be taken out before your template appointment so our measurements can be 100% accurate. It is recommended that you take everything out of your cabinets if you are planning on having us remove your old countertops. You do have the option of removing the old countertops if you feel like that is something you can do on your own. However, if you are unsure of your ability to do so, it is best to leave that job to us. During this removal process, and possibly during the installation of your new countertop, some damage to cabinetry or drywall may take place. While we take every precaution to avoid damaging your kitchen, sometimes these things are unavoidable. It may be necessary for you to hire a third party contractor to repair any damage. We also try to limit the amount of mess we create, but the demolition will likely create at least a little dust. You may want to cover or remove your home furnishings from that part of the house in order to protect them.
Depending on the contractor you hire and the size of the job, it usually only takes a day or two. Before it can be installed, though, your granite needs to be cut, polished, and otherwise tailored for your needs. This process could take up to a month to ensure that your stone is perfect before being installed.