How to Place a Kitchen Countertop – step By step
We will explain the steps you have to follow to place a kitchen countertop, we recommend you, to take advantage of the space of the kitchen that you opt for custom kitchen furniture, there are many brands that are dedicated to it but Qinyuan Stone offers highquality, guarantee at a good price. We begin with the steps:
The first thing you must do to disassemble the old worktop is to close the water tap, in this way you can dismantle the old sink. Unscrew the hoses from cold and hot water. Then remove the siphon from the sink valve to remove it.
Use a screwdriver to remove the trim and accessories such as old plugs and terminals. Removes the screws and finished dismounting the crest.
Under the counter, in the sink, there are some staples that you will have to remove. In the same way, you must also remove the plate from the kitchen. To do this, turn off the cut-off switch in the general panel and disconnect the connection cables. Now, you can remove the sink and the kitchen plate to a place where it does not bother you.
To place the new countertop the first thing you have to do is measure the bottom of the piece, but adding three more centimeters so that it protrudes in front of the piece.
Mark a cut on the countertop according to the measures you have taken, we recommend that you help with a rule and square. Now you must cut the countertop with a circular saw, for it uses a mask, gloves, and goggles.
The measures you have to move them to the sink and the plate, but the length and width you have to remove them 1.5 cm from the entire perimeter so that all sides rest on the countertop. To avoid mistakes, paint where you should cut and measure several times.
Screw the countertop under the furniture, for this, you can use 30 mm lag screws (not exceeding the thickness of the countertop). Once put the sink and the plate with staples and silicone. Place the silicone on the metal edge to cover the side of the countertop.
You have to mount the crest, screw the base and, in addition, screws of 16 mm long every 50 cm (always has to be smaller than the thickness of the countertop).
Remove the protective plastic from the countertop and you will be ready to use it. Once you have installed everything well you will have to make the electrical connections for the plate, water and drain in the sink again. Do not forget to put the siphon to the valve and connect the hoses of the tap to the cutting keys.