Installation Visit (approx. 2~6 hours)
· Sink cabinets and cook top cabinets must be completely cleaned out.
· Please take down pictures and wall hangings, move throw rugs, plants and pet dishes.
· Seal off any adjacent rooms. Any construction creates dirt and dust. Tape sheets or plastic drop cloths over doorways and protect any new appliances. This will keep dust out of the rest of the house. If you have a cook top or drop-in sink being installed. The final cutout is completed with the countertop in
position, inside your house – this can create a lot of dust. All Air Conditioning units should be TURNED OFF during this cutting process. Your kitchen will require a thorough cleaning once your new countertops are installed.
· We use a very strong adhesive for seams. Please be aware that these chemicals emit strong odors that should go away within a couple of hours.
· All under-counter appliances (dishwasher, ice machine, trash compactor, wine cooler, etc.) should be installed prior to the countertops. Additional trips to secure these items will result in a minimum charge of $125.00.
· Undermount sink(s) will be mounted to the granite. Additionally, drop-in sink(s) and the cook top (if applicable) will be set in place to verify fit.
· Disconnection and reconnection of all plumbing, ventilation ductwork, and fuel lines is the responsibility of the owner and/or sub-contractor. Reconnection may require new or additional ductwork and/or piping. Any additional materials and/or labor are not the responsibility of Supreme Surface, Inc.
· If we remove existing countertops, our crews try their best to be as careful as possible, but there is a chance that your walls, wallpaper, tile, or other wall coverings may be damaged and we will not be responsible for any repairs.
· If you are going to have other contractors doing work in your home, please instruct them NOT to use your new countertops as a workbench. This will avoid damage to your new countertops.
Because granite is a stone, seams cannot be "melted" together. However, if a quality fabricator and installer is used, the appearance of seams will be minimized. The location and quantity of seams depends on the project design and slab sizes. It helps to have some idea of typical slab sizes during the design stages of a kitchen. Consult with your kitchen designer or architect to layout your project area in order to minimize these seams later on. Seams are normally filled with a color matched polyester adhesive to blend as closely as possible to the granite. If seams are cut and filled properly, you should not even notice them, but it pays to ask your fabricator/installer to see samples of a typical finished seam.