The Benefits of Granite Worktops

Well, the wall surface units are up, the base systems are fitted and you’re most likely stood there, devices at the ready and also chewing at the bit to fit your brand-new worktops. You can now yell back into the living-room, “We’ll see who’s bloody useless”. After that throughout the day, throw in a couple of those old DIY-disaster favourites; “Rome wasn’t built in a day y’ recognize” as well as “when you’re a perfectionist it takes a bit longer than typical”.

It’s additionally helpful to include a number of technical terms that no person else will certainly comprehend but will certainly make you look excellent – as in “The wall surface contours are misaligned however I can navigate that”. These might have the wanted effect and allow you to gain back some semblance of regard from your family members – regardless you have my sympathies and also I really hope that by reviewing this next post your difficulties will quickly be over.

The tools to make use of

Worktops are available in a range of products but for this write-up I will be concentrating on the setup of laminate tops as they are one of the most extensively used. For products such as, granite, corian as well as stainless-steel that are fitted by professionals, this will be an useful recommendation, as templating is required for them all and also a lot of the policies for the fitting of laminate tops will be appropriate.

Right here are the tools you will need for the setup of laminate tops


  • jigsaw
  • Round saw
  • Aircraft or Electric planer
  • Combination Square
  • 2 Saw Horses
  • Clamps
  • Worktop Design Template (for Mitres).
  • 1/2 inch Router and straight blade.
  • Masking Tape 50mm large.
  • Silicone Sealant of an ideal suit colour.
  • 10mm spanner.
  • Worktop bolts.
  • Data.
  • Varnish or PVA Adhesive (for cut-outs).
  • Tape.
  • Pencil.
  • Compass.
  • Tin of get in touch with adhesive.
  • Safety wear (goggles, dirt mask etc.).

Measure up!

It is very important to preserve an also overhang from the front edge of the cabinets and also this is the target to aim for in the proper installation of all dark grey mirror worktops. As an example, a 600mm worktop must overhang a 560mm closet by 40mm. It might not constantly be feasible to achieve excellence in this regard and also + or – 5mm serves. For the function of this post I will think a three-sided application that needs 2 worktop joints is required.

Make a decision initially which means the joints must run. Remember at this stage to stay clear of joint distance to a sink anywhere possible. Each worktop ought to be cut 50mm oversize and, when thinking about the 20mm overhang called for at the end of the closets, you need to include 70mm to overall cupboard size.

Ensuring an also overhang.

Next task is to scribe the worktop to fit the altitude to which it is to be installed. You must first scribe the depth (front to back) if fitted up versus a wall. Keep in mind initially to inspect you have an even overhang along its length and also if at this phase if the overhang is higher than what is required as a result of disproportion along the wall surface length, don’t stress, this will certainly be managed next.

To scribe the worktop, I locate that a compass gives the best outcomes, especially the older type steel one with a lengthy unblocked point. You might purchase them at an excellent stationers but I locate they are best obtained from your kids’s pencil instance. Masking tape will prove important if your worktop is a dark colour yet I use it every time now no matter the color as I discover that when cutting along a pencil line applied straight to the job top, the sawdust released by the jigsaw has a tendency to remove the line.

So the worktop is in location with an also overhang as well as you have used covering up tape along the deepness to be scribed. You need to now open up the compasses pencil and indicate match the widest void in between the worktop as well as wall. Transfer this to the worktop by running the compass along the wall surface keeping it identical thus leaving a pencil line on the masking tape. You are now entrusted to the form of the wall surface moved to the worktop as well as this should be reduced with a jigsaw unless it is so very little that a plane will suffice.

Certainly all the above can be overlooked if your walls are rather straight and also flush yet in my experience this is a rarity as well as your very own reasoning will certainly tell you whether the space left is acceptable or otherwise. My own yardstick for a wall to worktop optimum gap would certainly be no above 3mm.