Step 3: Schedule Your Template
Our scheduling dept. will call you the day before your scheduled template appointment to confirm the appointment and to give you a window of time to expect our crews.
Our template crews will review the drawings and check the cabinetry for level, making sure that they are properly installed and plumb. They will create a custom template, reviewing over hangs, radius corners and any details required for the project.
Please make sure any appliances that come in contact with the countertop are set and level, i.e., dishwasher, stove or cook tops and fridge.
If you have an existing kitchen with a laminate or other type of countertop, we offer services to remove these tops prior to template or during installation.
Why remove them for template? Well, we want to do our job to the best of our ability, and by removing to tops at template, it allows our crews to check the cabinetry to make sure they are structurally sound. We check to make sure that they are level and plumb. We can accommodate anything out of level up to a 1/4″. Anything beyond that will require adjustments to be made by re-leveling the cabinetry. We can verify and account for proper overhangs and verify any hidden conditions that otherwise may affect installation. Bottom line, we want to make sure the foundation of the countertops, the base cabinets, are able to accept the granite.
If you have brand new cabinets, our template crews will inspect them as well for plumb and level. Any questions or concerns regarding overhangs, edges, cutouts or any other special items required in order to install the counters will be reviewed.
If using a contractor to install your new cabinets, make sure he is available on site to answer any questions and voice any concerns. Someone needs to be on site, you or your contractor that can answer questions and verify information. If we have to come back and re-measure or re-template due to no one being on site, there will be an additional trip charged accessed.
The better the template the better the countertop. In some instances, we can template on top of existing countertops, and then remove the countertop during the installation phase.