Installation of the worktops

Installation of the worktops

Installation of the worktops and preperation of the cabinets prior to the installation

Natural stone is a sleek and durable material, which is ideally suited for kitchen worktops. It is durable, and resistant to mechanical damage and high temperatures. Moreover, its versatility makes it suitable for any interior design. It is extremely easy to keep clean, and the only problems you may encounter are the ones accompanied by its installation. Of course, even those are easy to handle! In this article, we advise how to install the worktop and how to prepare the installation of the cabinet.

When installing kitchen worktops you must be preceded by performing certain tasks that ensure a perfect end result. It is, first of all important to push all of the cabinets to the wall and levell them all, making sure that they are as straight as possible. Of course, all furniture must remain in its exact place after the measurements have been done, and nothing should be moved. Why is that? Because the new arrangement can mess up all the measurments and final stone cut outs, thus creating inconsistencies, fitting perfect worktop becomes more difficult. It is also worth noting that in most cases, additional strengthening of the cabinets is not necessary. If the furniture is made of the supported wood, then it can easily withstand the weight of the worktop. If, however, they are not sufficiently robust, and framed efficiently then the structure might be at risk. If this is the case then all it will take is attaching long and thin wooden panels against the wall, next to where the worktop will be placed. Of course, naturally, the surface on which the worktop is placed, should be perfectly straight, so all irregularities need to be removed, if necessary.

Stone worktops can be installed in several ways. We describe three fairly widely used techniques.

1. The worktop can be mounted on each of the corners, both external and internal. It should be remembered that it can not be more than 10 cm from the edge of the surface, and the spacing between them can not be less than 1 m.

2. The worktop can be also attached to the base made of a fiberboard, chip board or any other surface with a thickness of 15-25 mm and a width of 15×15 cm. For its installation, you can use perforated angles and screws, and when it will be stable, stick the worktop on to of the surface using a very strong glue.

3. Stone worktops can also be attached to the already existing surface, such as a previous laminate or wood worktop, but it has to be leveled and well cleaned. It can be stuck on top of the surface using a well-applied silicone adhesive, which will bind both materials.

Whichever way you choose depends entirely on you and your preferences. We add only that each method will provide you with a satisfactory result!

Kitchen equipment

Kitchen equipment

Kitchen equipment

Kitchen arrangement is a crucial aspect for those people who cook regularly at home or like culinary experiments. Well designed kitchen makes cooking easier, and aesthetic values of nice looking space enhance the quality of work. Furthermore, beautiful kitchen is usually very functional, but creating usability-centered interior demands careful planning to get rid of any obstacles that may appear and to make sure there is enough room for free movement between the workstations. The kitchen should be spacious enough to accommodate all necessary equipment – the stove, the fridge and the sink. In addition, kitchen equipment and arrangement should account for the number of the family members who will use it on the daily basis, so if you have more family members under your roof, consider buying a bigger stove and sink for example.
While you design your kitchen, it is important to think of a proper finishing too. All equipment used in there has to be made of the high-quality materials which are resistant to the outside factors and harmful conditions specific to the kitchen’s environment. That is why in many modern kitchen designs durable materials are used to make granite worktops, ceramic tiles and waterproof paint.

High quality materials

All items in the kitchen should be suited for the kitchen environment, which means they should be made of durable supplies. The better the material, the more use it will find in your kitchen and some of the equipment will last for decades if you take care of it properly. In turn, more expenses at the start will greatly lower the budget needed for the inevitable future damage repairs and refurbishments.
What’s more, high-quality equipment, such as a granite worktops, can fit in almost any kitchen design and match any style you have chosen. As there are still new ideas for kitchen design and the old, traditional solutions can be mixed freely with new, contemporary ones, there are a lot of designs you can create to make your kitchen functional, stylish and long-lasting.
Cost of equipping your kitchen
When it comes to kitchen arrangement, the best course of action is searching for solutions which are simultaneously useful and high-quality. It of course brings a higher cost of the arrangement at the start and higher expense on refurbishment if any damage appears. But choosing a low quality equipment brings more expenses in the long run, as you will have to entirely refurbish the whole space every couple of years.
Finding an optimal solution is the key, as it allows for a durbale equipment for a reasonable price. But you have to learn something about the market and possess a proper knowledge to analyze the available choices of materials, equipment and furniture.