A new bathroom countertop installation can significantly improve its appearance. It can give your house a new look. Here’s a guide for preparing your bathroom before a new countertop installation:
Remove All Items from the Countertops
A countertop installation process begins by clearing everything off the current countertop. Take out anything you kept on the countertops. Empty bathroom cupboards and clear the floor.
Clear off any cabinets or shelves that will be in the way of the installation. If you have a bathroom vanity, remove the sink and faucet before installing new countertops.
Take Measurements to Determine the Size of the New Countertop
Measure the length and width of your countertop using a tape measure or ruler. Take additional measurements, including the countertop’s thickness, the sink’s depth, and the distance between the countertop and the backsplash. You’ll get an accurate quote from your countertop supplier with these measurements.
Remove the Current Countertop and Clean the Working Area
The next step is to remove the old countertop in preparation for a new one. Removing the countertop shouldn’t be much of a challenge, especially if you get a professional to do it for you.
Follow these simple steps to safely remove the countertop without causing any mess:
- Disconnect all pipes and hoses below the sink using pliers or a wrench
- Use a knife or box cutter to remove or loosen the caulk on the counter
- Gently pull the old countertop away. If heavy, start with the side backsplash parts before lifting the entire countertop.
- Dispose of the old countertop appropriately.
Sort the Plumbing Issues
A bathroom countertop installation may involve removing or replacing the plumbing system in your home.
Some considerations when handling the plumbing system in your bathroom include the following:
- Cut off water flow before commencing. This process may mean turning off the water for the whole house, especially if you don’t have a cut-off for the bathroom sinks.
- Open the faucet to eliminate any water held up in the lines
- Have a drip pan ready to catch any spills during the procedure
- Loosen or remove the slip nut above the P trap
- Disconnect the supply lines
Plan to Tackle Extra Projects Prior
Bathroom remodeling covers more than just countertop installation. You may have been planning to replace the vanity, install new sinks, change the wiring and plumbing, or place a new mirror. Working on these projects before installing a new countertop will ensure everything is aligned perfectly once your new bathroom countertop is in place.
Attending repairs and any added projects will help you avoid material delays and cut the costs of transporting the items, especially for those supplies you can get from a single source.
Clear the Working Space and Path
You don’t want to push and struggle with your items when the professionals are already in your home. Give way and make the working space clear in advance. Remove anything that you feel can bar the job from getting done. Clear the path to the bathroom, setting aside anything you feel can block the walk away.
Keep your pets away from the bathroom. You don’t want to keep crossing paths with your dog and having them disrupt the countertop installation process.
Work With Experts for Your Countertop Installation
A new bathroom countertop gives your room a new beautiful appearance. It gives you an efficient solution to adjust the bathroom to match your current décor and style adjustments.
With years of experience and knowledge of the latest countertop materials and styles, countertop installation experts will help you select the perfect countertop for your home and install it flawlessly.