Adding new countertops can be an easy way to give your kitchen a fresh new look, and they are one of the most noticeable details if you are interested in a full remodel. Here are some of the most important things to know about choosing Bulldog Design/Build for your new countertops in the Phoenix, AZ, area!
Signs That You Need Countertop Installation Services
Countertops that are no longer in good condition can be unsightly, and some types of damage can cause bacteria to build up and make your kitchen less safe and more difficult to clean. Some of the most common signs that it may be time to get new countertops include:
- Stains or discoloration that cannot be cleaned: Over time, countertops can accumulate stains and discoloration from spills, heat damage, or general wear and tear. If you have tried various cleaning methods and the stains or discoloration persist, it may be a sign that your countertops must be replaced.
- Cracked or broken tiles: If you have tile countertops and notice cracks or broken tiles, it is a clear indication that your countertops are in need of replacement. Cracks can not only be unsightly, but they can also compromise the structural integrity of the countertop, making it more susceptible to further damage.
- Buckling or peeling edges: The edges of your countertops are vulnerable to wear and tear, especially if they are made of materials like laminate or wood. If you notice that the edges are starting to buckle or peel, it is a sign that the countertop is deteriorating and needs to be replaced. These issues can also make it more difficult to clean and maintain the countertop.
- Worn grout or other sealants: If your countertops have grout lines or other sealants, it is important to keep an eye on their condition. Over time, grout can become worn or discolored, making it difficult to clean and giving your countertops an outdated appearance. Additionally, if the sealants are deteriorating or peeling, it can compromise the integrity of the countertop and lead to further damage.
Our Countertop Installation Process
Knowing what to expect during the countertop installation process is key when it comes to making sure the day goes as smoothly as possible. Here is an overview of what having new countertops installed typically looks like!
Prepare Your Home
Taking a close look at your home before we arrive is key when it comes to preventing damage to your belongings. Clearing a large path from your door (or another entry point) to your kitchen helps us avoid bumping into or knocking things over when carrying countertops into your home, and covering furniture can also help to avoid damage. Finding someplace safe for children and pets that is not close to our work area is also a must when it comes to avoiding injuries and potential damage.
Remove Old Countertops
We can remove all types of old countertops for you, as we do all of our demo work in-house.
Install New Countertops
Once your old countertops have been removed and your cabinets have been prepared for your replacements, we can install your new countertops.
If your new countertops will need holes cut out for your faucet, or other accessories, we will generally create them after your countertops are installed to make sure they are made in exactly the right place. We can also add a backsplash that matches or contrasts with your countertops after your main project has been completed.
Once your new countertops and any additional accessories you ordered have been installed, we will conduct a final inspection to ensure that everything is secure and has been installed properly. Making sure that your countertops are placed evenly, cut-out holes are precisely where they need to be, and seals are thorough is an important step in preventing damage to your countertops, cabinets, and fixtures.
Countertop Materials We Install
Choosing the right countertop material is key when it comes to making sure your new countertops are a good fit for you. Some of the most common options you have to choose from include:
Enjoy a Stress-Free Countertop Installation Process With Bulldog Design/Build
At Bulldog Design/Build, we are here to help you select new countertops you love and make the installation process as easy as possible. Whether you are looking to install new countertops as part of a full kitchen remodel or want to add them on their own to give your current kitchen a fresh new look, choosing us can help you ensure you love your new countertops for years. Contact us at 480-420-9188 today to learn more about the most important things to know when choosing and installing new countertops in the Phoenix, AZ, area!