How to measure granite countertops
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So you've decided to remodel your kitchen counters in stone? You will need to know about measuring granite countertops so that you can order the correct amount of supplies.
All great granite kitchen countertops start with accurate measurements. Such measurements give a pretty good idea of the size of the product, having on hand the preliminary dimensions of the product, you can get more or less accurate prices from different manufacturers of stone products. How you do this depends on the shape of your countertop, especially as some surfaces may be more rounded.
Measuring granite countertops can be a little tricky. You need to know the size and shape of the countertop before you can accurately measure it. There are different ways to measure a granite countertop, but we will focus on the most popular ones in this section.
How measurements are taken
Start by measuring the length and width of one piece, such as one countertop. All you need is a tape measure and something to write the numbers on. Multiply the length by the width, add 2 inches for the overhang, and write that number down. If necessary, do this for your island and write them down.
Backsplashes are measured in different ways; you should multiply the length of your countertop by 4 inches (the standard height of a granite backboard) and be sure to write that down. Add individual totals and that should give you inches of total area.
Now you need to convert this to square feet. Divide the total number of inches by 144 and you have your final number. This must be in square feet because most suppliers and contractors use this instead of inches.
You’ll also need to measure your kitchen sink, whether you're keeping the existing one or installing a new one. If you receive a new one, you need to know its measurements and take it into account when ordering a granite slab. Lay a ruler along the top of the sink, place it deep and keep its bottom edge next to the drain.
Measure from this low point to the straight edge and write down this depth measurement. Then measure the distance from the left side to the right. Finally, measure and record the distance from the back of the sink to the front of the sink.
After taking all measurements and performing preliminary calculations, contact us, our specialists will consult you and pre-calculate the price. Once your order has been placed, our experienced manager will come to your home to take precise digital measurements of the countertop for the purpose of finalizing the cost of the item and starting to manufacture the countertop. If you have specific ideas about how you want your kitchen countertops to look, please share those thoughts with us. Our talented specialists will work with your ideas.