If you are interested in making quartz kitchen countertops, try the method put forward by granite installers. They are fancy, easy to make and light on your budget.
Planning kitchen countertop installation
The first step is planning. You need to answer the following questions.
- How much budget do you have?
- What material are you looking for? (Wood/Granite/Quartz)
- How much space do you have?
- Do you have any expertise using tools?
- How much time do you have?
If you are unsatisfied with your answers, stop right here and call professional granite installers. Tell them to show you an affordable range of countertops and you can directly buy, without getting frustrated upon construction.
- Making A Countertop
We are explaining a method of making a cheap countertop. This counter can be made in as low as $30. You need three things to get started:
- Five 8’ 2 x 6
- Wood glue
- Lots of clamps
A 2 x 6 costs around $5. Being soft construction lumber, it is important to distress the wood before staining and oiling. The finishing will harden the wooden surface.
Get your hands on all sorts of scratchy materials you can find in the house. Use your imagination to scrape the wood. Think of yourself as an abstract artist, showing his masterpiece on your future wooden countertop. Now join all the planks with the help of wood glue. Clamps can also be used in accordance.
With the help of a jointer, trim the edges of each piece of 2 x 6. Make a wide wood plank by gluing and clamping the pieces together. Sometimes, you observe that the whole surface isn’t appearing flat. For best results, you can take pairs and join them at a time. Let glue dry and then join more. In this way, your concentration will be upon keeping one plank flat at a time. Remove any excess glue off the surface.
Get a sand paper or a belt sander to sand the entire board. The cool thing about belt sander is that it scraps off wood very fast. Keep it moving and make sure that the surface is even. You can even use a partition (straight edge) to make you aware about high points. Sand the area and try again.
Now smoothen the final surface with an orbital sander. 80 is a good number to start with, followed by grit 120 and 220. Work on the front edges to make them round.
To make the color effect more thought provoking, you can use more than one colors. Dark shades of brown and black are appreciated since they maintain their color. Smear it all over the place and let it dry.
Repeat the process again.
- Making A Sink Hole
If your sink comes equipped with a template, your job has gotten easier. You can take help from a Sharpee to trace the sink shape and cut it either, via jigsaw and a circular saw. If you don’t have a template, you have to take the measurements and drill the hole. The hole made will have to be smoothened.
After smoothening the final hole, you have to stain it again. It seems making a cheap countertop is all about sharpening and smoothening. Apply layers of multiple stain colors till you are able to feel the awesomeness.
- Making Wood Vivid
To make wood rich in color, use Tung oil (drying agent for wood). If you have applied 3 – 4 coats, you have to apply 3 coats of Tung oil. The Tung oil penetrates into the wood and makes it rich in color.
Initially, the wood will absorb more oil and look very dull but with each coating iteration, less oil would be absorbed and wood will appear will rich in color.
Install the countertop with hardware provided with sink. It is always a good strategy to have larger reveal area for your sink. You can use the extra space for folding laundry.
Granite Installers and Quartz Kitchen Countertops
If you are unsure about any step, rest assure that professional granite installers rockville md are just a call away. They will help you during difficulties and have exclusive offers at discounted rates.
Seeing their rich variety of quartz kitchen countertops, you may like to avoid builder’s stress and enjoy readymade quartz kitchen countertops at low cost.