Preparing for Your Countertop Installation Day

Our installation teams have many years of experience. Everything done from sales to installation is completed by The Countertop Shop employees. Once we have selected an installation date, there are some things that you can do to prepare for a smooth and quick installation process so that you can have your kitchen back into working order.


  • Before our installers arrive, be sure to disconnect and remove any appliances or decorative items that you have sitting on your countertops. Things such as coffee makers, toasters, microwaves, or utensils, should all be set aside out of the way. You’ll also want to remove anything around the countertops such as decorative items or tables and chairs.
  • The cabinets located at the sink base should be completely emptied, with the top set of drawers removed. This will make it easier for our installers to gain access to the countertop without having to remove those items themselves.
  • Kitchen or bathroom sinks should also be disconnected and removed. Once we install your countertops, we can install your new sinks. We recommend that you wait 24 hours after your installation for someone to hook up the plumbing.
  • Your old countertops should also be removed and disposed of prior to our arrival. Once the old countertops are removed, you’ll also want to make sure that your cabinets are level.
  • If you are having countertops such as granite or quartz installed, be sure the path is cleared from your doorway to your kitchen. These countertops are heavy and having things such as rugs, furniture or decorative items out of the way will ensure their safe delivery to your kitchen.
  • Having nearby furniture covered with sheets or plastic can help keep away any dust or material should the countertops need to be cut to fit.


Taking the time to do these preparations makes the installation go smoothly for not only us, but for our customers. Please feel free to ask any questions. We do our best to get your countertops installed quickly, so you can relax knowing your project is in good hands.