When it comes to purchasing a new countertop, you undoubtedly have a lot of concerns about the fabrication and installation procedures. The processes are quite similar whether you’re buying a kitchen counter, bathroom vanity, or other specialized application.
To assist you better comprehend the intricacies of each procedure, we’ll try to answer any questions you may have. Hopefully, greater insight will provide you with more assurance in your decisions, allowing you to move ahead with less stress.
Over the years, Olive Mill has formed strong connections with subcontractors from various trades such as plumbing, cabinetry, and flooring. We will be glad to assist you in making your decision or refer you to our list of subcontractors.
Please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail or call our showroom during business hours if you have any additional questions or concerns. We are always ready to assist you.
How Long Does it Take?
The amount of time it takes for Olive Mill to fabricate your countertops is determined by the size of the job. However, most kitchen projects are completed within 7 to 10 working days, depending on the size of the job.
Kitchens with additional upgrades require additional fabrication time. Upgrades such as cove / tile / full-height backsplashes, intricate design specifications and unique finishes are completed in 8 to 12 working days.
We understand that as a homeowner who will experience the small inconveniences associated with home improvement work, you will be anxious to have your work completed in a timely manner. That is why we work quickly to finish the job.
While Olive Mill frequently works on several jobs at the same time and delays do occur, keep in mind that much of our reputation is built on our reputation for excellent workmanship. We will not sacrifice your project’s or other customers’ quality to avoid a short delay.
At the same time, we keep firm control of our fabrication / installation schedule to avoid such delays. In the end, you will be pleased with our work and your beautiful kitchen will be well worth the wait.
Olive Mill is proud of the high-quality workmanship we provide, as well as our efforts to reduce the mess and level of inconvenience for clients.
How Much Mess Will it Make?
Dust collectors, vacuums, tarps, and various other tools are used to protect your home and reduce dust.
On occasion, we ask for access to the garage to complete some of the “messy” work outside of the home. This minimizes dust and reduces the chance of accidents.
For all the precautions we take, homeowners should anticipate dust in their homes. Before doing any substantial cleaning, we recommend waiting until the end of the installation process.
What Steps Should You Take Before a Template is Made?
We ask that you have your existing countertops completely removed before we come to your home to make a template. However, we do offer removal services for an additional fee.
If you plan to have Olive Mill remove your countertops, you will want to be sure to clear off all countertop surfaces prior to our removal. This allows our installers to remove existing tile or laminate countertops without the fear of damaging your cookware, dishes, etc.
If you intend to install new cabinets, please have them completely installed before we take final measurements. Cabinets should be flat, plumb and level to make the installation of your new countertops as seamless as possible.”
In addition, you will need the following items (if they apply to your project) available for our installer to either measure or take with him back to the fabrication shop.
- Sink (not applicable if you purchase a sink from Olive Mill)
- Cooktop or Range
- Faucets and Fixtures
If you are undertaking a home improvement project that includes new windows, flooring, painting, etc., it is best to complete those projects prior to the installation of your countertop. However, there are exceptions to this rule. Do not hesitate to ask for assistance in determining the order of work to be completed.
Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions section for additional information about the fabrication and installation process.