Question by  baby75 (126)

Should I be concerned that the people who I hired to install my granite did not make a template?

I can not seem to get this off my mind, they said everything was fine and they will be back soon to install the granite.


Answer by  Christian9247 (5042)

I wouldn't be concerned right away. A template is pretty clear cut dry. However I would stick close to them and watch them as they work for a while. Also have a nice diagram of the template ready for them.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

Yes, I just had this done. The installers came to the house made the templates. I went to the dealer and picked out the granite with the templates in hand. With the templates I was able to mark on the granite what pieces I wanted cut for the top. They even made me a cutting board out of the remaining.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

Ask them why they didn't use a template. If when they are done you don't like the result you can always make them do it over.


Answer by  whoareyou (3483)

This depends highly on whether or not the measurements and angles are complicated. There is definite need for one if the angles arn't standard and the carpenter isn't as skilled/experienced.


Answer by  GilFinn (2065)

Coutertop layouts are all pretty much the same. Granite installers only need to take the basic measurements to cut the granite to the appropriate size. For sink cutouts, they only need two measurements for a standard sink. Overall, a template is unnecessary, and you need not worry.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

I guess it's too late to worry. Some people who install granite are just that good. Others measure where the holes need to be once they get the large piece to your home. Always research before you have these kind of projects done.

You have 50 words left!