Our Fabrication Process

Our Fabrication Process | K&D Countertops | Maine | New Hampshire

Natural Stone Slabs

Natural Stone Slabs

Our natural stone fabrication process begins when marble, granite, limestone, and sandstone are cut into blocks or slabs and removed from the quarry.

Our fabricators examine the grain and flow unique to each piece and use saws, polishers, and routers to cut and prepare the stone according to specifications for installation in residential and commercial properties.

Our highly skilled craftsmanship and the quality equipment that we use ensures the precision installation that our customers love.

Request a Quote

The first thing you will need to do is contact us to request a quote. If you would like, we can come to your job site and look at the area, talk about your vision and take accurate measurements. Or, you can simply provide us with a drawing of your desired countertops along with the measurements. The quote will include both labor and materials for completing the installation of your new countertops.

Material

We will need one week to prepare and coordinate for your job. The decisions we will need from you will include: countertop material, backsplash material, edge/profile selection, sink, faucet and cook-top selections and any other “special” touches that you may want.

Schedule/Deposit

After you have selected your materials, we will set a tentative date to template and install your job, order all materials, and collect a 50% deposit from you. As the scheduled date approaches, we will contact you periodically to keep you apprised.

Template

Once the cabinets are set, or old countertops are removed, we are ready to create templates and begin the job. When we arrive to template, we welcome your involvement to insure proper notations are made of your vision (radius corners, placement of seams, etc.). We do have limitations and this time will allow both parties to clearly understand the desired finished product. If they are not already in our possession, ALL fixtures should be available on the job site at this time, to prevent any delays in fabrication.

Layout

We will return to our shop with the templates, sinks, faucets and any other fixtures that will affect the countertops. Before any material is cut, the templates are laid out on the slabs to determine where we will make our cuts. Again, we welcome you to be a part of this process as you are the one who will be looking at our work for years to come. Your complete satisfaction is our highest goal.

Fabrication

The work required to turn your slabs into beautiful new countertops is very labor-intensive. Once we begin cutting, it will take two to three weeks for us to return with your new countertops. Great care is taken within our facility to ensure the highest quality of product.

Installation

When your countertops are complete and ready to be installed, our team of professional installers will bring them to your door. You do have to be home for the installation process. Depending on the size of your job, this will take anywhere from a few hours to a couple of days. You should be prepared to be without countertops and sinks during this time.

Care & Maintenance

We can provide answers to any questions you may have regarding the care and maintenance of your beautiful new countertops or surfaces. We will be here for years to come to educate you in the care of your countertop. We also provide our customers with helpful Tips & Articles and on our Caring For It page, we suggest the proper cleaning products and offer a free, downloadable Care Guide.

The following images show various steps in the fabrications process.

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Unloading granite slabs upon delivery

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Polishing an eased edge on a slab of granite

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Polishing an eased edge on a slab of granite

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Cutting stone with a wet saw

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Using a wet saw to cut a slab to specifications

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Using a wet saw to cut a slab to specifications

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Using a wet saw to cut a slab to specifications

Filing a countertop edge

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