How do you install Silestone countertops?


Quick Answer

Install a Silestone or quartz countertop by measuring the space, cutting the quartz, applying the adhesive and securing the quartz. You need a tape measure, a pencil, a saw, a spray bottle, protective clothing, safety goggles, gloves, adhesive, a caulking gun and silicone. The timing on this project depends on the size of the area.

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  1. Measure the space

    Measure the space on which you need to install the countertop. Remember to measure the backsplash as well. Order a little more quartz than you need in case you measure badly. Mark the quartz with the measurements.

  2. Cut the quartz

    Carefully cut the countertop using a saw with a diamond blade. Wear protective clothing, safety goggles and gloves. Occasionally spray the blade with water as you cut to help keep the blade from overheating.

  3. Apply the adhesive

    Before attaching the quartz, lay it over the counter to make sure that it fits properly. If everything is correct, take it off, and apply the construction adhesive evenly to the surface.

  4. Caulk the countertop

    Place the countertop on the adhesive, and press down firmly. Make sure the surface is level. Fill a caulking gun with silicone, and apply it to the area where the backsplash goes. Press the backsplash firmly to the wall. Caulk any seams in the countertop. Allow the caulk to dry.

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