Perhaps the most important part of our entire process is the templating phase. A template is the measurement taken prior to installation of your countertop in your kitchen and/or bath. We ask that customers provide a 50% deposit prior to any onsite measurements.
Prior to templating, all other components in your room – cabinets, trim, appliances, framing and walls – should be installed, level and permanently in place. The following pieces must be available to our technician at the time of templating: cabinets; end panels; cabinet hardware; sinks (as well as manufacturer-supplied templates); plumbing fixtures; cook tops; exhaust vents (only when installing a full-height backsplash); roughed-in electrical outlets; and refrigerators.
Because of the precise nature of the fabrication process, measurements taken during templating must be exact. We use these figures to determine final project costs. And most important, these measurements are what the fabricator will use when cutting and designing your slab.
The template will show the exact details of your kitchen and/or bath countertop, including the layout of your stone; location and size of all seams; cutouts; edge treatment; corners; backsplashes; faucet holes; and any other necessary specifics relating to your countertop. Prior to fabricating your slab, we ask that the homeowner or their representative (a general contractor, architect or designer) sign off on all templates.