Here are the most common problems contractors face when installing fake countertops and how to fix them.
- Kitchen Countertop Rupture – A kitchen worktop that has been mounted on an unformed surface, very attached, or when the glue is not allowed to dry. A broken bench may also be because of very high loads are placed with insufficient support underneath or in small table areas, especially small areas in front of the sink.Solution: To resolve this problem, you should reconnect the tabletop surface using the recommended adhesive. If the top of the cracks on the surface, try to cut a slightly larger gap so that it can be coated material that looks like a surface, then polished and buffer it. This cannot be done on a laminate plastic table.If a heavy object has punctuated the table, it is necessary to drill the hole, make it round and stuff it with special adhesive, the same color as the fake countertop.
- Cracks on the edge of appliance or fixture- This problem is usually caused by incorrect installation that is without the necessary support under the countertop. This can happen in front of a stove, sink, or large kitchen table.Solution: To avoid this, make sure the cabinet where the stove is positioned has openings for heat dissipation. Also make sure that additional media is installed in this area and ensure that old unsupported areas have additional reinforcements under the workspace.
- Damaged Backsplash – The backsplash can be easily damaged when transported for installation.Solution: To overcome this, keep the damaged parts and stick on the tabletop surface. Use the glue recommended by the manufacturer and drains the new connection with the sand sheet.
- Wrong Design – One of the most common problems in kitchen remodeling is wrong design. Sometimes when old countertops and kitchen tables have not been removed or if you add walls to a new layout, misalignments can bring a lot of trouble. Problems such as horizontal or vertical surfaces are flat or flat not flat, short or long, wrong angles or maybe you have not yet planned on how getting a new countertop in the proposed position, it can be a headache if you do not know how to handle it. In this case, the only solution is to cut the new countertop into sections.Solution: If you do, remember that special clamps may be necessary to adhere to both surfaces and end the top connection with certain types of glue in the same color as the surface of the table. To install the clamps, special wood pieces may be required under the work surface wherein the clamps will be installed permanently. If you do not want to use clamps, you can try to stick the surface according to previous recommendations.If the walls are not vertical or horizontal as they should be; Attach the worktop as expected and then fill or fix the surface of the wall with some plaster or other product additives. Be sure to protect the countertop with heavy polyethylene casing.
- Sink or Water Leakage – When the sink is installed and the entire joint is not sealed, water can enter the kitchen cabinet and water can damage it. Make sure you check carefully that the sink has been sealed properly with silicone around the sink and check the drain hose. Be sure to check the dimensions in which the drains and hot water are positioned so you can plan ahead and have the right aperture for this water pipe. If you have the wrong measurement, take the router and create an oval opening that allows the device to be in place. Be sure to close around this opening with a caulk or foam to prevent pests away from kitchen cabinets.