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How to Install Granite Countertops

In this project, expert stone masons Derek Stearns and Dean Marsico use a system of granite pieces to simulate the look of slab granite

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Materials

  • mesh tape
  • graph paper
  • rubbing stone
  • suction cup
  • plastic tile shims
  • grout sponges
  • masonry screws
  • concrete board
  • 5/8" plywood
  • granite countertop components
  • trim components
  • unsanded grout
  • penetrating sealer
  • white quick-setting modified thinset

Tools

  • wood chisel
  • hammer
  • measuring tape
  • pencil
  • circular saw
  • utility knife
  • electric drill
  • jigsaw drill
  • carpenter's square
  • T-square
  • square
  • wet saw
  • margin trowel
  • 5-gallon bucket
  • square-notched trowel
  • 2' level
  • 4' level
  • rubber mallet
  • grout float
  • safety glasses
  • whiteout pen

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