How To Install A Marble Countertop



Get all the necessary widths and lengths and decide if you are installing a one-piece with sink already set or will you be installing the sink separately.

Square it off and make all necessary adjustments before proceeding.

Using clear silicone is good because the product is extremely sticky while not discoloring any light colored marble.

Apply a wet wipe using alcohol run across all marble surface area before using the adhesive.


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Make sure to immediately clean up any excessive glue from the marble countertop.

Always use a level to make sure the countertop is straight from back to forint and side to side.

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Demolish your old countertop just before installing the new one.

Some trimming and sanding may be necessary to get the countertop to set properly if it is not perfectly square.

Avoid using dark colored adhesives because these will have an effect on the marble look.

When drying, place heavy objects on top the countertop to help create an effective bond.

Removing it from the cabinet shell will cause sharp edges and possibly loose pieces that could be dangerous.

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A side-mount kit secures the frame of the dishwasher to the cabinets and keeps it from vibrating or moving when the dishwasher is running its cycle.

Pull the tailpiece from the sink bowl and replace it with a branch tailpiece.

Do not over-tighten the collar or you can damage the threads.

Uncoil the flexible copper tubing and push one end through the hole you cut between the cabinets for the water supply line.

Slide a compression nut over the end of the copper tubing and then a ferrule.

Tape it into place using masking tape so it does not move when you slide the dishwasher into the bay.

Strip 1 inch of the insulation from the inner wires using a wire stripper.

Red or black wires are hot, white or gray wires are neutral.

The ground wire either has green insulation on it or is bare.

Locate the two brackets on top of the dishwasher with holes drilled in them.

Insert the dishwasher drain hose through the opening that you cut into the cabinets for the dishwasher drain.

Slide a compression nut and ferrule onto the end of the tubing.

Do not over-tighten the compression nut or you can damage the threads.

Connect the wires to the dishwasher and install wire nuts over the splices.

Run the dishwasher for a short cycle to test it and check for leaks.

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The difference is in how you secure the dishwasher to keep it from moving once the job is complete.

Turn the circuit breaker off at the breaker box for the kitchen circuit.

A branch tailpiece is a sink drainpipe with a nipple sticking out of the side so you can connect a dishwasher drain.

Cut two holes in the cabinet between the dishwasher bay and the sink cabinet using a drill and hole saw to permit the dishwasher drain and water supply lines to pass through.

Make sure that you do not kink the tubing or it will be useless.

Arrange the copper tubing so it is in the center of the dishwasher bay on the floor.

Strip 3 inches of outer insulation from the electrical wire using a utility knife.

Connect the wires according to their respective colors and then install wire nuts over the splices.

Route the electrical wire into the center dishwasher bay and tape it to the floor so it does not move when you slide the dishwasher in.



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These are the brackets for top mounting the dishwasher and you do not need them.

Be careful that you do not disturb the water supply and electrical wires as you push it into place.

Cut the copper tubing to the proper length using a tubing cutter.

Connect the copper tubing to the water inlet using an adjustable wrench to tighten the nut.

Insert the electrical wire into the opening at the electric box on the dishwasher.

Adjust the leveling on the dishwasher by turning the front legs up or down as necessary.

Move to the sink bay and connect the dishwasher drain to the branch tailpiece using a pair of pliers to release the clamp so that you can slide it onto the nipple.

Turn on the power supply at the breaker box for the kitchen and the water line at the water heater.

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There are plugs that hide the screws inside the washer, so it is very discreet.

But after reading your post this has become so easy and can be done by own.

The top clips on many dishwasher simply slide off and can be moved to the upper side slots for mounting to the wood cabinet frames.

Go to the appliance section and it should be where the accessories are.

If you need to in future, you may be able to secure your dishwasher to the sides of your cabinets.

But for mounting a dishwasher a professional person is to be called.

Shove a bunch of toothpicks into the hole to fill it, but break off the extra so it if flush with the outside of the hole.

The toothpicks will hold the screw in place where the hole was previously stripped out.

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The directions say to hold it in place for 5 minutes and let cure for 2-3 hours.

Wasn’t sure what to expect as the dishwasher did seem to sit well below the counter, leading me to wonder if there would just be too much stress on them to hold for long.

Primarily, if you’re replacing old ones, be sure to get as much of the old adhesive and material off the bottom of the counter first.



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Have experienced zero issues and have considered buying a second set of these just to have on-site if/when they should fail again in the future.

As such, they stripped out the part before ever becoming tight.

The instructions supplied say to attach the grabbers to the dishwasher anchor brackets then peel back a bit of the adhesive tape covering before sliding the dishwasher into position.

This was done to ensure the adhesive strip had the best bond to the surface.

Clean and/or sand to prepare the surface as much as possible and affix accordingly.

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That is something the granite company should do – too much liability.

A stone guy told me that there are also metal clips that can be glued on, but he says that the plumber supplies them.

As stated earlier, most new dishwashers have the side mount option.

I got a callback that the dishwasher was falling out of the hole.

I drilled two holes out in front of the gasket, screwed to the cabinets on either side, cussed everyone within the sound of my voice, and left with no further callbacks.

Next time a customer chooses to purchase the granite themselves instead of from you, let them know you are not responsible for attaching the dishwasher.

Many new dishwashers come with tabs that can be used at the top or the side – these are the easiest.

Next time you can fasten the board in between the cabs before the counters go on.

Another thing is that the finish work is what shows and what gets put on the punchlist.

If your customer buys the granite from someone else, you don’t have control over what they do.

If their granite people don’t do it, there will be a return charge.



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It looks like the person who attached the washer in before used a silicone caulk.

Then use short screws to attach the dishwasher so you don’t go through the mounting strip and into the countertop.

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L brackets to secure the mounting strip to the side cabinets.

This doesn’t work if you’re already tight for space between the dishwasher and countertop.

Your dishwasher mainly needs to keep from tipping over when you pull out a heavy rack.

A little “knife grade epoxy” is what you need to make it permanent.

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