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Any suggestions before I install quartz countertop?

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Old 04-16-19, 09:50 PM
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Any suggestions before I install quartz countertop?

I plan to install my 3cm thick quartz countertop this week. It is roughly 3 feet by 4 feet and will be sitting on top of my kitchen island base cabinet (pictured below).

My first step will be to place the countertop on the base cabinet without silicone and get it in the exact desired position. Then Iíll trace an outline on the bottom of the quartz.

I plan to put painterís tape along the outside of the top of the cabinet to catch any silicone from getting on the cabinet. Iím using 100% silicone transparent MONO Kitchen & Bath Sealant (product link below) to adhere the countertop to the metal strips on the base cabinet. My original plan was to use PL construction adhesive, however, the cabinet installer who Iím purchasing the countertop from assures me that 100% silicone is best for this type of application and itís all he ever uses. It's also been recommended for use in this application by members of the Doityourself community in an earlier post.

Once I apply the silicone I will have three people holding up the countertop while a fourth person looks from below to give direction on correct placement. Once weíre in the correct spot weíll lower the quartz on to the cabinet and let it dry for 3-4 hours.

Iím just wondering if Iím missing any steps or if anyone has any suggestions Iíd love to hear them as Iím hoping this DIY goes well. Thanks!

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/mon...0ml/1001001931
 
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Old 04-16-19, 09:54 PM
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Have some rubbing alcohol handy to clean up any silicone messes. Like I said in your last thread, you don't need a lot.
 
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Old 04-17-19, 06:05 AM
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I don't think you need to mask off as you don't need much caulk and it doesn't drip or run like paint would. Also, if you can't get four people together I normally do it by myself. I lay a few pencils across the top. Position the top where you want it. Then squirt your dabs of silicone in the gap between your counter and cabinet. Then remove the pencils one at a time and let the counter lower straight down.
 
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Old 05-14-19, 07:37 PM
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Just thought I would post a couple pictures of the countertop install. Just need to install the handles.
 
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Old 05-14-19, 10:43 PM
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Wow, that's a lot of white.
 
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