illustration for installation of quartz kitchen countertops
Illustration: Andrew Baker
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Quartz-Counter Timeline: Step 5

Schedule the installation. The fabricator lays the slab directly on top of cabinets; in general, no plywood underlayment is required. It's held in place with silicone-based construction adhesive, and any seams between slabs are filled with color-matched epoxy resin. Undermount sinks are installed with clips (and sometimes wood braces) that attach to the underside of the countertop. Expect installation for a typical kitchen to take from a few hours to a day.
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