How Stainless Steel Countertops are Custom Made and Installed
Stainless steel countertops are kitchen work surfaces made of a
metal alloy that has a chromium content of about 10 percent. This element of kitchen remodeling is
durable, smooth, shiny, easy to clean, free of seams, highly customizable, and is not easily scratched or
dented. They are the preferred choice of professional chefs and are making significant headway into
Due to their popularity, the majority of manufacturers of kitchen counters include them among their
offerings. But how are these surfaces custom made to fit your kitchen? The following is the process
followed by these manufacturers to turn a standard metal into an integral part of your kitchen’s décor and
Making custom stainless steel countertops for your kitchen
Stainless steel countertops start as a sheet of the metal that is typically sold for about
$20 to $80 per square foot. The company you choose will take specifications from you regarding the design you
would like. This may include a backsplash and other added features. You will also need to choose the
type of edge style you prefer, the finish you desire, and any other additions you would like to include.
A technician from the company will likely want to come to your home to take the measurements him or herself to
make sure that the stainless steel countertops will be the right size and will be perfectly aligned with the built
in features of your kitchen such as sinks, cooktops, and electrical sockets.
The company will then be able to let you know how many sheets of stainless steel it will take to complete the
project and produce your stainless steel countertops. Depending on the gauge of stainless steel, the finish
you choose, the edge type you select, and the overall quality, the finished product will likely cost anywhere
between $120 to $160 per square foot (including the installation fee). For stainless steel countertops, you
should choose a gauge between 14 and 16.
With your specific information, the company will then mold and weld the metal sheet into the shape and size
needed for your kitchen. The holes for the faucets, sinks, and any other built-in features are then carefully
cut through the sheet for a custom fit with your home.
Installing stainless steel countertops
Though installing stainless steel countertops is relatively straightforward, it will require a professional
installation. The builder will bring the pre-cut, shaped, and designed sheets into your home and attach them
to a backing made out of plywood that either already exists on your cabinet or that will be installed ahead of the
stainless steel countertops themselves. The backing is essential for supporting the surface, but it also
plays an important role in sound reduction, as this metal is known for being rather noisy when it is struck.
The backing dulls the sound of the metal. The sink, backsplash, and any other additional parts will be welded
into place at this time. After that, the stainless steel countertops are ready to use, and your installer
should give you a few tips about the proper care of your new product.
Stainless steel countertops are a relatively straightforward kitchen element to manufacture and install, and it
is not difficult to find a company that will do the job for you. All you need is to decide how you’d like the
finished product to look, and they will do the rest.
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