Installing Quartz Kitchen Countertops

Project: Modular Mountain Retreat, Episode 4, Part 4

Work continues at the Simplex Industries plant in Scranton, PA. The interior finishes are being installed-- the modules will soon be ready for transport to the home site in the Berkshires.

Prefinished hardwood floors from Bellawood are being installed throughout the house. In the kitchen, cabinets and countertops are being laid down.

Bill Dongas from Pella windows is on location to explains the installation of the Pella's Architect series windows, while plant workers put up the engineered wood exterior siding.
Part 1: Kitchen Cabinet Styling and Installation
Part 2: Prefinished Wood Floors in the Modular Home
Part 3: Installing Windows and Engineered Siding
Part 4: Installing Quartz Kitchen Countertops
The man-made stone countertops are easier to care for than 100% natural stone is, but require no special installation. In the modular house, the installer uses a mason's mitre to give the joints between the pieces additional surface area for the polyester epoxy to bond.

The epoxies from Dupont are specially formulated to match the countertops' color. David Miller from Desavino and Sons is on-hand to explain the countertop installation.
Beautifully sited on wooded acreage with breathtaking views of some of the most beautiful countryside in New England, this Arts and Crafts style bungalow certainly doesn't look factory-built. You'd never know it was a modular home unless Bob took you to the Pennsylvania factory where it was built, almost from start to finish.

The house goes down the assembly line from framing, through wiring and plumbing, all the way to the installation of flooring and priming for paint.

The house is trucked to its pre-fabricated foundations on the lot, and start all the finishing touches that will prove that a modular house doesn't have to be a cookie-cutter affair.