Installing Marble Kitchen Countertops

Project: Modern Colonial, Episode 16, Part 4

Bob focuses on the work being done in the kitchen. First, Darcie Miller from Wellborn explains the cabinet layout and outlines the design plan. Then, carpenter Paul Anderson starts the installation, while Bob is joined by John Wellborn, who talks about the cabinets themselves.

Later, Bob discusses the countertops with Evan Zgonis from Olympia Marble and Granite, and takes a tour of their fabrication center. Finally, the new granite countertop is delivered to the jobsite and installed.
Part 1: Kitchen Cabinet Design
Part 2: Kitchen Cabinet Installation
Part 3: Manufacturing Marble Kitchen Countertops
Part 4: Installing Marble Kitchen Countertops
Evan Zgonis and the crew form Olympia Marble and Granite are installing the marble countertops in the kitchen. The slabs weigh about 300 pounds apiece, so the crew takes extra care in lining each piece up correctly. Once each slab is in place, a bead of silicone is applied to the bottom to secure it. In addition, a silicone-based sealer is applied to the top to help prevent staining.