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How To Measure Your Kitchen or Bathroom for a Stone Slab Upgrade

Embarking on a kitchen or bathroom renovation is an exciting endeavor, but before diving into the design phase, it’s crucial to ensure accurate measurements of your space. At Terra Stone, located just outside of Chicago, Illinois, we understand the importance of precision when it comes to stone slab installations. With our rare, one-of-a-kind marble and quartzite slabs, your project deserves meticulous planning from the get-go.

Before we begin, although we support our DIY homeowners, hiring a professional is always best before committing to stone slabs. However, when your are researching your ballpark measurements, taking measurements can give you a good idea of your needs before speaking to fabricators or contractors in the beginning stages.

Since stone slabs are one of a kind, a professional will be able to make sure your project doesn’t fall short on materials that can’t be replicated.

Start with the Basics

Before you begin measuring, gather essential tools such as a measuring tape, pencil, paper, and a level. These tools will help you accurately capture the dimensions of your kitchen or bathroom area. Begin by measuring the length and width of your kitchen or bathroom walls. Take multiple measurements to ensure accuracy, especially in areas with irregularities or angles.

Consider Obstacles and Fixtures

Account for any obstacles or fixtures within the space, such as cabinets, appliances, sinks, and toilets. Measure their dimensions and their distance from the walls to ensure they fit seamlessly with your stone slab installation.

Factor in Overhangs and Edges

If you’re planning to install stone slabs as countertops or vanities, don’t forget to include overhangs and edges in your measurements. Overhangs typically range from 1 to 1.5 inches, while edges may vary depending on your design preferences.

Account for Backsplashes

If you’re adding stone backsplashes to your kitchen or bathroom, measure the height from the countertop to the desired endpoint. If the new stone you are looking for has a different thickness, you may need to adjust the math to compensate.

Consider Levelness and Squareness of Walls

Use a level to ensure that your walls and surfaces are straight and level. This step is crucial for achieving a seamless installation and preventing any issues with the placement of your stone slabs. If walls are not perfectly square, that’s ok- but you might want to think about fixing any warped walls or floors before committing your precious stone slabs.

Always Consult with Professionals

Don’t hesitate to seek guidance from professionals. At Terra Stone, our team of experts is always available to provide assistance and answer any questions you may have about your stone slab project. Your investment should be enjoyed for decades to come, so make sure you have the best hands on the project from start to completion.

Properly measuring your kitchen or bathroom area is the first step towards a successful stone slab upgrade. With the rare, one-of-a-kind marble and quartzite slabs offered by Terra Stone of Illinois, precision is key to achieving the desired outcome. By following these steps to get the project rolling and consulting with professionals when the time is right to pull the trigger, you can ensure that your stone slab installation is a seamless and stunning addition to your home! Contact us anytime for more information or to visit our showroom in Schiller Park in person.

Terra Stone is a premiere provider of Luxury Stone Slabs. We ship to the continental USA and Canada, contact us today for a quote. 

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