Check List to review between homeowner & contractor

This list has been created to assist you in preparation for your stone project.  Completing the items listed below prior to your
template appointment will ensure your job will be delivered in a timely manner.  Please feel free to contact our office with any
questions you may have so we can offer you quality service with prompt lead times.


Note:  INSTONE Marble & Granite is NOT responsible for any demolition, carpentry (including subtop support for granite), electric, or plumbing.


All cabinets must be level and installed in their final position.  No changes to your project may be made once a template has been produced.  INSTONE Marble & Granite will not guarantee the fit of your stone if any changes are made to your cabinets after templates are made.  For a cleaner finish, do not set appliance garages until after stone is placed.


5/8” Plywood subtop must be secured to cabinets, flush with the face frame of the cabinets.  If you are using a ¾” detail, you may opt to recess the plywood into the cabinet box, flush with the surface of the cabinet frame.  This will eliminate the need to cover the exposed plywood with wood cabinet trim after the granite installation.  Epoxy allowance is typically 1/8” – 3/16”.


Under-Mount & Top-Mount Sinks must be present at time of template.


All faucet locations and hole diameters to be determined and drilled into plywood.  INSTONE Marble & Granite uses standard hole diameters of 1 3/8”.  If these are not marked, our installer will not make a decision of your faucet location and will not drill faucet holes.  This will require an additional appointment to be made with our office staff.

If you temporarily wish to hook up faucets after the template, it is imperative they are disconnected and removed upon our return.
This is also necessary for FULL SPLASH installation appointments.  INSTONE Marble & Granite employees are not responsible
to disconnect or remove these items.


If a cook-top is specified, a cutout should be made in the plywood subtop in the correct location.  If a range is specified, it must be on site for our installer to view and measure.  Do not install or hook up either appliance until after installation.

VERY IMPORTANT, All sinks, faucets or ranges and all hardware or appliances pertaining to the stone work must be on site for inspection at time of template.