How to Template Countertops for a Kitchen or Bathroom

Countertops Installation for a Basement Finish in Riverton

Hello everyone. I’m Caleb with Dansie Design Build, and today we are getting ready for countertops to go in at a basement finish we’re finishing in Riverton, Utah.

The Process of Creating Countertop Templates: A Step-by-Step Guide

So we have a process for the countertops to make the template to measure the whole system of cabinets, the walls, and everything, and ensure that everything will work well when the countertops are fabricated and going for installation. Let’s jump in here, and I’ll talk to you guys about how this works, and we’ll look at how it happens.

The Laser Measuring Device: How Dansie Design Build Creates Countertop Templates with Precision

So the template is made with a laser measuring device, and it sits on a tripod, which essentially shoots a laser beam at a single point, and then measures that distance and the angle at which that point is projected. And so from there, it rotates around and shoots several different points. So it’s a very manual process; it’s different from a 3D scan where we’ll get millions of data points and have tons of information on the kitchen area.

From Laser Measurements to Computer Drawings

But going through, you can shoot the critical areas that you need to measure and then create a drawing on your computer to show where all the pieces of the counters will end up. So that’s how it works.

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