Granite countertops are extremely popular in the design world, but your kitchen or bathroom unit is only as good as its material and construction. The key to an attractive-looking, long-lasting, and low-maintenance granite countertop is to find a fabricator/contractor/supplier that offers quality work. How do you know that the supplier you are working with is really as good as they claim to be? Here are major things you should look for:
- Experience and good business skills are major things you should pay attention to when dealing with a granite countertop supplier and contractor. With the list of contractors growing on a daily basis, knowing how to qualify your prospects is increasingly important. While you shouldn’t discount the skills of contractors who are only starting out, it is best to find a company with extensive experience in the industry, or at least has someone who has been working with granite countertops long enough to know what these kinds of project require.
- Choose a contractor that performs fabrication and installation. It is often hard to go from one contractor to the next because they may differ in approach. It is best to work with the same contractor from start to finish.
- Find a contractor that educates you about all your options, ranging from the types of natural stone and granite countertops that will best fit your application to the styles and designs that will enhance your space’s aesthetics and functionality. Choose a contractor that offers a good inventory of stone and an organized showroom of their work, whether virtually or physically. This will help you gauge the quality of the job they do.
Finally, choose a contractor that offers good warranty on all work they perform and products they supply to make sure you are getting the best value for your investment.