Once you have made the decision to replace your kitchen counters, it is important that you take some time to find the right contractor to install your countertops. Choosing the right countertop installer is critical in order to ensure that your countertops look beautiful, and perform well, for many years to come. Considering your countertops are the focal point of your kitchen, the look of the entire room can be thrown off with a substandard installation. To help ensure that this does not happen to you, here are a few tips to help you choose the perfect countertop installer for your home.
Ask for Recommendations
Have any of your family, friends, or neighbors had their countertops replaced recently? If so, you should consider asking for recommendations. Blindly calling countertop installers is rarely the best way to go about finding an experienced contractor, as you want to hear personal reviews from people who have experience working with a contractor before you hire them. Ask around to see if anyone you know has had experience with a countertop installer and ask what it was like to work with them, as this can help you to find a quality contractor in your area.
Meet With Multiple Contractors
Once you gather a list of potential contractors in your area, it is critical that you take the time to meet with a couple of them, as meeting with multiple countertop installers is often the best way to gauge who has the best experience and will be able to best meet your needs. Ask the contractors you meet with how long they have been in business, what materials they work with, and what techniques they use. You should also ask to see examples of their past work, as this can give you a better idea as to the quality of their seams and edges.
See The Slab You’re Buying First
Of course, when choosing a countertop installer, it is critical that you make sure that they allow you to see the whole slab before you agree to anything if you are going with stone/slab countertops. The fact is that a small sample may not be truly representative of the veining and coloration in the entire slab, and a quality installer will allow you to see the full slab to ensure it is to your liking and is not damaged in any way before you agree to anything.
Contact us to learn more about the steps that you should take to find an experienced countertop installer in your area.