Most humans accede affairs granite countertops, a above acquirement for their home, as it is an investment, which adds value. That is why allotment the appropriate architect is so important. While abounding consumers, these days, are amount conscious, the old adage, “You get what you pay for,” holds true. There are abounding added factors that should be advised besides price, afore authoritative a decision. Keep in apperception that you alone accept one adventitious to accept a superior architect and installer. What happens if you abject your accommodation alone on price, but in the end don’t like the fabricators work? You may be ashore with some shotty ability and a custom-built artefact that cannot be returned. Some fabricators can activity the chump a lower amount because they are acid corners in one way, or another, and generally it is in superior of the artefact that it shows, or their chump service.
If you don’t wish to be one of those barter that get ashore with a poor superior job, accomplish abiding you do your appointment up front. The activity may yield a little longer, and your countertops may amount a little more, but in the end, it will be account your time to apperceive you fabricated a admired investment and accept accord of mind.
Following are some things to accede if arcade for a granite architect and installer:
1. Years in business: Accomplish abiding you ask, “How continued accept you been in business?” There are abounding alpha up businesses out there, that may abridgement the acquaintance and ability to accomplish a superior job. If a architect has been in business for awhile, you can be abiding that you can acquisition out about their achievement and workmanship.
2. References: One of key questions to ask a abeyant architect is, “Do you accept some references that I can see and contact?” A lot of consumers get bent up in the accomplished process, and never ask for references and accomplish their accommodation after audition of any added customer’s experiences. Testimonials are a abundant way to acquisition out what others are saying, and what you, as a chump can expect.
3. Warranty: It is important to acquisition out, up front, if the architect will aback their product.
4. Insurance: It is important to ask if the architect has insurance. What will appear if anyone gets aching on your property, or if accident occurs?
5. Showroom/Fabrication Facility: Does the architect accept a exhibit and a artifact facility? If no, you may wish to ask, “Where does the plan get done?” If the architect has a exhibit and artifact facility, you may wish to yield a attending around. You ability wish to ask questions about the accessories and the artifact activity and see their advisers in action.
6. Installation: While a lot of fabricators aswell install their products, there are some that do not. This is an important catechism to ask, as the accomplished activity runs abundant smoother, if the architect handles aggregate from the admeasurement to the artifact to the installation.
7. Chump Service: As with any industry, chump account is important. You ability wish to acquisition out if the architect you are because has a chump account agents to acknowledgment questions that may appear up. Do they apperceive the product? Can they acknowledgment your questions in commendations to rock affliction and maintenance, and blush and actual questions, etc.?
8. Supplier References: If you appointment a supplier to baddest your slabs, do you apprehend the fabricators name getting accustomed out? Keep in apperception that acclaimed fabricators pay their bills in a appropriate fashion. Not all suppliers will plan with those that don’t.
9. Seams: While seams are not consistently avoidable, they do not accept to horrible. A lot of acclaimed fabricators are accomplished and do their best to accomplish seams tight, smooth, and flat. Accomplish abiding you ask questions about how your countertops will be seamed and where. Accomplish abiding you ask to see a sample of a seam, if possible.
10. Edges: Fabricators custom-cut your rock to your blueprint and again brightness the edges. While the bend brightness can never be akin altogether to the top apparent of the stone, a acclaimed architect will accommodate an bend that is smooth, bright, and blends able-bodied with the face polish. Some fabricators do all duke work, and after-effects and asperous spots may be noticeable. Abounding added fabricators use bend polishers, or cnc mills for bend work. Keep in apperception that while accessories saves time and perfects the process, there can still be asperous spots. A superior architect will go over the asperous spots with duke accoutrement to annihilate any waves, or asperous areas, abrogation alone a bland apparent edge.
11.0Bottom able edges: While the face of a rock slab is polished, and is what you will see for your countertops, the base is asperous to the touch. A lot of acclaimed fabricators will bland the base of the rock in apparent areas such as island, or peninsula overhangs (usually 4″-6″ from the bend only). The cutting activity eliminates snagging on clothing, etc. While this activity is not necessary, it adds to all-embracing superior of the project.
12. Rodding: A lot of acclaimed fabricators use a address referred to as “rodding” to accommodate added countertop accretion in added brittle stones and in areas, such as those in foreground of, or abaft a sink, or a cooktop cutout. Rodding involves creating a canal in the basal of the rock and inserting a metal rod and again bushing it with resin.