Thinking about installing new granite kitchen countertops? While you may be tempted to go the do-it-yourself route to save some money, this is not the best
project to attempt on your own. It's better to leave granite countertop installation to trusted professionals. Here are a few reasons for this:
Granite countertops require precise measurements
Granite countertop installation is more complicated than many other home renovation projects, in that it requires exact measurements so you can ensure that the
granite is cut and fitted correctly along the seams and onto your countertop space. If you get these measurements wrong, you could end up with a piece of
granite that is is too small and you will have to cut a whole new piece to replace it – an expensive mistake.
Granite countertop contractors know what they're doing – they can take very precise measurements. They also have have the
right tools to cut and install the granite, and they know how to use them, which means you won't have to worry about buying those tools or making any mistakes.
In the unlikely event that anything turns out wrong, you won't be spending extra money to make up for your own error.
Granite countertop installation can be messy and complicated
To cut your own granite countertops, you need a grinder and a diamond bladed wetsaw. You also need to polish and round any rough or sharp edges using a
polisher specifically designed for stone. Working with all of these tools can get pretty messy. It's so much easier to let the professionals do this job to
ensure that everything has been completed to perfection, and to eliminate the extra step of cleaning up the mess afterward.
When planning your granite countertop project, it's important to do your research and choose the right professionals for the job. Read
about the positive experiences other customers have had with granite countertop installation services from Granite Encounters.
Granite countertop slabs are difficult to handle
A granite slab that would fit even a moderate sized countertop is very heavy and requires two people – and often more – to carry it in and
maneuver it. The slabs are also very easily broken if you don't know what you're doing. One crack, and you will need to
select a new granite slab, which can be both costly and difficult to find. Contractors, on the
other hand, will have special equipment to move and position the slab for cutting, and they bring the slab into the house for you so you don't have to worry
about asking your friends to help you with this back-breaking task.
For best results, leave granite countertop installation to the professionals. The staff at Granite Encounters have the know-how and the
tools to get the job done the right way, the first time – with no damage to your countertop, and minimal stress and mess in your house.
Contact Granite Encounters to set up an appointment for a free granite countertop estimate.