There are different types of materials that can be used to create the ideal kitchen countertop, but what many people don’t realize is that each type is cleaned a certain way. With so many options to choose from, how can you be sure that you select the one that fits what you are looking for?
Most people know that the huge home improvement stores are not cheap. In fact, over the years the cost of their materials continues to rise making it harder for customers to afford materials for renovations and projects. Fortunately, there are other stores you can use that won’t break your wallet. There are several advantages to using a stone fabricator over the traditional home improvement store.
Purchasing your granite and marble countertops from a stone fabricator is a direct and cost-effective way to handle a remodeling project. However, as a large custom-made purchase, you should carefully investigate any stone fabrication business before buying.
The best way to predict the outcome of your project is the company’s past work. How many years has this fabricator been in business? Can they provide customer references that attest to quality workmanship? Finding the answers to both of these questions can save you from inexperienced fly-by-night operations offering shoddy, unreliable products. You can also talk to stone suppliers to find out which fabricators they recommend. A business that’s a good customer will likely be just as organized and dependable to its own customers. [Read more…]
If you’ve ever found yourself admiring someone’s beautiful granite and marble countertops, you don’t have to let money get in the way of adopting that elegant look for your own kitchen. There are several advantages to getting closer to the source of your materials by shopping directly with a business specializing in stone fabrication, the process of finishing stone extracted from quarries.
Most fabricators are open to negotiating price when you offer terms that are mutually beneficial. For example, if you only need to cover a small space like a stand-alone sink or a shelf, you may be able to purchase leftover pieces at a lower cost. Conversely, if you require a large amount of stone for projects such as vanities or fireplaces in addition to your granite and marble countertops, the business you’re providing might merit a discount as well. Some fabricators also offer savings for customers who pay cash because it saves them from paying processing fees associated with banks and credit card companies. They can then pass those savings on to you. [Read more…]
We know that granite countertops are quite an investment, which is why it’s so important that they’re properly cared for. To make sure that your granite countertops stay clean and beautiful, like the day they were installed, follow these care and maintenance steps: