Your countertops are a significant investment, so if you find yourself wanting to cut costs, we don’t blame you. But one place where you should never cut corners is the installation process. Proper installation can make or break your countertop project, and in the end, it can make or break the look of your kitchen and how your countertop holds up over the years.
For these reasons, professional countertop services are always worth the price. In this article, we’ll tell you a few reasons why.
Reason 1: Leveling
There are a few things that can impact the levelness of your kitchen countertop, like the age of your home, the foundation settling, water damage, and warped cabinets.
If an inexperienced person tries to level the surface and install the countertop, your material could sustain damage over time and last for a much shorter period than it would if it had been professionally installed. A professional installer knows where to place levelers that keep the countertop safe and even.
Reason 2: Seams
Professional installers know how to minimize the appearance of seams as much as possible. They are skilled in matching and adhering pieces of natural stone together to create a sturdy joint that lasts, as well as bringing as little attention as possible to the seams.
Reason 3: Support
Natural stone countertops are extremely heavy—some slabs can be close to a thousand pounds of solid rock. This much weight needs professional handling and support if it’s going to keep the rest of your kitchen in its original condition. Even more, an amateur installer could hurt themselves when handling such a hefty material. Beyond that, they could also ruin your kitchen by damaging the cabinets or flooring.
Long stretches of countertop also require extra support within the cabinetry. Without these supports, an amateur installer could cause stress fractures in the stone—and those lead to expensive repairs down the line. But a professional installer knows the support that a natural stone countertop needs, depending on its size and weight.
Reason 4: The Right Tools and Skills
Natural stone isn’t the easiest thing to install the right way. Professional installers know how to do it, though, because they are trained and have the right tools for the job. The right tools include special blades and seam adhesive, and the right skills include the right cutting techniques and much more.
Professionals will keep your kitchen looking gorgeous for years to come.
Call In the Pros
Professional installers are skilled in the art of countertops, and they can get the job done swiftly and efficiently. You can depend on our installers at Marble Granite World to install your countertops correctly the first time, and you can trust that you’ve made a great investment when you work with us. To learn more, get in touch with us today for a consultation.