10 Solid Reasons to Hire a Top-notch Granite Installer

Investing in a new countertop material provides a real kitchen upgrade. Whether you’re eyeing natural granite or engineered quartz, replacing your old ceramic tiles with a fine stone slab improves your kitchen’s beauty.

But, like any other home improvement project, there are a few things you need to consider to ensure that your countertop installation is a success.

If you are in the market for a new granite countertop, you may be considering installing it on your own.

While D.I.Y. is possible, the task can be overwhelming, especially if you don’t have the right tools, skills, and experience.

Whether you’re in the planning stage (e.g., choosing the suitable material for your kitchen) or the installation stage (e.g., doing cutouts for the sink), there are plenty of possibilities for things to go wrong.

That’s why you must leave this particular task to professional granite installers. Here are the top ten reasons why:

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1. You have More Options to Customize.

Your options are limited if you plan to buy the slab(s) from your nearby home improvement store.

You’ll probably find only a few colors available, with only a tiny section dedicated to countertop materials. Worse, most, if not all, of these slabs are sold only in one size—0.60 m x 2.40 m. x 18 mm.

Hence, that means you won’t be able to customize your kitchen countertop based on your preference entirely.

On the other hand, if you visit your local slab yard, you’ll discover a broad spectrum of stone colors available and a great variety of slab sizes and surface finishes.

You can also custom-fabricate the exposed edges of your countertop with different designs. Expert granite installers can shape your edge profile into any design you want, from eased to dupont.

As you leave the slab yard, you’d undoubtedly walk out the door with a smile after finding the stone you’re looking for. You’d surely find the perfect countertop material for you and your home.

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2. You’ll Save a Lot of Cash with a Granite Installer!

With a wide range of stone colors in varying sizes and finishes, your local slab yard can provide better options to maximize your budget.

Whether you’re looking for a granite tile for your vanity top or a large-format marble slab for your kitchen island, you’ll definitely find the material that fits your requirements.

Thus, you’ll save a lot of cash because you don’t have to shell out much on wastage.

3. You’ll Learn More About Your Countertop Material.

The countertop is an integral part of your kitchen. It’s a highly-functional surface that you’ll use every day. As such, the countertop material you choose must fit your daily kitchen lifestyle.

Granite installers know the pros and cons of each countertop material in the market.

If you’re a bit curious or unsure about a particular stone you’re eyeing, they’re always just a phone call away to shed light on your queries. They’d always be happy to explain everything to you in detail.

This isn’t just important from an aesthetic standpoint but also from the technical side. For example, professionals will know if your cabinets can support your chosen slab upon inspection.

They will also inform you if your material requires regular sealing.

Lastly, they’ll recommend which design elements fit best based on your preference and kitchen activities.

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4. You Won’t Have to Lift a Finger.

Lifting a granite slab is no easy feat. Did you know that one square meter of granite can weigh roughly fifty kilograms already? Just imagine carrying a whole slab.

Now ask yourself:

Do you think you can handle this heavy task with your own hands?

If you answered “no,” it’s best to hire the pros.

After all, experienced granite installers know the best way to handle these solid materials. They also have the proper training and equipment to safely transport and install your countertop.

Save yourself the trouble by bringing in the right people for the job.

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5. You Don’t Need to Invest in Expensive Tools and Consumables.

If you’re installing your countertop, it’s not just the raw slab(s) you need to purchase.

To ensure your project’s success, you also have to invest in various tools, such as an angle grinder and seam setter.

Buying these items will surely add a significant amount to your overall spending. Furthermore, you will most likely use them for one time only, which is impractical.

Do you need these tools cluttering up your garage?

Isn’t it better to hire a granite installer instead?

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6. Your Project Will be Done in No Time.

Professional stone fabricators guarantee a quick turnaround time from purchase to completion. Not only do they have expert knowledge and skill, but they also have the right tools to carry out the task.

On the other hand, if you do it on your own, expect to spend countless hours watching YouTube videos on D.I.Y. channels trying to learn the ropes.

But, if you hand it over to the pros, they will do your project in no time and with no inconvenience to you. You can better spend your time doing more productive work or relaxing with your family.

If you choose to work with us, our team of experienced granite installers will do the job in just three to five days—guaranteed!

7. You Can Avoid Costly Mistakes.

There’s a learning curve for every new skill.

Hence, if you’re installing a countertop for the first time, expect it won’t be smooth sailing.

The challenge is that even the slightest mistake could cost you dearly. There’s no room for error. Every millimeter should be accurate; every detail must be precise.

You can’t afford to be a few millimeters short. You might have to purchase and redo everything again in the worst-case scenario.

On the other hand, if you bring in the experts, you can avoid costly countertop mistakes.

 Furthermore, they will repair or replace your countertop if anything goes wrong during or after the installation.

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8. You’ll Get Expert Advice from Experienced Granite Installers.

Suppose you run into a problem while working on your project; it’s best to have a hands-on go-to guy or gal to help you.

Thanks to their years of experience, stone specialists have encountered all kinds of installation issues.

By working with a professional, rest assured that they will provide you with the best possible solution. Doing so saves you valuable time and hard-earned money, but it also helps you avoid any mishap in the future.

9. You’re Guaranteed a Service Warranty.

Even with the best will in the world, a DIY countertop project won’t compare to one installed by experienced granite installers.

The pros, after all, are skilled and experienced in handling these types of materials.

What’s more, they offer a warranty on their service. Thus, you are assured that the installation will be done correctly, and any issues will undoubtedly be dealt with.

10. You Can Always Depend on Their Excellent After-Sales Customer Service.

By enlisting the help of a professional granite installer, you’re not just paying for the installation. You are also paying for the customer service that comes with it.

Even after installation, top-rated stone suppliers will be happy to assist you with your queries, especially about care and maintenance.

However, do it yourself, and you have nowhere to turn. There’s real peace of mind knowing that all your questions are just a quick phone call away.

Conclusion

When it comes to countertop installation, there are so many reasons why you should leave it to professional granite installers. It will help you get the job done quickly and hassle-free, saving you time and money.

At Stone Depot, we have dedicated slab yards across the Philippines. Here, you can find various materials to customize your kitchen countertop. We oversee the work from stone selection to countertop installation for every project.

What’s more, we don’t outsource any of our work to third-party contractors. Our team of highly-qualified craftsmen does the job. Hence, we’ll deliver our goods and services to the highest standards.

If you would like a free quote for your countertop project, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Just leave us a message, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Talk to Professional Granite Installers!

We know it’s tempting to install the countertop on your own. But sometimes, some things are best left in the hands of an experienced granite installer. If you need help with your countertop project, visit your nearest Stone Depot branch today!

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Miguel Aquino

Miguel Aquino

Miguel Aquino is the General Manager of Stone Depot, one of the Philippines' leading suppliers of granite, marble, and quartz. Since 2010, he has been in the stone industry, working for a similar company in Balintawak, Quezon City.

You can find him playing Magic: the Gathering at a hobby store every Friday night.

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