If you’re looking to save a few bucks on your home renovation project, your instinct might be to opt for DIY projects rather than bringing in the professionals. While this may be a viable option in some areas, other jobs are better left to the professionals. Let’s look at countertop installation and why it’s a job for a professional installation team.
The right tools
Cutting natural stone to size and then installing it requires a specific set of tools to get the job done properly. Taking countertop installation into your own hands will require for you to purchase these tools yourself, which can be expensive. Using these tools with no prior experience can also be a danger to yourself.
Familiarity with the material
Each type of natural stone has slightly different properties. It is always a good idea to hire a professional contractor that has experience with the material you are having installed for your countertops. This way, they know exactly how the stone should be handled and what will produce the best end result.
If you have to teach yourself how to cut and install your kitchen countertop, you certainly aren’t going to be saving time on your kitchen remodel. A professional installer already knows what they’re doing and can get the job done much quicker than a DIYer. As well as saving you time and energy spent on the job itself, this also means that your home and kitchen will be in disruption for less time.
Professional installation also ensures that your countertops look as good as possible once they’re installed. One complaint that homeowners have against natural stone countertops is the visibility of the seams between slabs or tiles. A professional who has lots of experience with installing countertops should know how to hide these seams as much as possible to create a continuous appearance for your countertop. Doing it yourself can also lead to mistakes that result in chips or scratches being left in the stone.
If you hire a professional contractor to install your countertops, they can also carry out extra tasks like sealing your countertops for you. This will make your countertops less susceptible to staining, etching, and scratching, keeping it in top condition for longer.
Are you ready for new countertops in your kitchen? Don’t risk the DIY – contact us for professional installation in and around Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Kernersville.