Why Hire a Professional for a Countertop Installation

Installing new induction hob in modern kitchenIn this age of do-it-yourself home remodeling, many people think that a quick internet tutorial is all that you need in order to do literally anything. However, when it comes to granite countertops, you should rely on a professional to do the job. Here are three reasons why:

Many hands make light work

Granite countertops are heavy. Because of this, a countertop needs the proper cabinet mounts and supports, or else it will harm the island or cabinets underneath it. These supports need to be installed before the countertop is placed on them. Due to the weight, you also need to be prepared to lift it into place, and maneuver it around your house. It may take several people to do so, while keeping in mind that dropping the countertop may damage both it and your floor. Professional installers are licensed in case of such issues.

Fit matters

A countertop needs to perfectly fit the space that it going onto. If you order one that is too small, you will not be able to use it, as it will look strange in the space. If it is too large, the granite may require some trimming, which is something that professional installers will be prepared for. Trimming a large piece of granite is not something that a homeowner should attempt, as the stone can crack or chip if this is not done correctly.

Centre of attention

A granite countertop is the centerpiece of your kitchen. When you enter the kitchen, one thing catches your eye – the countertop. Because of this, your granite countertop needs to be installed correctly, otherwise, it may catch your eye for all of the wrong reasons!

When installed correctly, a granite countertop can last for many years, and will add to the worth of your home. For this reason, the ones described above, and many others, be sure to hire a professional to overhaul your countertops. Contact the team at Stoneworks Granite &  Quartz for your next counterop installation!