There are a lot of people and companies out there that call themselves professional fabricator, designer, contractor. But it is extremely important to pick the right Granite Quartz Marble Fabrication Installation Company. Renovating countertops is one of the major jobs in the kitchen or bathroom, and you cannot take a chance of something going wrong.
There are many steps involved into the process, and each step is crucial to deliver the best results, and if even one step goes wrong, the whole job can become a disaster. Here is how you can avoid it and pick the right fabrication, installation company.
How to pick the right Granite Quartz Marble Fabrication Installation Company?
Here are top 9 questions you should ask before choosing the company.
How long have you been in business?
The longer the company has been in business, the better chances it is a good company, but at the same time, keep in mind that the company might have been existing for a long time, but it has been just surviving. It is best to choose a company that has not only existed for several years, but also is financially sound.
How many jobs do you do on average per week?
If it is a strong company and financially stable, then it should have at least several jobs per week. So if the company does only 1 job in a month, that might be a red flag.
What are your credentials/accreditation?
A good and successful company most of the time will be accredited by well known institutions, and should have the copy to present to their clients.
Do you have any references?
If the granite/quartz company completes the jobs successfully, there should be at least the list of previous customers where you should be able to read the reviews.
What is your fabrication process?
It is a great idea to know upfront how the company operates, and what kind of technology they are using, or maybe it still uses manual labor. More time and people needed for manual slow and tedious fabrication process, and what most companies do to save time is use the process of dry-cutting. Not using water polish to the stone leads to low quality finishes, dull appearance, and when you touch the surface, you can feel bumps and unevenness.
Are you only the supplier of stone or supplier, fabricator and installer?
Many granite/quartz/marble companies only supply the stone, but they actually don’t do the fabrication. In this case, please, be careful, because the price you are going to get from them is much lower per sq. ft., but understand that you are only paying for the stone, so there will be additional cost to include the templating and fabrication process. So sometimes it might be better to find the company that does it all. First of all, in this case, you don’t have to pay for whole slabs, and then the remainder of that will be useless. But if you go with the company that does it all – templating, fabrication and installation, then most of the time, you would be just paying for the square feet you need for the job.
How soon can I expect the work to be done?
The time to complete the job mainly depends on how big the project is – how many sq. ft., what kind of material needs to be ordered. But for an average job of around 100 sq.ft. the most common and reasonable time for countertops to be templated, fabricated and installed is anywhere from 7-10 business days.
What kind of machines do you use for templating?
Good company that can provide best results, exact measurement would use some of the more upgraded technology for templating.
Laser Templating – allows to provide the accuracy to within 1/64 of an inch to avoid any mistakes and get accurate measurement.
What kind of technology do you use for cutting? Is it manual fabrication?
WaterJet Machine – it is a combination of water jet cutter and a bridge saw. The diamond blade has a tremendous speed and the capacity to cut intricate curves and holes with the water jet. This machine creates perfect edge profile with a very smooth finish.Not using professional machinery might lead to imperfection in cuts resulting in thicker seams and possible gaps.
With the process that Stone Spirit Inc. is implementing, all these problems are eliminated resulting in excellent quality surfaces.
It is best if the company is using the advanced technological process in the industry, which will provide customers with great product and quality.