Questions to ask a Granite Specialist
If you’re looking to decorate your kitchen or bathroom with granite, you can buy in bulk for the cheapest savings from a wholesaler or you can head to a retail home improvement store. You can also hire a contractor to install backsplashes, flooring, counter tops, or sink vanity tops. He or she can pick up the necessary supply items, materials, and tools from the manufacturer who distributes such things as slabs of quartz and granite, and tiles. The contractor may work as part of a large construction company or may work independently. Granite, a hard, coarse, igneous rock, is a durable material perfect for kitchen counter tops and flooring. It comes in slabs and can be cut down into smaller pieces. This rock is easy to clean and comes in many variations, providing a decorative look for any room. Ask some questions when you call for quotes so you can be armed with the best information possible.
Do you offer free estimates and quotes on installation?
Many contractors will come out to your home and do some measurements before giving you a free quote on the cost of installation. Wholesalers, too, will give out a price for bulk slabs of granite before purchase so you know what you’re getting into.
Do you sell and install any other type of materials and stone, such as marble, for counter tops and flooring?
Companies that sell granite usually also sell other types of rock and stone such as quartz and tile.
How can I care for my granite counter tops?
Granite has many benefits: the surface has a certain depth to it, no two pieces are the same, it’s cool to the touch, hard to scratch, and easy to clean. Care for it by applying a sealer once a year.