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Why Granite Counter Top Installation Isn't a DIY Project

05 Jul, 2018 |

A beautiful kitchen is a must for many homeowners. One way to add beauty and dramatically change the look of a kitchen is by installing granite counter tops. Granite is majestic, elegant and durable. Many homeowners may be tempted to install their own granite counter tops. However, for the following reasons, it's best to leave this job to professional counter top installers.

Granite is Heavy

Unlike other materials, granite is extremely heavy. On average it weighs about 15 lbs. per square foot. Handling it carefully is crucial. Trained professionals have the proper equipment and knowledge to safely move heavy items from the store to the person's home without damaging them. They also know how to move granite from one space to another without causing issues like damaging the kitchen flooring, wall corners or other property. Since the weight of granite requires support to stay in place, trained professionals are also skilled with using rebar.

Lining Everything Up

Assuring measurements are exact so that everything lines up is also highly important. Each granite slab requires precise installation against any other materials in the space. A professional has the required skillset to make this happen. If the material is not lined up property, it will show. A professional provides their clients with the proper professional technique to make any kitchen look flawless.

High Quality Results

Beautiful granite should be displayed with pride. Uneven slabs, highly visible grout and even stress fractures are all potential problems when granite is installed by DIY. Professionals counter top installers know how to overcome these problems and they can install granite quickly and properly the first time. A homeowner can count on the professional to help them avoid worry about problems arising later and may even provide a warranty

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