As both a cook and a designer I often get asked about which materials are best for kitchen benchtops. My answer is always honed marble (my personal favourite varieties are statuary or Carrara) or soapstone. I really enjoy their mellow appearance set against the polished fixtures of my kitchen and its semigloss-painted cabinets.
Stone Benchtop Installer
After you've chosen the material for your benchtop, it is time to find a professional benchtop installer.
Finding the perfect benchtop style for the kitchen or bathroom can be difficult by itself. If you need time for deliberate consideration, then come spend some time in our specialised showroom and discuss the range of possibilities with an experienced staff.
But once you've found the right countertop, it took a while, finding the best stone benchtop installer can be a task as well.
The following tips will make your search for a stone benchtop installer easier:
1. Look for Referrals
The best way to know if a service provider is quality is to ask friends and acquaintances. Chances are, these people will give you honest face to face reviews. If you go online, you can also get recommendations. However, a person has to be careful online because sometimes the sites are edited or doctored. There is the possibility too that fake reviews sneak through the cracks.
2. Quality Material in Stock
A service provider might have good reviews, but these are all for naught if the company does not stock the stone you are looking for.
3. Reasonable Rates
Shopping prices among competition is a great way to get a sense of what is out there. If you find that you are not happy with a quote, then you can attempt to barter a bit. Let the provider know that you have visited other stores and their company might give you a deal.
4. Provider's Qualifications
It is all well and good to get a seemingly competitive rate as well as the material that you want, however, you also need to be sure that it will be installed to code. A person can get a sense of qualifications by asking for the education that providers have. They can also ask how the organisation as a whole maintains quality standards by accountability to larger regulatory bodies.
If you're located in Sydney NSW, then try giving StoneTec a call. They are excellent service providers.