Many clients want to know what they should expect in terms of the quality of their countertops. It is prevalent for a Northern Colorado countertops fabricator to ask for a deposit for the stone of your choice before the fabrication process. The deposit is meant to ensure that you are a serious client and for purchasing the materials that they may not have.
There have been a lot of cases where customers back out after ordering a slab; your fabricator might, therefore, ask for a deposit to ensure that you don’t get cold feet at the last minute and leave them with a quartz slab with nowhere to install.
Before the fabricator actually gets down to the countertop fabrication and installation in Colorado, make sure you discuss your sink and faucet options and any edge detail that you might require. There are vast options out there to choose from so do not feel limited by this in any way. This is the most fun part of the entire process.
After asking for a deposit, your fabricator will visit your home to take the measurements of your new countertops, only if this step was not covered before the issuing of the quotation. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions.
Most probably, the fabricator will return in 5 or 6 weeks to install the new countertops. If you had a carpenter who did a great job with the cabinets, your countertop installation should be a smooth process.
Most people find it annoying that the cabinets have to be in place before the countertops installation is done. This means that you will have some time staring at cabinets that do not have any countertops installed on them. This should not discourage you because as you are about to find out, this is totally worth the wait
Have Realistic Expectations
Have realistic expectations for your countertop fabrication and installation in Colorado.
For example, although a good seam should be inconspicuous, you do not expect it to be totally invisible. Countertop seams will always be a little visible and can be felt by touch
Choose Colors and Patterns carefully
The color and pattern of your countertop choice can determine the entire outcome of your countertop design. Light colors (white, beige, light grays) will sit and blend in better than a material with multiple colors and patterns.
Look at some Samples
Make sure that your countertops fabricator has shown you several samples of their previous work. The fabricator should have a showroom location that you can visit to see some samples or have some willing previous clients who will let you visit their homes to see some of the complete jobs from the fabricator.
Consider the countertop installation location
There are some controversies as to whether kitchen countertops should be installed between the sink and your cooktop. Some countertops fabricators feel that countertops will be at more risk of damage if installed in these areas. If you however really want your countertops in these areas, make sure to ask your fabricator if the material can withstand this environment.
The countertops’ Seam Layout
The seam layout should be done before cutting off the material. Your countertops fabricator knows the length and width of your material and is in a position to determine the precise position before trimming. If there is a preference, you can talk about the seam location when the fabricator is making the template for your countertops. Make sure that you are present when the final measurements are being done so that you can discuss the seam layout.
A good countertop should be level. Most times, fabricators are forced to work with unlevel cabinets, slabs with different thicknesses, warped or bowed materials. These situations force fabricators to shim the countertops, and at times, modify the material so that the end product is as perfect as possible.
The Final Positioning
When it is time for the countertop fabrication and installation in Colorado, you do not expect the countertops to sit perfectly with the first trial. Your Northern Colorado countertops fabricator will lay out the tops of your countertop and “dry fit” the first time before taking the tops out of the installation site to make the needed changes. This step might be repeated a few times to achieve the best results. This is a very normal process that should not alarm you in any way.
See It Yourself
On the day when your Colorado Countertop Fabricator is to do the installation, make sure that you are present. This is so that in case you have any concerns to raise about the appearance of the countertops, the mistake can be rectified immediately.
If you are looking for a fabricator who can patiently walk with you through all these steps, contact Weaver Stone Countertops Company. We will explain each and every step to clarify any questions you might have.