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Choosing A Stone Fabricator

Category : Articles , Granite

Considerations When Selecting A Stone Fabricator

Your stone counter top choice involves much more than simply selecting a material that looks good to you. Knowing which material is right for your project is important. Should your choice be granite? How about marble? While these are important factors to consider, Selecting a stone fabricator is also critical to your project’s success. Here are some important concepts to remember when selecting a fabrication professional for your project.

The Fabricator’s Reputation

The reputation of the stone professional can give you insight into the results you will realize by choosing a given company or pro. Keep in mind that more goes into a reputation than the recommendation of someone you know. Researching the background of the company or individual can prove beneficial. Some resources that can help shed light on a stone fabricator’s reputation include:

  • Reviews
  • Accreditations
  • Certifications

There are several sources for obtaining reviews of past customers of a fabricator. Google, Yelp, Angie’s List, and the Better Business Bureau are some examples of organizations that offer reviews.

For stone professionals, having accreditation from the MIA and/or BSI can say much about the standards that the fabricator is known for. You can learn more about these organizations at the official website

There are also organizations that offer certifications to professional stone fabricators. Finding a certification that meets your requirements and then selecting a fabricator that holds that certification can help.

Completed Projects & References

Kitchen With Stone Counters
Having an affiliation with a specific organization does not in and of itself guarantee that a fabricator is a good choice. The quality of the work is an important factor as well. So, getting some references of past customers or having the ability to inspect the fabricator’s work is important. Seeing completed projects will help you determine the quality and workmanship the fabricator offers.

Equipment Used and Material Selection

Stone Bridge Saw Equipment
Knowing a bit about the equipment that your fabricator will use can give you an idea of what to expect in the way of results. Additionally, stone fabricators offer a variety of materials. So, finding out whether your fabricator offers the desired material will be important. Does the fabricator specialize in a given material or do they offer a selection from multiple types? Is your chosen material among those offered? The answers to those questions can help guide you in the right direction.

While choosing a fabricator might seam daunting, with a little bit of research, you can choose a professional with a great reputation that will put you at ease as you realize your dream kitchen.


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Glue Cartridges – An Easier Way to Work?

Category : Articles , Equipment

That headline might not seem like a big deal at the beginning. Professionals have developed a work flow that is comfortable for them and that they have been using for a number of years. Perhaps a new work flow or application method may seem to be more trouble than it is worth in those cases. Yet, for a new comer to the industry or the do-it-yourselfer that is just beginning to develop a system to apply stone adhesives, cartridge glue might just be the answer.

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Concrete Stone Counter Tops

Category : Articles , Materials

Concrete Counter Tops

Really? A counter top surface in my kitchen that is made out of concrete? The answer is yes. Concrete is becoming a more suitable material for counter tops and work tops in and around the home. This article will discuss some of the information that may be contributing to its success and growth in its popularity.

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Video Series Serves As A Nice Reference

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Video Series for DIY Audience

Some time ago I found a video series on YouTube of a very personable do-it-yourselfer that decided to remodel his kitchen and take anyone that would like to go, along for the ride. I was looking for good content at the time for a blog called DIYKitchenGuide.com and I thought that this series was a great case study of how a remodel goes. However, if you are like many people watching the videos can become time consuming quickly. So I decided to do something about that.

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The Variety Found in The Stone Industry

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Variety in Stone Types

Look around at the homes and you will find that there are a plethora of presentations and decor comprised of stone. You will see flooring, counter tops, walls, walkways, and even furniture in some places. Why is stone so popular in design and building? What kinds of stone make good building materials and why?

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