Choosing A Stone Fabricator
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:
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
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
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.