How to choose the right granite worktop supplier
How to choose the right granite worktop supplier
If you’re looking at granite worktops for your kitchen or bathroom, you have chosen one of the most durable and attractive worktops available. These worktops are chosen by many homeowners due to their ability to withstand the everyday wear and tear of a busy, well-used kitchen and bathroom.
Choosing the right colour and size for your kitchen worktop is important. However, a granite worktop is a huge investment so making sure you choose a professional granite worktop supplier that you can trust and who will make the process of changing your kitchen as simple as possible, is also important.
In a market with a wide range of choices when it comes to price and quality, finding the right supplier who can offer the right advice, install your granite work surface and offer a high level of customer service will be key to enjoying your kitchen for years to come.
What to look for when choosing a granite worktop supplier
Before choosing a supplier for your granite worktops, there are a few key factors to consider to make sure you get the right worktop and a supplier who will offer the best level of customer service.
Take a look at your supplier’s website
You might have a list of granite worktop suppliers to choose from and the easiest way to narrow them down is to look at their websites. Spend as much time as possible researching your chosen list of suppliers and have a look at their websites, product range and services offered. This will help you to cut your list down to a few suppliers.
To help you choose your granite countertops, a good website should have some of the following resources:
- Information about the products and services they offer
- Easy to understand FAQs
- Customer reviews
- Tools such as a visualiser to help you see the granite in more detail
- The ability to order samples
- The ability to request a quote
- Contact details
View granite slabs before you buy
Browse your supplier’s website to have a look at the range of granite they have in stock. Once you have an idea of the colours and styles you like, some suppliers may allow you to request free samples of the pieces you like the look of.
However, granite is a natural stone so is prone to variation in the veining and colouring of the stone so it’s important to visit your supplier’s showroom to view the slabs they have available. It’s important to get an idea for how the slabs look up close as each one is unique.
At Stone Synergy, we recommend that you come down to one of our showrooms to have a look at our stock. Our experts will be able to show you the slabs we have available and can offer advice and guidance to help you find the right granite worktop for your kitchen.
When you visit your supplier’s showroom, you’ll be able to speak to experts who have in-depth product knowledge around their full range of granite. This will help you to find exactly what you’re looking for. If there’s anything you’re not sure about, your supplier should be able to answer your questions, show you all of the colours and styles available and let you know of any promotional offers running.
Being able to see images of completed projects will also help to reassure you that you’re choosing a supplier with a reliable reputation. An experienced fabricator should also be able to offer advice on the style and colour that will be best suited to your kitchen and advise on the pros and cons of different surface finishes or materials for your particular project.
Granite worktops are a huge investment so, just as you would if you were buying a new television or a family car, it’s important to research before you buy. Read reviews and have a look at pictures from existing customers’ projects to find out more about what customers are saying about the products and services provided.
Whilst some suppliers might have a great range of stone, it’s important to make sure that their customer service and installation process is good too. If any issues have occurred with customers, how have they been dealt with? These are important questions to answer to make sure your own project runs smoothly.
Good communication and a supplier that understands what you’re looking for is essential if you want your kitchen project to run smoothly. When you request a showroom visit or a quote, communication should be quick and your supplier should take the time to understand your needs and advise on how your chosen worktops will fit with your kitchen design.
Once you have requested a quote, chosen your worktop and someone has been out to template or measure your home, the communication shouldn’t end there. Choosing a supplier with open communication channels will ensure that your worktop fitting runs smoothly.
Choosing and buying a granite worktop is only half of the job. Granite kitchen worktops are extremely heavy and expensive and require specialist cutting tools so it’s important to make sure your supplier can also offer an installation service too. Or at least recommend someone who can do it.
Professional installers will have the experience needed to prevent accidental damage during installation and make sure the job is done right the first time.
Why choose Stone Synergy?
At Stone Synergy, our team are experts in stone worktops and can provide advice and guidance to help you find the right stone for your kitchen.
The benefits of buying your granite or quartz worktops with Stone Synergy include:
Manufactured in the UK
All of our granite and quartz kitchen worktops are cut and manufactured in the UK. We have our own dedicated and bespoke manufacturing facility which allows us to maintain high quality standards and customer service from start to finish. We have invested in the latest state of the art stone bridge saws and CNC machinery so that we can provide precision cutting and detailing to your worktop.
Having full control over this process means we can complete installation of your worktops 4-10 days after templating.
Once you have chosen your worktop from us, we will visit your home to create a template which is an exact replica of your worktop or kitchen. We will also take accurate measurements for kitchen units, hobs and sinks, as well as any shaping or overhang required. This is then used to precisely cut your granite slab to size, ready for installation in your kitchen.
Quotes within 24 hours
When you request a quote from us, we aim to have something back to you within 24 hours. We know how important it is for you to choose your worktop and get installation booked in quickly so we want to get back to you as soon as possible.
Wealth of experience from an expert team
Everyone within our showroom, at our manufacturing facility and our installers are experts with years of knowledge in their field. This means that we can offer excellent service from your first visit with us, colour consultation, quoting, ordering, sourcing, templating and fitting, through to your finished product.
Unlike other companies, we retail, fabricate and install our own granite worktops.
You can visit our Factory Showroom in Wakefield or our Worktop Showroom in Tickhill to view the worktops we have on offer. We highly recommend a visit so you can chat to our experts about the type of worktop you’re looking for and to have a colour consultation before buying your worktop.
If you’d like to find out more about stone worktops for your kitchen, please take a look at our range of granite and quartz worktops. You can also visit our showroom to view the slabs we have on offer.