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What to Look for When Your Buying Granite Countertops

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Your kitchen needs to be a part of your home that is comfortable, easy to work in, and attractive. And the kitchen countertops we offer at A2Z Granite & Tile Inc. can help you make sure that your kitchen is all three of those things.

Granite is one of the best materials to use for kitchen countertops, but it’s important that you find high quality granite countertops and have them installed well. You can rely on our professionals for those services, and we’ve also put together a few tips to help you ensure that you’re getting the highest quality granite countertops possible for your San Antonio home’s kitchen.

Use a Trusted and Reputable Company

Before you hire any company to sell or install San Antonio granite countertops, make sure that they’re a company you know you can trust. Read the reviews that past customers have left online, check their page on the Better Business Bureau, and make sure that they have references. You need to hire a company who is stable so that they’ll be around in the future if you need assistance, and it’s not a bad idea to hire a company who specializes in San Antonio granite countertops.

Your San Antonio home is important to you and your family, so it’s very important that you hire a professional contractor you know you can trust anytime you’re having any work done on it at all.

Hand Select Your Granite Slab

Samples of granite countertops can help to lead in the right direction when you’re choosing them for your home, but because the stone can vary in quality, color, and mineral concentration, you should never make a final decision until you’ve seen the exact stone that’s going to be installed. Different components have different levels of hardness, and they’ll also respond differently to processing. Your contractor should allow you to select the exact granite that you’re having installed in your San Antonio home.

Don’t Just Go With the Lowest Bid

Often, higher quality granite slabs are more expensive, and more qualified contractors may also charge more for their work. Because this is such a large and important investment in your San Antonio home, you shouldn’t base your decision solely on the price.

Only Use Resin Treated Slabs

Most quarries apply a polyester or acrylic resin to surface of granite slabs to close most of the open pores in the stone. This helps to keep stains from appearing on your San Antonio granite countertops, and it’s especially important for lighter colors. Used in combination with regular sealing, this resin coating virtually eliminates staining issues on granite countertops.

As long as you hire a qualified contractor and select the right granite slabs, you should be able to enjoy your new kitchen countertops for years to come without any problems.

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