Kitchen granite worktops have their own unique charm. Moreover, they are durable and easy to care for, so they are ideal for areas exposed to intensive use. They give the interior an exclusive character and fit into any arrangement. Yes, they are expensive, but buying them is an investment for years. Once installed, the worktop will be used for decades, so it is really worth to be tempted to do so. And if we are talking about it, we have prepared a diagram of ordering granite worktops for all interested parties. Thanks to it nothing will surprise you!
Stages of ordering and production of granite worktops:
Select the color of the stone
The first step is to indicate the color of the stone. We know that it is not easy, but necessary. The availability of shades is huge, so you will surely find one that suits your taste. However, you should remember that it must match the colour of furniture, walls and the floor. It can’t bite with them, because it will look as if it is detached from the whole composition, and this is not what it is all about. Of course, the safest are neutral shades such as beige, browns, creams, greys and black. They look good both in classic interiors, as well as in rooms decorated in modern style.
More and more companies involved in the production of granite worktops offer their customers the possibility of performing an online valuation, which allows them to get to know the estimated costs of order processing. The only information that needs to be given is the dimensions of the worktop, its shape, colour and the type of stone from which it is to be made. Sometimes it is also necessary to specify the number, size and shape of holes to be cut in the worktop for sink or cooktop installation.
This is the next step of placing an order. After calculating the approximate costs with the help of a valuation tool and deciding to use the services of the selected company, please contact your customer’s advisor. On the basis of the submitted project, in which the following must be taken into account: exact dimensions, shape, colour, type of stone, quantity, size and shape of mounting holes, he will make more precise calculations and determine the final price of the order.
Measurements and templates.
The worktop production process must be preceded by precise measurements and preparation of templates, on the pattern of which granite worktops will be produced. Measurements are made by employees of the stone factory on site. Therefore, before their visit, the furniture should be placed in the place where it is to be located and buy a sink, cooking plate, etc., if we do not have them yet, and which are necessary in order to be able to properly measure the worktop and openings for the assembly of equipment. Of course, once the measurements have been “taken off”, they must not be moved anymore.
The next step is production. However, before professionals start making worktops, they compare templates and measurements with an estimate and check whether the total cost of the order corresponds to the costs of which the customer has been informed. If there are any inaccuracies, the company immediately contacts the client and then starts working.
At the very end, the assembly is carried out, which may take 3-8 hours. Naturally, the larger the worktops and the more complex the project, the longer it takes.