Ten Questions That Will Help You Select the Right Countertop.

Here are ten questions your countertop contractor should ask you before he or she recommends a countertop for your kitchen.

If you have answers for these questions it should make the proces

s go smoother but a good contractor will have a good deal more questions so that they can fully understand you needs. If a countertop seller launches into a sales pitch without finding ou

t what you really need look for another contractor.

  1. How long do you intend to be in your home? Is this a long term investment or are you just installing a new top to sell the home?
  2. What do you hope to accomplish with this project? Brighter? More durable? Easier to clean? Update kitchen? Change layout? Add something such as breakfast bar?
  3. What kind of countertop do you have now and what do you like about it?
  4. Why do you think you want a stone top?
  5. What do you know about stone tops and what are your expectations? What have you heard from family or friends about their stone tops? What do they
  6. say they would do if they did it again? What would they not do? What did they tell you about the remodeling experience?
  7. Do you like unique things? Would you like a countertop that is different from every one else’s or would you prefer it look just like the sample?
  8. How do you use the countertop?
  9. What do you dislike about your current top?
  10. Are there things in your home that might impact the countertop selection? If you have very hard water with a lot of minerals, for example, a black granite top might be hard to keep clean.
  11. What do you hope to spend on the project?
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