From kitchens and bathrooms to showrooms and stores, countertops are the gold standard of horizontal work surfaces. Often installed on top of cabinetry, quartz countertops combine aesthetic beauty, craftsmanship and utility into one unique package.
Yet, despite their appeal and function, many Ashburn residents struggle to locate and vet showrooms, fabricators and installation companies that can get the job done right, on time, and on budget.
This guide is meant to help bridge that challenge, making sense of the process, and equipping you with the information you’ll need and the questions you can ask to find the perfect match for your home or business.
Deciding on a Quartz Countertop Fabrication and Installation Supplier – here’s what to look for
You’ve done your research, and landed steadily on quartz for your Ashburn, VA home or office countertops. Next up is where to view your options (i.e. showroom), who to hire to fabricate custom builds, and lastly, who to hire for the installation process.
Make the right choice and you’ll have quartz countertops that you and your family can enjoy for decades. Make the wrong choice and you may be left with an inferior product, shoddy installation, or worse.
Reputation and Reliability
First up on your checklist is reputation and reliability. In today’s digital age it generally isn’t too hard to track down feedback on the store, showroom or contractor(s) you’re considering.
We suggest the following as a good starting point:
- Google reviews
- Facebook reviews
- Third party reviews
You may also want to find out how long they have been in business. A company that has been in business for years likely will have a strong track record of performance (or lack thereof), and a reputation that you can count on, for better or worse.
References and a Track Record of Success
When finding the right fabricator and supplier, don’t be afraid to ask challenging questions. Quartz countertops are an amazing addition to any home, but they also represent a large investment, and as such, you’ll want to do your homework.
Ask for references that you can call to get first-hand feedback on the experience they had. Also, don’t shy away from asking to see “before and after” photos of completed projects so you can better understand their ability to transform your space.
Service and Support
Service and support are paramount. When vetting out suppliers and contractors, consider the following:
- Are they local?
- Do they make house calls if you have issues?
- What are their business hours?
- Can they accommodate your busy schedule?
- How friendly are their service reps and staff?
- How knowledgeable are their service reps and staff?
- How quickly do they return phone calls and emails?
- Do they seem rushed or are they willing to make sure all of your questions and concerns are answered?
Certifications & Licensure
Industry licensure and certifications, accolades or even awards are all good indicators that the business is one you can trust.
While not very important from the supplier and showroom side of the equation, insurance is a must if they also handle installation. No matter how well-trained they are, accidents can and do happen, and the last thing you need is to be held responsible for on the job injuries for a simple quartz countertop installation.
Guarantees / Warranty
High quality products often come with their own fabricator or manufacturer warranties. Ask about any that are available, what those cover, and for what duration. Likewise, installers should also provide a warranty on their craftsmanship/work for a minimum of one year.
Having to hunt down and find one company is hard enough, but having to find each a supplier, showroom and installer is a downright homeowner’s worst nightmare. Who has time for all that nonsense.
Ideally, you’ll want to work with a supplier and showroom that either has their own in-house installers, or with one that has a rolodex of trusted partners they can directly refer you to when the time comes for getting your new quartz countertops set up.
Services to ask about:
- Consultation and advice
- Design services
Countertop Options for Northern Virginia Residents
When it comes to quartz countertops for your Ashburn residence, the options are virtually endless. Below we’ve detailed some of the most important aspects to consider when seeking out a fabricator and installer.
Bear in mind, not all suppliers, fabricators or installers in Northern Virginia will be able to accommodate the services that are important to you or carry the brands that you’re considering. Which makes the items in this section of our guide paramount to consider when searching for the right companies to work with.
Which brands are available at the fabricator and showroom is vitally important. You wouldn’t want to get your heart set on something specific only to find out that your local Ashburn supplier doesn’t carry or have that brand available.
At Dulles Granite, we carry a number of the best rated and highest quality quartz countertop brands in the industry.
Brands we carry include:
- MSI Premium Natural Quartz
Don’t see what you were looking for? Just ask. Chances are we can find something to perfectly fit your needs.
The color of your desired countertop will be relative to the context of its application, the design of your home, and the look and feel you desire. Not sure of what to go with? At Dulles Granite, we have a broad selection to choose from and our team can help you select the perfect pallet to compliment your kitchen, bath or other area of your home or business.
Designs & Customization
Ordering “cookie cutter” or standard quartz countertops is simple, but not all suppliers can handle custom orders, designs, dimensions and complex installations.
At Dulles Granite we can handle virtually anything you throw at us, big or small, simple or complex, we do it all and do it well.
Who Can Benefit from Expert Countertop Fabrication and Installation
At Dulles Granite we work with a broad range of customers, helping them find the best quartz countertop solutions for their homes and businesses or clients they work with including:
- Construction companies
- Remodelers and Remodeling companies
- End users/homeowners
- And more…
If you’re in the market for quartz countertops in Ashburn, VA or surrounding areas, reach out to us today to learn more about how we can help.
When it comes to countertops, there are a wide range of materials to choose from. Yet one of the most popular is quartz, and for good reason.
Benefits of quartz include:
- Incredibly strong
- Natural material
- Heat resistant
- Naturally water repelling
- Naturally bacteria resistant
- Resistant to staining
- Easy to maintain
- Simple to clean
- Comes in a wide range of colors and patterns
Ready to Take the Next Step?
If you’re in the Northern Virginia area and looking for an industry leading quartz countertop showroom, supplier and installer, give the team at Dulles Granite a call or drop by today. For years they’ve worked hard to build a reputation as one of the best quartz countertop suppliers and installers in N. Virginia and would love to learn more about how they can help.
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