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Choosing a Fabricator for Butcher Block Countertops

teak_butcher_block_countertopIn recent years, butcher block countertops have been extremely popular among homeowners. They are not only aesthetically appealing, but also easy to clean, maintain and quite affordable. In order to manufacture butcher block countertops, you need to glue thick strips of hardwood.

Due to the high-end manufacturing process, these countertops have a strong and solid surface. Most fabricators use maple for the manufacturing process. However, some manufacturers also use oak, walnut and cherry.

With advancements in technology, manufacturers have been using all kinds of wood to produce these countertops. However, it is always better to choose a hard species of wood to make sure you do not experience any problems while cutting raw foods and performing other tasks.

However, in order to choose the best countertops, you need to find the best fabricator. In this post, we have discussed some ways to find the best fabricator. Before you begin your search, you need to understand that the best butcher block countertop fabricator is not easy to find.

With a lot of options in the market, you will have to conduct an extensive research. You need to gather a lot of information before you hire someone. Here are some steps you can take for a thorough research.

Ask Family & Colleagues – If your family members or colleagues have butcher block countertops, you can ask them for some references. Trusted people will always give the best advice. Moreover, they will be unbiased while recommending some options.

Search Online – Internet is a huge database for information. These days, almost every company has its own website. Therefore, you can search on major search engines to gather information about the best fabricator in your area.

Check Testimonials – When you visit a fabricator’s website or get to know about him on a search engine, you should focus on customer reviews and testimonials. This will give you a better idea about the quality of services, reputation in the industry, prices and so on.

It’s important to make out the difference between testimonials from real customers and paid writers. You need to look for authentic reviews from previous customers who hired the fabricator.

Call and Ask Questions – Once you have narrowed down some options, you should call each one and ask many questions. You should get all your doubts cleared. It is important to ask about the company’s experience in the industry, previous projects, price, time constraints and more. You should also ask about the contract. Everything should be clearly written in the contract with the countertops fabricator.

Pick the Best – On the basis of the information you have gathered, you should pick the best fabricator. You should consider everything to make an informed choice. From experience of the company to price of the project, you should be clear about everything.

Last but not the least, when you hire the fabricator, you should schedule an appointment for field measurements. You need to make sure that the fabricator takes precise and accurate measurements to work on your project. This will ensure proper installation.