Whether renovating your existing kitchen or building a new one, there is no question that natural stone worktops will make all the difference. In terms of décor and functionality, natural stone is unrivaled.
Once you have placed your natural stone worktop order, you will need to make a very important decision. You will need to decide between a professional installation and the DIY approach. If you opt for the latter, there are a few common mistakes that you should be aware of.
The first of which is accepting the delivery of your new worktops before your flooring and cabinets have been properly installed. This will force you to store them somewhere and, during this time, they could get damaged.
Another mistake is trying to rush the job or not having enough helpers on your team. These slabs are heavy and one wrong move can result in damage or worse, injury. Similarly, if you don’t have the right tools and you try to make do with a few household items instead, you could also end up damaging the stone surface.
Finally, another common mistake is failing to seal the surface immediately after installation. No matter the type of natural stone you choose, sealing on a regular basis will help prevent water and other substances from penetrating the stone. Sealing after installation is, therefore, essential for maintaining that perfect finish.