If you have been planning to update your kitchen or bathroom, you may be wondering if it is worth doing your own solid surface installation rather than hiring an expert to assist. At a glance, it may seem like a project that anyone with a basic DIY know-how can manage. When you take a closer look, however, you will soon realise that solid surface installation should always be done by a trained professional.
Why it is Safer to Avoid DIY Solid Surface Installation
What are the biggest risks of DIY solid surface installation? Attempting to install your own surfaces may end up leading to one or more of the following mistakes.
Getting measurements wrong.
One of the biggest mistakes made by well-meaning property owners hoping to install their own surfaces is incorrect measurements, only to find that the solid surface does not fit. This means having to replace the surface, often at great cost. Even if you are able to get accurate measurements, it can be very difficult to plan for movement in the wall and sink, as well as the many other variables that are often present in kitchen and bathroom design. Professional installers have ample experience in measuring and planning for installations, which means that they will be able to get the best fit possible with every installation.
Visible gaps and other imperfections.
Even if your measurements manage to be accurate, installing these surfaces is not always as easy as it looks on DIY videos that often fail to show the difficulties in fitting the surfaces. Gaps of even a millimetre or less can end up with a less than flawless finish. A professional installer is the only way to be certain that your surfaces are fitted perfectly, with no gaps, no skewness and no strange angles that never seem to adjust.
Not having the right tools for the job.
Another major risk of trying to install your own surfaces is not having access to the correct tools. A few very specific tools are required to properly install counter top surfaces, along with specialised bonding agents and other materials that the average DIY enthusiast does not usually have access to at any given time. Buying or even renting out specialised tools can often end up costing much the same as professional installation, which means that it is often simply not worth the hassle if you could rather get help from a skilled specialist who will ensure the best results.
Rather than taking the risk and potentially losing time, money and effort, it is always best to let the professionals assist. At Salvocorp, we help you find the very best experts to assist with solid surface installation, ensuring flawless results, every time.