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Question DetailsAsked on 6/17/2011

Looking for a contractor to drill a hole in a marble countertop

I have a built-in desk in my kitchen with a carerra marble top. I need to drill a small hole in the marble to accommodate power cords, as the only electrical outlet is on the wall under the desk. It's such a small project, that I am hoping to find a general contractor with this capability so I can have him/her tackle some other odds jobs around my house at the same time.

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Hi Jag,

We went to some highly rated contractors, remodelers and countertop fabricators to get the answer for you.

Drilling marble can be a messy and tedious job. Not to mention, you need specialized equipment – like a diamond drill bit – and the knowledge to do the job right. An experienced granite or stone fabricator might be your best bet. Many countertop installation companies have these professionals on site and might be willing to come to your home to do the job. Expect to pay material costs for the diamond bit, since those have a limited lifespan. If you do go with a general contractor, make sure you hire one who has the knowledge, tools and experience to take on this project. One thing you should consider before you have the hole drilled, though, is the long-term effect of drilling through the marble top and the future use of the area. You might not always have a need for power cords in that space, but the hole will be there forever. One option might be to have an electrician install an outlet above the desk that ties into the outlet below. Also, stone fabricators have told us that Carrera marble is porous, so whatever decision you make, it’s important to keep it dry and have it sealed on an annual basis.

Answered 9 years ago by Paul from Angie's List


hi im jared a granite installer, as the guy before said youd have to find one with the correct tools for the job. most stone tools are only available for those in that line of work, please contact me here if you have more questions, depending on your location and if you had it done id be glad to help you.

Answered 6 years ago by Guest_9214776

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