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Durability granite is one of the hardest natural stones on the planet Earth.
No harsh chemicals required granite's beauty can be maintained with a simple solution of one part white vinegar and two parts water.
Fluting can be built in and provide draining into the sink no more standing water for bacteria to grow.
Superior Food Preparation Surface
Cool surface for pastry cooking.No cutting board required (But recommended).
Increases The Re-Sale Value Of Your Home
Instantly updates a kitchen without major costly renovation natural color variations in the stone make it easy to accent any decor.
Granite Is More Affordable Now, Than Ever Before.
Choosing The Right Slab For Your Home:
Granite is solid and very heavy, one square foot of granite can weigh between 12 to 25 lbs depending on the thickness of the granite and the color (The darker the granite the heavier it is usually). This alone makes it necessary to have professionals install your granite. Granite can be very fragile if not handled properly and break.
Granite comes in two thicknesses, 3/4 inch, 2cm and 3cm, 1 ¼ inch. Both are great to have and what you choose will depend on what type of look you want in your home. You should look at both thickness before deciding on which granite to purchase for your home.
Before You Have A Contractor Come Out And Take Measurements
Take your own measurements. That way you will have an estimate on how many square feet and lineal feet your current countertop has.
Preparing For Your Contractors Initial Visit:
Most granite companies will cut out sink/cook top holes in shop before they ship them out to the house. This means you need to have everything ready for measurements:
Measurements are imperative to getting the granite countertops as close to the refrigerator and stove without touching this will make for a beautiful finished look.
Breaking Down Basic Granite Countertop Installation Quotes:
The granite slab is priced by the square foot. The price will vary depending on color and pattern of the stone.Edging pieces-prices will vary greatly depending on size and styles.
Installation charges are in square feet. Most granite companies include a basic flat or (eased edge) in their square foot pricing.Most granite fabricators include 3 faucet holes in a basic installation.
Additional Miscellaneous Charges:
Backsplashes: (Standard granite backsplash height is usually 4” tall) taller and more detailed granite backsplashes.
Half Bullnose, Demi Bullnose, Full Bullnose, Ogee, bevel, waterfall and the
chiseled look edges. To See Granite Edges Click here
Additional faucet holes, cook tops, sink cutouts and undermount sinks.
Be sure to clarify that you have everything you need included in your quote.
Installation Tips And Tricks From The Experts
Preparing For Installation:
Before Your Contractor Leaves:
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