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Good granite contractors?

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by Dkukrer, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. Dkukrer

    Dkukrer New Member

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    We are thinking about replacing the countertops in the kitchen with granite. Does anyone know a good granite/marble company they would like to recommend?

    Thanks!

    Denise
  2. mburton

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    Granitech

    http://www.granitechinc.com/home.html

    They have a "pay one price" package that includes Everything, without the nickel&dime of install/remove/plumber/cooktop/sink/edging/etc...

    They sometimes advertise specials in the Post
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    Dkukrer New Member

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    Thanks. I called them and they will come out to give an estimate Friday.

    Denise
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    From a post back in July (http://hoa.broadlands.org/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1042&SearchTerms=granite)...good luck!

    We just went through this last Nov. Made several trips out to Plan-it Granite. They do all the installs for Expo (Home Depot), and seem to do an ok job from what I hear from my friends. Plan-it Granite's prices seem a little high, but they are still less than most.

    We also went through the Silestone v. granite decision, and ended up with granite because of cost (oddly enough!), and a unique granite color they had (that we both finally agreed on!!). Something to consider - which not many will tell you - are the quality of your cabinets. If you have good quality cabinets then you should have no issues. But granite is so heavy and if you have a larger kitchen with bad quality cabinets that you could have issues with it over time (buckling, etc).

    In the end we chose USA Marble and Granite in Sterling. We have close to 70 sq. ft (I think) of counter space, got a stainless steel sink, new faucet, soap dispenser, filter water dispenser, installation, etc. all for around $5,000. The install went fairly smoothly, and was done quickly (with Plan-it there's usually a wait). Overall we're pleased. Found out later that some other friends of ours used them and were also very pleased.

    As for sealing it - another friend of ours that has worked with granite warned us not to pay for the extra "sealing package" that these guys try and sell you. You can usually get a bottle of sealant for a few dollars at Home Depot and do it yourself.

    Oh - if you are interested, USA's web site is http://www.usamarble-granite.com/

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