Upper Marlboro Countertop Installers

in Upper Marlboro, MD

Countertop Installation Reviews in Upper Marlboro

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we've known for some time that we would need to put granite countertops in our kitchen. We are not great fans of granite but, given the nature and location of our house, future buyers will expect it. Our previous countertop was bright white and textured like naugahyde. Whoever thought of that combination didn't have to try to keep it clean on a daily basis. Though we have no plans to sell the house for some years, we figured we could enjoy smooth counters until then.
we've looked at granite on occasion over the past year. Since we were not emotionally invested in granite, we looked at Lowe's and Home Depot, thinking they might be cheaper. The "A" rating for price at
is not meant to imply that we think $6,000 is cheap. However, its mid-grade ("C" and "D") prices weren't that far off Lowe's and Home Depot's mid-grade prices. The style we picked was a "D" grade at
. They certainly had more varieties available within different grades than Lowe's or Home Depot. In fact, we selected a number of colors we wanted to see from their website but most of them were not at the showrooms in
or Elkridge. However, they had many more that weren't on the website. (Apparently specific styles come and go.)
We stopped in their
store and looked at their granite. It's a large showroom, so we could see lots of full-size examples. (We had gone to another place recommended by Angie's List. They had a lot of granite, but mostly stacked in front of each other, so we couldn't see them as well.) Mehmet, the salesman, was very helpful. He gave us very clear and simply stated opinions on many pieces. He wasn't trying to sell us any particular piece, nor was he trying to agree with our choices just to please us. He just gave us his opinions based on his experience seeing different pieces after they've been installed---how they would go with our cabinets and flooring. (We brought pictures.) We sincerely appreciated his help.
We found two that we liked and, even though we couldn’t yet decide which one would be best, we also decided it would be nice if we had them installed by the time our relatives visited in two and a half weeks. United was able to accommodate this timeline even without our final decision; Mehmet suggested we could also look at their selection in Elkridge, which had some still different colors. He put Sold stickers on both slabs and wrote a contract that gave prices for either of the two we liked and said we could transfer the contract and down payment to a new color if we found a better one at their other showroom.
That was Sunday. Mehmet scheduled a person to come measure our kitchen on Tuesday. He was quick but thorough. We were able to have him also measure our bathroom counters while he was there. We won't be able to do those now, but
will keep the measurements on file for two years. (Measuring is free if the job is large enough. The bathrooms probably wouldn't qualify on their own.)
The following weekend we went to Elkridge to see their granite. The people there were also helpful. They had more colors there, but also had one of the two we had selected in
. We ended up picking that one. As it turns out, Elkridge is the location where they actually cut the stone.
Sami, the manager, called in Mustafah to help. They had four slabs of our color. They let us choose among them for our counters. Mustafah drove their modified forklift (No fork, but a clamp hanging on a chain) and moved the huge slabs around. Not as easily as dealing cards, but they treated it as if it was no more trouble than that.
We picked the one we liked that best and Mustafah, who would be cutting the stone, helped us layout the different sections of our counters onto the particular piece so that we could get the most attractive bits in good places. (E.g. one not very interesting section was placed where the sink cutout would be.) Both we and Mustafah didn't want waste when cutting the large slab, but Mustafah was more interested in helping us finding the most attractive layout.
The man who measured our kitchen (Sorry, I’ve forgotten his name.) had asked if we wanted the peninsula measured as-is, or if we would like a ‘bump-out’ to accommodate seating. We hadn’t thought of that. We decided we would like to have a ‘breakfast bar,‘ but as a separate counter raised six to nine inches above, and extending beyond, the long side of the peninsula. So we had Mustafah measure and cut a piece that we can use in the future to do this. (It will sit in the garage until then.) So that makes the $6,000 price compare more favorably, or even better, than Lowe’s/HomeDepot. Their estimate, in the five-thousands, was for 63 square feet. This breakfast bar added another dozen square feet.
Speaking of price, Mehmet had quoted us a different price-per-foot for the different grades than Sami charged us. (I thought this was so, but my wife wasn’t sure.) When we found our original notes from the previous Sunday and scanned and emailed them to Sami, he honored Mehmet’s quote which was ~$500 less.
This price also included two stainless steel sinks. We had
do the plumbing. The plumbing was an extra $350. (We dithered on that. We’ve done plenty of plumbing. It takes me two or three tries before I get all the leaks solved. After many years of damp frustration we discovered that my wife can do it right on the first try, but she would be busy in the two days between counter installation and her sister’s visit.) In the end it was a good choice to have the plumber do the job. Between the thickness of the granite and the deeper sinks, he had to cut some of the existing pipes. We wouldn’t have been able to do that.
Also, we had picked a double-bowl sink from their catalog. On the day they said they would probably cut the stone my wife noticed that the size of the selected sink was wider than the our old sink---and wider than there was space to put it. We called Sami but he had already noticed this. (“It’s not cast in stone” is a popular saying, but not in their business.)
We couldn’t find the faucet we liked in town so we ordered it online and paid for next day delivery. UPS showed up just as the granite installers (
and
, who also lived up to the good experience we’d by now come to expect of
) were putting things away. A little drama for the day!
Only a couple small complaints. One of the seams is slightly raised near the back. (i.e. one slab seems a little higher than the neighboring one) It looks like one slab bumps up against the wall, so maybe the wall is not true.
Also, the corners cut on the peninsula and breakfast bar are a distinctly different radius than the corners on the other counters. We haven’t yet contacted them about this but, based on the service thus far, we expect it will be resolved.
- Terry G.
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2 guest bathrooms were done reasonably well. One guest bathroom had cracked grout along walls. Biggest problem occurred in the master bath. Since the tile and grout in the shower was dark - I did not notice the severe cracks in the grout along the base of the shower. I just discovered that for 4 months, everytime I used my shower water leaked through the poorly done grout and through the ceiling below. I had to call a plumber who cut a large hole in the ceiling beneath the shower and water poured out. Even the insulation in the wall was soaked and needs to be replaced. So, now I am shopping for a contractor to come and redo the shower grout - and other areas where it's cracked. Then, I have to have the large hole in the ceiling beneath the shower repaired. Needless to say - I am pissed. Additionally, the incompetent person they hired to do the plumbing screwed up the shower water handle. The handle only turned so far and would not turn far enough to produce cold water. I had to have a plumber fix that as well. DO NOT HIRE THESE PEOPLE TO DO ANYTHING DEALING WITH LAYING TILE, GROUT, OR PLUMBING!
- Karen H.

Countertop Installation reviews in Upper Marlboro

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It was one of the best remodeling experiences we've ever had! The contractor, Mr. Adem provided excellent customer service. He was very dependable and knowledgeable about bathroom design. Also, the person that did the work, Mr.
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was excellent. He was very skilled and our bathroom looks great, especially the tile work. He was also very neat and kept the work area very clean. The entire job was done in less than 3 weeks. We would not hesitate to use this company again and I would highly recommend them to others.
- Cecelia S.
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It went great.
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(owner) is very responsive and customer oriented. She's a good listener and truly did her best to meet our requests. She promptly returned calls and searched extensively to find us the right stone. She also went out of her way to give us several options, but never tried to pressure us into a course of action. Her craftsmen were professional and very skilled. They did a great job measuring the stone (our counters are very irregular) and picking the best veining to show off the best and most interesting aspects. Upon installation, they did a great job and even went the extra step of wrapping a column base in the same marble as the backsplash - just because it completed the look and was aesthetically pleasing. It is evident that they truly care about their work and take pride in the job. Their prices are very competitive and considering that they were the best bid, I am also convinced that we received excellent quality for the price.
- Joseph P.
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#1 Service Total Remodeling LLC

6455 Luretta Ann Ln
Springfield, VA

2 Griffins Design and Build, Inc

27421 Clarksburg Rd
Damascus, MD

A & J Home Remodeling

123 Colfax Dr
Manassas, VA

A & S Sales Inc

458 S Pickett St
Alexandria, VA

A Kitchen Bath Joy

Route 7
Ashburn, VA

A Plus Home Improvement

3304 Steed Rd.
Fort Washington, MD

A&W Pro Remodeling

Fairfax, VA

A-1 Laminates, Inc

6806 Mid Cities Ave
Beltsville, MD

ABC Design and Build, Inc

6715 Blacklick Rd.
Springfield, VA

Above All Tops LLC

207 Herman Lewis Ln
Winchester, VA

ACA Contracting

5500 Holmes Run Parkway Suite C4
Alexandria, VA

Acute building construction, llc

2017 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, DC

Adela Construction

10319 Westlake Dr
Bethesda, MD

ADVANCED GRANITE SOLUTIONS

2111 EMMORTON PARK RD
Edgewood, MD

AES BUILDER & HOME IMPROVEMENTS

6915 GOLDEN RING RD
Rosedale, MD

AGOR, INC.

4280 L Henninger Court
Chantilly, VA

AJ Ross Service

5406 Riverdale Rd
Riverdale, MD

Aladdin Carpet & Floors

12321 Parklawn Dr
Rockville, MD

Alex Construction Inc.

Woodbridge, VA

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