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Don't take the first bid for granted. Talking to a smaller contractor saved this homeowner money and landed him beautiful stone counters.
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An experts contributor explains the pros and cons of installing porcelain tile and marble tile in your home and how to decide which is best for your space.
Artificial (quartz) is cheaper, more uniform, has fewer voids to collect dirt, and is almost as abrasion and chip resistant.
Granite is more expensive, stains and collects dirt a little easier as a rule, and is slighly more chip resistant as a rule.
For durability, I would not rate one over the other - barring a 250 lb guy hopping up on it and cracking it, either is likely to outlive you. Selection is typically based on appearance - quartz tends to be more uniform looking and does not always do a good job of simulating the veining and variations that natural stone has.
Now some of the man made stone counters rival the real granite and othe stones without the maintainence of stone. There are many of them out there and it is more a choice of looks than anything else. Corian is still a strong choice of tops today and one advantage is it can be repaired when scratched on site. If you don't mind the maintainence you can't beat the looks of real stone though unless you need a few pieces to make up the top as the graining may be hard to match up. I am impressed though at how realistic some of the man made products have become. It is more an issue of what brand are available in your area. Most all are made the same way with crushed stone and basically an epoxy binder used to make the sheets.
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I had made a deposit on some other work to be done, but after this experience, I cancelled it and asked for the return of my deposit. They only returned part of it. Repeated calls to them were responded to by saying they would look into it and get back to me. Needless to say, they never did.
Were it not for the fact that I was in the process of moving out of state when this happened, I would have pursued legal action against them.
These people are bad news. Stay away from them.”
We chose our granite from a warehouse, and it was evident to me that
On the day of installation, the team was very careful to preserve the tile backsplash, which I didn't want to replace. Although there was no guarantee this would work, they were careful and managed to get the old countertop off without damage. The sink I chose was a VERY heavy French sink, and
One other thing I will mention...there was a younger guy on the team, who was obviously newer to the job. He said a curse word (s__t) in front of my 3 small kids during the installation. The team lead,
For the 120 SF entry way, they spent approx 5-6 hours on day 1. This included prepping, grinding and polishing. The transformation was amazing!! They came back on day 2 to seal the tile, grout and caulk. That took approx 3 hours.
Excellent experience. Great people to work with. Very professional and helpful.
About 30 years ago they built a dining room table out of a red marble that today still gets glowing comments from everyone who has dined at it. It is quite beautiful and unique. They have also installed over the number of years pieces of marble for bathroom vanities, dressers etc. In fact, i will be contacting them again soon for more work.
For pricing I checked N/A because we did not even contact another company to compare pricing. Their work and work ethics are such that there is no need to look elsewhere when you are happy with what you know.
If you want a family run business that can work as well if not better than the big boys
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