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Whether you’re just refreshing your bathroom or doing a complete remodel, you’ll probably plan on replacing your bathroom countertops. More people are turning to natural stone countertops in just about every room of their home and they are a great choice for the...
For most homeowners, durability means how resistant to damage, like scratching, chipping and staining their natural stone countertops are. Although quartzite is harder than granite, the difference is not significant and we would not recommend cutting directly on either surface. Because quartzite is slightly harder it is also less likely to stain or etch, however, when granite is properly sealed, the difference becomes virtually imperceptible.
Sometimes accidents happen and insurance companies need to be contacted. If your kitchen is damaged as a result of a fire don’t let the insurance company have the final say until you’ve contact your Columbus natural stone fabricator to discuss the possibility of reusing your granite countertops in your remodeled kitchen.
Our team members, no matter how long they’ve been working here, go through regular training on best practices and company policies and initiatives. We want your experience to be nothing short of exceptional whether you’ve come in to look at our remnants for a small project or if you’re here to choose our most expensive granite for a kitchen makeover.
Carrara Marble continues to be one of our top selling marble countertop options. The deep grey of the veining and the bright white of the marble itself works with so many different décors that we’ve had clients who have bought the same Carrara marble a second time after moving into a new home.
If it’s time to update your kitchen layout and add marble or granite countertops, it’s best to work with a professional designer or contractor as you plan the new layout. Here are three things to consider when you start working with a designer or contractor on your kitchen remodeling project.
A few factors can contribute to differences in pricing. First, every granite fabricator has different inventory and different costs. Some also carry different levels of granite meaning a base level at one company may be a mid-level granite elsewhere. Another difference may be whether the square foot cost includes installation, finishing or sealing, cutting and edges. Some natural stone fabricators have different levels of finishing or sealing and edging options and costs.
With granite countertops you can charge more rent. Most apartments are charging more for properties that have been remodeled with granite. If you put granite as an upgrade in the kitchens and bathrooms, you can likely charge anywhere from $25 – $100 more per month for rent.
Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom for many is fun and exciting. For others making decisions doesn’t come easily. Once you’ve decided to upgrade your countertops and choose a natural stone it is time to look at the rest of the room and see what other changes should be made to bring the room together.
Congratulations, you’ve picked your natural stone slab for your kitchen countertops and now it’s time for us to get to work on cutting the slab or slabs. Have you wondered how we go about deciding the right way to make the cuts so that we can get the most out of your...