you offer installation?
How can I get an estimate?
Can I install this myself?
What forms of payment to you take?
What sizes do you stock?
Do you offer shipping?
What is the best way to transport granite?
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1. Do you
Yes we do. We have experienced granite experts
who can install your new counter tops professionally. If you
need cuts on site, they can do that too. They have all the
tools to cut and polish your granite so it will stay looking great
2. How can I get an estimate?
give estimates based on measurements supplied by the customer. However,
our installers will come to your house to take their own measurments or
make a template before they actually cut the granite. To provide an
accurate estimate, we really need a diagram of your kitchen with
dimensions. If you are getting new cabinets, your cabinet designer can
usually supply a diagram that we can use. If you are keeping your
existing cabinets, it is best if you can make a sketch of your kitchen showing the dimensions of your counter tops.
Click here to see a sample kitchen diagram
To make your
own sketch, you can download an estimate sheet, fill it out and fax or
email it back to us. Estimates are free of charge. Click here to download an estimate sheet
Here are some tips for creating a sketch of your kitchen:
See the Contact
page for our fax number and email address
printing the estimate sheet, select none in the
Page Scaling box, and it will print with 5 squares per inch.
- List all dimensions in inches, usually rounding up to the nearest inch.
- Measure all dimensions along the back edge of the counter top (along the
wall). If there are angles in the counter top, measure both the back and
the front edge dimensions
- When drawing the diagram, a scale of one small square = 5" works well to fit
most kitchens on one page
Use an "X" to mark all edges that need
to be polished
- Specify what granite color you want
- Specify whether you want a surface mount or under mount sink
- If you include your email
address, we can email you back a written estimate.
3. Can I install this myself?
Yes, you can install the counter tops yourself. However, this is
mostly recommended for fairly simple kitchens, like galley kitchens. You
can cut the standard counter tops to length using a circular saw and a
diamond blade, which can be purchased at most hardware stores. If you have
an "L" shaped or "C" shaped kitchen, there will be
seams in the corners, which can be tricky to get right for the do-it-yourselfer.
Also if you need extra edge polishing such as for an under mount sink or
around an island that is cut to size, it might be best left up to a professional.
We do have a "fabrication only" option, where the fabricator
can do all the cutting and polishing, and even deliver the granite to your
house. You can then do the installation yourself and save some money.
4. What forms of payment do you take?
We take cash, checks.
We ask that you pay for the granite up front,
before they start cutting it. You pay the installation portion at the end
when the job is complete. Since installation is roughly half of your total
cost, this works out to be about half down, and half due at the end. We
will itemize the granite and installation charges on your estimate.
5. What sizes do you stock?
We stock four different sizes for most of the granite colors we have:
- standard counter tops - 25.5" x 114"
- Wide counter tops - 29.5" x 114"
- Breakfast bars - 18" x 114"
- islands - 42" x 92"
6. Do you
We do not offer shipping by itself, however we do install all over Colorado,
and sometimes as far away as Wyoming or Nebraska. Most of our installations
are in the Denver/Boulder area though.
7. What is the best way to transport granite?
If you want to pick up granite and take it with you, it is best to transport
it vertically, on edge. If you lay it flat, it can sometimes break going
over a bump. You can build a simple a-frame out of 2x4's, and strap the
granite to the a-frame with ratcheting tie down straps. The angle of the
a-frame should be about a 10 degrees. We also have some a-frames that you
can borrow (with a deposit) or purchase.
Click here to see picture of a-frames for transport.