What is the Process When Shopping For Granite Countertops

The Process-When Shopping for Granite Countertops for your Kitchen or Bathroom Project

  1. Call or visit one of our showrooms to discuss your project.
  2. Select your granite from our on site granite yard.template
  3. We will schedule your template appointment at your convenience.
  4. Here we review radiuses, seam locations, overhangs and backsplashes.
  5. Your digitized countertops are downloaded into our computer.
  6. This program records your edge, sink and cooktop selections
  7. Our CAD program guarantees an accurate layout of your kitchen.
  8. The template information is now transferred to our CNC saw.CNC saw
  9. With this computer generated saw we program in the exact placement of each piece.
  10.  We take into consideration the flow or movement of the stone.
  11. This percision cutting guarantees a perfect fit for your countertops.
  12. THe cut pieces are marked with customer name and seam location.
  13. Now the countertops are transferred to our CNC profiler.
  14. This CNC workstation is a computer controled detailer.
  15. Here the edge is profiled and the sink and faucet holes are cut.
  16. The detailer also polishes the countertop edges.
  17. The finished countertops are then transferred to our final inspectors.
  18. An inspection is done and any final touches are made.install gs
  19. Countertops are now ready for the installers.
  20. The countertops are loaded in the morning.
  21. Our installers arrive at your home.
  22. Old countertops are removed, plumbing is disconnected.
  23. New countertops, faucet and sink are installed, plumbing reconnected.

You have your new kitchen, all in one day!

Fireplace and Granite Distributors created this video to help you understand what to expect when shopping for granite countertops for your home.

-The Process

We have a complete selection of granite at our showroom in Concord NC located at 1749 Trinity Church Rd Concord NC 28027 [704] 721-0001

For a free estimate or any questions you may have.

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We do all the fabricating on site with our computer generated systems. We are with you from start to finish. We also have a New Design Location in Charlotte NC located at 8200-D Arrowridge Blvd. Charlotte NC 28273 [704] 588-8939

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Watch the video to see exactly what you can expect when selecting Fireplace and Granite for your project! The Process

We have also published a video on this page giving you an idea what to expect when you have your countertops installed.

What Should a Granite Seam Look Like | Charlotte NC

SeamPhantom3   Find the Seam resized 600Granite seams are a major topic of discussion. When you are in the market for granite countertops, you may discover that your kitchen will need a seam in the granite. If the granite company you buy from does not have the proper equipement or tools, your granite seams may appear less than industry standard. But what is “Industry Standard” for granite seams and how can a granite seam affect the price of your granite countertops project?

Seam Quality
Seam Quality can be measured in several ways. If the seam is visible and very thick, it still may be an industry quality seam. A “nearly invisible” seam can only be achieved using proper granite seam equipment.

Industry Standards are very low when it comes to granite seams. We have the proper technology and equipment to make barely visible seams, while other granite companies may not invest in that type of equipment.

Granite seams will never be “invisible” but if you cannot see the granite seam from the entry point of the kitchen — and have to look from above the area to actually point out the seam — you have a great granite seam.

Color Continuity
Bad Color Match at Seam resized 600The other way to tell what a seam should look like is color continuity. A seam may be up to “industry standards”, however color continuity is questionable. This means that although the seam is not noticable, the two granite pieces are different colors, which quickly give away that there is a seam in place.

The photo to the right shows a granite seam with bad Color Continuity and then the same kitchen with best color match Continuity.

Color continuity can and will have a major effect on the overall cost of a job. Sometimes, to get the best color continuity it requires using more material in order to get the best match color between two pieces of Granite Countertops Charlotte NCgranite. Sometimes with exotic slabs, it is very costly to have a great looking seam with the best color continuity — a two granite slab job now becomes a 3 granite slab job and the cost in material for that job would increase.

There are many other things that can effect the seam, such as location or the type of material used, but when you are having granite countertops installed, it is best to ask where the seam may be so you will know its location beforehand. Also ask if there will be more than 1 seam.

We fabricate and install the best granite countertops in Charlotte NC. When you buy from us, you can rest assured that you will have the best quality granite countertops at the best prices — with above industry standard granite seams. Call us at 704-721-0001 for a Free Estimate.