Granite Countertop Fabrication and Installation

Fabrication

Standard granite countertops usually cost $35-75 per square foot installed, depending on the type of granite or quartz product selected and the difficulty of installation. Granite Countertop installation and fabrication costs can significantly affect the final price of your new granite countertops. Generally, the more complex the shape of the countertop and particularly the shape of the finished countertop edges, the higher the price will be. Fortunately, choosing one of the four standard polished edges can make an excellent choice and are most popular. Occasionally, a customer will want a custom granite countertop edge pattern, possibly to match the edge to detailing on the cabinetry, and this can also be done. Granite countertops are usually polished to a high gloss finish. The price of the granite countertop includes the cost of transportation, making field measurements and templates, cutting, polishing, delivery, and final installation. The total material required is determined by the layout and the amount of waste. We will try to lay out each job so as to minimize waste yet maximize the natural beauty of the veining and pattern. Keep in mind that sink, cook top or waste from curved cutouts are counted in the square footage cost.


Granite Countertop Site Preparation

On new construction, the base cabinets must be permanently anchored in place before a template can be made. Sinks must be selected prior to day of fabrication. Any faucets, cook tops, or any other items that requires a cutout or a hole in the top must be on site on the day installation.

Please note that any delay in acquiring the accessories may also delay the installation. The countertop installer will not normally be responsible for connecting of dishwashers, cook tops, or plumbing. For your convenience, we can provide a licensed plumber at additional cost. All cuts are final; it is impossible to reattach a piece of granite that has been cut from the slab. Additionally, once the granite is glued in place on the cabinets, moving it is very difficult and risks damaging the cabinets. In preparation for the day of installation, you may want to remove all drawers and contents of the cabinets. This may be a great time for you to clean and re-organize your cabinets. The installation process will be dusty, we will do our best to contain the dust and clean up. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding this process.