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Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by Cheez, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. Coach24

    Coach24 New Member 1000 Posts

    Wow that is one big As.. Honey dew list. Sounds like there is plenty to do. Good idea on the granite as it is temperamental as well as expensive. I have installed 3 in my lifetime, only because a contract called for it. Tile and Marble was what the company was know for,
  2. Cheez

    Cheez Member

    Who needs a motor when you can be in shape and have just as much fun.

    Happy birthday too!
  3. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 Active Member 1000 Posts

    [MENTION=14295]tbplus10[/MENTION], you may want to look at concrete counter tops, done right they look amazing. helped a buddy put one in his house a while back, and it really looked nice. alot cheaper then granite as well as being something just a bit different.

    Alex
  4. marko54

    marko54 New Member


    Have you considered Silestone countertops? (Quartz) After completely gutting and re-doing the kitchen, i wanted granite but really didnt see any slabs i liked. we went to home depot and picked out a color that would work with our cabinets. However install needs to be done by a Pro. Silestone is super durable.
  5. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Super Moderator Staff Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts

    I've looked at both Concrete and Silestone countertops, and if it was my choice I'd go Silestone, but I have an annoying voice babbling in my ear that has made it known SHE wants Granite countertops, and since I'll only do the kitchen one time I'm gonna do it her way, I'd better get some damn good meals cooked out of it when it's done though!!
    Yea we've been looking at granite slabs for almost a year to find one she likes, I figured even if I wasnt ready to do the kitchen yet if I found the "right" slab I'd buy it now. I was warned previously about the difficulties of finding the "right" slab, my brothers a Plumber/Granite counter top installer and he's told me horror stories of people not happy with grain and colors after the installation.
    My brother is planning on taking a vacation from Las Vegas to Texas when I'm ready to start the job so he can help me, but at ths point that parts still in the future a little while, got other rooms to finish first and $$ to save up since this remodel is an all cash job since I dont want to be paying on it the rest of my life.
  6. sgtsjj

    sgtsjj New Member 1000 Posts

    well im working all weekend, and gotta do some home work and depending on how today turns out i may give in and start chewing again....
  7. marko54

    marko54 New Member

    Has she seen the new Silestone colors yet? She may do a 180 and want silestone.
  8. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Super Moderator Staff Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts

    Yea, her mother and sister talked her into Granite and they, being the experts they are on all things, told her it's the best and what she wants so she should settle for nothing less.
    Of course thats also probably because they both overpaid for Granite counter tops in their homes and both complain about them now but dont want to admit they made a poor choice.
    I'm done fighting the issue, I hope all the problems I've heard about Granite do happen, then she'll have to live with it like it is because I wont replace them. I'll replace her first!!
  9. Coach24

    Coach24 New Member 1000 Posts

    Shhh! Not so loud
  10. marko54

    marko54 New Member

    [QUOTE and watch San Fran beat the Giants at the same bowling alley.[/QUOTE]

    Time to repair your crystal Ball.:happy:

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