Granite Countertops

by | May 3, 2011 | Kitchens | 4 comments

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Mark and Charles at Artistic Tile and Granite have been our stone and granite go to guy  they have been serving us intermittently for the past five years. whether it is bone yard treasures or slabs they have given our clients the choices and service. We appreciate their attention to detail and outstanding customer service.

Granite as you know is a mother nature thing and is therefore prone to variations and imperfections, I recall a client calling frantic about a black spot in the lime stone counter top. Turns out it was a shell and the plumber who was initially accused of dropping ABS glue on the surface was off the hook.

On this project we are using a polished 3cm Tan Brown with a 3/8″ roll radius edge.

Granite top and tile splash

Tan Brown is mined in India and polished somewhere in the world ( mined stone outside of the US could be processed anywhere and not documented ) then delivered by container ship to Long Beach California then delivered to Las Vegas Nevada via flat bed truck. Our slab was brought here to Boise by Italia Marble & Granite .

We estimate the age of this material was formed during the Archean Eon, that is 2.5-3.8 billion years ago and has undergone a tremendous amount of work to get it from a mountain in India to our home.

It takes about 3-9 days to turn it into a 100 ton block then another 1-3 days to turn it into a slab then another 9 hours to polish it of delicate grinding and sanding before it is ready to be installed here. You can see a cool video on the general process of mountain to counter top on the artistic website.

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  1. Wayne Forrey

    What would be rhe cost for 42 square feet of counter top for my kitchen? Some where around that much. Thank you
    Wayne

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    • Joe Levitch

      Not sure where you live or the details of your project. Thicker granite does not need a sub deck. how many cut outs etc. The best bet is to go directly to a reputable slab supplier like Francini and have them recommend an installer they like. If you are in Boise check artistic or advanced fabricators in Meridian

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  2. Wayne Forrey

    Thank you for letting me know and allso what is the best counter top to install in the kitchen?? Thanks wayne

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    • Joe Levitch

      You’re Welcome

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