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Things to Remember During Template Formation (Measure)

Published May 27, 2015

Once you have chosen a granite type (or any other natural stone) for your countertop, the next few steps would be concerned with the finalizing of the total cost related to granite slabs, templating, and installation. There are many unexpected costs that may pop up related to electrical work, plumbing, working on uneven substrate surface, etc. which are in most cases unavoidable. Templating forms the basis of installation and if any crucial information is missed here, then you would not be able to get that perfect granite countertop that you have dreamt of.

 

Templating refers to the process of using a material (mostly plywood) to project the spatial arrangement present in the installation area onto this material taking into account all the spatial variables present or that will be present once the installation is complete. It is important that you are present at home when the fabricator or supplier’s reps are measuring the countertop space. At the end of the process, they will ask you in written to authorize the templates so that there is no dispute later.

 

During measuring, it is important to discuss irregularities present in the surface (leveling required) or on the wall as well as if the wall is completely straight or curved at some point. Edge work needed should also be discussed so that the details such as overhang, thickness required, and the type of edge profile (square, bullnose, ogee, etc.) desired are clear and well-understood. When it comes to backsplash, length, height, and interruptions present should be taken into account. Once the sink cutouts for the top are created, the type required (under-mount or top-mount) should be discussed with the fabricator. Also, you must discuss the positioning of seams on the granite countertop depending on the appliances or other accessories that will be put consequently on the top. It is imperative that the cabinets are fitted before the measurement takes place because their positioning can alter the setting of the top.

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Things to Know before Installing a Vanity Top

Published February 5, 2015

Bathroom happens to be more susceptible to wear & tear than kitchen, and thus requires a vanity top that not only looks elegant but is also highly functional. A bathroom top has to endure soap, cosmetics, gels, water, heat, etc. on daily basis and it is not prudent to use a top material which is soft, porous, and susceptible to heat. Also, it acts as a connecting point for the vanity cabinets below and the tile wall above. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, we offer quality bathroom & kitchen vanity tops as well as wood cabinets at best possible market prices.

 

Out of many options available for vanity top material such as natural stone, laminate, wood, glass, concrete, etc., only natural stone tend to give the required elegance and durability needed in a busy space like bathrooms. Not only this, natural stone tend to give a more stylish and sophisticated look to the entire space which is quite helpful during resale. Granite these days happens to be the most popular choice because of its high durability, excellent heat resistant ability and high aversion to etching if sealed properly. You can visit our showroom in St. Louis, Missouri, to choose from various levels of granite slabs available for vanity tops.

 

Marble is also loved as a top material especially for its elegance and high resistivity to heat. Though it does etch more than granite and may not be liked by everyone. A honed marble though after some time develops a captivating patina which makes stains appreciably less detectable in most cases. Engineered quartz deserves to be mentioned here as it has the highest durability and doesn’t need to be sealed as it is non-porous. It is available in numerous designs and colors that could replicate granite & marble tops. Contrary to popular belief, quartz is not extremely expensive and its prices are quite comparable to most high-end granite & marble variants.

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Different Types of Customized Bathroom Vanity Tops

Published August 8, 2014

Home tops are an integral part of interior décor that are used every day and symbolize your personal taste. Kitchen and bathroom table tops come in a variety of materials and designs and each type has its own set of merits and demerits. Home table tops are generally made out of granite, marble, quartz, plastic laminates and tiles. Various aspects that make vanity tops to differ from each other are discussed below.

Design

 

Bathroom vanity tops come in two different types namely a single sink or a double sink vanity top. A single sink vanity top has an oval cutout in the middle and a lip around the cutout. When a sink is placed inside this cutout, it slides through and the lip ensures that the sink stays fixed. A double sink vanity top has two oval cutouts on a larger single sheet. Both designs have small holes that work in sync with the faucets.

 

Size

 

These come in different sizes as the cabinets on which these are put on also differ in size. Vanity tops normally come with a depth of 22 inches, as the bathroom cabinets generally have the same depth though the width can differ. A single sink vanity top’s width may vary from anywhere around 30 inches to 50 inches, whereas a double sink vanity top’s width could be 61 inches or more. You can have customized bathroom vanity tops for larger sizes.

 

Material

 

The biggest difference in vanity tops come from the material these are made up of. Vanity tops are generally made out of granite, marble or quartz. Also, metal, concrete, glass, soapstone and limestone are used for making vanity tops. Customized bathroom vanity tops come in different variants of the same material.

 

With the vanity tops, a side splash or a backsplash is used for additional benefits. A side splash is small part of the material used for making vanity top that attaches to the sides of the counter whereas a backsplash gets attached to the back of the counter where the vanity top meets the supporting wall.

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Why Granite Vanity Tops Are Most Used

Published February 21, 2014

Often it is observed that homeowners look to make as much impact as possible when they decide to get their homes renovated. On the other hand, they also want to make sure that the renovation process does not get prolonged. Thus, they need high quality material that is capable of putting a huge impact while complementing the existing decor in the house. For such requirement, the only option that emerges in our minds is granite bathroom vanity tops. This is because granite has the history of making its very own distinct statement.

 

The best quality of granite is that its mere presence is enough to give your bathroom a different and a royal look. It brings timeless elegance to the area other than the class of its own. Moreover, it makes bathrooms more stylish than what they were before as it comes in a variety of colours, textures and patterns. These qualities of granite make it unmatched by any other natural material. Appropriate granite bathroom vanity tops will create excitement and give a completely new appearance to your bathroom. It will pull the attention of users instantly, by complementing the existing decor very well.

 

To be very honest, granite is much more than just a pretty face. Behind its beautiful appearance and vibrant colours, there is a stoic strength, which helps in making the room the centre of attraction. This very strength is the main reason behind legendary stories of granite’s durability. An original piece of granite stone will successfully tackle the impact of daily wear and tear happening in the household. The manufacturers of granite bathroom vanity tops make sure that every piece is tested for facing any impact without disturbing the appearance and grace that it brings to the bathrooms. For this reason, these granite vanity tops are popular all over for its durability and beauty.

 

As far as granite is concerned, the non-porous surface doesn’t allow stains or bacteria and other germs to settle there. The user can even wipe away anything stuck there with a wet cloth or even a tissue paper. For years, it will continue to give amazing gleam to your bathroom’s appearance.

 

However, to make sure that your granite bathroom vanity tops work at their best, you will have to hire the best team for your home’s renovation. Often people get into Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mode and think that they will successfully bring the magic that only a professional team could bring. Therefore, the best way to make your granite show its real impact is getting the renovation done by a team of professional renovators who will make sure that the work is perfectly done. They will pay attention to every minute detail and make your granite vanity top leave the most impressive impact.

 

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Why Granite Vanity Tops Are Most Used

Published February 21, 2014

Often it is observed that homeowners look to make as much impact as possible when they decide to get their homes renovated. On the other hand, they also want to make sure that the renovation process does not get prolonged. Thus, they need high quality material that is capable of putting a huge impact while complementing the existing decor in the house. For such requirement, the only option that emerges in our minds is granite

bathroom vanity tops. This is because granite has the history of making its very own distinct statement.

 

The best quality of granite is that its mere presence is enough to give your bathroom a different and a royal look. It brings timeless elegance to the area other than the class of its own. Moreover, it makes bathrooms more stylish than what they were before as it comes in a variety of colours, textures and patterns. These qualities of granite make it unmatched by any other natural material. Appropriate granite bathroom vanity tops will create excitement and give a completely new appearance to your bathroom. It will pull the attention of users instantly, by complementing the existing decor very well.

 

To be very honest, granite is much more than just a pretty face. Behind its beautiful appearance and vibrant colours, there is a stoic strength, which helps in making the room the centre of attraction. This very strength is the main reason behind legendary stories of granite’s durability. An original piece of granite stone will successfully tackle the impact of daily wear and tear happening in the household. The manufacturers of granite bathroom vanity tops make sure that every piece is tested for facing any impact without disturbing the appearance and grace that it brings to the bathrooms. For this reason, these granite vanity tops are popular all over for its durability and beauty.

 

As far as granite is concerned, the non-porous surface doesn’t allow stains or bacteria and other germs to settle there. The user can even wipe away anything stuck there with a wet cloth or even a tissue paper. For years, it will continue to give amazing gleam to your bathroom’s appearance.

 

However, to make sure that your granite bathroom vanity tops work at their best, you will have to hire the best team for your home’s renovation. Often people get into Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mode and think that they will successfully bring the magic that only a professional team could bring. Therefore, the best way to make your granite show its real impact is getting the renovation done by a team of professional renovators who will make sure that the work is perfectly done. They will pay attention to every minute detail and make your granite vanity top leave the most impressive impact.

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