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Old 03-03-2017, 09:16 AM   #21
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Re: Onsite Granite Install?

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I think this might has something to do with uncut countertops, not slabs.
That.....typically the thinner prefab counter tops are the ones I see being cut installed on site. The thicker slabs are typically done in the shop and maybe just a few adjustments done on site.
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Old 03-03-2017, 09:54 AM   #22
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Re: Onsite Granite Install?

I oversaw about 10 on-site fab and installs in Tacoma. They were 2cm with a doubled edge which was built and polished off-site. Only 25" and 36" widths were brought out, so all inside corners had a seam. The installers were outstanding and the sink cutouts and seams looked as good as from any shop. The difference was thin material and not using full size slabs to minimize seams.

They did this all by setting up sawhorses and using lots of water from the garden hose.

Very low relative cost. It's just how they did it there.
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Re: Onsite Granite Install?

alright folks, hold on to your hats...

Had the granite installed. The "slab" was 8x25, meaning the only cuts they did on site were the sinks and straight cuts.

It was about 20% cheaper than others. The sink cutout did suffer for being done by hand, though not enough that I really cared.

the straight cuts had a bit of chipping along the cuts, noticeable, but not enough that i really cared.

All told, id say this was a case of getting what you paid for. I paid less, and the final product suffered a bit.
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You are an honorable man. Thanks for reporting back.
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Old 09-25-2017, 07:53 PM   #25
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I know this is an old thread, but, this is a way I've worked for a good 7 years. I used to pick up slabs 5x8 or the jumbo which would be 6x9. It was a hassle not having superior tools the way a shop has, but the end product looked flawless and customers liked the fact that their granite was fabricated the same day. Often times I had weird shaped cabinets to install on top of, or stairs that needed to be jointed on site, so it worked out for me. The only drawback was the dust, or pools of water at times on the customers yards, but I priced cheaper this way and if a customer wanted offsite I would charge more.
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There shouldn't be any difference in quality between onsite cut granite installation and slabs cut in a shop. What you see is what you get is the rule and you should get to pick the slab for yourself in the slab yard. You also pick the finishing and the edge treatment. Our installers do it onsite and they do it fast and each installation goes smoothly. You should insist on the quality and the results you expect, that's for sure.


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