I do some yes. I use a continuous rim diamond dewalt blade from lowes or Home Depot currently... It's about 2 years old and just keeps cutting. I've never broke a tile using it though.Robinson1 said:You work with much porcelain? What blade do you use in your grinder? I've never had much luck cutting porcelain with a grinder. Seems like I break at least 1 out of 3.
I have B in my house. It was 2k installed with a sink. This is a house that should sell around 175kBCConstruction said:Soap stone marks easier than corian. Its so easy to touch corian up though. My wife cuts on it all the time and I just hit it with a scotch brite type pad and its as good as new right after. The thing is around here corian is cheaper depending on what grade granite you go for. Around here grade B is about what most nice homes have. Most basic homes have grade A and I have never sold anymore than a grade D and that was on a tiny bath counter top. I think the grade E stuff runs around $130 a sqft in this area so it's no wonder its not often seen. Still prefer corian over granite though. I prefer the more modern look.
We aren't using the most expensive company town. We were on a job where we were not very impressed with the install at all. The guys we use make every seam disappear. They are tight, fit well everywhere, they do a fantastic install on every aspect.BCConstruction said:Depends where it's bought from. There's about 6 different granite company's near me I can use. Some are half the price for the same grade but install quality and finish quality are worse the less you pay. The prices I'm quoting are from my best supplier. They have a massive indoor show room with numerous kitchens set up and a lot of I stock granite. Plus their installers are anal.
Yeah, the rating scale is funny. Some D and E looks awful. I like the B in my house a lot. It just depends on the colors and styles that you have on a job.BCConstruction said:I see grade F stuff that's ugly as hell and grade A stuff that I think looks nice. they had some rare stuff in my suppliers not long ago that was $160 SQFT. Only had one slab though and it was super brittle they said. Prob explains the 1 slab.