How To Choose The Perfect Granite Work Surface
By Edward Green
My Grandmother used to say to me “Nothing cheap is good and nothing good is cheap”. This ring true when dealing with purchase especially on internet of Granite Work Surfaces. In fact of all stone so read carefully.
Natural stone is graded as to it’s suitability for a given task. It is also graded regarding region of world it originated from. This is a grade for general use but more for stone professionals to advise architects, surveyors etc which products to use for maximum efficiency in building or home.
When buying on internet you are usually shown samples of very best, Granite, Marble, Limestone etc. You must be aware that this stone is probably not what you will receive. Firstly, stone is batched. You need batched stone to get consistent pattern throughout surface. If you were to buy stone today and return for stone a month later to complete your project you will invariably get a mismatch that can look horrendous especially with larger crystals such as blue pearl granite.
Always make sure you are receiving same batch and have it itemised on your order. Also if installer chips a corner or scratches surface you will generally need a replacement piece. If batch isn’t available you may have a problem.