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Old 01-04-2020, 10:05 AM
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I would say that your are talking about $6000 to replace granite with Quartz for kitchen & 2 bathrooms.
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Old 01-04-2020, 10:51 AM
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Ultimate Granite on Rolling Acres Rd has the largest selection, in fact many installers will send you there to pick out your stone. In the last couple of years they've had their own installation crews and the reviews have been very good.

Granite is priced according to the grade, #3 the best, then #2 and #1. Ultimate's has been advertising sales in the Sun for the past few months, get a higher grade for the price of a lower grade. I haven't shopped in about five years, but last time Granite was about $32 - $35 a SF installed with a standard edge for level #1, then graduated up to about $65 a SF for the level #3. The edge that you choice can add to the cost, quite a lot if it's fancy triple edge, a standard edge is normally free. So the costs is based on the square footage that you want done, the level of granite and the edge. Also you might want a new undermount sink, which some installers will stock or you can go to a home improvement store. Also with granite you can go with a fancier faucet, so those have to be considered in the price.

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This is Sienna Bourdeau, which would be a level #3

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In Maryland we used Santa Cecilia and it was only a level #1

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Old 01-04-2020, 11:34 AM
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Whatever you do DO NOT use Wildwood Kitchen and Bath for anything. A lot of people, including myself, have had very bad experiences' there.
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Old 01-04-2020, 12:44 PM
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Try Classic Rock in Leesburg; they allow you to buy a slab from the warehouse on Rolling Acres rd and they cut/install. Most others have a surcharge, you pick out the slab and they pay the supplier.
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Old 01-04-2020, 02:13 PM
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I had an installer say he was redoing his kitchen and I asked if he was putting in quartz or granite. He said granite. I asked why and he said if you ever smelled them cutting quartz you would never put it in your home. Then I read this on NPR. While it pertains to quartz workers, it sure makes me wonder. How New Cases Of Lung Damage Emerged In The U.S. Countertop Industry : Shots - Health News : NPR
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Old 01-04-2020, 10:03 PM
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We used Ultimate Granite. We liked their selection of granite and they provided excellent service for installation. Highly recommended!
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Old 01-04-2020, 11:25 PM
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Are you aware that granite emits radon? Lots of granite in NH and folks there know a bit about the stuff. It's ok outside for steps, but don't bring it into the house.
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I had granite counter tops done by Ultimate Granite (Rolling Acres Rd) back in May. They were VERY easy to work with (Adam was our contact). No matter how many times I called, or how many questions I asked, I always got an appropriate and timely response. If no one was able to answer the phone I ALWAYS got a call back in a very short time. They never pushed me to buy. They have a fairly large selection of granite but not 10,000 different ones (maybe they have 10,000 pieces but that seems like a stretch). They did a quality job on the time schedule we agreed to.

I did not use the "contractor grade" faucets they had available choosing instead to get Kohler faucets from Lowes. I did use their kitchen sink which, so far, seems fine. I used their square bathroom sinks which are okay, but if I had it to do over again I'd get the Kohler sinks from Home Depot. No problem with them but the Ultimate Granite sinks have a steeper side and take a bit longer to fill. I think the curved side Kohlers look better anyway.

I didn't shop around since several friends had used them and were very pleased. However, pricing was very good and comparable to what I recently paid in WI after doing extensive price shopping there. What surprized me was doing granite with Ultimate was 1/2 the cost compared with a quote I received from Doc's Restoration for laminate tops.

I did not do the typical 4" back splash in the kitchen choosing instead to do tile. This is something you have to contract for on your own. It is a matter of personal preference but it is becoming more popular now and mine looks great.
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Why do they call it a backsplash anyway? I never splash water on my countertops.
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Just bought from them and had installed. Excellent job
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Old 01-09-2020, 02:48 PM
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I would say that your are talking about $6000 to replace granite with Quartz for kitchen & 2 bathrooms.
I just got a quote to cut down the two-tier peninsula in our Lantana kitchen to one counter-height level and replace the solid surface counters in the kitchen with Cambria quartz. Just under 10k.

YMMV.

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Old 01-09-2020, 02:59 PM
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I just got a quote to cut down the two-tier peninsula in our Lantana kitchen to one counter-height level and replace the solid surface counters in the kitchen with Cambria quartz. Just under 10k.

YMMV.

kathy
If that is just for the kitchen, I hope you get another competitive quote.
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Old 01-09-2020, 06:18 PM
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If that is just for the kitchen, I hope you get another competitive quote.
It is just for the kitchen and I do plan to get another quote. The company that gave me the quote gets good reviews but is not the cheapest around, by their own admission.

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