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Old 06-07-2007, 02:50 PM   #1
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Im new to this forum so i just wanted to take a 2nd to say hello. just bought a condo back in april. im a DIY'er so im looking forward to a lot of helpful advice from this site!

Has anyone had any experience with Granite Transformations? the product they sell is 95% granite mixed w/ a polymer that is formed into 1/4 inch thick slabs. these are then installed directly over top of your existing counter tops. no demolition. has anyone used this company before or know someone who has? I tried searching online for consumer reviews but was unable to find anything.

thanks in advance for any help you may give!

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You may have a better experience and save more money by using granite tile over densshield screwed over your formica.

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Old 06-07-2007, 03:17 PM   #3
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they quoted us at $3300 for about 30 sq/ft of counter top, an under mount granite sink and a new moen faucet, installed. does that sound over priced?
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If you lived close to me, I could probably give you nearly the same deal with actual granite.
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Old 06-08-2007, 04:28 AM   #5
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Im new to this forum so i just wanted to take a 2nd to say hello. just bought a condo back in april. im a DIY'er so im looking forward to a lot of helpful advice from this site!

Has anyone had any experience with Granite Transformations? the product they sell is 95% granite mixed w/ a polymer that is formed into 1/4 inch thick slabs. these are then installed directly over top of your existing counter tops. no demolition. has anyone used this company before or know someone who has? I tried searching online for consumer reviews but was unable to find anything.

thanks in advance for any help you may give!
I do not have any experience with that company that you specifically asked abut. However, I have seen some counter products produced in a simliar fashion and have been very impressed with the whole look...very nice.
Sounds like you have not physically seen their product?

Only thing I could suggest is: If they are not in the area, call and ask for a sample to be sent to you. Ask for some testimonials or other references.....
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I think the estimate is overpriced. You could replace your existing countertops with concrete countertops for a fraction of the price. You would probably spend $400-$500 if you custom fabricated concrete countertops. Concrete is just as durable as granite, when polished it can look like granite and best of all, it's a hot new trend in kitchen remodeling.
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They came out to the house and gave a little presentation and brought some samples, the wife really fell in love w/ one of the colors they have.

when they were at the house they offered some consumer reviews, but i was looking for something other then propaganda.

i just really dont want to get hosed here. i really dont know much about counter top materials and cost.
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This is the time to learn. Go to any place that sells granite countertops with a diagram of your set up. I'm sure you can find the same granite style that was shown to you. They should be able to quote you a ball park price right there.
The quote was very high unless you picked out some exotic stone, like Baja Blue.
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They came out to the house and gave a little presentation and brought some samples, the wife really fell in love w/ one of the colors they have.

when they were at the house they offered some consumer reviews, but i was looking for something other then propaganda.

i just really dont want to get hosed here. i really dont know much about counter top materials and cost.

I also am impressed with this product. My quote is for $5900 for about 40 square feet of counter and windowsills covered as well as backsplash all the way up to cabinets. I've spoken with several customers who all love it and invited me to see their kitchens. I saw the product in their showroom. If you bought it, are you happy.

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I just had my granit templated yesturday for install in 2 week's. I have 45 sq ft and the cost is $2400 installed. I live in NJ. I provided sink ($350) they will undermount. I also provided Price Pfister faucet ($250)
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In this small set of pictures, those with a counter top are from Granite Transformations. I have a close up of the color we chose so you can see what it "really" looks like.

Many said here that it's "just like" granite...and with all due respect it isn't. I have granite in the bathrooms, and it behaves differently. Liquids don't leave any marks on the surface, temporary or permanent. The element of having virtually no maintenance was highly appealing to us. It's easy to clean, and it has the look we like.

We had a very positive experience with our install, and wouldn't go any other way. The guys from the company were well prepared, professional, and a pleasure to work with.

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I'm getting close to signing the order. I had a quote for just the granite slabs which did not include installation, sink, plumber or electrician and it was $5600. Granite Transformations was $5900 and included everything. I'm getting one more quote from Costco countertops, but no one else does the OVER the countertop installation. That's the part I like the best. I'll write back if I do it.
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I just had a salesman in from GT and his quote was over $6000 and then came down to $5100 if I bought today. I have no experience with countertops other than the WilsonArt that is in my kitchen for 11 years.
I thought it was high, and need to do some homework on prices.
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I'm still looking at granite in addition to granite transformations. I visited them at the Seattle Home Show last week and am still very interested.
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While I cant speak for national prices on granite, I think for any of the previous posters who live in Jersey (esp Mt Laurel) you can get actual slab granite counters for $50-60 sq ft installed. There are several places in South Philly that do this, and I know they work in Jersey too. They typically install your undermount sink too in that cost, if you provide the sink

So I am not sure why you would spend the same amount per square foot for "Granite Transformations" or whatever it is called when you could get real granite for the same price.

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