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Old 04-27-2009, 08:19 PM   #181
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Do you mean KitchenHappy might be a company rep and would like to convince [I]someone[I] that this product is........

Mmmm, no I hadn't thought of that.

LOL

Of course, there is a possibility that out of the many many many people that company has apparently ripped off, there may be 1 happy customer.


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Old 04-27-2009, 08:27 PM   #182
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Most of the one post wonders touting the benefits of this product are most likely selling the product
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:23 PM   #183
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There was a guy named Mauzio over at Findstone.com that was one of the few honest stone guys, famous for laying it all out, warts and all. He got into a battle with some of the granite shield reps ("lifetime" sealer for stone) posing as happy customers and made a comment that in all the ten thousand consumer postings on that forum, not one consumer ever posted that they were happy with their purchase. After all, they came to the site for help with problems on their stone countertop.

I would say the same is true here, a happy consumer rarely goes on the internet to defend a company that sold them a countertop.
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:24 PM   #184
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I've heard that word-of-mouth is the best advertising for a business. That doesn't seem to be true for Granite Transformations.

So, if a person is thinking about having a counter top installed and they google 'Granite Transformations', will the postings on this forums show up in the search?

*10 minutes later*

Why, as a matter of fact, googling 'Granite Transformations' did give me the opportunity to click on the diychatroom.com website and it brought me to this very thread.
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Old 04-27-2009, 11:28 PM   #185
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I've heard that word-of-mouth is the best advertising for a business. That doesn't seem to be true for Granite Transformations.

So, if a person is thinking about having a counter top installed and they google 'Granite Transformations', will the postings on this forums show up in the search?

*10 minutes later*

Why, as a matter of fact, googling 'Granite Transformations' did give me the opportunity to click on the diychatroom.com website and it brought me to this very thread.
89,533 views & counting.......Ya think?

And this is why we have the one post wonders touting THEIR product while pretending to be customers
Because the SALES people also find this thread & the TRUTH about some of the sales methods are shown here. That & the complaints are probably turning business away from them. But it's their own fault. You need to HAVE a better mousetrap, not just say you do
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:48 AM   #186
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I work in a popular bar in Denver the entire bar is granite
it has been there at least 3 years and is still in great shape
We had one issue with water getting under the granite Very wet area.
We called and they replaced the entire section not charge.
prompt and courteous. I highly recommend it!
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Old 05-09-2009, 01:48 PM   #187
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Has anyone used this company for a bathroom redo? Got an estimate yesterday for masterbath stall shower and jacuzzi apron and deck using glass mosaics everywhere except the tub deck as I was told they can not cut circular in the mosaic tiles so would have to use glass there. Was also told by a friend that it is hard to install shower doors on the mosaic as it is prone to cracking. I really do not want to rip everything out and start over and this seems like an alternative - but a costly one. Please help! Most of the posts refer to kitchen counters and I want some info on bathrooms. Thanks
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Old 05-10-2009, 09:23 AM   #188
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Are you talking about the 1" glass tiles?
If so and they cant go around a tub then you need a new tile setter.
As for a shower door even if you have to pop off a tile for the screws the hinge or frame should cover that spot.
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I think you missed the point of my post - the co rep who is the owner's daughter said that the glass mosaic tiles can not be cut in a circular pattern - these tiles are not individually set so there is no tile setter involved - this product comes in sheets like granite not separate tiles and because of the nature of the mosaic it can not be cut circular to cover the deck of a jacuzzi tub
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:21 PM   #190
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Not that anything is wrong with the overlayment, but you can do real solid granite for that price. I know it is probably far from you, but if you are up in the freehold twp area..(american granite) has a huge granite yard and you get to pick and choose your piece. The prices are very very competitive. See carlos and tell him the (albino's) sent you!
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I just finished my kitchen from a total gut. I bought Granite. I checked about 15 granite warehouses, Birmingham Al., Chattagonaga Tn. Atlanta Ga. our granite is epoxy resin sealed. I was told by more than one dealer that about 80% of granite is now sealed with epoxy resin by the distributors. Look on the rough uncut edges of the slabs you can see it as it runs down like dripping paint usually looks like poly urethane. I saw it in every granite warehouse I went to. Not every slab but many. It does not need to be sealed again, will not stain and is food safe. They do it to fill the natural pits and voids in the surface and make it shiney. Not all dealers even know this. Granite is one of those still secretive items the dealers dont want you to know too much. Most dealers wont even tell you what the slabs cost as they roll it into fabrication. I'm in north Alabama. In California you can just buy slabs and pay for fabrication separate, but here you cant. Most warehouses wont even let you in without a fabricator name and number. They wont give you any prices either. I spent more than a month researching before I bought.

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We had this product installed in our home in Long Beach.CA and could not be happier, the presentation was professional as was the instillation crew. Was it expensive, probably, I was quoted over $5,000 for solid granite not including removal of the existing countertop and Granite Transformations was $6100. Day one they came out and measured and created their template and day two (all day) they installed the countertop. It included a new undermounted sink. I of course replaced all the fixtures and had a plumber do all the work which ended up costing me another $1,000. That was for 77 square feet of countertop. I'm a fan and would recommend the product.
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We had this product installed in our home in Long Beach.CA and could not be happier, the presentation was professional as was the instillation crew. Was it expensive, probably, I was quoted over $5,000 for solid granite not including removal of the existing countertop and Granite Transformations was $6100. Day one they came out and measured and created their template and day two (all day) they installed the countertop. It included a new undermounted sink. I of course replaced all the fixtures and had a plumber do all the work which ended up costing me another $1,000. That was for 77 square feet of countertop. I'm a fan and would recommend the product.
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Why pick GT if real granite was cheaper?

And why do people imply that:
1- removing an existing counter top is such a chore.
2- granite can't be installed in a day or two.
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I'm not here to defend a decision I'm just sharing our experience. We have a handful of friends who put in granite and it wasn't cheaper and it took much to long and the countertop removal was a mess with dust and dirt. You want granite, heck put it in, we're happy with what we bought.
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I just recently had my kitchen remodeled by Granite transformations. I will tell you my experience. The cost is almost the same as the real thing and you cannot have any choices on the granite counter top corners. The biggest problem I have with them is the pullout drawers. If you have pullout drawers, do not use Granite Transformations. After the Granite transformations is done with the cabinet doors, I have to swing the doors to almost 180 degree to open. That is not functional. I have emailed and called the company several times but all I got is lip services. They would not come out to fix the problems. The customer service is lousy, they would not return calls.

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