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Old 10-19-2010, 01:26 AM   #211
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We had a friend us it on countertops to upgrade to sell their home. It looked good. we had them come and give us a quote and found the cost was not much less than slab granite. We went with 3/4 inch slab granite for about $1.25 sq ft more. We were staying in our home and wanted something that would last.

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Old 11-05-2010, 02:30 PM   #212
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Four years ago I bought Granite Transformations. I am very unhappy with this products durabilty, appearance, and price. It has not lived up to the "hype" of it's marketing. It is disintegrating in spots, it is dull and it looks fake. Next week, it is being tore out and replaced with granite. It has been a costly lesson.
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Old 11-13-2010, 06:43 PM   #213
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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!
Say away from this cheap sh.. - After a few years cupboard doors start to delaminate , They wont replace new ones for free, wanted $400.00 per door size 300 x 250 . By the time you paid for a kitchen make over from this mod you could get a new kitchen . Nothing but pure garbage
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I was just showing a friend of mine the info on Granite Transformations as she is getting ready to redo her kitchen and bath and after reading these posts I just have to respond! Our entire home has been redone by Granite Transformations in Bloomington, Il and we could not have had a better experience with each install! We have moved with our jobs over 5 times thru out the years and always had extensive remodeling done so we were used to problems and poor service but from day one our experiences have been perfect with Granite Transformaitons. We have had our countertops in the kitchen and the baths redone, our cabinets refaced and just finished having our out dated tub removed and replaced with a walk in shower. The material is so far superior to slab granite (which we have had in other homes) that any comparision to slab is rediculous. The refacing was a breeze and the change to our bathroom is stunning. We have found the pricing to be very competitive but the best part has been the company itself.
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I was just showing a friend of mine the info on Granite Transformations as she is getting ready to redo her kitchen and bath and after reading these posts I just have to respond! Our entire home has been redone by Granite Transformations in Bloomington, Il and we could not have had a better experience with each install! We have moved with our jobs over 5 times thru out the years and always had extensive remodeling done so we were used to problems and poor service but from day one our experiences have been perfect with Granite Transformaitons. We have had our countertops in the kitchen and the baths redone, our cabinets refaced and just finished having our out dated tub removed and replaced with a walk in shower. The material is so far superior to slab granite (which we have had in other homes) that any comparision to slab is rediculous. The refacing was a breeze and the change to our bathroom is stunning. We have found the pricing to be very competitive but the best part has been the company itself.
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Old 11-25-2010, 01:26 PM   #216
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I get the picture that Granite Transformations spends as much time online shilling their product and trying to drown out the real customer complaints as they do making their product!

As long as they keep marketing their product by claiming they save thousands of dollars in tear out cost and claiming it is quicker to install they might continue to keep the suckers buying their product.
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Old 11-25-2010, 05:00 PM   #217
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100 a square foot where I live in Colorado would be for the nicer rare granites at 3 centimeter thick. I would get some bids on regular granite and check your self to see if your current counter tops come off with out destroying the cabinets. It is a sin to over countertop bad cabinets so hopefully yours are ok.

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Old 11-26-2010, 10:20 AM   #218
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extremely unlikely to damage the cabinets removing the top unless someone screwed the substrate down before covering it with laminate. I do several hundred tops a year and have seen that once in my entire career.

Granit can cost as little as $39 per square foot for basic colors these day, in fact it is usually the cheapest product out there besides plastic laminate. As bad as granite is as a countertop, it is preferable to glueing a layer of cheap crap over the top of the existing countertop, less mess and less time in the home too.
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:01 PM   #219
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BUYER BEWARE~~~

dONT EVEN THINK ABOUT THIS PRODUCT! ITS NOT AN AMERICAN BRAND. IT OWNED BY A BALD SKINNY ITALIAN WHO CALLS HIMSELF RUGORO, THIS GUY CANT EVEN SPEAK ENGLISH!! THIER PRICES ARE 3 TIMES MORE THAN THE REAL STONE. I HAD A HORRABLE EXPIRENCE WITH THEM- POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE- POOR INSTALLATION- AND WHAT A MESS! oh,AND WHEN I COMPLAINED, IT WAS ALWAYS THE OTHERS GUYS FAULT. COME TO FIND OUT, THIS IS A STANDARD EXCUSE FOR THIS COMPANY, NO ONE TO BLAME, BUT THE OWNERS- VERY VERY POOR MANAGEMENT.
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Four years ago I bought Granite Transformations. I am very unhappy with this products durabilty, appearance, and price. It has not lived up to the "hype" of it's marketing. It is disintegrating in spots, it is dull and it looks fake. Next week, it is being tore out and replaced with granite. It has been a costly lesson.

THESE PEOPLE ARE JUST HERE TO MAKE A QUICK BUCK AND THEN THEY WILL DISAPPEAR
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install real granite-it is actually cheaper than granite transformation and does not make a mess like they want you to believe. the counters they installed for me looked awful. their product is just a thin sheet -the installer just carries it in by himself. their showroom gives the impression that it is thick like granite.ask them to show you a piece that is not glued to a slab of wood.
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Ok, well... finally, today 6/3/08, they finished my kitchen. Here are some quick pictures. I still need to switch outlet covers and some other minor things... but you get the idea.



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BUYER BEWARE~~~

dONT EVEN THINK ABOUT THIS PRODUCT! ITS NOT AN AMERICAN BRAND. IT OWNED BY A BALD SKINNY ITALIAN WHO CALLS HIMSELF RUGORO, THIS GUY CANT EVEN SPEAK ENGLISH!! THIER PRICES ARE 3 TIMES MORE THAN THE REAL STONE. I HAD A HORRABLE EXPIRENCE WITH THEM- POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE- POOR INSTALLATION- AND WHAT A MESS! oh,AND WHEN I COMPLAINED, IT WAS ALWAYS THE OTHERS GUYS FAULT. COME TO FIND OUT, THIS IS A STANDARD EXCUSE FOR THIS COMPANY, NO ONE TO BLAME, BUT THE OWNERS- VERY VERY POOR MANAGEMENT.
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dONT EVEN THINK ABOUT THIS PRODUCT! ITS NOT AN AMERICAN BRAND. IT OWNED BY A BALD SKINNY ITALIAN WHO CALLS HIMSELF RUGORO, THIS GUY CANT EVEN SPEAK ENGLISH!! THIER PRICES ARE 3 TIMES MORE THAN THE REAL STONE. I HAD A HORRABLE EXPIRENCE WITH THEM- POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE- POOR INSTALLATION- AND WHAT A MESS! oh,AND WHEN I COMPLAINED, IT WAS ALWAYS THE OTHERS GUYS FAULT. COME TO FIND OUT, THIS IS A STANDARD EXCUSE FOR THIS COMPANY, NO ONE TO BLAME, BUT THE OWNERS- VERY VERY POOR MANAGEMENT.
I am purchasing a home and hate the kitchen and bathroom and was looking for an alternative to ripping it all out and replacing until I got into this thread. I guess I am confused there are some really bad reviews but not one complaint to the BBB. That would be the first place I would complain.
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What's the BBB gonna do? They don't have any ability or power to do anything.

One becomes a member of the BBB so that they can promote themselves as being a member, it's a selling point to the unwary. If a member gets a complaint they are asked to resolve it to save their membership and keep it in good standing. Complaints to the BBB can only have an effect on a member that wants to remain a member. Otherwise the BBB is spineless.

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