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Old 02-21-2011, 09:25 PM   #226
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This company sounds like one more of those national chains that have a lot of money for marketing but that are just way overpriced for the product and service they offer. Maybe you will have a good experience with them or a bad one. Either way you will spend WAY TOO MUCH MONEY. Stick with a local contractor with a good reputation and references. You will likely be amazed at how much less you will spend.

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Old 04-04-2011, 03:59 AM   #227
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Hi
We had our kitchen redone by Granite Transformations. Can't fault it - the kitchen looks amazing. However, people need to know that if you have your powerpoints changed by Star Point Electricians (the ones used by Granite Transformations), the switches are only guaranteed for three months. We have had one switch crack in less than 6 months and Star Point Electricans want to charge a ridiculous call out fee of $129 to replace the $18 switch. They were also very difficult to contact and did not return phone calls or emails.
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:24 AM   #228
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I invited Granite Transformations to come out to my new home for a quote on new countertops after they refused to give me a price per square foot over the phone (red flag) and promising they would be cheaper than real granite. Their sales guy arrived promptly with samples and we picked out what we liked which happened to be a 25% granite 75% glass/polymer blend.

The quote was $4200 for 55 sq ft of countertop which comes out to over $75/sq foot. Went with a local granite company who installed the real thing for $45/sq foot.

So if you want 25% granite that costs over 50% more -- go with them
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Old 09-25-2011, 07:31 PM   #229
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I'm going to do my counter top and maybe cabinet refinishing.
Don't know what the costs are for all this is.
This forum is very helpful.
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Old 09-30-2011, 01:15 PM   #230
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I love my new kitchen countertop by Granite Transformation. I painted the existing cabinets and splerged on the countertop. Advise... the longer the sales rep was here, the more she threw in discounts to get the sale. I got a free sink too. The materials, backsplash, type of bullnose, etc. all have different prices, so that is why they can't quote you a price. You need to see the samples to get estimates. Mine was about $20 a square foot if you include the install.

The install was a dream... quick, clean and well done. There was a long wait between my placed order and the install (7 weeks) due to a backup. So if you want it done for holidays... get it started now.

My only worry is how heavy these are... will they start to crush my cabinets which are now 30 years old? And it I get new cabs, how hard is it to save the countertop?
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So you purchased and installed Traffic Master Allure and have found it to be not as expected. Now you have purchased from Granite Transformations???
Wow. Hey I have some ocean-front property in New Mexico for sale. Are you interested in buying it?
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So you purchased and installed Traffic Master Allure and have found it to be not as expected. Now you have purchased from Granite Transformations???
Wow. Hey I have some ocean-front property in New Mexico for sale. Are you interested in buying it?

Hey Bud, Good luck advertising your business name here!

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So you purchased and installed Traffic Master Allure and have found it to be not as expected. Now you have purchased from Granite Transformations???
Wow. Hey I have some ocean-front property in New Mexico for sale. Are you interested in buying it?
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Hey Bud, where did you learn to read? I didn't like the Allure Ultra flooring, but loved the Granite Transformation countertop last year. Why the smart ass comment with ??? Your post is accoustic, provoking and counter productive.

Oh, I see that your business is Bud Cline Tile... you're pissed because you are trying to promote tile instead of what I bought.

OK, this is a waste of my time... I reported you and as of now... quit this discussion forum. Good luck advertising your business name here!
WOW!!! Aren't we touchy? Allure doesn't have the best reputation as you now know and neither does Granite Transformations as you will find out. I was just trying to have little fun with you but I see having fun isn't in your makeup.

I don't advertise anything here but I do try to steer people away from sorry products that I am aware of. And YES I can be a little "accoustic" (misspelled by the way) but shouldn't the word you were trying to use to insult me be: caustic? I am also caustic at times. Such as now when thankless people jump on their soap box after getting their fragile feelings hurt. I've been reported before you aren't getting a virgin in that area either.
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Yes sir, I'm sorry sir. I'll try to be good....again.
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Yes sir, I'm sorry sir. I'll try to be good....again.
Granite Transformations is the bath fitter of the kitchen industry.
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Old 11-12-2011, 06:37 AM   #237
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Hi there everyone. I happened on to this site while searching for people that have used 'Granite Transformations'. I had them do an estimate and I couldn't stand the guy that came to do it! He was like a robotic salesman and couldn't talk to me on any level other than selling this stuff to me. They wound up being decent, I guess. About 38/sq foot. It was about $2700 total. I am not going with them though because of the numerous complaints I have found about the longterm problems. There is another place here in Oklahoma City where I'm at that I used in another house. It's like NW 10th and Rockwell, I asked if I could buy the slabs for my master bath and regular bath and just do those myself, but mentioned I was going to have them do my kitchen. He actually said he would install those bath ones too for just the cost of the slab. His granite was only $32 /sq ft. for this kind with doubled up edges. I have about 38 sq ft in the kitchen, then a 9 ft. piece in master bath (18 sq ft) and a 4 ft. (8 sq ft) piece in regular bath, so all together I have about 64 sq ft and he's quoting about $1600 with taxes. His granite is only 2mm, so that was why I felt it was important to have the double stacked edges. Anyway, it came down to about $23 per sq ft. with the discount figured in. That seems awesome compared to everyone else!
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Hi all. Very interesting posts here.

I got an estimate from GT for my kitchen countertops -- about $3300. I have roughly 26 sq ft (actually a little less) of counter top.

So, when I calculate it out, I nearly choked at the per sq ft. cost--roughly $127/sqft.

But, I'm trying to understand the pricing because it's not a straight sq ft price.
The plumber has to come out before the template, the install, and afterwards. That is a relatively "fixed" cost whether my job is big or small. But since my job is small, the plumber cost might register more per square foot on my estimate than it would on a 75 sq ft job.
I know the beveled edge is more expensive, let's say 10%, and the undermount sink installation is a cost separate from the countertop cost.
(maybe 10%?)

I was wondering if anyone can shed some light on the pricing.
It would be nice if it was just a "per sq ft" price, but other factors in the installation affect the cost, and maybe affect me more because the job is small. So, I don't think it's just the bottom line square foot cost.

I don't mind paying a bit more for quality. If I wanted bottom dollar counters, I know where to go. I DON'T want granite. I want the look, and the easy maintenance, and no worries ! But, I still think this price is steep.

Thanks in advance for any insight and perspective that you have about GT's estimate. I actually hope I can make this work, because I think I'd be happy with it. I just don't want to feel like I overpaid or was duped.
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We are in Ohio and we used Granite Transformations in our kitchen. We did our countertops and area between countertop and under cabinets. We also have a corner windows/sink area that we did all the way around the window to sofit. We could not be more pleased. We priced real granite and the GT and GT was less expensive and of course you don't get the "issues with GT" that exist with real granite. We got the plumbing thrown in for free and a discount on the sink AND faucet. The entire job was around $7K but again that included a giant amount of countertop (100 SF apps). I can't tell you how AWESOME the faucet alone is. Almost a commercial grade stainless so solid. The whole kitchen gets more comments even from folks that have seen it before, they will say "I just LOVE the kitchen". I'd be happy to answer any specific questions. I recommended GT to a friend but she lived in a different state and I gave her the link to their review on the Better Business Bureau for her state. I reviewed our GT for our state BBB. We had 2 slight issues BUT it really wasn't anyones fault. Issue one: The tile around the corner window was not cut to please the installer. I thought it was ok but he didn't like the way it fit SO he wanted them to redo it. A bit of a perfectionist! Issue two: They told me one day BUT when the installers were installing the tile around the corner window, they didn't want to STAND on the countertop to install around the window and it would have been required so the guy popped in a day later and did the small area around the window that he needed to get on the countertop for. They also finished underneath the countertop so it was completely smooth where they put the new over top the old. Hope this helps. Remember this was just our experience.
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I live in Ontario Canada close to Hamilton and am looking for a very reasonably priced place for Granite or recycled glass does anybody have any suggestions?

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