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Old 03-27-2007, 09:17 AM   #16
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We where going with granite slabs to begin with. Do to the fact that this is a triple wide mobile home and some advise from tile layers. I was concerned with the weight of the slabs. I have had this place for about 5 years and it has settled some already. I think you could be right about the tile verses slab. I would rather have the rich Granite look over a Granite look alike though. Remember not all home owners can afford Granite labs. $1400 compared to $4000 dollar quotes and you can install to where slabs have to be installed. This is a good cheaper alternative. I have several realtor friends and they said it wouldnt make that big of a difference ( tile verses slab ) in this case. This is our last step to owning our house out right. I will sell in 1 to 2 more years and build my wifes dream home and the next one is ours! It has taken me 3 of these steps but I only owe the bank 15,000 more on a 550.000 appraised house so there is a method to my madness.
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Old 05-15-2007, 02:05 PM   #17
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Well I am finally getting to the kitchen. It is a little more expensive then I first thought but it is coming along. Buffed all the granite tile edges and they turned out pretty nice. Completed the Island and starting on the rest of the counters as well. Inclosed 1 of the windows and tiled it as well. then moved the range under that. Wife loves me so far! I resized pictures but they are still to big I will try to figure it out.






Hello Hasseman,

I love your granite tile kitchen countertops. Please post the finished pictures of your kitchen. I also have a couple of questions to ask you.
First is, which color granite tile did you choose and how much? Second, did you install an undermount kitchen sink and would that be funny looking with tile or hard to do? And third and last question is concerning the weight of the counter top, with the built up plywood and granite tiles together, would this still equal the weight of a granite slab? This is the issue in my house that is on pilings. I would prefer the slab but I was told it would be to heavy where is want to place it.

Please let me know,
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Old 05-15-2007, 02:31 PM   #18
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First is, which color granite tile did you choose and how much?
We went with Tropical Brown from Lowes. We originally purchased it at 10.50 per foot then when I was in the store a week after I received the order and noticed they had a return that stated the original price to be 9.25 a foot. I took this up to the counter and ask why they where charged so much less the clerk said it was purchased some time ago and that is why. Reusable right well I said that the purchase agreement states that after 30 days you can not return a special order Item and since I had purchased the product at 28 day ago this would be incorrect. Well they had no choice but to drop the price HEE HEE.



Second, did you install an undermount kitchen sink and would that be funny looking with tile or hard to do?
Yes, We purchased a slab 40 inches x 25 and install it in the sink area. I took it to a CNC company and had the hole cut and buffed. I elevated the slab so that it lays above the rest of the tile.

And third and last question is concerning the weight of the counter top, with the built up plywood and granite tiles together, would this still equal the weight of a granite slab?
We where counseled to use the tile by a tile layer because of the weight concerns in the house. I do not think it is near the weight of the slab.

I have been out of town but will post as soon as I get a chance and thanks.
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:18 PM   #19
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hey looks good. my wife agrees with yummy mummy.. would rather use something else only because it makes people think you can't afford the real thing.

for me, i think it looks great. i tried to get my wife into the tiled countertop but she wouldn't budge. had to resort to plan B.

anyway, i like your resourcefulness and shopping prowess. well done. hope you get around to posting those pics you promised..

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Old 04-25-2008, 10:20 PM   #20
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I am about to install granite tile in my kitchen, and am debating if the bull-nose edge pieces are worth the premium. Do you think you could post some close up pics of your edges and how they came out. I am not completely sold on the buffing process. Thanks!!

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