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Old 11-12-2007, 03:06 PM   #1
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Stupid idea for 11/12.

I'm planning my basement remodel and am thinking about having an inset area for a new LCD or Plasma TV. The "shelf" that it will sit on will be about 14" deep and 6 to 8 feet wide. (Haven't figured out the exact size yet)

Do you think that granite or marble installers will have some "scrap" sizes that I could get for cheaper than $60ish or whatever per square foot installed?

Without knowing any better I'd think that there would be some scrap left over from the big sheets they get in that they'd love to make a few bucks off of.

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Stupid idea for 11/12.

I'm planning my basement remodel and am thinking about having an inset area for a new LCD or Plasma TV. The "shelf" that it will sit on will be about 14" deep and 6 to 8 feet wide. (Haven't figured out the exact size yet)

Do you think that granite or marble installers will have some "scrap" sizes that I could get for cheaper than $60ish or whatever per square foot installed?

Without knowing any better I'd think that there would be some scrap left over from the big sheets they get in that they'd love to make a few bucks off of.

definitely worth asking. . . I was told by my installer that teh scraps are ground up, mixed with epoxy, and formed into the various hybrid countertops like corian, silestone, etc

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The scraps are called "Remnants".
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Old 11-15-2007, 02:10 PM   #4
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Most likely, but I'm fully prepared to just build my own countertop out of particleboard and laminate it too.
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50 or 60 bucks sf for a small cut-off piece cut and polished is what we charge on average for contractor colors. A small piece like that you can easily install yourself.
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