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Granite Tile Kitchen Countertops?

Right. If we go the tile route, it's more to bullnose the edges, done by the granite company, but that cost has been figured in. We haven't decided on a pattern....looking at several

Mar 20, 2013
sherrywho in Cookware

Granite Tile Kitchen Countertops?

We have received quotes for both, not including backsplash with slab, and the tile is a little more than half (and that includes tile backsplash)
Also, if we go slab we will have to Sheetrock before installing backsplash because we were told that when they tear out current laminate it will probably leave some gouges in the wall.

Mar 20, 2013
sherrywho in Cookware

Granite Tile Kitchen Countertops?

We are considering granite tiles. I have always liked the look of tile (it gives character), but my husband had a bad experience with small tiles with light grout many years ago. However, he does like the larger, dark tiles with very small, dark grout, lines. They can even bull-nose the edges.
There are some beautiful laminates out there. In fact, we built a house about 8 years ago and used it. I have struggled with using it again, but we think the granite would be better for resale value where we live. We aren't planning to sell, but you just never know.

Mar 20, 2013
sherrywho in Cookware

Granite Tile Kitchen Countertops?

Thanks! We are looking at dark colors, so that helps a lot. I have been afraid to look at light colors.

Mar 20, 2013
sherrywho in Cookware

Granite Tile Kitchen Countertops?

Thanks for reminding me to double check the hardness.

Mar 19, 2013
sherrywho in Cookware

Granite Tile Kitchen Countertops?

Agree. We are having a hard time justifying the cost of granite slab. It's not that we can't afford it, we just think it's overpriced. Also, if it breaks or cracks we would possibly have to replace the whole slab....and we've seen it happen.

Mar 19, 2013
sherrywho in Cookware

Granite Tile Kitchen Countertops?

I know the grout lines will show. I have always liked the look of tile countertops...I like the character it gives. Also, the pattern I am considering will be fine with lines.
We live in an older area...nice homes, but not sure the granite slab will be worth the cost for resale.
We also have a highly recommended tiler lined up to install if we decide to go that route; the grout lines will be small, too.
I don't bake a lot of bread/pastry.

Mar 19, 2013
sherrywho in Cookware

Granite Tile Kitchen Countertops?

I am considering granite Tile countertops. Any advice?

Mar 18, 2013
sherrywho in Cookware