In today’s market, when granite companies are a dime a dozen and prices are all over the spectrum, you may wonder if there is really a difference. Is granite granite, and if you’ve been to one granite company, have you been to them all? Trust us when we say– you get what you pay for. A poor granite job can result in a whole host of problems; including unsightly seams, uneven edges, unstable sinks that could potentially fall out, and lesser quality, un-reinforced stone that could fracture around seams or sinks.
At Pizazz Floors & Interior Design, we work with the leading granite fabricators in Metro Atlanta and the industry, and offer the most up-to-date equipment and technology to ensure the highest quality job. Here are some of the technologies you can find assurance in when you partner with Pizazz:
SlabSmith– this software takes high resolution pictures of your selected slab and shows what it will look like on your countertop layout. This allows for patterns in your granite to be matched for smooth seams and the most visually pleasing layout. View a brief SlabSmith video for more information.
Digital Templating & Cutting of the Stone– a template of your countertops is programmed into a CNC (computer numerical controlled) machine, and the stone is then cut using a water saw controlled by the computer. This ensures a precise cut, as opposed to cutting by hand with a grinder (a common practice among granite companies), which can lead to imperfections and uneven edges.
Superior Seam System– To minimize the size of your seam, a technology known as Gorilla Grip is employed, which uses air pressure to pull the seam together. Once the seam is as small as possible, we use a special under mount stitching method with high-quality glue and Corian blocks to ensure the seam will stay in place. An industry-approved specialized paint mixture is then applied to match the color of the seam as closely as possible to your countertops.
In addition to these technologies, when you select Pizazz for your new granite countertops, you can also expect:
– Premium, 3cm stone (no seconds, 2cm stone, or remnants pieced together from different lots)
– Steel-rod reinforced cutouts
– PermaShield stain protectant and sealant
– Certified, licensed, English-speaking installers that have been background checked and drug tested
You may also have been hearing a lot lately about granite resurfacing. This procedure places a manufactured overlay on top of your existing countertops. As this is an engineered product, you do not have the character or movement of natural granite, it is less durable, and it does not add the same value to your home as solid granite.
With countless colors and styles of stone available, there is sure to be a granite countertop for you and your budget. And with Pizazz, you only pay for the square footage of your job, not the whole slab. Your Pizazz “Granite Concierge” (as we like to call it), can help you select the perfect granite for your kitchen renovation, educate you on the entire process, and answer any questions you may have along the way. For more information on granite countertops, please call us at 678-687-6893.