HOW IT WORKS:
After you’ve decided on your desired stone, you can use our comprehensive Instant Quote calculator, input your countertop square footage, preferred edging, desired sink type and material type to receive a quote in 30 seconds or less.
Interested in something more customized? From our website, you can request for one of our experienced Granite Selection employees to come to your home and measure your countertops. This ensures that you won’t pay for more stone than you need.
Our expert Granite Selection employees use the LT-55 XL Laser Templator to enable our team to come into your home, complete a precision template of your kitchen or bathroom with accuracy of +/- 1/16” for measurements up to 50 feet and move on to fabricating your custom granite countertop quickly and with as little frustration as possible.
By using the LT-55 Laser, we ensure your countertops are cut to the exact measurements within your home regardless of curves and oddities. Using this technology, your granite will be measured and cut to perfection, that’s our guarantee.
Because every slab of natural stone is unique, once you receive a satisfactory quote, we invite you to our warehouses to select the countertop material of your dreams. With hundreds of stone varieties from around the world, we have something for castles and kitchens alike!
First, your custom layout is perfectly matched with your stone veins. Then, in addition to our use of the LT-55 Lasers, we cut your granite to those precise measurements using a CNC Machine. Using this technology, we are able to provide invisible seams and perfect cutouts for sinks and other appliances.
This means that there is no need for additional cutting or sanding of the stone on site. Other companies bring granite slabs to your home with only the larger cuts made. They then hand measure and cut the stone for appliances and fixtures. This can result in gaps between the stone and the sink or wall and/or undesired edging to try and get the stone to fit.
Each and every employee that is involved in a Granite Selection installation has at least 10 or more years of installation experience. Through our years as granite countertop installation contractors, we have seen it all, and can therefore swiftly and accurately address any issues as they arise.
For installation, the first step is to schedule your installation appointment. Our Installation process only takes a couple hours and we will give you several available time slots for you to choose from.
After arriving at your home, we fit a piece of plywood on top of all of your base cabinets. The plywood acts as a support for the granite and allows for clearance of the edging, drawers, and doors.
We then utilize the Asinus 350 Lift System for safe and easy loading, transportation and installation of granite kitchen countertops up to 770 pounds. This system reduces body effort, meaning clients do not have to rely on the strength of an individual to safely transport your countertops. Using this system also means that fewer individuals are required for installation, reducing the cost of labor.
Once the stone is in place, we level the seams to give the appearance of one large piece of stone. We use screws to adjust the height of the slab from underneath to raise and lower the countertop.
After it is determined that the surface is perfectly level, we lift the granite and apply an adhesive underneath to secure the countertop in place. This is also the step where we add the sink and caulk the edges to make it waterproof. The seams are then filled with colored adhesive to give the countertop a cohesive look and to avoid accumulation of food and germs on the countertop surface.
Finally, we clean and polish your stone, leaving you with a bright new countertop to enjoy.
Do you have questions about granite or quartz countertops in Chicago?
Request a free consultation or visit our office.