Initial Showroom Visit
This is optional but highly recommended. For first time stone buyers, a visit to our showroom can be invaluable. We provide a no-pressure environment to help you to make informed decisions about your custom stone investment. Our customer service associates will assist you in the design and selection of options and colors. You can view actual stone top displays and stone slabs, edge samples and multiple color samples. You will leave as a more educated consumer with improved confidence in your design decisions.
Measuring your Existing Surfaces
The Purpose of Your Initial Measurement
The measurements and sketches that you provide to us are used by our staff to prepare a preliminary estimate for your project. Absolute accuracy at this stage is helpful but not critical. Dimensions are later verified with an on-sight field measurement by our staff.
Steps for Measuring
To make it easy to submit your information to us, we recommend that you can print both our:
- Measurement Guide which includes instructions and a handy grid for sketching your project
- Our Estimate Request Form will guide you to sharing your desired options and details
Step 1 Appliances
Determine the exact area of the new counter top location. Determine if existing appliances will remain. If new appliances will be purchased, will this change the existing layout?
Step 2: Sinks and Faucets
Determine if a new kitchen sink(s) or faucet(s) will be added. If you are looking for a simple new sink solution, you can specify one of our stock sinks. This can save both time and money.
Step 3: Existing Cabinetry
If the cabinetry is remaining and not being relocated, sketch the shape of your existing layout.
Using a tape measure, start to measure the length and width of your existing countertops. This should begin at one end of a cabinet/appliance/wall and continue the entire length of the run. In a layout that is located in the corner of two adjoining walls, (see example), measure the length of the run to the actual inside wall corner. When completed, measure the depths of all areas starting at the back wall running to the front edge of the existing countertop.
Curved or Rounded Sections
We are able to produce curved corners and sections with a radius. Sketch these as accurately as possible. Our field measure technician will generate a final drawing for your approval prior fabrication and installation.
Your Preliminary Estimate
Once we have your measurements and specifications, we’ll submit a preliminary estimate for the proposed work.
Should you wish to modify any of the items, we will promptly issue a revised estimate. Once all details are finalized, we are ready proceed with…
Field Measurement and Final Quotation
We will schedule a convenient time for an on-sight measurement by one of our staff. We then submit a formal drawing or plan for your project along with our final quotation for your approval.