Friday, August 31, 2012

FAQ Friday: Will my countertop have a seam?

A lot of people worry about the seam in their granite countertops. It's often the first question I'm asked, before I've even seen the kitchen!
We try extremely hard to avoid seams if possible. The reality is that the majority of kitchen countertops will have a seam no matter how hard we try.
Remember, it's natural stone. We are at the mercy of the slab size.
I'm also not going to tell you that the seams are invisible. They aren't. Anyone who tells you they are is lying. We will try our best to make them as tight and unnoticeable as possible.
The above kitchen from our portfolio looks pretty seamless, but believe me, that island didn't come like that!
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Laura said...

My fabricator told me my seam would be invisible. He used that word, invisible!
It looks fine but it is certainly NOT invisible!
Thanks for being upfront and telling the truth. That's all I think anyone wants.

DesignTies said...

I'm OK with the seams being visible, as long as they're filled properly and are as small as possible. When our granite was installed, the seams were big, one was uneven, and they were filled with silicon. They looked awful. The installer came back and re-did them with epoxy, but one was still uneven. My husband ended up fixing the uneven one again, and it finally looks OK.

Granite isn't cheap, you sure don't want a cheap-looking installation!!


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