When choosing a stone for your home, you should know that stones are like snowflakes: No two are ever the same. This is important because the slab you choose for your kitchen countertop, fireplace, or bathroom will be one of a kind, forever associated with you and your home.
Some customers are fine choosing the type of stone and color for their project, and leaving it at that. But many prefer to choose the exact slab that will be installed in their home. At Global Marble & Granite, we give you that option, understanding that you want a piece that reflects your taste.
STEP 1: CHOOSING YOUR STONE
Each slab has its own variations and patterns that flow throughout it. There will be similarities with others cut from the same quarry, but your slab will be distinct, having its own markings, lines, veins, and crystallization. Natural stone will not have a perfectly smooth surface: Some slabs may have very small chips that can be visible depending on the lighting.
That’s why we invite you to LeaMar Industries’ warehouse in Hyannis, after our initial consultation, to view individual slabs that can be customized to enhance your living space. Our staff will accompany you on your visit, assisting you in selecting the stone that best fits your project. We recommend you bring available design elements from your project (cabinet samples, color swatches, etc.) to ensure they blend perfectly with the piece you choose.
With many of our projects, we work closely with LeaMar because it provides a wide array of high-quality stone from throughout the world. The company’s roots are grounded in the Tuscany region of Italy, known for its majestic quarries that produce world-famous Carrara marble. Through a partnership with LeaMar, we are able to access only the best materials, ranging from granite to marble to quartz to limestone to slate to porcelain, to suit your needs, all at an affordable price.
STEP 2: CHOOSING YOUR EDGING
You have choices not only in the type of stone that will go in your home, but also in its actual design. That design is exemplified by the type of edging you choose. You can opt to go simple with a squared-off, linear cut or choose edging that’s more intricate, with curves and tiers, adding an elegance to the look and feel of your piece.
Click below to view the options available as edging for your countertop, island, or tabletop. Each offers an aesthetic that can serve to enhance your personal living space.
STEP 3: CHOOSING A FABRICATOR
At some point in the process, you will have to choose a fabricator. This is the subcontractor responsible for measuring, cutting, and installing the finished product. Often, a general contractor will provide the fabricator as part of the contracting service.
It’s best to have a fabricator in place prior to selecting your slab. Should you not have a fabricator chosen, we can recommend one for you.