It's A Roller Coaster Ride!!!
The counter top arrived on schedule Thursday noon. There was just the one seam and it was in the right place. They put the stone in place and finished the installation, attaching the sink and drilling the holes for the faucet. Then they cleaned it off, removing all the dirt and dust and revealing some kind of roller marks every 13" across the entire peninsula. The installers tried to remove them to no avail.
We were ready to kill. The counter top was unacceptable as it stood. Someone would have to come and rip it out and start all over again!
The stone company insisted the problem would be remedied and asked us to wait until their expert arrived.
A couple of hours later, Roberto arrived with a bag full of supermarket bought cleaning supplies: Comet, Scrubbing Bubbles spray foam, latex gloves and a yellow sponge with green scrubby material on one side. He set to work sprinkling Comet on the counter top, spraying that with Scrubbing Bubbles and scrubbing with the sponge. He polished the entire top and, lo and behold, the counter top was perfection when he was done!
He told us they call him Doctor Rock for the magic he works on various stone surfaces. A title well earned That day!
What a relief! Finally the job could proceed to the finish line.
The contractor worked late to put up half the backslash tile before going home. He finished it Friday morning and grouted the whole wall by the end of the day.
The plumber came to hook up the stove, faucet, disposal and dishwasher.
Today the contractor finished the odds and ends. He comes back Monday or Tuesday to seal the backsplash grout and we are done!!!
I'll post pictures soon.
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan