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Old 06-28-2007, 10:15 PM   #21
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I would suggest telling them your budget and then go from there.
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Old 06-28-2007, 10:53 PM   #22
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What you are asking, is like calling a tattoo parlor for an "on phone estimate". Any contractor will NEED to see it first hand. With the lip/backsplash you have, that will involve numerous cuts/mich matches. IT is too hard to tell, even with pics. SQFT range in price form the quality work you want done, to the materials it is done with, single slab, single back splash, cut tile, etc etc etc...

You are in TX,there is NO shortage of contractors willing to meet when YOU have the time.
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Old 06-29-2007, 08:44 AM   #23
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Here's a couple alternatives.

This is an island I built. The top is 1/2" Black Absolute 16x16 granite tiles with no grout joint. The border is laminated oak to make the bend, so I didn't need a finish cut on any tiles. I think it was about 10 or so tiles cost about $200. I borrowed a tile saw and made the cuts myself.


This is my brothers kitchen. Basically the same principal by using tiles. The company that makes these tiles, makes them just for this purpose. (see the bullnose edge). I think the total cost was about half as much as a slab.
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Old 06-29-2007, 11:02 AM   #24
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that is a very sleek look.
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