Guided Tour of the Fabrication & Installation Process
February 26, 2010
Hard Surface Finish
As your Contractor, our fabrication process is second to none. We will assist you every step of the way from the preparation of your project through the final installation of your natural stone masterpiece to the follow-up appointment to ensure your satisfaction.
Getting a Quote is easier than ever. Our Project Managers are here to help! We will set up an appointment to take measurements of your project, as well as discuss your design ideas. To get a quote even faster, simply fax or email your drawings or design ideas to us and we will include labor and a materials estimate in your quote.
One of the most important steps in the process is your stone selection. We work with a number of local distributors to meet your specific needs. Granite, marble, limestone and onyx slabs are all unique; the luster, hardness, colors and variations in each piece of stone are what make the stone unique. We suggest you preview your stone selection due to the possible variation between sample pieces and each individual slab. Your chosen distributor will be happy to hold your selection, at no cost to you, if you let them know Kitchen Mart Inc. will be fabricating your stone.
Once contracted, we will make an accurate template of the areas receiving stone. Each project is unique and the template process for each project is a little different. Your Project Manager will discuss with you the best scenario for templating your project.
Once your stone has been inspected by our fabrication shop, we will invite you to our shop to participate in the layout of the template upon each individual slab, if you choose
Our typical timeframe for installation is 7-10 days from the template date. Each piece of stone will be cut, fabricated, and polished to the exact dimensions taken from the templates of your project; some of which is done by machine and some by hand. We understand every project is unique and has specific needs. Our stone fabrication shop is proud to take the necessary steps to achieve a perfect natural stone masterpiece. The Shop Foreman and your Project Manager then inspect the finished pieces.
Once your stone is cut, fabricated and polished our installation crews will ensure that each piece is a perfect fit. Some on site cutting and fabricating may be necessary, but most, routine installations can be completed in one day. Your satisfaction is of the utmost importance and your final inspection and approval is appreciated.
Every project completed by Kitchen Mart Inc. includes a one-year warranty on work. All our work is in accordance with Ceramic Tile Institute standards. We will repair and replace any defect in workmanship and/or materials that does not meet these standards, at no cost to you. You also have the ability to extend your warranty through our exclusive Maintenance Program.