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(Musings of a Stone Designer)

Tuesday, August 23 2011
It is extremely difficult to choose a stone based on samples. Most stone samples are either pieces that are left over from previous jobs (from slabs which are long gone) or pieces from stone suppliers (often from quarry scraps used exclusively for cutting samples).  Rarely, will you be given a sample that is from an actual, available slab--and unfortunately, because you are dealing with nature, no two slabs will ever look exactly alike.  (You may have heard horror stories about homeowners who chose their counter top material based on a sample and were shocked to see what they actually got!)
It would be great to do away with granite samples altogether, but customers always want to see them. Just remember, the best a sample can be is a guide to help you narrow your selection down a bit.

Also, I should warn you, much of the time the photos posted on a granite supplier's web site will not look like the ones they have in their facility. Often they will use a stock photo that somewhat represents a certain variety of granite. The more exotic granites are usually even less consistent than the basics.  Even the warehouses that try to post photos of their actual inventory have a very difficult time keeping up with the turn over.

To see what I mean, look at these two photos of Typhoon Bordeaux granite. One is currently at Mont Granite in Cincinnati, the other is posted online.
Posted by: Marlene Wukusick AT 02:01 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email

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Remodeling and Home Design

Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz

Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz

Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz

Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz
Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz
Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz

Pete & Marlene Wukusick, owners

Natural Stone & the Green Movement  Countertop selection is often the first place people look to when opting to go green. Natural stone (especially Soapstone) is a top choice for the environmentally-friendly. 

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20157 Five Point Road
 Batesville, IN 47006
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