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GraniteKraft Services

GraniteKraft and its team of qualified professionals specialize in providing top-quality granite fabrication and installation services. Our customer-oriented process ensures that you receive only the best in products and services, on-time and within your budget. Going beyond traditional granite installation and manufacture, our stone partners offer a wide range of style and color choices and we work with you to help determine which products are most suited to your needs and get you an attractive contractor's discount on your materials may it be slabs or tiles.

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The GraniteKraft team offers superior design, fabrication and installation of granite and marble. In addition, we are certified fabricators and installers of engineered materials including CaesarStone Quartz Surfaces, Zodiaq Quartz Surfaces, Hanstone Quartz Surfaces, and Silestone Quartz Surfaces. From simple cuts and edging to custom mitering, our full-service shop can accommodate projects of any size and complexity. The Granitekraft team has the capacity to meet your highest standards and toughest schedules, on time, every time. We take care of all of your needs so that your experience with Granitekraft is as smooth as possible. Our team offers years of experience in the installation of counter tops, vanities, fireplace, shower and tub surrounds, table tops and more.....We also have an extremely professional and savvy tile installation team and can fulfill your home or office tile needs.

GraniteKraft enjoys continued business from its growing list of architect, contractor, designer and do-it-yourself clients because we guarantee attention to the finest details for resounding project success. Our first-quality materials add long-lasting value and beauty to any business or home environment


SERVICE #1: Demolition and dumping:
BACKSPLASH DEMOLITION DEMOLISION PROCESS FLOOR TILE REMOVAL DEMOLISHED FLOOR

In the case of Do-it-yourself clients where only the tops need to be changed without tampering with the cabinets our demolition crew handles the demolition process of the existing tile, laminate or other surfaces with extreme care and precision and also takes responsibility for the dumping of the waste. This process is undertaken in a very clean and meticulous manner covering the neighboring furniture and also isolating the kitchen or bath room from the house using plastic sheets - all to avoid the spread of residual dust.


SERVICE #2: Templating and Layouts:
TEMPLATING TEMPLATING LAYOUT LAYOUT

After being contracted for the project a professional fabricator shows up at your doorstep to take measurements and accurate templates and layouts of your cabinet tops or other surfaces on which the granite, marble or any other material needs to be installed. These wooden or paper templates are then placed on the granite or marble slab sheet in order to match patters and grain flow before the actual cutting and fabrication process begins. This ensures a near perfect finished product. Granitekraft advises that the client be present at the LAYOUT phase to make the process more Proactive.


SERVICE #3: Slab Fabrication:
GRANITE FABRICATION GRANITE FABRICATION

Fabricating granite counter tops is a complex process that should only be attempted by trained industry professionals with the right material and equipment. Granite slabs vary in size but often measure 6 x 9 or larger, weighing more than 1,000 pounds each. Trucks, cranes and forklifts between our warehouse and fabrication facility transport individual slabs. Custom measured templates are carefully arranged on top of granite slabs and examined for fit and function. The bridge saw operator uses a water-cooled diamond bit saw to cut 3/4 thick granite slab, following the template. Select sections may then be further cut, shaped and edged using a high-tech CNC (computer numerical controlled) cutting machine. Counter top sections are finished with the required edge detail with a special edging machine and frequently hand polished. Stone fabrication is not only very labor and capital intensive, but also requires specialty safety equipment to protect operators at all times.
Granitekraft is very proud to be your stone fabricator. After cutting and shaping your countertop using our state-of-the-art machinery, your countertop is hand finished and double checked to make sure all parts look great and fit perfectly.


SERVICE #4: Slab Installation:
GRANITE INSTALLATION GRANITE INSTALLATION

Your stone surface is then installed in your kitchen, bath room, fireplace or tub/shower surrounds by our skilled installers transforming them into a one-of-a-kind "work of art"! This process varies anywhere from one to two days and is undertaken in a very clean, professional and precise manner. Granitekraft is responsible for any damages caused due to worker negligence and is accountable for the stone till the installation process is complete.


SERVICE #5: Slab Sealing:
GRANITE SLAB SEALING

Once the installation process is complete our installers finish off the work by applying an oil based sealer on your stone surface. This sealer then protects your stone from any possible stains that could be caused and thus increases the absorbent tolerance of your stone. Granitekraft however advices the client to take care of any food particle or liquid within 24-36 hours of the spill to avoid any unforseen stains on the stone. The sealer only makes the stone less absorbent and not non absorbent.


SERVICE #5: Pre-Tile Preparation:
THIN-SET APPLICATION PRE-TILE FLOOR PREPARATION PRE-TILE FLOOR PREPARATION INSTALLATION OF UNDERFLOOR HEATING MESH

After the demolition team have ripped apart the old floor or wall surface our tile crew comes in for the tile preparation work. This preparation work includes the leveling of the floor, the installation of a mortar bed or hardy backer board sub floor, in some case the installation of paper and chicken wire like on bath floors and walls for waterproofing purposes and in some other cases underfloor heating mesh wires and even anti-fracture membranes. Please feel free to ask about any of these options to our sales representative.


SERVICE #6: Tile Installation:
TILE INSTALLATION DECORATIVE INSERTS

Our skilled and professional tile crew can then install tiles on the floor or walls in any given pattern pre-decided by the client and Granitekraft at the contract phase. Borders and deco inserts can also be implemented within the tile for design purposes.


SERVICE #7: Tile Grouting:
FLOOR TILE GROUTING TILE BACK SPLASH GROUTING

After the tile is installed the tile is let to dry on the thin set of the prepared sub floor for a day. The crew then arrives on the following day to grout the tiles. Just like the tile pattern the grout color also must be pre-decided before the job begins based on a grout chart provided to the client by Granitekraft. The client can make this decision latest by the final day of Tile installation. Once the grouting is done 8 - 12 hours need to be given before walking on the tile surface. Please note that standard grouts price is included in the quote given to the client. However if client elects to go for acrylic water-proofed grouts then an additional charge will be applied.


SERVICE #8: Tile Sealing:
FLOOR TILE SEALING

This is an optional process unlike the granite or marble counter sealing and tends to cost extra. A sealant can be applied to the natural stone tile surface if elected by the client for an additional cost. Ceramics and porcelain tiles do not need a sealer as they are non-absorbent.


SERVICES NOT OFFERED:
  • PLUMBING
  • ELECTRICAL
  • CARPENTARY
  • CABINET INSTALLATION
  • RECONNECTING APPLIANCES
  • HOT MOPPING SHOWER FLOORS
Exceptions have been made for certain clients in the past and also will be made in the future for clients who just want a ONE SHOP STOP for their kitchen and bath needs and understand that Granitekraft can act as you primary contractor hiring other sub-contractors to do the above mentioned jobs. However we recommend that the client shops for these sub-contractors independently and have us handle your stone or tile needs.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
"To create a warm and inviting environment of elegance, character, and sophistication through the fabrication of custom made natural stone countertops. Our most valuable assets include our employees, time proven experience, craftsmanship, and unparalleled customer service. As a result, we guarantee products of distinction and a commitment of expeditious delivery, which exceed our customers' expectations, from concept to reality."


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