Granite from HD, yours comments please?

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Old 01-19-09, 09:19 AM
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Granite from HD, yours comments please?

Hello everyone,
HD is running a special on their Granite counter tops and I was wondering what your thoughts are on HD's granite tops.

Our kitchen has 60sqft and normally is about 94/sqft for what we liked (Midnight Magic). After all discounts we would save about $1500.
The deal ends 1-21-09

It says it has Permashield and never needs sealing, anyone have any experience with this? Did you need to seal it anyways?

I also heard that radiation in granite is hit or miss. You could test one area and be fine and the area next to it could have some. Any comments?

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Old 01-19-09, 10:42 AM
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Hi rugsr,

I will not comment regarding the quality of the countertops, because I know that it may be different for different HD branches

However, I'd suggest that you check if all the holes you need are included in the price--> check this post--> http://forum.doityourself.com/design...untertops.html
 
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Old 01-19-09, 04:04 PM
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to add.........make sure you see the exact pieces you will receive. Granite can vary so much that pieces from the same slab can appear to different types of stone.

Personally, I would NEVER consider stone tops from any big box.
 
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Granite from big boxes will be no different than the process anywhere else...view the slabs, select the one you want, pay to have it installed. Their fancy "permashield" is just another name for a resined slab. Truth be told, most granite won't even take a sealer. While some slabs have emited radon gas, it's far less than what could be considered dangerous and all the testing showing how "dangerous" they are have been sponsered by the manufacturers of other countertop materials.
 
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Old 01-20-09, 07:50 AM
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Thanks guys!

Anyone ever hear of Granite Shield? I saw this quick video on their site and it "looks" promising. What do you guys think?
 

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Granite is a natural stone with randon veining and natural pitting. The Permashield permeates the stone and is not a surface sealer. It provides stain resistance and easy countertop maintenance. There is no need to apply a surface sealer. www.permashield.com

Check Permashield warranty. There is no need to apply surface sealer for 15 years if you follow care and maintenance instructions. Read care and maintenance instructions. Natural stone should be cleaned only with products safe for natural stone or mild soap and water. Avoid abrasive or acidic cleaners. Wipe spills up immediately. Wine, mustard, oils and acidic products like juice should be wiped up immediately.
 
 

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