Fake Granite?


Old 02-11-03, 12:16 PM
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Fake Granite?

I am planning to have my three bathrooms professionally remodeled. (I do not consider this a project for a do-it-yourselfer like me.) The half bath on the main floor has no tub or shower. The two full baths are upstairs and have tubs & showers.
My plans are to replace the counter tops (a type of white plastic?) and the 4" shower tiles with granite. I have recently installed granite counter tops in the kitchen.

While researching this project, I came across a company - Granite Transformations. The advertise " Don't Replace It, Reface It", and are promoting a countertop refacing process that uses a ROCKSOLID GRANIT (spelled that way)! They say, "it is a unique form of granite that combines 95% natural stone with advanced polymer technology. The result is a 1/4" thick slab with sperior stain, heat and scratch resistance. It comes in lightweight 4'x10' slabs and is installed directly over existing services.

They also propose to install these slabs, custom cut, to fit over the existing area of 4" tiles in the showers and around the tubs.

A final point - there is nothing to be demolished - which eliminates additional costs. The cost of this product is about half of what granite would cost for the same area.

What do you all think? I have phone numbers and an address if any one of our experts would care to investigate.

I am interested in your comments, recommendations, etc.

Tony Scaran
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Old 02-11-03, 03:05 PM
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Never heard of this product. Do they have a web site? I am interested in it myself. How is the warranty?

Thanks, coach
Old 02-11-03, 03:53 PM
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Fake Granite

Website: www.granitetransformations.com
Phone: 1-888-357-1777
Address: 23552 Commerce Center Drive Suite N
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Please pass on any pertinent information plus your comments on this product.
Old 02-12-03, 01:40 PM
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web address

Here's another address for this product.

Old 02-12-03, 01:45 PM
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Just got a reply from a rep about 20 minutes ago. Will call to get a price and more info on it. Gives you the technical data but not the fine touches about installing it. I will try to get that info and look at the big picture.
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That's odd!!!

Yesterday I made a post here referring you to a company and now it is gone.

Very curious!!!
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Granit kit counter tops

.Tacking a thin plywood form edge from under neath the counter top.
Mixing then pouring the granite mix on the old counter top, much better results!
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