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How To Get A White Hot Deal On Granite In Delaware

To get you started on your search here are three local companies. But don’t stop there because to get the best deal you have to know the ins and outs of getting quotes. Don’t worry, we quickly break it down for you below.

Troy Granite
711 Interchange Blvd.
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 292 1750

With three different locations, Troy Granite serves Delaware, Pennsylvania, and beyond. They offer a wide variety of natural stone for countertops, vanities, fireplaces and more, and their highly skilled fabricators can get you the look you want in your home or business.

The family-owned business is fully insured and focuses on offering great customer service, regardless of the size of the project. They keep thousands of slabs of stone in stock in over colors, making it easy to find exactly the look you want for your project.

Ancient Art Stone
1631 Bay Rd
Milford, DE
(302) 335-1199

Ancient Art aims to make every countertop a work of art with its attention to detail and impressive fabrication techniques. The stone retailer keeps over 500 slabs of marble and granite at the ready to create countertops, vanity tops, and more.

The retailer also keeps a supply of cabinets, sinks, hardwood flooring, tiles for walls and floors, and other kitchen and bathroom accessories on hand to make the business of creating your new kitchen or bathroom easier. Their website includes testimonials from previous customers as well as plenty of photos of their previous jobs.

Colonial Marble & Granite
240 S Dupont Hwy
New Castle, DE
(302) 947-3000

Colonial Marble prides itself on offering “the greatest selection and highest quality…at the lowest price.” With 5 locations, the large fabrication and installation business services a big area, but they pay attention to small details. From home and office kitchens and bathrooms, to bar tops on yachts and outdoor spaces, they can get you the stone you want.

Granite, marble, onyx, and travertine are just a few of the stones they carry, and their dedication to customer service is well-known throughout the DE area and beyond.

If you are planning on having granite countertops installed in your Delaware kitchen, don’t risk picking an unreliable company to do the work. There are lots of great granite installers in Delaware, like the three listed above, but you need to take the time to pick the right one for your individual needs. Here are the six simple steps to finding the perfect granite countertop company for your kitchen makeover.

Research your list

Most people know where to look to find a granite company, or several. A quick web search will often give you more choices than you could possibly imagine, and leave you a little overwhelmed. Start by just picking 4 or 5, and writing them down on a sheet of paper. Then, you need to do a little research on each company to see if they are all they promise to be.

Granite countertops, hardwood floors, and overlay cabinets completed by Echelon Custom Homes, located in Rehoboth Beach, DE.

A beautiful example of what you can find locally. source

Read all the online reviews you find for each company on sites like Angie’s List, Yelp, and Google reviews. Make a note of any negative reviews, and see if they seem valid.

Take a look at each company’s website. Does it have lots of photos of their previous work, or customer testimonials?
Have they been in business for a while, and can they show you examples of their work?

Check their credentials

Once you’re fairly certain your selected businesses are “legit” and professional, ask them if they are licensed, insured, and bonded. Insurance protects you because it pays for any damages to your home that might occur if something goes wrong during the installation process.

It’s pretty standard for Delaware granite countertop companies to be licensed, bonded, and insured, but ask anyway. If they’re not, cross them off your list. It’s not worth the risk to hire an uninsured company to install your countertops.

Find out what services they offer

Not every granite countertop company is the same when it comes to services. Some are full-service, and will let you pick the granite at their showroom, design a template based on your kitchen’s dimensions, carefully fabricate it in their workroom, and install it in your home.

Ideally, this is what you want, because if any of these steps are subcontracted out, you have little control over the quality of the work, and should a problem arise, getting it resolved could prove difficult.

Compare prices

A gorgeous example of a granite kitchen by a Delaware architect.

Another gorgeous example of a granite kitchen by Delaware’s Dewson Construction.

If you aren’t already a comparison shopper, start right now. Get several quotes, at least three, so you can see what the “typical” price is for granite countertops in your area.

Of course, the final price will vary greatly based on the size of your kitchen and the type of stone you choose, but they should be in the same price range.

Mark any company off your list that throws up a low-ball estimate just to get your business, because they’ll likely charge you much, much more than their quote for the final product.

It’s also a good idea to ask for a firm estimate from any companies that you are seriously considering at this point. See if they are happy to put it in writing, with a breakdown of the costs. Clarity is key; if they seem like they’re trying to hide something, they may not be the best choice for you.

Get it in writing

Once you’ve narrowed down your list to the final selection, you’re almost ready to commit to your new countertops, but not quite there, yet. First, make sure the local company you choose is willing to give you a written contract and guarantee any work that they will be doing for you. If it’s not in writing, you’re not protected.

Contracts don’t have to be fancy, but they should state clearly what is to be done, who will be doing it, and any exclusions to the planned job. Don’t just agree on a verbal contract, because if something goes wrong and you have to sue, they don’t hold up well in court.

Trust your gut

At the end of the day, trust your instincts. Hopefully you’ll have visited the granite companies on your list, or at least talked with them over the telephone. Use that interaction to gauge how comfortable you felt with each one.

Did they seem open and honest, willing to discuss their practices and pricing with you? Or, did they seem hesitant to give you information, wanting to keep you “in the dark” about how they work?

The best businesses in the state of Delaware put their customers’ needs and concerns first. Any business that you find that doesn’t do this should be marked off your list. Use these steps and follow your instincts, and you’ll find your perfect granite company in no time.

The Simplest Way To Get Fair Prices

Calling Delaware granite dealers can and be a bit of a pain. It’s not uncommon for contractors to not even bother calling you back because they are just too busy. If you want local distributors to compete for your business the easiest way to do it is to quickly fill out the form below.

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