Now Serving the Brookfield Area
Granite is one of the most durable and attractive materials used for countertops and if you are in the market for new countertops it is important to know all about granite countertops.
Granite countertops are more common than they once were, it is still considered a “high end” option and even the least expensive granite is still an investment.
The ancients referred to marble as the “shining stone” and the name still holds true today. This natural stone will improve the worth and beauty of any home and becomes more beautiful with age and daily use.
Marble is ideal for flooring or counter and modern homes utilize this wonder of nature in bathroom vanities, fireplaces, tub desk and shower, surrounds.
Badger Granite is proud to have added Countryside Cabinetry to its venue.
Visit our showroom and see how our stone, tile and cabinets are used extensively in large-scale vignettes to inspire our clients. We can create a fully custom kitchen cabinet and installed for you or fully assembled pickup ready kitchen cabinets to installed yourself.
Quartz, many people have a new interest in quartz becouse it is essentially maintenance free-no sealing & you can clean it with simply soap and water.
The sink is the focal point and the busiest spot in your kitchen. Nearly every meal begins and ends in its embrace.
That’s why you need a sink to be durable, practical and stylish.
Tile is a perfect finishing touch to your kitchen and bathroom upgrades. You have many different options such as Granite, Marble, Traverten, Onyx, Porcelen, Glass Tiles. Visit our Badger Granite showroom to see more tiles examples.
BROOKFIELD | Granite, Quartz Kitchen Countertops
Granite remnants are a great way to add the beauty and luxury of granite in unique ways around your home. These discounted pieces of stone are great for smaller projects all the way up to vanity tops. Usually you will find a wide variety of colors and patterns available for a reduced cost.
We can fabricate the stone any way you might want – or you can take and utilize the remnant pieces as is. Call or come by our showroom to speak with our representative to learn more about the possibilities and for current remnant availability.
Bathroom Vanity Tops
Granite Colors and Patterns
Granite for granite countertops usually comes from Italy, China, India, or South America in over a hundred different color patterns. Each country has several different color and pattern variations unique to that part of the world. Granite is a dimension stone with naturally occurring variations in color and pattern. These variations, referred to as “movement”, are the source of its natural beauty. Also, keep in mind that the veining in the granite can effect color perception. Sometimes different grains occurring in the same slab will make the slabs appear to be different colors. Mineral concentrations in granite varies somewhat within any given color and pattern, and may produce patches that appear darker or lighter. You will see how the pattern and color changes and how different a second slab cut from a different area could be quite different in color and grain. If you need more than one slab to complete your countertops, you should use slabs cut from the same large granite block. Even a single granite slab will have color variations from one end to the other. These variations gives your kitchen countertop or vanity its unique character making it slightly different from any other countertop.
For this reason, we recommend that you take the time to select the slabs for your countertops. You can view all the available colors and patterns over the internet, and select the granite slabs to be used for your countertops, or you may personally visit the warehouse We will escort you through the granite slab warehouse where you can choose the best granite slab for your countertops. That is the only way to make sure you get exactly what you want. While color options are numerous, it’s usually best to choose a specimen that is stocked locally because of the cost difference. If a slab has to be special-ordered, the freight would be prohibitive and the lead-time could be several weeks. In addition, you would have to agree to accept the color and markings sight unseen.
About Countertop Installation
Standard countertops usually cost $45 – 75 per square foot installed, depending on the type of granite selected and the difficulty of installation. Granite Countertop installation and fabrication costs can significantly affect the final price of your new countertops. Generally, the more complex the shape of the countertop and particularly the shape of the finished countertop edges, the higher the price will be. Fortunately, a standard polished edge makes an excellent appearance and most customers choose this standard. Occasionally, a customer will want a custom countertop edge pattern, possibly to match the edge to detailing on the cabinetry, and this can also be done.
Granite countertops are usually polished to a high gloss finish. The price of the countertop includes the cost of transportation, making field measurements and templates, cutting, polishing, delivery, and final installation. The total material required is determined by the layout and the amount of waste. The fabricator will try to lay out each job so as to minimize waste yet maximize the natural beauty of the veining and pattern. Keep in mind that sink, cook top or waste from curved cutouts are counted in the square footage cost.
On new construction, the base cabinets must be permanently anchored in place before a template can be made. On a remodel project, existing tops may be removed prior to measurement. Any sinks, faucets, cook tops, or any other item that requires a cutout or a hole in the top must be on site and readily available at the time the template is made. The fabricator may need to take some items with him to complete the fabrication. Please note that any delay in acquiring the accessories may also delay the installation, the countertop installer will not normally be responsible for connecting of dishwashers, cook tops, or plumbing, and no changes can be made once the installer takes his measurements and makes the template. All cuts are final; it is impossible to reattach a piece of granite that has been cut from the slab. Additionally, once the granite is glued in place on the cabinets, moving it is very difficult and risks damaging the cabinets.
Who We Are?
Badger Granite is a full-service, granite and marble countertops fabrication and installation company with a wide range of expertise in dealing with virtually any type of project, distinguished for its reputation on high quality and craftsmanship. Aimed at solving any complex space and design problems, we work closely with homeowners, architects, builders and contractors to ensure perfection. Regardless of what you need; minor updating, large-scale renovations or an entirely new project, we will be there and make it possible for you. One of our prior concerns is to finish the project within the timeframe and the budget that suits our customers.
Badger Granite is proudly serving all over southern Wisconsin, Milwaukee and Madison metro area. Visit our showroom today or call for free estimate!