1240 Bogie Lake Rd.

White Lake, MI 48383


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How do you go about getting a natural stone product for your home? Where do you start and what do you need to know?

Existing Cabinets

If you already have cabinets and want to replace the counter tops with granite you'll need to contact TNT Marble & Stone. We'll send a representative to your home to measure your existing cabinets, make templates, and go over options such as an under-mount or over-mount sink, edges, and design options.


New Cabinets

If you are installing new cabinets, they must be completed and installed before the cabinets can be measured for stone counter tops. The cabinets must always be installed before countertop measurements can be taken because cabinets often come out slightly different than the original plans or they may have to be modified when they are installed to accommodate walls that aren't perfectly square. We never build counter tops based on plans because it usually results in poor quality. We're sure you wouldn't be happy with large gaps or odd unsightly fits. We want the fit and seams to be perfect and we're sure you do too. However, we can give you a price quote based on the cabinet layout plans.


Choosing Your Granite

It's best to choose which granite you want to use about 2 weeks before the cabinets are installed. The stone slabs can be reserved so they are ready to be delivered to TNT Marble & Stone for fabrication as soon as the measurements have been taken.

There are hundreds of styles and colors of granite to choose from. You can visit one of our granite warehouse partners such as Dwyer's Marble and Stone to view and select your material. A TNT Marble & Stone representative will let you know how many slabs you'll need to complete your job. We will also provide a rough price quote to complete you job. Final pricing may vary depending on which stone you select for your project.


Fabrication and Installation

Once your cabinets are installed, the measurements have been taken, and you've selected your stone, edge, and sink options, the granite slabs can be fabricated into counter tops. This process varies in duration depending on the size of the job but most projects take about 2 to 3 weeks to complete.

Installation usually takes 2 to 3 hours.


Tips On Selecting The Best Granite For You

  • Request samples to take home. This will help with matching colors to your cabinets, paint, and flooring in the natural lighting in your home.
  • Inspect the granite slabs carefully for cracks and fissures. Run your fingers across the polished surface of the slab to help detect crack and fissures. You can also view the polished surface closely at a sharp angle. Reflecting light viewed at a sharp angle will usually reveal cracks that are difficult to see when viewing the stone staright on.
  • Be aware that stone with U shaped or veiny patterns may have a more visible seam in counter designs that are U or L shaped. For example, if you have a U or L shaped counter you may want to consider a granite with less pattern like the granite on the right instead of the one on the left. However both granites will work and look beautiful. The one on the right will just have seams that are less visiable.
  • If you have a small kitchen, try not to select a granite with large patterns in the stone. Large patterns could be overwhelming in a small space.
  • Dark colored granites need adequate light to look good. If you have a darker room, consider selecting a lighter colored granite.
  • Always choose your granite by viewing the slabs. Small stone samples are fine for matching wall, floor, and cabinet colors but you'll want to see an entire slab to get a good idea of how it will look in your home. Sometimes the small samples will look very different than a full slab. This is particularly true for granites with large patterns.