Contact European Stone & Tile Design, INC.
European Stone & Tile Design offers a showroom equipped with the latest stone and tile products; come in with a drawing and pictures for an in house estimate. We also do free in home estimates and design consultations for one's kitchen or bathroom remodel project. Alternatively, clients can also email/fax us a copy of their layout for quote purposes too.
Selecting the material
After a proposal is furnished, should a client elect to move forward European Stone & Tile Design will schedule an appointment to help them hand select their slabs for their project. At our Kirkland warehouse we do carry limited collection of stocked slab colors to choose from. Materials are typically selected from our list of vendors located in the Sodo district of Seattle.
Edges detail options
European Stone & Tile Design offers a full array of edge profile selections with four standards at no additional charge. Custom edges by design available.
Straight or E&P
3/8 Round T&B
1/4 Bevel T&B
Templating is the process of laying out wooden strips along the installed cabinets to create a skeletal structure of the future countertops. Then the custom made template is laid upon the granite slabs in order to create the custom countertops with precision and accuracy. Prior to templating the following needs to be in order:
- Cabinets and finished end panels need to be installed, leveled and in their final locations. Upper cabinets must be in place if client has purchased full height backsplash.
- All of the appliances in the kitchen need to be on location, which includes the stove, dishwasher, fridge etc.
- The sink needs to be on location so that we may take it back to the shop and use it as a template for the sink cutout, or the exact box measurements must be on hand. Faucet fixtures need to be purchased and on site too.
After creating the custom framework of your new counters based of the cabinets, the client will have an opportunity to view which areas of the slab will be used in their home if the material chosen has movement and 'exotic' characteristics.
The custom template is the framework used to cut the granite to the proper dimensions of the custom kitchen countertops. Once the granite has been cut to the template dimensions, the process of fabrication begins. Fabrication is the process of using heavy machinery with high volumes of water to polish the granite through a series of different polishing levels to bring out the beauty and natural shine of the granite. The fabrication process is where 85% of the labor is expended. Once the process has begun, one piece can take 2-6 days to fabricate- surface dependent.
Installation is the final phase of the project. The install crew will bring the custom made countertop to the project site, unload the piece(s) and begin the installation process. Each crew is specially trained install your custom granite/quartz countertop. To ensure quality and confidence in the project, adequate time is spent on each project to guarantee a successful installation. The time needed is to be determined on a project by project basis.
Many homeowners, following their granite/quartz countertop or bathroom remodel are curious to know if there are any requirements in maintaining the product. Therefore, each customer is provide with a maintenance card following the completion.
European Stone & Tile offers a 90-day Service Warranty for standard items such as caulking, chips etc coupled with a 1 year Craftsmanship Warranty for material and installation. Quartz installations are product dependent based on supplier warranty.