HOW TO MEASURE FOR COUNTERTOPS, AND PRICE YOUR OWN JOB.
When anyone comes to your home to price some work that you want done, it's a muddy mix of pressure and confusion, right?
We have a simple solution: Price that stone-counter project yourself.
Step 1. Get yourself a tape measure. You know there's one in that junk drawer, or out in the garage, or borrow one from uncle Bob, or spend 5 bucks at the hardware store.
Step 2. Measure the width (length, end-to-end, side-to-side), and depth (front to back, wall-to-front edge) of each "Area".
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Step 3. Next, use that good ol' calculator on your cell phone to multiply the width x depth of each Area to get square inches.
Here's an example:
A kitchen island measures 84-1/4" wide by 36" deep. 84.25 x 36 = 3,033 sq in, divided by 144, = 21.06 sq ft. We would probably round that down to 21 SF, since it's so close.
Step 4. Now just add up the total square-footage of all Areas, and multiply by our labor price of $28 per SF.
Note that nearly all stone fabricators their price jobs in nice, round numbers, which often includes both labor and materials.
Our Designer always pays for your slab(s) when chosen, and the stoneyard gives you a duplicate copy of our payment receipt.
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Some useful notes
When measuring counter depth, measure to the actual wall surface, not to a tile backsplash. If you can't get around the tile, just add 1/4" to the depth; a common tile thickness.
When measuring out from a wall, look down towards the floor from the countertop edge.
If a stove is close to the wall behind it, with no counter-strip in the rear, we only charge for the left and right sides.
Once you've calculated your approximate countertop square-footage, please call and let us come out to give you an exact labor quote? There's never any charge for coming to draw and measure, and we can help by showing you some fabulous stone choices online!
A great labor price for stone-counter fabrication & installation, and we always price any stone that you choose at our wholesale cost.
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