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Question DetailsAsked on 6/28/2015

How do I find a concrete counter contractor in northern virginia-greater DC area?

Complete kitchen remodel; just not loving the granite choices. DC Virginia suburbs

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For complete kitchen remodel, Remodeling - General Contractor.

For countertop only - Countertops is your Search the List category - or check out various countertop displays at different stores and vendor display rooms, then tell your remodel GC where and what you saw that you want.

My recommendation - start on the web with a google search for something like - images of granite countertop colors - to get a handle on generally that mineral content and color you want, so when you look at manufacgturer catalogs or display room samples (where you might have hundreds of choices) you can narrow the list real quickly. For people who are looking for a specific "look", you will rarely find it "in-stock" - commonly for a higher end or larger job you order based on a sample in the showroom, or before placing a firm order you have the contractor contact the manufactuer (most will not do this with a customer) to have the manufacturer FedEx a "coupon" - about an 8 inch square sample of the particular yhou are thinking of, to see how you like it "in person". Beware though - rock color and mineral composition can vary a lot from dayh to day or week to week of production, so the coupon will be representative, not identical. If you are quite picky, widen your search area, find a photo (or take phot of a showroom sample) and send to countertop wholesalers and retailers in your general area (maybe 50 mile radius or so in your case) to ask if they can send a digital photo of actual pieces theyh have in stock large enough for your order, then go actually look at the positive responses to see if what they have is exactly what you want. Then put on hold if price is in right size range and have general contractor arrange for the final order and cutting instructions and such.

And of course, if not tied to actual stone, there are thousands of synthetic stone variations available, which it sounds likeyou might be looking at since in the question title you talked about concrete counter. Personally, the concrete ones look just like that to me - the resin synthetics and true stone look better to me, though more expensive and each of course has its own maintenance issues.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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