Step 1. Draw Your Project
1. Sketch the overall shape of the project.
2. Measure the front and back of pieces.
3. The measurements do not need to be precise but accuracy is important for estimates.
4. Taking photos is also helpful but not mandatory.
5. Take the sketch to Custom Marble & Granite's showroom or if you can not make it right away, please send the sketch via email to Jean@CustomMarbleGranite.com
6. Call Custom Marble & Granite if you did not hear from us in one business day. We may not have received it.
7. Visit our showroom and slab gallery to select the perfect stone for your project!
8. When visiting the showroom it is important to bring your cabinetry sample, a door or drawer, a piece of flooring if available and any other color that will influence the look you would like to achieve
Step 2. Choose Your Slab
We offer a wide variety of slabs in our indoor slab gallery. Most people have no trouble falling in love with the hundreds of slabs in over 60 different colors that are available in our Slab Gallery.
If you still need more selection, we have suppliers in Pittsburgh that will ship the slabs you select to our facility. In the order of preference, listed below is the information for each.
a. Pittsburgh Granite
3812 William Flynn Hwy, Alison Park, PA
Mon - Fri 8 - 4:30 Sat 8 - 12
b. Daltile Stone & Slab Center
410 Keystone Drive, Warrendale PA 15086
Mon - Fri 7:30 - 4:30 Sat 9 - 1
104 Tri County Drive Suite 6 Freedom PA 15042
Mon - Fri 7 - 4:30 Saturday by appointment.
d. Mont Granite
302 West Steuben Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15202
If you find something at one of our suppliers, Tag it. Tagging stone only means that the supplier agrees not to sell that stone to someone else for 10 days. You are not obligated to buy that stone, and no deposit is required. Just leave your contact information and make sure they know Custom Marble & Granite is the fabricator. Once you tag your stone, contact our office at 724-482-0144.
Step 3. Price
We will create an estimate for the cost of your project including possible upgrades for each color you request. Every stone is a different price, even the same color from different suppliers will create a different pricing.
Once a price is agreed upon, contracts will be signed and a deposit will be left to secure the slabs. If you choose slabs from one of our suppliers' warehouses, your slabs will be delivered to us to hold until you are ready for your template.
Step 4. Decisions
Your sink, faucet and appliances must be decided upon and ready for template.
In our showroom we have stainless steel sinks, faucets and other options to choose from. These need to be finalized for the template.
Step 5. Template
We will come out and make a digital template of your kitchen. We will build an exact outline of your counters using precise laser measurements. We will also discuss any special custom features you may like to add to your project, such as radius on the corners, edge profiles, faucet placement and any other personal preference.
If the actual square footage differs from the preliminary drawing you supplied, the price may go up or down accordingly. We will also advise you of supports needed.
Step 6. Layout
The template will be placed on your stone. If your stone has significant movement (or color variation) you may meet with us in the shop to view the layout of the templates on the stone.
If your stone does not contain much movement or if the stone is a consistent pattern this step may not apply. We offer for free one hour of consultation with your templates and slabs. Each additional hour is $75.00
Step 7. Fabrication & Installation
Leave this to us. Your slabs will go to our bridge saw for cutting. Then to our CNC Digital router for shaping, edging and polishing. When the CNC is finished, the slabs will go to the finish tables for inspection and a final hand buff.
Now we're ready to install in your home or business.