Home to the Steelers, the Pirates and the Penguins, this sports rich city has a lot of excitement going on all year round. Pittsburgh is also a city rich in granite retailers and fabricators that would be happy to help update the look of your kitchen and/or bath with a brand new granite countertop. With over one hundred granite countertops Pittsburgh retailers in the area, it should be easy to find the perfect fit for the design you are looking for!
Retailers and discount retailers; who do you recommend?
Of the one-hundred and two granite fabricators and retailers in the area, customers in Pittsburgh, based on online reviews have named these retailers their top picks; Giant Stone, Columbia Marble Company Inc., Pittsburgh Marble Company and Walls-Floors & More. These were rated five stars by previous happy customers. Currently, Pittsburgh has one discount granite retailer with two locations. Kitchen Fair Discount Center, is the name of it and it has two convenient locations.
The one and only thing that is a downside to discount granite retailers is though their prices are typically lower, their inventory and sometimes the grade of quality aren’t as good as, perhaps, a regular retailer. However, it doesn’t mean it isn’t worth a look. You never know where you will find something you like and what kind of deal you can get. Currently the average price per square foot of granite, including installation is between $47.00 and $77.00. This is consistent with the average price of granite across the nation.
The Pittsburgh area has approximately forty-nine retailers and fabricators that offer installation teams. The good things about this is that the price of the granite typically includes the installation, there is usually at least one general contractor on the team and that if you have any trouble there is a physical place you can go for assistance. Top rated installation teams from the following retailers are; Troy Granite, Giant Stone, Columbia Marble Co, Inc., and Pittsburgh Marble Company. Is installing granite countertops in your kitchen or bath an easy weekend DIY project? Nope. Taking on this home repair yourself can be daunting and turn frustrating really fast. After buying a slab of granite, you must either have, buy, or rent the tools you will need to cut it down to size and polish the shine onto it. If you make one little mistake you could have to start fresh and you would have nobody to blame but yourself, instead of an outside installation team. In the long run, the money you saved doing it yourself is minute, if you save any at all. Finally, an independent contractor can be very helpful in installing your granite countertops but also in doing other aspects of your remodel. Just be sure with the retailers and contractors you do your research and go with one that you feel confident and comfortable with.
Pittsburgh is a city known for its steel production and its sports teams. Toughen up your countertops with the strength and elegance of granite. You’ll be glad that you did.
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