The first part of your Granite Tops adventure is to get in contact with our wonderful sales representatives. If you are a home owner looking to add a worktop to your new kitchen, your first point of contact is either to complete our contact form or call us directly on +353 (0)41 982 4444 and our experienced sales team will guide you through the easy process of getting your perfect worktop.
We offer a complete design and quotation service. If you would like to see and experience our Mason Quartz range, you are cordially invited to visit us at our showrooms in McGrudder's Cross, Slane, Co. Meath, C15 HP22. We are open to the public from Monday to Friday starting at 8am and closing at 5pm and on Saturdays we are available from 8am to 12:30pm.
To help us get you the best quotation and as quickly as possible, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, email, your general location and as much detail about the project as possible. If you have an image or a drawing with rough measurements, we are always happy to receive these as this makes our estimates and quotations very accurate.
Once we have agreed an estimated pricing and provided you with an official Granite Tops quotation, we will contact you to organise for our surveyor and templating team to visit you and of course at a time that is convenient for you.
We like to be well ahead of the opposition and at Granite Tops we use the latest in digital templating technology. Our preferred product is the Prodim Proliner Digital Measuring system, this allows for complete accuracy when our team measures your project.
As each kitchen is completely unique your worktop area will be templated to get accurate measurements for cutting the stone, so that it fits precisely into position.
If you are working with a kitchen supplier, they will usually liase with us when organising templating. Otherwise, you can contact us when your kitchen is ready for our templating team.
On the day of the templating appointment we strongly recommend that you are present at the time of the survey. And there are a few things that help ensure the process of templating is a pleasant experience.
Sinks, taps and hobs must be on-site on the day of templating to record their details.
During templating our surveyor may advise that certain preparation work may be required before the stone can be fitted. It is vital that this work is completed before the fitter returns to fit the stone. Generally, our surveyor will not be able to fit the stone unless this work has been carried out.
If you are supplying templates to us, please give as much detail as possible including sink and hob cut-out dimensions and positioning, tap-hole sizes and positioning, polished edge details and any other relevant information.
For a more detailed discussion on how to prepare your kitchen for templating we have a blog post here.
We are one of Ireland's leading quartz and granite fabricators. We turn a slab of quartz into a piece of art using the latest technology and our highly skilled craftsmen's hands. At Granite Tops we have three CNC routers, three CNC saws and two line polishers which represents the main production line.
Once a worktop has been cut out by the CNC saws, it is polished by machine and then our fabrication team carefully checks each part of the work. For the more intricate edges, these are finished by hand. Each profile has to be polished to perfection.
We offer the pencil edge as the standard profile edge on all our worktops and surfaces. This is like the edge of a normal hexagonal pencil. Then there is a slight variation on this edge with the round pencil edge. We round off the hexagonal pencil profile to make it curved. This work is completed by hand so there is a little extra cost.
The more elaborate edges include the Ogee Edge, Boston Edge, Triple Edge, Half Bull Nose Edge, Shark Nose Edge and Chamfer Edge. Each one has a unique quality and then you can even consider combining two into a double edge profile.
Check out the 3D profile images on our individual colour pages here.
The positioning of a joint is normally dependent upon the size of the slab available and the layout of the kitchen, and at Granite Tops, we think carefully about where joints need to be placed. We want to find the best placement so that you will become the envy of your friends. This means we select each slab with the entire project in mind. Our Mason Quartz slabs are 3200 mm long and 1600 mm wide. Most kitchen designs are L-shaped and U-shaped and there will be joints, but right from templating our surveyor will consider the best placement for these joints. We try to hide the joints beyond the turns and bends in your kitchen.
Call out to our showrooms at McGruders Cross and we can show you some expert examples, beautifully crafted to be almost invisible.
Our standard offer includes up to five flutes with a gently sloping gradient into your undermounted sink of choice. Up from this we have a closed drainer which is an additional flute that goes all the way around the five flutes. This gives a clearly defined drainage area.
Next comes the recess drainer. A recess drainer is produced by grinding into the face of the stone. It can add to the look of a kitchen, providing that finishing touch. However, by recessing the stone there may be a variation in colour between the countertop and the area of the recess. This is natural and while the difference is normally minor, it is more noticeable with dark colours. There are two main types of recess drainer, half and full. The half recess drainer links to the left or right side of the sink, while the full recess goes around the entire sink area.
After your worktop has been fabricated to perfection, our team will call you with a fitting date. Our installation and fitting teams are on the road from 8:00am in the morning travelling the length and breadth of Ireland.
In most cases our installation teams can complete a full kitchen in three hours. They will arrive with all the parts of your worktop and first they do a quick double check of all measurements, before moving the quartz into place. After the quartz has been brought into the kitchen or bathroom, the fitters do a dry fit to make sure everything is level and correct.
In the case of a refurbishment project, it is necessary that all existing worktops be removed before the fitting team arrives. This avoids delaying the installation.
Then they clean the joints one more time and add the glue and with great expertise set all the pieces correctly into place. Then some silicone to seal all the exposed parts.
We clean down all the worktops and surfaces.