Countertop Fabricator Selection Checklist

We encourage you and your designer to visit our 76,000 sq ft facility!pdf

 

Checklist Item
Fabrication facility inspection is
necessary to evaluate your fabricator’s capabilities as well as its compliance
with all safety and environmental considerations

18092 Chesterfield Airport
Road  Chesterfield, MO  63005

(76,000 SF)

Phone:  (636) 537-1607

Fax:       (636) 536-3037

www.stonetrendsllc.com

Company reliability and reputation

Years in business = 38

Accredited BBB member and
BBB Torch Award recipient

Availability of Cambria
Yes – 126 designs in stock
Availability of edge profiles all
offered at the same price
Eased, Bevel, Bullnose,
Pencil, Roundover, Ogee, Triple Waterfall, Shark Nose,  or other custom edges
Full 3 cm stone thickness Yes, however backsplashes may
also be available in 2 cm
Final customer approval of the layout before fabrication Yes – computer-generated
layouts are prepared using the actual stone to be used on the project
Same-day itemized proposal with no hidden costs Yes – proposals are generally
prepared immediately and include all charges
Discuss seams required and their placement Yes
Joints are hard-seamed with color-matched epoxy adhesive Yes – also the pieces are
color and grain matched for a perfect look
Laser technology used in the home for accurate templating Yes
Bowl cutout reveal specified Yes – cutouts are fit to sink
bowls per customer request
Verify time to install after templating and
obtaining all necessary information
Approximately 2 weeks
Payment terms 50% at time of order; balance
upon project completion
Additional services offered Removal of old countertop;
plumbing services coordinated with reputable, license plumbing company
  • We encourage all our customers to visit our facility as well as the facility of any fabricator they are considering.

  • We offer Cambria quartz.

  • We offer twelve edge profiles in 3cm.  We know some fabricators have a limited edge offering, and provide thinner material or glue two pieces together to achieve a thicker appearance.

  • Our normal delivery time – after templating – is approximately 8-10 days.  We encourage our customers to verify how long it will takefor their granite to be installed.

  • We have been in the countertop business since 1970.  We have grown due to our reputation for quality, service, and fairness.  We suggest our customers investigate the BBB complaints which may have been made against other fabricators they may be considering using.

  • Our proposal format clearly indicates exactly what we propose to provide and how the prices were calculated.  We understand from our customers they often find it difficult obtaining similar information from other fabricators.

  • We make every effort to minimize the number of seams and to place them where our customers prefer to have them, rather than dictate where we want to place them in order to utilize small pieces of granite.

  • Our seams are “hard seams” utilizing a high-grade epoxy resin adhesive system rather than simply running a bead of silicone between two pieces.

  • We discuss bowl cutout reveals with our customers to insure they receive the aesthetic look they desire, rather than simply cutting a hole from a template without explaining to the customer what the final installation will look like.