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Robert greeted us & we walked around the store. Admittedly, there's not many differences between most of the stores we went to. Showrooms are put together the same except the workmanship. This is where Home Expo & Design really outshine their competitors.
My mom fell in love with one of the Silestone countertops. Quartz sometimes can have too much going on like granite but the one she chose resembled marble almost. The Silestone comes with installation fees included because they don't stand behind the stone unless they do it. At first we were iffy about that but once we saw some other places that put together Silestone countertops, it was clear that this place does it best. The seam where two pieces meet are barely noticeable to the naked eye. You can slightly feel it if you run your hands on it. Trust me, you want to spend that extra money on a place that knows how to put together their countertops.
Robert helped us throughout the entire process. He explained everything from the plywood being flush against the counter top & what kind of bullnose you want for your corners. They send a guy out to measure & create templates after your cabinets are in. At first they said we'd only have one seam but when they went back to the shop, they realized it had to be 2 since transporting such a large piece is risky. Robert himself came back with the measuring guy to explain and apologize. Sitting through 5 o'clock traffic just to assure us was a really nice gesture & we appreciated it.
The installation only took one day so we were quite impressed. The work was very efficient and it lived up to my mom's expectations. She couldn't have been happier with her new countertop. Thanks for making her so happy, Robert! I would definitely recommend him if you're in the market of redoing your kitchen! 5 stars all around!
Which brand are you looking at?
Was around half off the prices of the Interstyle glass tiles. Call around if you know the brand. Walker Zanger has a warehouse in Hayward (see their website) and gave me the 20% contractor's discount. They are expensive, but their tile is beautiful. Home Expo sucks, like home despot...great place to look though.
Check out McPhails
They have a good website, knowledgable staff and have really decent delivery prices. After looking around quite a bit, I bought from them. I don't know if they install or what their prices are for that,though. HOme Expo has REALLY expensive deliver prices and their staff is not that great. They also have a great selection on the showroom floor (this was in Concord). They have other locations, too, though.
Style-challenged bathroom tile help?
Our bathroom is on it's way back from being gutted, and i need to pick out tile for the floor and shower. however i have no sense of style to speak of and my usual hangouts (home depot, lowes and HD expo) are not helping much...
i am hoping to find a place with different tile ideas/displays to help me out, since i can't come up with anything decent on my own! do specific stores do this? i found a website or two, but with only a few pictures.