I went with a friend to a home construction recyle store yesterday and
two questions arose.
1) She saw bathroom (and maybe kitchen) counterrs, with sinks in them,
that were a couple inches too long for the space available. How
much, just in ballpark terms, do you think it might cost to cut off
an inch or two from the end of a counter? The charge is by the cut,
right? I guess she'd need him to come to her house, so that's one
price. But to save enough money, she might take the cabinet to him.
How is someone who does this listed in the phonebook or on the web?.
1) How can one tell real granite from artificial? My tentative
theory is that if the owner or if everyone can't tell, it doesn't
matter, but she wants to know.
a) I noticed that the back of the splash wasn't full thickness
everywhere, indented in most of the middle. That's artificial,
right? (Because there would be no point (except to make it
lighter) to grinding out the middle. The dust wouldn't be very useful.
But if molding something, it would save material to make it thinner
where it couldn't be seen.
b) Any time the sink is of the same material as the counter,
everything is artificial, right?
c) Some had already been cut off to fit their original installation.
There should be a clue in the new surface, I would think, but I didn't
know what to look for.
d) Any other clues what is artificial or what is real?