We're preparing to redo the kitchen, including new cabinets and
countertop. We love granite but are not looking to spend what it would
cost to have our main counter area done in solid granite.
We were just at a bed and breakfast place that had BEAUTIFUL granite
tile counters. "Reddish with black splotches" granite 12" tiles with
thin black grout seams. Absolutely stunning.
Anyway, I've been researching the subject, and found a problem. I've
found the square tiles at lots of places, but no bullnose or other
finish pieces needed to round the tile over the edge of the counter, or
to handle exterior corners. Basically all I can find are the squares.
I've found that there are "bullnosing" services, that will do the job
for big bucks. But that's something I want to avoid.
Also considered is the use of common black bullnose (and other finish)
pieces with the granite reserved just for the main surfaces. This would
be inexpensive, maybe just a couple hundred bucks worth of granite tiles
and a few bucks for the edge pieces.
Does anyone out there have experience with this kind of thing? I want to
explore all the alternatives before buying anything.
Suggestions, anyone? Is there a specific supplier that carries the
granite finish pieces as stock rather than a custom service?