Yesterday's Tractor Co. Parts for Farm Tractors - Compare our Prices!
Click Here or call 800-853-2651 
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 9N,2N,8N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   Traditional YT Forum ViewClassic View   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

granite countertops OT

Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic    
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
CH(upstate,NY)
Regular


Joined: 14 Dec 2007
Posts: 350


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:30 pm    Post subject: granite countertops OT Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My wife says to ask my tractor frirnds about counter tops. Granite? composite or what? Says I spend too much time looking at this site.. I don't think so.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
David G
Tractor Guru


Joined: 11 Jan 2008
Posts: 9775


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:52 pm    Post subject: Re: granite countertops OT Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I put in Silestone, like it real well, except I would do rounded edges instead of mitered.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Wile E
Long Time User


Joined: 24 Mar 2012
Posts: 1466


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:54 pm    Post subject: Re: granite countertops OT Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Be prepared to spend a lot of money.
I had LG Quartz countertops put in 3 years ago and it was $ 3,500, that is the whole kitchen with 5" backsplash. LG quartz is basically a man-made granite/marble. Wife is happy, that is what counts. If she is happy, then I am happy.......That's how it works, Right?
 
Back to top
View user's profile
LenND
Tractor Expert


Joined: 28 Feb 2007
Posts: 2062


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:02 pm    Post subject: Re: granite countertops OT Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The wife had granite tops put in in 2000 likes them real well. The installer told her clean them with Windex. The they should be treated with a granite sealer about once a year.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
JF in CT
Long Time User


Joined: 11 Apr 2009
Posts: 614


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:05 pm    Post subject: Re: granite countertops OT Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I just put in my second kitchen with granite. So many places sell it now that the prices are very competitive. In many cases you are talking about a few dollars difference from man made stuff.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
d beatty
Guest






Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:22 pm    Post subject: Re: granite countertops OT Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We have a Corian kitchen counter top. Wife loves it easy to clean you can use any type of counter top cleaners. It wont stain and is easy to repair if it does get scratched.
 
Back to top
notjustair
Tractor Expert


Joined: 07 Jun 2010
Posts: 2406
Location: NE Kansas

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:30 pm    Post subject: Re: granite countertops OT Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Have granite and love it. Seal it once a year. I really like taking things off of/out of the stove and setting it right on there. This is my second home with it and I won't put in anything different.

If she works greasy dough right on the counter repeatedly it may take a stain. I had a piece that I rolled out biscuit dough on once a week for a couple of years and it took the shortening. It was just a rolling island thing, but now I know. I do biscuits on parchment paper now.

Granite and quartz are both great. About the same price, but granite has more color choices.

They will have to joint it in at least one place. Ask to see what their joints look like. Rocks are rocks, but an installer who doesn't match the glue very well can make the whole thing look like junk.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Mark6005
Regular


Joined: 24 Feb 2012
Posts: 269
Location: Central il

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:55 pm    Post subject: Re: granite countertops OT Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Just had corian or however it"s spelled and quartz put in this summer and it"s very nice non porous and so much better than our old Formica. Made by the Amish in Arthur il flawless so far. Wife"s happy what else matters
 
Back to top
View user's profile
zems
Regular


Joined: 30 Sep 2001
Posts: 23


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:49 pm    Post subject: Re: granite countertops OT Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We were going to install granite and ended up changing our minds and installing quartz. Basically no maintenance, no bacteria, and harder to chip. When my 6yr old glues or paints anything it wipes right off. Find a good stone dealer and let them explain the pros and cons of both. Price was about the same two years ago.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Dick2
Tractor Guru


Joined: 11 Oct 2002
Posts: 9741


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:48 pm    Post subject: Re: granite countertops OT Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I see them using composites on the home improvement shows. They say that it will not stain like granite and requires no sealing or other maintenance. That's what I would investigate thoroughly.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Bob Huntress
Long Time User


Joined: 27 Dec 2007
Posts: 1243


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:17 am    Post subject: Re: granite countertops OT Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Granite is nice, but expensive. Make sure you have the company selling the counter tops come and measure it, so you can hold them accountable if it doesn't fit. If there is a wall on each side of your counter top, make sure the wills are drywalled and cabinets installed before the measurements are taking. Don't believe any of the talk about accounting for a half inch on each side, either. The tolerance is so tight that the length will be affected if there is any bow or dip in your wall. If it butts up to a wall but extends out like a peninsula, it will forgive a little, but if the counter fits between two walls or an floor to ceiling cabinet and wall, there is no room to wiggle. If you have laminate and have to shave a quarter inch, it won't break your heart, but a $4,000 counter top makes you very leary about making any cuts. BTW make the factory cut out for your sink, and have a bunch of people help support the counter if you are installing it. You remember how you use short screws to fasten the laminate counters to the cabinet? You don't screw in granit counters. They are adhered with a glue or liquid nail to the cabinet. You also have to use an oil sealer after you install the counter. It will look dull when you get it, and it will be porous until you apply the sealer.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
MarkB_MI
Tractor Guru


Joined: 29 Aug 2004
Posts: 7860


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:03 am    Post subject: Re: granite countertops OT Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Between our home and rental property, we've had four granite tops installed. It is wonderful stuff. Here in Motown, the competition among granite suppliers and installers is fierce, so granite is competitive with other materials such as Silestone. Granite is pretty much the standard for new kitchens here. Out in the sticks, installation costs could be steep, and you really don't want to DIY granite installation.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Stephen Newell
Tractor Expert


Joined: 11 Jun 2011
Posts: 1990


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:21 am    Post subject: Re: granite countertops OT Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Granite is nice as long as it gets reasonable care. In my house someone would drop something on it within a week and chip it. Then granite isn't very easy to fix to where it doesn't show. At one time I fabricated corian and you could hit it with a hammer, drill holes in it or let a cigarette burn out on it and be able to repair the damage. The adhesive to glue the stuff together is the same product as the corian itself. You just use the glue for putty and fill any damage to the top. When dry it can be sanded and polished out. The same goes for the cigarette burn. It can just be sanded and polished out. What's nice about corian is it can be worked like wood. You can cut it and shape it with regular woodworking tools including using a router to put a decorative edge on it. Too bad they make you be a certified fabricator to purchase it now. It's actually easier to make a corian counter top than formica.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
George Marsh
Tractor Guru


Joined: 05 Aug 2009
Posts: 6052
Location: terre haute

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:18 am    Post subject: Re: granite countertops OT Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Radioactivity in granite. Hope I do the link correctly.
Dangers of granite counter tops

 
Back to top
View user's profile
rustyfarmall
Tractor Guru


Joined: 07 Feb 2003
Posts: 19807
Location: Southwest Iowa

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:17 am    Post subject: Re: granite countertops OT Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CH(Upstate,NY) wrote:
(quoted from post at 18:30:09 11/24/12) My wife says to ask my tractor frirnds about counter tops. Granite? composite or what? Says I spend too much time looking at this site.. I don't think so.


Granite counter tops require a lot of maintenance and are easily damaged if you drop something, or set something HOT on it. If you actually use your kitchen for cooking meals, etc., you do NOT want granite, or concrete, or marble. Counter tops made of those materials are for SHOW only.

If you want a counter top that is practical for actual use and still looks good, go with stainless steel.
 
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Yesterday's Tractors Forum Index -> Tool Talk All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
TRACTOR   PARTS TRACTOR   MANUALS
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F).  Expedited shipping available, just call!  Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors.  Compare our super low shipping rates!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor.  We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies!   Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651.

YT Home  |  Forums Home

Copyright © 1997-2014 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters