Showcase building? High traffic? Hot new restaurant? We’ve got you covered.
Your exacting specifications and tight timelines. Our precision fabrication and job completion reliability.
Your style. Our quality. The perfect match for custom countertops for your home.
Love the look of concrete countertops?
Don’t have the time or money for poured concrete?
Well we have a great alternative!
Polycor’s Karma Stone is concrete that comes in slab form.
What that means for you is that instead of having to deal with the mess of poured concrete you can come to us and pick out a slab that we will cut and fabricate for your countertops.
But can you stain it or do you just get pick from different shades of grey?
You can absolutely stain it just like you would any other concrete.
The cool thing about being able to stain the slabs is you can use stencils and stain design or even logos directly into the countertop.
Karma Stone is also great for outdoor applications as they use none of the dyes associated with engineered stone which means they do not fade in the sun.
If you would like to see the slabs in person you can visit them over at Dorado Soapstone.
Got a Raised Bar in Your Kitchen?
With a little carpentry work, and new counters, you can gain a single-level peninsula and have a really nice space for working and eating.
This kitchen in San Antonio had laminated counters and a raised bar. Now the kitchen has a single-level counter on one side.
Here is the trend we’re seeing:
Some people are adamant that the want to keep the raised bar, to block visibility into the kitchen from the family room and dining area.
Other folks are totally on the opposite end – they want it all opened up, to bring the two spaces together. This is especially the case for families with children because the kids can pull up the the single-level counter and work on homework, help with dinner, or have a snack.
Making a Single-Level Peninsula
- The basic steps are:
- Remove the old counters.
- Cut down the 2×4 wall (pony wall) to the same height as the cabinets.
- Add brackets or corbels to support the overhang.
- Install the new countertops.
In practice, it’s a little more complicated than that, but if you keep your eye on the big picture, it helps makes the other steps more manageable.
Here are more details that might help:
- The top of the “new” pony wall (the cut-down bar-height wall) should be a 2×4.
- Sometimes you will need to move electrical plugs.
- If your new counter will have an overhang that is deeper than 10″, you will need additional support (brackets or corbels) and it can take some shopping and planning to get the right ones and to get them installed correctly. (Note: 10″ of overhang is okay as long as at least 20″ of counter is over cabinets (call this the “1/3 and 2/3” rule), AND the granite is stable enough (some exotic stones are more prone to fracture and will need support even for shallower overhangs).
- Most people hire a General Contractor to coordinate the trades to do this kind of work, but we’ve seen many homeowners with good DIY skills that have been able to do it all on their own.
Opening a Restaurant in the Austin Area?
We can usually install the new counters a week after we make the templates.
How to Order Commercial Granite Countertops
Here is how it works:
- Call when you’re planning the space, and we’ll get you some estimated pricing to help you budget for the countertops. If you have a diagram, email it to TolucaGranite@gmail.com.
- Call when the cabinets or supports are ready (we’ve seen some awesome metal frames lately), and we’ll come out and make templates.
- We’ll come back about a week later to install the countertops.
Our granite comes from local suppliers, and if you need a lot of it, we can work with them to get better pricing for you.
We can do plain. We can do fancy. We can do funky. We can do almost anything that you, your designers or your architects dream up. Just make sure to call as early as you can in the project to talk about stuff like curves and under-counter support.