All Granite and Marble Corp. is probably the most unique natural stone countertop fabricator in the US. We import our own stones, have amazing templating and fabrication equipment and customer service that's hard to match. No wonder Stone World magazine said that we "made a science of granite countertop fabrication". So just how are we different from other fabricators?
All Granite and Marble is not only a fabricator and installer of countertops, but also a direct importer of natural stone. With over 100,000 slabs in stock, in more than 1200 colors, we have the largest selection of natural stone in the U.S.A. You will have no problems finding what you are looking for. We import only premium quality natural stones from the most renowned quarries all over the world. Having our own stock allows us to work faster, producing countertops with the highest quality. Our inventory is accessible to you at each one of our locations and you can see full slabs, not just tiny samples like in home improvement centers.
Unlike us, small fabricators have few slabs of their own, so if you're looking for a larger selection, they will ask you to go to "their" warehouse which in reality is an independent wholesaler. These warehouses sell slabs to make money, so their markup is very substantial! They also carry commercial grade slabs, which leave a lot to be desired as far as the quality is concerned. At All Granite there are no middlemen involved, so you get tremendous savings on the highest possible quality material. We don't charge any mark-up on the stone, and since everything is here on our yard, we can start working on the project as soon as you order. The usual hassles you get when working with a small fabricator are gone as well. For example, if for some reason your slab cracks or breaks we have plenty more in stock from the same exact batch, right in our location. With other fabricators there is more possibility of a slab breaking because of the need to transport it from the wholesaler. And when it breaks, someone will have to pay for a new slab. Fortunately, things like that don't happen at All Granite and Marble. Having our own stone inventory makes us a truly one-stop-shopping solution for granite countertops.
When dealing with typical fabricators, you will be sent to a wholesaler to purchase your slabs. More likely than not, you won't be able to utilize a whole slab, and will be left with a lot of unused material, which you still have to pay for. This happens for two reasons: the wholesaler doesn't cut the stone, and the fabricator doesn't have the remainder of the batch of slabs. Since he doesn't have the rest of the slabs, the remaining piece becomes a remnant.
Since we import our own stone, and have dozens of slabs in a single batch, the left over parts of your chosen slab are absolutely fine to use for the next project. Because of this, you don't have to buy whole slabs! You only pay for what you use.
We utilize the most advanced fabrication processes available on the market. Our shop was the third one in the United States to implement CNC (computer numerically controlled) machinery for granite processing. Why are these machines so important? Without them, all of the fabrication would have to be done manually.
It's a slow and tedious process, which requires more labor. The cost of manual fabrication is much higher because more people and time are needed to complete the job. So, what most fabricators do to save time is the so called "dry-cutting". In essence, they do not use water to polish the stone. Not using water results in a low quality finish on the edges of the stone. The edges look dull and once you swipe your hand along the edge, you will often feel bumps and unevenness. With the digital production process used by All Granite and Marble, we guarantee a perfect finish every time. Starting with the digital laser templating, we make sure that the measurements are accurate to within a 1/64th of an inch. The CAD drawing created by the Laser Templator is then sent to our fabrication shop and further refined to add necessary detail and to prepare it for each of the CNC machines, that will cut the stone. Three Computer Numerically Controlled machines can be used to process the stone, depending on the intricacy of the design and the chosen material. First is the SawJet™ which is a combination of a bridge saw and a water jet cutter. This machine uses advanced algorithms to decide which parts of the counter top are cut with each tool. The incredible speed of the diamond blade and the ability to cut curves and holes with the water jet - all on one processing table - result in huge time savings, allowing us to nearly double our output. If the job is extremely intricate and requires the majority of the edges to be cut with water, the WaterJet™ machine is used. The edge profiling is done with Breton® CNC routers, which create the perfect edge shapes and smooth them out.
The quality of the stone is a whole another topic. At All Granite you can be sure that all of the slabs are of premium quality. So what is the difference between premium and commercial slabs? Premium slabs are top quality material. They are free of imperfections. Commercial slabs on the other hand, may contain uneven color and pattern distribution, odd spots, cracks, uneven polish, or other flaws. While in many cases these slabs can be used to produce a usable countertop, it may not look as good as it should. Because of the uneven color distribution on the slab, creating visually pleasing seams becomes a challenge and unsightly spots disturb the appearance of the countertop.
All Granite and Marble began its operations in 1996. For over 17 years we have provided homeowners and businesses of the greater NYC metropolitan area with the greatest selection of granite countertop colors. Throughout our history, we have introduced a number of technological advances to refine our production process and give our clients the best value for their money.
Over the years we have measured, cut, polished and installed a huge variety of both residential and commercial projects. From a typical kitchen countertop to a facade of the FBI headquarters in New York City - we've done it all. Armed with skilled workers, years of experience and the best technology available, we can tackle any natural stone project.
We understand how inconvenient it can be to have a non-functional kitchen. That's why we invested in state of the art technology to speed up templating and fabrication processes. We can also remove and dispose of your old countertops.
The time it takes to fabricate and install your countertops varies between different companies. It can be a few weeks, or even months. With us, most project see completion within a few days. But don't think we sacrifice the quality of the product. Again, thanks to the SawJet and CNC machines we keep the excellent quality at record breaking production speeds.
The same attention for detail is present when you visit our showroom and yard. Our salespeople will answer all of your questions. They are periodically trained by leading designers on the principles of interior design, and will be able to help you pick a color and pattern that will compliment your home. Whether you already have something in mind, or just want to browse for ideas, they will show you the best prospects for your project. Even though our selection of colors is very extensive, you don't have to worry. You will never be left alone, wasting time looking at colors that don't even apply to your ideas. The truly no-hassle environment and prompt service, create an experience which many of our customers call "unforgettable".
Our installers have years of experience. They start as apprentices and learn the fine details of granite installation techniques. Once they have proven themselves to be able to install countertops on their own, they are assigned a crew of helpers. This system of training guarantees that your kitchen countertops will be installed by professionals. Courtesy and respect for your property are always their top priorities.
Starting at the decision-making level, All Granite is already ahead of the competition. We provide you with the largest and most advanced website in the industry. Before you decide to make a trip to our showroom, we give you tools that will make the selection of your granite color simple and fun.
You can browse through our material selection and look at high quality photos of the slabs. See the whole slab to check the pattern of it, or zoom in and admire the fine detail of the grain.
Whether you already have an idea for the design of your kitchen, or just trying to find out what could work, our 2D Virtual Showroom is the perfect tool for you. First select the kitchen layout that matches yours out of 40 most popular floor plans. Then you can customize the look of the whole room by changing the colors of walls, countertops, backsplashes, types of wood for the cabinets, as well as floor tiles. Thanks to photo-quality rendering, you can print out these customized rooms and use them as an excellent reference for your buying process.
The 3D edges feature shows all of our edge profiles in three dimensions. You can change the granite color, and rotate the sample to see it from all angles so that you can get a better idea of what they look like in real life.
And finally, our extensive photo and video galleries of completed projects will give you a really good idea of what other homeowners like. With over 400 high resolution photographs and dozens of high quality videos our galleries can contribute greatly to your design ideas.
Now that you know how we operate, it will be easier for you to understand that our pricing is not an advertising gimmick, but an effect of efficient management and top notch technology. As a direct importer, we relay our savings into the price of your countertop. By using CNC machines, we save time and resources, while keeping the highest standards of quality. That means, there's no money wasted for redoing or servicing countertops because every countertop we make goes through a computerized quality control screening. And finally, having our own installing teams lowers the costs of labor, since we don't need to subcontract jobs to outside companies.