Is it ok to cut a granite countertop after installation?
Hi! We've had a few bumps in the road with our granite countertop installation. The biggie was it came with the wrong edge (their mistake), but it was one I could live with, and I just wanted the project done, so we worked it out.
It wasn't until after the granite was installed that I realized there was another big issue.
My kitchen is u-shaped. One corner has the seam where two huge pieces of granite meet, and therefore is a 90-degree corner. The other corner doesn't have a seam (the granite is all one piece), and has a curved/rounded (radius?) corner.
Of course this doesn't look right. They should both be the same. (And my copy of the template drawing they provided shows two right-angle corners.)
The fabricator/installer has offered to send their best guy out to correct the rounded corner to a right-angle. This is fine with me.
They say they will do this with the countertop in place/still installed, and it will be dry-cut, which will create a lot of fine dust. This is still okay with me. I'm getting used to constantly cleaning and dusting as this kitchen project has been going on for over a month.
My concern is for the granite. Will it look good? Will the polished finish match or look dull? Am I trading one issue for another?
And even scarier, will the granite chip or crack and result in an ever bigger problem? I know dry blades get very hot, and heat is not good for granite.
Has anyone else had to do this? What was your experience? Should I move forward with the work, or just stick with my non-matching corners?
Thank you for your advice!