Need feedback asap- Please?
After much to-and-fro'ing between fabricator and DH and me, we thought we had everything sorted out, including having radii at 4 corners of cooktop cutout ( as we have a Silestone countertop and online fabricator forums say that radii are recommended in the Silestone manual, otherwise the surface may potentially crack ( if straight, angled corners are cut). Fabricator, when he came to template, first said he would do straight corners, then said, "ok, if you want I'll do a slight radius".
Contract was gone over yesterday and fabricator has included $200 *extra* in the contract for 'cooktop radius corners'. We haven't signed yet as I wanted to get feedback regarding this. I thought that if the manufacturer recommends radii, it is done as a matter of course without customer being charged extra.
For thos of you with Silestone counters, what kind of cooktop cutout corners do you have; and have you had any problems with straight angled corners cracking the countertop?
For all you fabricators on this forum, please advise me: Is this extra charge "usual"?
Thanks a lot.