HELP Please! Builder installed marble counters( chipped edges)

hopee1983August 7, 2012

Dear Members,

Our builder installed marble counter that has some chipped edges. Also the counter top is not one slab so they joined 2 slabs right in between the faucet and the seam lines exactly with the middle of the sink. The seam is prominent but that is not my concern. It's carrara marble and I am really worried about the water from the faucet shooting directly at the seam.

Do you think we should make a big fuss about this and get it fixed before we close, it's a new house. We paid a lot of money to upgrade it to carrara counter tops.

Please Help! Thanks a lot

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The seam in my granite counter is also in the middle of the sink. It's the way to get the shortest seam. You don't even see the part behind the faucet. I don't know about marble, but granite seams are sealed with epoxy. I don't think there is an issue with water splashing.

The chips are another matter. The stone shouldn't be chipped before it's even put on. That should be addressed. If the chips aren't too big, they may be able to be smoothed down. If they're big, then you shouldn't have to accept it. So yes, I'd make a big fuss about it.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2012 at 2:50PM
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Call your fabricator, you should not have any chips on a newly installed counter. They should be able to fix it.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2012 at 9:46PM
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The middle of the sink is the ideal place for a seam as it is the least visible place. So, no, I wouldn't complain about that. The chips--it depends where they are and how large they are.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 12:22AM
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No chips! I would definitely complain. They installed my island and the two corners were chipped during transport. The fabricator sent up an expert who did epoxy voodoo magic and you can't tell. Now mine were on the bottom edge. If it is on the top edge of the counter top, I would worry about it being more likely to chip again.

Word of warning - marble chips - especially around the sink, so tell everyone to be careful about putting heavy pots and the like in the sink. Makes me wish I had gotten the farmhouse sink.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 11:15AM
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