With thousands of choices, starting a new surface project can be overwhelming. Our staff is easy to work with and can steer you in the direction best suited to your needs. If you have any questions, please call or email us. We are here to help.
Johnson Granite combines the use of modern technology and experienced craftsmanship to provide the highest quality surfaces for any project. Our state of the art fabrication facility is continually upgraded to keep up with the latest tooling and industry techniques to provide you with the results you envision. Choosing the best surface for the look you want and the performance you need is where our staff excels. We will help educate you as to what products will work best and look great in most any application... all custom designed for you.
Selecting Natural Stone Slab Material at Johnson Granite
Due to the fact that Natural Stone is a natural, NOT a manufactured product, no two pieces are exactly alike. This means that the samples that you look at represent the general characteristics of the selected stone, but may not show the exact color and texture of the finished product. We recommend that all customers choose their slabs of natural stone. This especially holds true with stones that have movement in them. This can vary dramatically from piece to piece.
We keep a broad assortment of Natural Stone Inventory at our facility in Mt. Airy, NC. We are available to meet with you to view and select your countertop material Monday - Friday from 8:00 - 5:00 and on Saturday (By Appointment) from 9:00-1:00. Or you can also view our current inventory on the individual product pages on this site. For a complete list of our products, view our Stone Inventory Section.
Selecting from Natural Stone Countertops from Showroom Samples
Most of our dealers have a Johnson Granite Sample Box in their showroom that contain a variety of color selections. Each of these samples will have a Control Number on the back which enables us to compare each sample with our Control Samples at our facility. These samples will give you a general idea of the color tones and patterns that may appear in the selected stone. We can also email you a full slab picture of the selected material upon request. Please Note: We highly recommend that customers come to our facility to pick out their slabs on material that has any degree of movement or flow.
After deciding on the surface material as well as your desired edge profiles, you are ready to get an estimate. The best way to get a estimate is to provide a drawing with measurements and list of any cut outs that will be needed for the job. Don't forget to send any information you might have on selections you are interested in. You can send this info to us via fax, mail or email. We will confirm the order with you and get you an estimate based on the materials you choose and the measurements we are given.
Once the estimate has been approved based on your materials and other selections, it is time to schedule a template date with us. On the specified date, we will come to your home or office and template the area for final quote and ordering. In order to avoid costly errors, please make sure all undermount sinks, faucets, and slide in range specs or cooktop specs are available to us. We prefer that these items are on the job site the day of the template. If they are not available on that date, arrangements need to be made to get these items in our possession. If they are to be shipped, we need to know what to be on the lookout for. Delays in getting all fixtures needed, will hold up the completion of fabricating the tops and can lead to delays in installing the job.
After template, we will set a time for installation of the countertops. In most cases, as long as we have all the information we need (signed Order Acknowledgement, deposit on material (if necessary), specs on faucets and sinks, confirmed color choice, etc.) installation will be approximately 2 weeks or less after template. We do our best to fulfill our client's schedule needs, so let us know your preferences for installation times and we will do our best to accommodate your requests.