All the information you need to get started with countertops
If you are interested in getting a bid for your project, please provide a sketch of your countertops. We will send you a proposal within 24 hours of receiving your drawings. Please feel free to use our Project Estimate Form below. You may also go directly to our Get A Bid page and fill in your information.
You can also request a preliminary measure, if you are not comfortable supplying drawings. Please call our office to schedule an appointment for a measuring technician to come out to your home.
Choose A Backsplash
Customers have a variety of choices when it comes to MN backsplash options. There is no right, or wrong choice; rather backsplash can be added to create the look that you desire.
- 3-1/2" High Backsplash:
At our Minnesota countertop company, we typically give our customer's the option to add a 3-1/2" high backsplash for their granite countertops, bar tops, or bathroom vanities. Backsplash height can also be customized to the customers specifications.
- Full Height Backsplash:
Full height backsplash is also a popular choice for kitchens. Full height backsplash typically runs from the top of your MN granite countertops to the base or bottom of the upper cabinets. It provides a unique look and give extends the visual flow or grain of the granite.
Tile is another option when it comes to backsplash. Many customers purchase tile to accent their countertops. Others use tile in conjunction with a 3-1/2" high backsplash for a cleaner look. Still others use tile to create a pattern, or other visual effect.
- Combination (Tile with 3-1/2" to 4" high, or Full Height with 3-1/2" to 4" high, etc.): Allows for flexibility by combining materials.
Choose Your Colors
Choosing the color of your MN natural stone or your engineered stone can be tough.
Choose Your Edges
Whether you choose our standard eased edge, or want a more decorative edge like our ogee edge, the choice is yours. Selecting the right edge for your Minnesota countertops will help you achieve the look you want and compliment your stone and room.
Choose A Finish
There are several options when it comes to stone finishes from the most popular, polished, to antique, honed or satin.
Choose Your Overhangs
At PGC, we typically will add an 1-1/2" overhang to the front of any countertop surface, including kitchen countertop, bathroom vanity, bar top, etc., and add 1" to any open ends. This may be modified however, based on your cabinetry style and appliance placement.
Many times, we are asked the question, "How much of an overhang should my island have?' While there is no standard answer to that question, we do not recommend an overhang larger than 12" without some sort of additional support, in most circumstances. We recommend an invisible support bracket be used, which we sell and would install.
Please keep in mind that there may be limitations on overhang sizes based on the room size, cabinetry, etc. By providing base cabinet dimensions, we can help determine your overhang sizes.
If you have further questions in regards to overhangs, our measure technician can assist you with your needs at the time of measure.
Contact us today!