Having a new home built for your family? Remodeling the home you love? Updating your home to get ready to sell? Kitchens and bathrooms deserve your attention and along with the cabinetry and flooring, the countertop surfaces deserve primary consideration. While economical and durable, Formica has seen its day and many designers are drawn to natural hard surfaces like granite to deck out their surfaces.

In the past decade new showrooms have prospered in the Tri-Cities offering a wide array of countertop options at various prices. Internet ratings reveal that consumers are happy with the value and service these businesses offer. Some of the retailers of counter surfaces have showrooms that help you decide what might look right for your project.

In Pasco, Borey & Sons, Inc. has a 5-star rating on Google. Their website has consumer reviews that comment on the professional service, communication, and follow-up. This company has been in business for over 25-years and offer not only the product (as big box stores), but individual design, manufacturing, and installation. Because this is a small family-run business, your project will be known to all employees with whom you come into contact. They take great pleasure in and value building relationships with their customers. You can reach Borey and Sons, Inc. at 509-430-0634 to schedule a showroom appointment to tour the shop, talk about design consultation, or request an estimate.

Richland countertop businesses have grown in recent years. At 116 Wellsian Way, across from Fred Meyers, people passing by will notice a significant number of granite slabs displayed outdoors at SBN Marble Granite & Tile, Inc. This company offers in-store shopping and also installs product. Their 4.7 rating shows this business cares about their customers. On internet reviews, customers comment on the large selection of products, the on-time work performance, and the quality installations.

Also in Richland, at 1944 Saint St. (off Highway 240), granite customers will find GSS Fabrications, Inc. One reviewer notes that the showroom is “one of the most beautiful” in the area. You can stop by during open hours or contact GSS at (509) 375-1960. 

Costless Carpet is a larger granite supplier with stores in both Richland and Pasco. Their operations are large, giving them the ability to meet a large range of price points for your investments. On display are several hard surface samples and pieces you can purchase without ordering. There are more employees at the Costless stores than in the smaller operations, and while you may not always deal with the owner or manager, you will work with knowledgeable staff who are ready and willing to help you in a relaxed, no sales pressure environment. You will find Costless Carpet’s Richland store centrally located near Columbia Center at 1925 Fowler St. and Pasco’s Costless Carpet at 2521 W. Court St.

Of course, you can work with the large box stores in the Tri-Cities to order your granite, but you won’t be able to truly see the slabs in their natural form. Because granite is a product of nature, each piece is unique and will need to fit your taste. However, if budget is the number one concern, Lowe’s and Home Depot may offer specials throughout the year that may lower the cost of your investment.

Updating your countertops will result in adding quality and beauty to your forever home or help the home you want to sell become highly competitive on the market. Kitchens and baths earn high returns on the investment in your property and one of the first things noticed in those rooms are the countertops! We are fortunate that the Tri-Cities offers so many options for finding that perfect piece of granite.

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