How to Start the Countertop Buying Process

How to Start the Countertop Buying Process
How To Start The Process: Buying Countertops

The Process

Step One: Setting your Appointment

Set an appointment for a FREE In-Home Design Consultation online at or by phone (813)-328-6077.

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Step Two: Selecting your Material

From there, a Design Consultant will walk you through different materials, color options, combinations, and styles for your countertops. They will show you samples against your cabinetry, in your lighting and work to cater your kitchen or bathroom around what you like.

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Step Three: Choose your Edge

We offer 11 different edge options to finish off your countertop look.

Our standard edges include Flat Polished, Beveled, and Half Bullnose.

For an extra fee, you can choose from our most elaborate edges, like Chiseled, Full Bullnose, Ogee, Ogee Flat, Mesa, Cornice, and Laminate.


Step Four: Plumbing Options

Your Design Consultant will have a book of Sink and Faucets Packages for you to choose from.  We also offer Garbage Disposals, as well as plumbing reconnections after the tops have been installed.


Step Five: Construction Options

We also offer some construction options, as we are the only fabrication and installation shop in the Tampa Area with a General Contractor’s license.  This allows us to do work like Highbar and Wall cut downs.


Step Six: Backsplash

Lastly, choose your Backsplash preference.  International Granite and Stone is a licensed installer of Standard, Tile, and Full Height Backsplashes.  Either continue your natural stone up your wall or choose from our vast tile selection!  Select a grout color to go with your tile, and then you’re done!  We recommend choosing a backsplash that works well with your chosen countertops.

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Congratulations, your Materials have been Ordered,

Your Countertop Project has officially begun!