Higher Grounds Granite & Marble Shop

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51 Esna Park Drive, Unit #4 Markham ON L3R 1C9
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Kelvin in North york
Kelvin in North york
1 review NORTH YORK, ON
10/10

Granite Kitchen Counter top with breakfast bar

The owner Jorge did a wonderful job of making sure I got everything I asked for. Jorge and his staff were also very friendly and easy to work with.

After researching more than 10 different companies, both top rated or unrated, high- and low-end, Higher Grounds granite offered the most competitive pricing for this quality of work. The work was beautifully done and Jorge went out of this way to find me the perfect slab. There are slightly cheaper places, but the quality of the work would've been much different since these companies were using prefabricated slabs. Higher Grounds does each job to your specifications and customizations, so you get the perfect product in the end. I highly recommend Higher Grounds Granite & Marble and in fact I have already set up a second contract with Jorge for my relatives. He has done great work and I expect no less from him in the future.

Job Specifics:
The counter top for my kitchen was an awkward shape with a round breakfast bar area, but Jorge made the effort to find the perfect sized slab to do the job right. His company was the only one who made the effort to find a large enough slab for me, and the only company that had the precision tools to cut and shape the slab beautifully for a cost that was much more reasonable than most.

You can easily find companies that offer a cheap quote, but the add-ons usually end up costing you more in the end. Higher Grounds Granite & Marble offered me the best price for a product that one would have expected from a company asking for 20-30% more.

Thanks Jorge, you helped in a big way to make my kitchen look absolutely perfect.

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corie bonnaffon in Thornhill
corie bonnaffon in Thornhill
1 review THORNHILL, ON
10/10

kitchen countertop

Jorge helped us find the granite we really wanted at a price we could afford. Delivered everything he priced. When we had problems with the taps we had bought from them they replaced with a brand new one without any problems.

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Katherine  in Etobicoke
Katherine in Etobicoke
1 review Etobicoke, ON
10/10

Granite Counter Installation

I cannot say enough good things about George and Marcio from Higher Grounds. This was my first granite counter and George was very patient in educating me on what was a very big purchase for me despite what what likely a small job for him. Also, their prices are unbeatable. For less than what I would have paid for a commercial grade granite counter from other companies, I was able to get a very high end stone for a great price, with the sink and profile of my choice included. Marcio, who did our installation, is a true artisan. Our stone was not 'uniform' and therefore we anticipated that lining up the profile to avoid seeing the line where the two pieces join would be very difficult. But we were thrilled to see that Marcio was able to make it look like it was one piece of stone. I also think it's worthwhile to point out how trustworthy and reliable both George and Marcio were throughout the entire process. We renovated our entire house and encountered many untrustworthy and unreliable tradesmen and contractors. Thank you George and Marcio - the granite counter is by far my most favourite part of my new kitchen.

Very best regards,
Katherine

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Paul Morrison in Markham
Paul Morrison in Markham
6 reviews Unionville, ON
10/10

Granite kitchen counter top and bar

We have just had a beautiful kitchen counter installed by Higher Grounds, and we would like to say the whole experience was just great! From the moment we entered their office and met Jorge we felt that he seemed to know the business and he inspired confidence. He made suggestions and was generally very helpful. Marcio came to our home and did all the measuring, and a couple weeks later, with the help of Enayat, installed a beautiful counter and bar (in a single very intense day), and did last minute adjustments on site. They cleaned up afterwards and took the old counter away to be disposed of. They also told us how to care for the counter and left us a nice cutting board made from the same stone. They were all super to deal with, efficient and pleasant! There were no surprises or hidden costs. They did exactly what they said they were going to do. One of the guys even managed to arrange a plumber for us at the very last moment, when our plumber who was supposed to come to install our new faucet was unable to do so. We would highly recommend them, and feel anyone using them can expect a high degree of professionalism, reasonable price, and a top-notch job! Thank you at Higher Grounds for a job well done!

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Trevor at Kennedy Road
Trevor at Kennedy Road
10 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Installed a Quartz Kitchen Counter Top

Everything went smooth with this company....
The measurement and installation was done by professionals who
were honest, respectful and technically skilled. They did what they
said they were going to do, in the best way possible. They disposed off the old countertop and cleaned up the mess as much as possible.
I would have NO PROBLEM recommending them to anybody else.
Thanks guys ...for a great job.
Trevor & Rita

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Disie in etobicoke
Disie in etobicoke
4 reviews Etobicoke, ON
10/10

kitchen counters

What a find! Amazing prices and service. Ask for Mario. this wonderful man came out to measure, and then on the day of installation, brought the finished counter top - tweaking the fit on site. As a little "thank you" he made us a small granite cutting board out of the same granite. He did all the work - we didn't have to do any measuring, didn't have to remove the existing counter top, etc., etc.

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Jeannette in  Whitby
Jeannette in Whitby
1 review Whitby, ON
10/10

Granite countertops in the kitchen

After lengthy research on Granite, and even more on different companies products and prices, we chosed Higher-Grounds, for the price and quality of the workmanship, and three years later, with lots of complements from friends and relatives are very happy with the choice we made. We would and have recommended this company, most of all for the workmanship and timely delivery and intallation of they work, we are a super, super satisfied customers

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Jay in Newmarket
Jay in Newmarket
2 reviews Newmarket, ON
10/10

Kitchen granite countertop

We chose Higher Grounds after receiving quotes from 2 other contractors in the Markham area. Though their granite selection stock on hand was limited, they had the granite - Tan Brown - that we were looking for, so it did not matter. First we met Jorge and he took time to explain the way his company did business and was upfront with all the costs. One of the best thing about higher grounds is that there are no hidden costs! They gave a rate that was all inclusive and better than the other 2. Jorge also showed us around his workshop and, being an engineer myself, I saw he had one of the best stone cutters in his shop. We were finally satisfied about Higher Grounds capabilities when we met Marcio who is the person who comes to do the templating as well as installation. Being a partner in the business, he has a vested interest in making sure everything has gone right and we were happy to know that a partner is supervising the granite installation.
They required a 10 day leadtime after the templating, and the whole scheduling and installation went smoothly. We explained Marcio where we wanted the taps placed and he was able to accomodate our requests, especially on the one side where 2 were next to each other. Our only minor complaint is that the joint where the 2 granite slabs come together could have been done better. But other than that, the granite edges and all the rest has worked out very well. A definate recommend!

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Company Response

Jay,

We are keep on mind any little curbs, there will be implemented. Thank you for your comments.

Jorge

Irene in Thornhill
Irene in Thornhill
1 review Thornhill, ON

First Review

10/10

Kitchen countertop

If you are looking for granite kitchen countertop I highly recommend Higher Grounds Granite located at 51 Esna Park Drive Markham Ontario.
I am very satisfied with the job they did in my kitchen. I visited seven granite shops and choose Higher Grounds Granite based on the price and quality of their work. Every place I went I learned a thing or two about granites and how to choose and what to look for. Beware of the rates that are lower than others. Check the quality of their work and see what else they are adding to your price. Some places had advertised great low rate per square foot of granite but then they were adding extra for edging, extra for under mount sink and sink. Some even calculated the area of the kitchen countertop in a manner that it came out at least 20 feet more than actual kitchen counter. The reasons I was told was that they have to use two slabs so I have to be charged for it since the rest is waste, another reason was that my peninsula was a funny shape and needed a lot of granite, and some simply calculated more without any reason. One more thing, I was told, in some places, that I have to remove the old countertop by myself and put plywood on it before they come to install the granite. None of these with Higher Grounds Granite, they calculated my countertop area multiplied by the price of granite, that’s it. The job was done very professionally. They even helped with a better design for my peninsula, it so much larger than it used to be, we can easily fit 5 chairs around it before it was 3. We love our new countertop and wonder why we didn’t do it earlier. So if you are looking into buying granite countertops give Higher Grounds Granite a visit.

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Company Response

Thank you, for making Higher Grounds part of your home project.Best wishes to you.

George

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More about Higher Grounds Granite & Marble Shop

Higher Grounds Granite and Marble Shop is located in Markham, Ontario. We service all GTA areas. We are a leading company specializing in Granite, Marble, Quartz, Onyx, counter tops, vanities, thresholds, shower jams and window ledges. Higher Grounds template, fabricate and install all jobs. We deal directly with Builders, Contractors, ...
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