What work got done over the weekend to prepare for the real work?<br />n<br />nNot a whole lot, unless you consider <em>work</em> some serious education about granite. And we do.<br />n<br />nIdea was to head over to <a href=”http://www.bedrosians.com/” title=”bedrosian’s website”>Bedrosians</a> to check out some tile samples, maybe granite slabs if they have em. Turns out, they have a pretty good sized warehouse, as well as an outdoor holding area, for granite slabs. The selection, must say, was pretty good. That took all our attention and time for the couple hours we spent there. Helpful staff, too.<br />n<br />nWe ended up getting farther than we planned, always a good thing. They sent us home with five samples of 12 by 12 tiles of the granite we most liked (taking account price, too). At home, they were set up in the kitchen, and already we’re being drawn to two of them, deciding that the ‘generic’ looking patterns are a bit too, well, generic.<br />n<br />nSo far, it’s between Verde Butterfly and Ubatula (yes, these are real names). Both have a bit of a green tint to them. Butterfly more so, while the Ubatula looks as though it’s black with some shimmery flakes, but when the light is right, it has a hint of green. Very subtle.<br />n<br />nCost of both these varieties isn’t through the roof, either, somewhere in the $7 to $9 range.<br />n<br />nThe image below is a sample we liked, called Ocean Foam, but due to its intricate patterns, the price was quadruple the others. We decided against it.<br />n<!– s9ymdb:6 –><img width=’220′ height=’165′ style=”border: 0px; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px;” src=”https://www.jaworskihouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Construction/ocean_foam.serendipityThumb.jpg” alt=”sample granite called oceam foam”/></div></div><br />n<br />