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Countertops Order Process

About Granite and Marble

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25 Responses to “Kitchen Cabinets and Countertops Blog”

  1. Gerald Jones

    Our experience was really good. From the time that my husband and I finally came to an agreement on what we wanted to purchase, the buying process and installation process was quick. Ten days and we live in Rockford, IL. I was impressed, really impressed.
    Thank you Facotry Plaza!

  2. Mike Golubski

    Everything about working with factory plaza was easy and very efficient. They really know all aspects of the business.
    And the prices are great!

  3. Georgia

    The prices at Factory Plaza are great and so is their selection of granite. Anna P. and Magda were also great. They were so patient and helpful and experts at giving you the best possible scenario of how the granite should go. Andy and Chris were experts at installing the granite and very professional. So thank you all. We love love our granite countertops.
    I would certainly recommend Factory Plaza to everyone who wants a superior job.
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    • Anahi

      Go for warm colors. For the walls, I would look for a cream color. If you are going to paint, pick two catrlimenmopy shades of cream and sponge paint (roll on lighter color first, buy a clear glaze and mix it in with darker shade, dip a natural sponge or rag into darker color + glaze mix and place gently on wall). Home Depot has a great paint section and has free brochures with more detailed directions on texture painting. Another option for the walls would be tiling (back spalshes behind sink and stove). Again look for warm, neutral colors to compliment the orange and dark brown. Lastly do not try match the orange of the countertop to anything. It’s too hard to match something like that and it would be too overwhelming to the eye. Let the orange be the focus.

  4. Jann Joseph

    I came home yesterday evening to a beautiful kitchen. The counters are wonderful. My husband said the installers were professional and respectful. We are both happy with our purchase. Your service from selection to installation was smooth and doing it all online was also great. We will definitely recommend your company to our friends.

    • Mostafa

      , Shannon. Marble is one of those rare materials that serikts so many chords…fem yet masculine, modern yet classical, interesting but not overwhelming. One day…it will be on my countertops too.

  5. Trayster Construction Inc.

    We use Factory Plaza for all out granite needs wether it is for a kitchen or a bathroom job. Always great service and fast turn around time. Thanks again and will see you at the next job.

    • Iwan

      Simplify first accessorize seoncd. The orange counter tops are a force to be reckoned with so I would NOT introduce any more colors on permanent surfaces.Use the floor tile color as your guide, and paint the walls to match, or lighter in the same color family. Painting cabinets is a tough job it may be well to leave the dark brown, as it doesn’t stand out. Considering only the ivory and the bright orange, you can go forward with accessories that pick up both base colors and also add a few additional accent colors without going overboard. Think ethnic pottery Tuscan, Mexican, etc.. If you like the rustic rooster theme,or a vegetable/fruit motif you’re sure to find full lines of matching items for reasonable prices at many retail chains. Canisters, platters, pitchers, vases even kitchen linens and rugs. Just keep the orange and ivory in mind for consistency of color when you shop. Mix in some solid ivory pieces for interest and texture, and to keep the matching things from looking too staged. You may not be able to judge how well the stuff will fit in until you get it home, so make sure that the store has a good return policy. Good luck!

  6. Barb Kampa

    Working with Mario was awesome! He patiently answered all my questions and talked with me through making my decisions. I chose Factory Plaza because of their great pricing, but the entire experience was great! I absolutely love my countertop!

  7. Chris Caldwell

    Complete process was painless,pricing was real good, Anna P.was wonderful to work with, countertops make the room look transformed,installers were pros.

  8. David Peterson

    From the minute we entered the showroom to when the installers left we were extremely satisfied. Everyone was very knowledgeable in each of their fields. Very customer oriented to make sure we were satisfied, fantastic pricing. We would highly recommend your company to others. ddp, Lancaster

    • Antonia

      There are 2 ways you can go. Compliment the bright oagrne colour with another strong colour like denim blue and then yellow walls. Not for the faint of heart, but will work well if you are up for it.Or paint the cabinets a rustic green colour and then an warm antique cream for the walls, preferably doing them with Venetian plaster to get that old world look. These would be my choice as it would have the Mexican-Tuscany feel and look. You could even do a back splash of ceramic tiles that are in the colours of oagrne/green/antique looking tiles.

  9. Michael Berry

    I’m very happy with my counters. Great service lots of knowledge & fast. I am going to suggest to all family & friends factory cabinets the way to go.Thank u so much

  10. Mohammed Farooqui

    I recently placed an order to install granite counter tops with Factory Plaza. They have excellent service. This is my second time placing an order with them. The customer service associate was very pleasant to work with and advised us with the best options. They were willing to accomodate to our schedules for taking measurements and installation. Their pricing is very reasonable and the main reason to place order with them.

  11. Hipólito santillan

    We use factory plaza for all our granite needs weather it is for a kitchens, bathrooms or other projects. Thy are always provide great service and have the best prices. Thanks. good job 🙂

  12. Catherine F

    The people at Factory plaza were wonderful. The installers were careful, and respectful of my home. The counters in the kitchen are a jewel. The pricing was very reasonable compared to other companies, and it was easy. They handed you a price sheet as you walk in, so you know just what the prices were. Thank you Factory Plaza.

  13. Catherine F

    The people at Factory plaza were wonderful to work with, as you walk into the office they hand you a price list, so you know just what you are looking at. Once the stone is picked, the installers were very professional. They were respectful of the job and my home. I am very pleased with Factory plaza, thank you for the jewel of a kitchen.

  14. Smithk56

    Thank you for another informative website. Where else could I get that kind of info written in such a perfect way? I’ve a project that I am just now working on, and I have been on the look out for such information.

  15. Dave A

    Factory Plaza installed new countertops in the kitchen, family room, and powder room of our home. Everything was completed very professionally, from our PM (Anna Phillips), the measurement and installation crews. Couldn’t be happier with everything they did. Going back to have them do our bathrooms. Thank You Factory Plaza

  16. McSorley Builders Inc.

    As a professional contractor, I will never use anyone else. Always what I ask for and above and beyond. As always, great job!

  17. Paul Lorenz

    Great Company. Sales persons were very helpful and allow you to browse their warehouse without being pushy. If you are looking for great counter tops with the best prices go to Factory plaza. The wife and i started at Factory Plaza, and then went to just about every counter top place in the area to compare the prices. By far the best price was Factory Plaza. The had all of there samples on site and you can pick the exact slab you want them to use. we selected our slab on Dec 12, 2015 and they were installed first or second week of January 2016, with the holidays i think this was a great. Our original price was actually less than our quote. When they measured our space we over estimated our square footage so the price was less.

  18. Michael Venezia

    This was our first experience purchasing granite countertops. Anna P was fantastic helping us select the right stone. The servicemen were outstanding and courteous. The job was completed quickly and the result was flawless. This is a top notch operation.

  19. ExpressKitchen

    We have used Factory Plaza for our Granite countertops in kitchen. They are really amazing guys, the installation was smooth and not messy. I will definitely recommend it to my friends.

  20. Star Hardware

    I have used the services of Factory Plaza guys for my kitchen countertop and they are really amazing people with great knowledge about their work.


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