By Gene Menez
Published: July 31, 2018
Itâ€™s a common problem for homeowners and construction professionals doing a bathroom or kitchen remodel: What happens when you need only half (or a quarter of) a slab? Buying a full stone or solid surface slab can cost thousands of dollars and produce wasted remnants.
â€śThatâ€™s a problem that I faced numerous times a week for eight years,â€ť says native Austinite Zach House, who ran the House + Earth kitchen and bath showroom until October 2017.
House believes he has the answer to that problem: an online marketplace where fabricators can list slab remnants from previous projects for easy search and purchase by homeowners and construction professionals. He recently launched that website: countertopsmart.com.
As of late May, the website had more than 900 remnants, starting at $52.56 for a white-gray, 43-inch by 25-inch Caesarstone Quartz remnant.
â€śPeople can save 60 to 80 percent over the cost of purchasing a full slab,â€ť House says. â€śItâ€™s just a better way to purchase countertops for bathrooms and small projects.â€ť
CountertopSmart,Â (512) 517-2422,Â countertopsmart.com