I am remodeling my kitchen and would like to put in granite countertops. It seems that there are two main ways to get granite.
- Buy a large slab and have it custom cut to fit the kitchen design.
- Buy prefabricated slabs that are already cut and polished in 9'x2' sections.
The prefabricated route seems significantly cheaper - almost half the cost of the slab route. Still, I wonder what the drawbacks are. My kitchen will have two 90 degree corners, and I'm wondering how these are accomplished with prefab granite. How do they make the corner seams look clean? Also, is it possible to get fancier ogee style edges with prefab?
Overall, what are the pros and cons of prefab granite vs slab granite?