Frequently Asked Questions
Granite or Marble ?
Granite and marble are creations of nature that have a unique natural beauty that has been used in architecture thoughout the ages. Since granite and marble are made by nature, each piece is unique and matchless. Customers who may not be familiar with these materials may expect the granite or marble they order to be identical to pictures or samples they have seen. Although sample stones are intended to be representative of the material, the granite or marble quarried at one time may differ slightly in color and veining from the sample. Moreover, even a single granite or marble slab will possess a certain amount of color variation from one end to the other. These slight irregularities are what will make your project unique and different from any other.
Can I use Marble for Kitchen Countertops?
Marble is typically used for bathroom vanity tops, Jacuzzi tops and fireplaces. It is not usually recommended for kitchen countertops due to the fact that it is easy to scratch and acidic substances such as vinegars, ketchups, citrus beverages, etc. can affect it. Also, the high-gloss of the marble countertop may be partially lost as many chemicals etch its surface.
Granite, however, is considered the second hardest stone. Most granite is not subject to etching by househould acids or scratching by knives and pots or pans under normal use. It is also not affected by typical kitchen heat such as hot pans.
To Seal or Not to Seal?
Since stone surfaces are porous Materials they will absorb liquids, which may result in discoloring and staining. All granite and marble Need Sealing At least Every Other Year. Over time, depending on how heavily the tops are used, this sealer may wear off. If the countertops are heavily used, it is recommended to seal them twice a year. Quartz Stone Does not Need Sealing.
How do I clean my Countertops?
We Recommend biodegradable liquid dishsoap and Water. Nothing to Acidic or Abrassive. Specially for Quartz Countertops and for Granite you can also use Soap & Water or if you preffer with cleaning products specifically designed for natural stone.
Can I Use my Countertops as a Cutting Board?
Cutting on your Granite countertops will not harm your granite. Granite is actually harder than your knife and will quickly dull your blade.
Can I set Hot Pots on Granite or Quartz?
Although Granite is formed by extreme heat and pressure combined beneath the earth’s crust. We always recommend for any countertops, take precautions and use trivets to set a Hot Por or Pan.
What are Seams and is it possible to not have seams at all?
Seams are made where two pieces of stone are put together. The seams are joined with an epoxy that is mixed with the color that matches the stone. Then the joined area is smoothened, leaving only a very thin line visible. The visibility of seams depends on the granularity, color and pattern of the granite. Because Granite Comes from Mountains that are cut into Quarry that are no longer than 10 feet long; it is nearly impossible to not have a seam.
What is more Expensive Granite or Quartz ?
We have a Wide variety of Prices on our Granite; While very Affordable Prices vary more than Quartz Countertops. All of our Prefabricated Countertops are considered on a very Competitive Price according to the Current Market. Come and Check our Selection you will be Surprised on how great the quality and affordability.
I need a Peninsula or Island for my Kitchen, Do you always have all the colors available in all sizes ?
We do the best to keep a lot of matching inventory in all our warehouses and are always on the look out for the most popular color to be on stock on all sizes. Nevertheless, we recommend when color hunting; always have all your measurements ready, so you can find the color and size you are looking for with ease.