Granite is versatile, tough and offers almost an infinite palate of colors and styles. Granite is heat resistant, easy to maintain and clean and will last a lifetime. However, granite is porous and unless sealed properly and regularly it may stain. It needs to be sealed every three to 5 years.
For regular cleaning use warm soapy water or a commercial granite cleaner. Wipe up spills right away and do not use any cleaner that contains ammonia, vinegar or lemon.
Quartz Surface (Engineered Stone)
This option looks comparable to granite and marble however, it is non porous, sanitary and will not stain, making it easy to maintain and clean. There are almost limitless number of colors, patterns and finishes available. It can even resemble marble and natural stone and is the same thickness as granite slabs. Quartz is heavier and stronger than granite allowing for larger tops and longer overhangs.
Clean Quartz surfaces with soap and water daily.
First, come visit our showroom with the dimensions of your countertop and view our countertop samples. We will give you an estimate based on the dimensions and samples you pick. Once the estimate and materials are agreed upon, a fifty percent deposit will be collected to secure the countertop material.
Once your cabinets are installed and/or made ready to take exact measurements (template), we will schedule an appointment to meet you at your home. You will have a formal price at that time and the details will be discussed. The template appointment is the most important step in the process. Your presence and feedback is required to ensure a quality installation.
On the day of your installation, the truck will need to get as close as possible to the point of entry for your countertops. Please have the work area free of all obstruction and have all appliances removed and out of the work area to avoid any damage. Please protect your floors with cardboard or luan. For safety reasons, pets and small children must be clear of the work area until we are complete. We will collect the remaining balance of the countertops on or before the arrival of the truck.
What to expect
A standard kitchen installation takes 2 – 3 hours. Once complete, we’ll ask you to sign off stating everything meets your approval. In some instances, we may have to return to install cut-to-size backsplash. It’s best that no one use or put anything on the countertops for at least 24 hours to allow the glues to dry and seams to set. Other trades can be scheduled for plumbing and appliance hook-ups after 24 hours has elapsed.