CAN WE PROVIDE SLAB PRICING?
As we are a distributor, we are wholesale. Typically we do not give out pricing for any our inventory. In some cases the fabricator, builder, contractor or even designers, are working with a company that would allow us to provide pricing. As a rule we have to contact them and verify that this is ok.
WHAT IS THE BEST KIND OF COUNTERTOP?
This is quite subject to your life style. Do your countertops get heavy use? Do you want any maintenance? Are there any big overhangs where structural integrity of the stone could be an issue? These are all questions we need to ask ourselves to evaluate which stone best fits our needs.
HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO SEAL MY STONE?
Depending on what type of material you chose typically determines how often you need to seal. Typically most granites should require sealing once a year. Whereas an Italian marble can require even up to four times a year. Even some materials within the same stone type could require more sealing depending on the structure of the stone.
DO I NEED TO SEAL QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS?
Quartz should not require any sealing, as the stone is a nonporous material. Although no sealing is required. Quartz does not do very well with extreme heats.
CAN I FIND A TRUE WHITE GRANITE WITH HARDLY NO MOVEMENT?
White natural stone is difficult to find on its own. Adding the factor of finding one that has little to no movement is even harder. Something to consider when looking at stone types is most natural stone will have a lot of character. They could have a lot of movement, veins, different colors and even some blemishes. If you want white and clean… its most likely quartz.
WHY DO I NEED TO BUY MORE SQUARE FOOTAGE THAN I ACTUALLY HAVE FOR COUNTER SPACE
Be aware you need to calculate for waste. Typically for straight forward counters, a safe bet is approx 15% waste. In other cases where peninsulas have odd shapes or you want waterfall edges on islands, waste can be higher.