Polished: This is a shiny smooth finish.
Honed: Semi-polished to a matte finish, but still completely smooth.
Leather Finish: Brushed to a varied textured.
Yes, however marble is a softer material than granite & needs more maintenance. It can be etched by acids. Since it is more porous than granite it is more susceptible to stains if not sealed on a regular basis. It is can also be scratched. These markings are what give the marble a worn used look.
In most cases you still have to buy a whole slab but check with us as we may have off cuts-remnants which will be a less expensive alternative.
Your stone should be re-sealed anywhere from every 3 to 5 years. If water is making the stone darker, you need to re-seal the stone. Recommended sealers are available at our store.
Warm water or a pH neutral cleaner. Acid or alkaline products can seriously damage some stones & is not recommended. We sell a non toxic organic sealer.
Engineered stone popularly known as quartz is harder than granite and is made by mixing and compressing natural quartz derived from granite and epoxy resins to create a hard wearing and stain-impervious surface. Granite is an igneous rock, hard and tough, however as it is porous and needs to be periodically sealed.
Some of the factors that go into establishing the costs are transportation, labor and conditions of how the material was quarried. Some material contains precious or semi-precious stones and is typically more expensive.
Seams are necessary at times based on the size of the slab and the layout of your countertop. However what sets us apart from other fabricators is how well we join the pieces together. They are very tight & color matched designed in a manner that minimizes their visibility.
We strive for 2-3 weeks from template date. For us to template, your kitchen cabinets need to be installed. On the day of countertop installation. It will take approximately 3-4 hours to install. You can call a plumber to connect your sink and faucet 24 hours after the countertop is installed.
On the day before your installation date, please remove your old existing countertop. Also please remove your stove and fridge out of your kitchen so our installers have room to install your new countertops.
Yes, we have the proper machines and experience to get rid of any scratches, etches and stains from your granite, marble or quartz countertops. Call us for more information about stone re-finishing.
We require 50% deposit on all orders. The balance is due on installation date. Credit cards and certified cheques are accepted. Financing is also available on approved credit.