Absolutely NOT! Plumber's putty can quickly ruin natural stone tops, as stated on the back of the package. Your plumber should use 100% silicone in place of plumber's putty.
Did you know that granite counters are one of the best choices to reduce bacterial contamination? According to a study by Hospitality Institute of Technology and Management, granite is far less susceptible to bacterial contamination, than laminate, ceramic tile, concrete and wood combined.
Granite and marble are roughly 6 pounds per square foot per centimeter of thickness. For example, a 2cm slab of granite weighs approximately 12 pounds per square foot and a 3cm slab weighs approximately 18 - 22 pounds per square foot. More dense stones will weigh more per square foot. Any cabinet that is well
We recommend using support brackets for any granite or marble overhang that exceeds 10" and require brackets for overhangs 12" or wider. The length of the brackets should be roughly 3" less than the total overhang width and should be placed approximately every 3 or 4 feet.
We seal all slab-work, i.e. countertops, tabletops, fireplace surrounds, etc., prior to installation with an impregnator sealer. This sealer soaks into the stone to help guard against staining and does not change the appearance of the stone. The sealer needs to be reapplied every three to five years through a very simple process.
Marble and granite are easier to maintain than you might expect. Warm water, mild dishwashing liquid and a soft cloth clean up most spills on both surfaces. Marble isn't quite as worry-free as granite. It has a softer, less stain-resistant surface than granite and it should be treated like a fine piece of wood. Spills
What is the difference between an undermount sink and a top mount sink? Is there a cost difference for the type of cutout required?
A top mount sink has a lip that folds over the countertop. The sink rests on top of the cutout. An undermount sink rests below the granite/marble material so that a polished edge of granite, marble, quartz etc. is exposed above the sink. An undermount sink cutout requires more polishing and installation labor than a
Depending on your cabinet layout, your tops can potentially have visible seams due to size limitations of material. For stones with little to no movement, seams are known to virtually disappear, but for granites of an exotic nature we spend a great deal of time book matching to continue the appearance of a seamless countertop.
Our lead-time for an average size project is no more than five to six business days from the initial date of templating till our return for installation. More complex and involved projects will have longer leads times.
We are able to measure most kitchens with the existing countertops in place (exceptions apply). Since we can measure over the existing surface, your downtime can range from 1 - 4 business days once your renovations begin.