To ensure the highest quality of product the European process involves template approval process. This allows us to answer and address any concerns before we start production.
By simply replying to “Template Request” approval email that you have received. If you have any questions regarding to measurements, setbacks, etc. They need to be clarified before receiving approval.
The standard cabinet overhang is 1 ½ inch measured from the face of cabinet unless otherwise specified. The overhang on side panels is ¾ inch unless otherwise specified.
By default, projects use Eased Edge (Straight or E&P) unless otherwise specified on work order. The edges overview can be found on our website see Countertop Edge Guide.
The default faucet whole size is 1 3/8 inch unless specified otherwise by client. The usual application calls for single whole unless otherwise specified. The holes are drilled 2 inches from the sink cutout (edge of cutout to edge of hole) unless otherwise specified.
We are trying to do all the fabrication in our shop to reduce the amount of dust on the jobsite. If the faucet information was provided during the time of template, we will make sure that holes are drilled unless there are other circumstances that prevent that like very fragile stone. If countertop was cut
Resealing should be done at least once a year to ensure maximum protection. At European Tiles and Design, you will be given a maintenance card with easy-to-follow instructions telling you how to care for your countertop.
Quartzite is a natural stone, whereas quartz is engineered by taking natural-quartz crystals, grinding them into dust, and fusing the aggregate with resin binders under intense heat and pressure to form a solid slab. Pigments are added during the process to impart color.
Granite and quartzite are very hard, but quartzite has a very slight edge according to Mohs scale of hardness (with one being the softest and ten being the hardest). It measures around seven, whereas granite measures around 6 to 6.5.