Frequently asked questions
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Granite is a natural stone composed of several large mineral grains tightly packed together. The main components include Feldspar and Quartz with a mix of other minerals including Biotite and Muscovite. The minerals Feldspar and Quartz, which are the major components of granite, are harder than steel, this is why throughout human civilization, granite has been used as a building material. The mica mineral called Biotite and Muscovite are more minor components of granite and give it a glittery appearance.
The main difference between granite and marble is that granite is a highly dense material formed deep inside the earth’s core while marble is formed from sediments under the seabed. Both solidify into stone after millions of years but the mineral composition of the two stones makes marble and granite react differently to various chemicals and household cleaners.
We recently teamed up with a fabricator specializing in state of the art equipment and technology only found in two other locations on the East Coast to meet our growing demands! All of our slabs and fabrication is done off site at their warehouse to ensure quality control.
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We service all counties in Pennsylvannia, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland and New York!
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Granite will not be affected from heat exposure typically found in a household. Granite is easily resistant to heat up to temperatures of 480°F, and can even likely withstand temperatures up to 1,200°F. To prevent possible damage, avoid extreme changes in temperature, such as placing something cold on an area of a granite counter right after placing something hot on that area.
Placing a very hot object directly on top of a cold surface results in a condition referred to as thermal shock. Imagine what happens to a glass of ice cubes when you pour boiling water into it. Under most conditions found in the kitchen, your countertops will be fine if you take a hot pan off the stove or a casserole out of the oven and place it on them. However there have been instances of countertops cracking when the conditions are just right. For this reason we always recommend the usage of a trivet or thermal pad between the pot and countertop. Furthermore there have been instances of cracking when counters are exposed to prolonged periods of low heat such as when cooking with a crock pot. We recommend placing a trivet or thermal pad between your crock pot and countertop.
Not all granite needs to be sealed, but generally it benefits from a sealing product. Typically, a resin treatment is applied to the granite at time of manufacture and another clear coat is applied at the time of installation. We recommend that you apply a stone sealer periodically after installation. Sealing is important for preserving the finish, and will not alter the appearance of the granite.
After granite is sealed, it is easy to maintain. Although rather unlikely, granite can still stain if spills are not cleaned up right away. Sealing and polishing are not difficult, and they help resist the absorption of spills.
The absorbency of the granite, and its exposure to water or weathering, will determine how often sealing is needed. We recommend sealing granite at least every few years, and some areas might need it more frequently. The less you reseal, the more the granite will show an aged look, which some people prefer.
Clean the granite with soap and water and make sure it is dry. Use painters tape to tape the bottom of the faucet and around the sink. Saturate the top with the sealer (it usually comes in a spray bottle) and let it set for about 20 minutes, saturate a second time and let it set another 20/30 minutes. Wipe off any sealer that doesn't soak in. Sealer does not change the finish of your granite or fill in any pits that may be in the granite. It sinks into the granite and does not "coat" the granite. Remember, your granite is sealed at installation and doesn't need to be sealed for 1 year.
- Polished: Shiny surface and is the most popular
- Honed: A matte finish
- Brushed/Leather: Texture you can feel and see
Yes we do! We have over 14,000 slabs instock today! Since the market is always growing and no two slabs are the same, we recommend coming in today to view a slab that is right for you!
Yes! Depending on your old countertop mateterial, we will remove all reminence of your old countertops prior to installation for a small fee.
Yes! If you would like to use a sink that is different then the ones we carry, it will be a $150 charge to cut in a temple custom to your new sink.
- Regular cleaning: You can clean your granite countertops with a mild hand soap and warm water. - Wipe off with a clean cloth. - We recommend that our customers use a natural countertop cleaning liquid. -
- What should you not use on your granite countertop: Do not use any liquids containing bleach or ammonia. - Do not use any liquids containing vinegar, lemon juice, or other acids.
- Usage of coasters: While granite countertops are naturally stain resistant, we recommend you use coasters under glasses. Especially those containing alcohol, wine, or citrus juices.
Marble is typically used for bathroom vanity tops and fireplaces. It is not usually recommended for kitchen countertops due to the fact that it is easy to scratch and acidic substances such as vinegars, ketchups, citrus beverages, etc. can affect it. Granite, however, is considered the second hardest stone. Most granite is not subject to etching by household acids or scratching by knives and pots or pans under normal use. Granite is a great choice for your kitchen countertops!
After receiving your FREE quote, we require 50% of the final invoice paid to begin your project and the remaining 50% paid on the day of project completion.
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Yes we offer financing combined with the lowest interest rate for you! We are now also accepting Credit Cards!