How often does natural stone need to be sealed vs. engineered stone?
Granite needs to be sealed once a year. Marble, limestone, travertine, and slate need to be sealed twice a year. Engineered stone never needs to be sealed. (Some textured engineered slabs need to be sealed).
Can I cut on my countertops?
You can cut on your granite countertops; however, granite will dull your knives. You can cut on your engineered stone countertops; however, a serrated knife will scratch the surface.
Can I set hot pots or pans on my countertops?
Granite is heat resistant up to 350 degrees; engineered stone is heat resistant up to 250 degrees. We recommend using a towel or a trivet with both products.
Is there a huge price difference between granite and engineered stone?
Granite ranges from $5.00 to $190.00 per sq. ft. The engineered stone ranges from $10.00 to $45.00 per sq. ft.
Please keep in mind that many engineered stone slabs are smaller than granite slabs, and you may need to purchase an additional slab to complete your project.
Why does granite range so much in price?
The rarer or exotic the stone, the more expensive it is. Typical granites are less expensive.
Can a stain be removed from a granite countertop?
Sometimes it can be by using Pultice Powder. Call the office for details on applying the product before you use it.
If I have natural stone tile installed, what is the best way to keep my tile and grout cleaned?
Again, do not use anything that contains ammonia or acid on your tile. We recommend using a hand held power steamer to keep your tile cleaned.
Why should we come to your showroom?
We have a 2,000 sq.ft. showroom in Livermore offering you the latest styles and applications in natural stone, porcelain, and quartz.
How do I clean my countertops?
Use mild soap and water. Do not use anything that contains ammonia or acid as this will strip your sealer.
How do I get an estimate?
You can fax your drawings with dimensions to 925-360-3198. Please include your name, jobsite address, phone number and fax number.
You can also e-mail your drawing with dimensions to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring your drawings directly to the showroom.
Do you have granite slabs in stock?
We do have some stock of granite and quartz slabs. We can also give you a list of the suppliers that we work closely with.