Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to do in order to care and maintain my new countertops?
Using coasters under glasses and placing hot items on trivets or pot holders will help to keep your natural stone looking like it did the day it was installed. Many food items and drinks may contain acids that could etch or dull your stone. Countertops should be cleaned with a mild liquid dishwashing detergent and warm water. Do not use any household cleaning products as this may break down the sealer on granite and may actually damage the surface of marble, limestone or travertine.
What is a sealer and how do I know when it is time to apply this to my countertops?
We are one of the largest natural stone fabricators in New England,offering the highest quality of granite, marble, limestone, onyx, slate,travertine,soapstone and CaesarStone.
What is the difference between marble and granite?
Most of the time marble and granite can be identified by visible particles at the surface of the stone. Marble has veining and granite has a more fleck like/ granular appearance. Natural stone is categorized into two general categories according to its composition. Siliceous stone is composed mainly of silica or quartz like particles. It tends to be very durable and easy to clean. Included in this category are granite, slate, and sandstone. Calcareous stone is composed mainly of calcium carbonate. It is sensitive to acidic cleaning products and frequently requires different cleaning procedures than siliceous stone. Types of these stones include marble, travertine, limestone & onyx.
Will my stone have visible seams?
Most stone installations will require a seam. During design & layout, you can work with your fabricator to try to minimize the number of seams and to locate them in a less conspicuous area.