Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Where can I put natural stone?
PG A: Natural stone can be placed anywhere from floors, kitchen countertops, vanity tops, shower enclosures, tub surrounds, pools, patios, fireplaces and even driveways. Natural stone can be fabricated to fit wherever you want to put it.
Q: Are Granite/stone counter tops worth their price tag?
PG A: A stone countertop is a good investment for someone who is selling his or her house because it raises the value of the property; it is also extremely durable and can resist any damage from scratching or heat. A stone counter top is mostly resistant to stains and it beautifies any kitchen or bathroom. Whether you are looking to sell your home or stay long-term stone countertops are a wise investment that you will not regret.
Q: Is granite easy to maintain?
PG A: Granite is very easy to maintain. Under normal circumstances, sealed granite will require little to no maintenance other than cleaning it with mild soap and water. Sealing and cleaning your granite with our Dupont products will ensure that your countertop lasts for a long time.
Q: Is marble suitable for kitchen countertops?
PG A: We do not recommend marble for your kitchen counter top due to the fact that it can stain easily. However you can use marble for your kitchen if you really want to but it has to be sealed and is harder to maintain.
Q: Should a professional install stone countertops or can I install them myself?
PG A: You should always hire a professional to install your stone countertop because installing it is a highly difficult and technical task and should never be done by an amateur. The money that you would save by installing the countertops yourself would have to be later spent on any errors or mishaps that occur during the DIY installation.
Q: Should I have my appliances purchased before ordering my counter tops?
PG A: It is recommended to have the appliances before the stone countertop is fabricated, but it is not necessary. We can look at the manufacturer’s spec sheet and fabricate your countertop accurately that way.
Q: Should my cabinets be set before I order my countertop?
PG A: It is absolutely necessary for cabinets to be already installed and LEVEL for us to take the measurements accurately and begin fabricating your countertop.
Q: Do you sell granite/stone remnants?
PG A: We have a large selection of various remnant pieces of stone/granite. Buying remnants is beneficial because it can save you money. They are especially optimal for single bathroom vanity tops or small counter places.
Q: Can I lay out my templates?
PG A: Absolutely, laying out your templates is a great way for you to see what your granite counter tops will look like and it is also a great way for you to get the desired pattern for your project. It also eliminates any surprises on the installation day.
Q: What are some recommendations that you can give me about taking care of my granite?
PG A: When taking care of your granite, you should always: dust the granite frequently, clean up stains immediately after they occur, clean the granite with soap and water or with our Dupont products, and re-seal the granite every 6 months or at least once a year.
Q: Is there anything I shouldn’t do in order to maintain my granite?
PG A: Never use vinegar, lemon juice, ammonia, or other cleaners that contain acids. These products may damage the surface of the granite and reduce the sealer’s properties. You should also never use scouring powders or creams because they contain abrasives.