Granite & Marble Countertop FAQ's

Natural stone is nature's timeless art. It lends strength to its surrounding by evoking a classic and unique feeling. It invites luxury into your home and yet is affordable.

Yes, Granite is an extremely tough, durable material and in most cases can be used as a cutting surface without fear of scratching the stone (although knives may dull the surface by repeated cutting on the stone).

Granite is quarried all over the world. It comes from the United States as well as India, Brazil, Italy and China.

We seal granite during fabrication process . In addition to this, we re-seal the granite once it is installed in your home.

Countertops made of natural stone, especially granite, add more resale value to your home than any other material. Second, granite countertops will last you a lifetime, which means that after the cost of the initial installation (with proper maintenance and care) they never need to be replaced.

Lower-end granite countertops are very affordable in the scheme of countertop material pricing.
- Soapstone: $70-200 per square foot
- Engineered Stone: $50-125 per square foot
- Granite: $40-200 per square foot
- Marble: $55-100 per square foot

Creative Stone Countertops Inc. Are a highly trained and licensed contractor for granite countertops, but we are not licensed electricians or plumbers. Therefore, we can not assume any liability for making electrical or plumbing connections. We can, in most instances however, recommend reputable and licensed individuals or companies to complete these tasks for you

Granite is formed by extreme heat and pressure. It can not be easily affected by heat from cook top and frying pans. Granite will have no melting effect and will not leave any burned marks. You can use hot pots and frying pans direct to granite countertop.

In general terms, no. You must do something out of the ordinary to stain most granite.
A few colors may absorb some moisture after prolonged contact. Usually after it is wiped up, you will see no evidence of the moisture. On light colors if for example, you were to leave a spilled glass of red wine over night, there is a possibility for staining. Some stones are more porous than others, but most are very stain resistant in their natural state.

Granite is one of the hardest stones known to man. In order to scratch granite you would have to do something out of the ordinary. Slicing things on top of the granite will not scratch the granite, however it will dull your knives. We suggest that you use a cutting board when using electric knives.

Again, you must do something very out of the ordinary to damage your granite. Like any solid surface a very high impact hit with something very hard could harm the surface or edge. We have never had anyone damage the surface of their stone.

All natural stone have pits that are the part of stones structure. But pits can be minimized by applying sealer to the surface of counter top. Granite has fewer pits then others.

Not if installation is done correctly. Seams are made when two pieces of granite are put together and bonded with a thin line of epoxy mixed with a color that matches the stone. The joint is then smoothed, leaving the seam barely visible.

Options for tear-out of your old countertops can be discussed. 99% of the time we can handle the removal of old countertops. If we can not we can recommend someone. There has not been a countertop we could not remove as of yet, but I am sure there is one out there.

Yes, the industry standard for contractors is a deposit of 50%. The final 50% is paid when the work is complete and you are 100% satisfied with our work.

Price of the material has little to do with quality of the stone. Price is determined by availability, quarrying & processing cost, transportation cost, complexity of the fabrication and installation. Also a lot of varieties are vary rare.

We will serve any customer. For over 45 miles there will be a surcharge of $50. I know the prices of the countertops in the area and we will still be way under there price including the $50 surcharge. Basically it pays for gas.

Yes we do contact us for prices

Yes we do bulk orders, we do it for countertops and we do bulk orders for slabs.

Yes Creative Stone Countertops can help you. We can bring many countertops to you and install them in a timely fashion. contact us for more information.

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