FAQ’s

Commonly Asked Questions – If you have any questions you don’t see the answer for here, just let us know. We’ve been doing this for 30 years and are eager to help you if we can.

How do I care for my solid surface (Corian) top?

Solid Surface (Corian) countertops are designed for care-free maintenance. As they are non-porous they require only general cleaning. For most residues, all you need to clean your countertops is warm soapy water or an ammonia-based household cleaner. If you have a stubborn area, simply leave your cleaning solution on it for a few minutes and return to it later to easily wipe it away.

Doesn’t Solid Surface (Corian) Scratch?

Solid Surface Countertops are generally composed of 100% Acrylic, leaving a softer feel or affect to their product. This leads this type of product  to accept scratches easier … the difference over stone is that over time these will fade on their own, or if you choose you can take simple sanding steps to remove them yourself or  hire a professional to buff your tops. The advantage over stone is that you can make these countertops look like new again.

How do I care for my quartz (man-made stone) top?

Thanks to the stain-resistant polymers in these countertops, quartz countertops are a tough, non-porous, chemically resistant, high-performance surface that elevates residential kitchen aesthetics with the natural beauty of quartz.
How to Clean Quartz Countertops/ Routine Care – just use water and a paper towel. With simple care, quartz surfaces will retain its radiant, lustrous appearance for many years. For routine cleaning, simply wipe down your countertop with a damp cloth or paper towel and, if necessary, a small amount of non-bleach, non-abrasive cleanser.
Clean Up Spills Right Away — Before They Can Dry
Even though quartz countertops resist permanent staining when exposed to liquids (such as wine, vinegar, tea, lemon juice and soda) or fruits and vegetables, you’ll want to wipe up food and liquid spills as soon as possible.
For stubborn or dried spills, use a nonabrasive cleaning pad such as a white 3M Scotch-Brite®* scrub pad coupled with Formula 409® Glass & Surface Cleaner** or a comparable cleaning product.

My Quartz Countertop has a speck in it or a mark, what can I do?

There are imperfections that are inherent in this type of product, these anomalies occur during the manufacturing process for all quartz products. Sometimes there are steps that can be taken to reduce the appearance of these. As quartz countertops are produced having ground-up quartz in their-make up, certain discrepencies can occur in the final product.

Stone and Quartz Countertops are scratch proof?

Although stone and quartz countertops are highly scratch resistant, it does not mean they are scratch proof. We recommend that you still use care in protecting the surface of your countertop, once a scratch occurs in the deck of your countertop it is virtually impossible to remove it.

Stone and Quartz Countertops are heat resistant?

We do not recommend excessive heat with any of the products we work with. It is always best to use a trivet or other such precaution to protect your countertops from harm.

Do I need to seal my granite countertop?

Even though we leave your countertop sealed, it is best that you periodically seal your countertop. As granite is a porous material, you can test easily to see if your sealant is holding up or if it is time to reapply. We recommend that you re-seal your countertop once a year.

What happens if my Granite countertop breaks or chips?

There are possible ways to reduce the look of damage to your granite countertop. In most circumstances you will want to hire a professional who specializes in granite repair.