General information prior ordering counter top:
SLAB SELECTION: Granite can vary widely in tone, hue, pattern, texture and color. As such, the sample is just a representation of the color you have selected. In order to achieve maximum satisfaction, we require you to make an appointment with one of our recommended slab suppliers to select your particular slabs or visit our show room for sample viewing. Our proposal will tell you where to go and how many slabs to select. You will need to select your slabs prior to your template appointment to ensure a timely installation.
NATURAL FEATURES: All stone has “fissures” which appear as hairline cracks. Many colors have “pits” which appear like small chips or holes. These are not defects. Granite or Marble, which is crystalline in structure, always has small pits - spaces between the various mineral crystals. Granite sometimes has natural fissures as well, which may look like cracks, but are not structural defects and are a naturally occurring result of the immense heat and pressure that formed the granite eons ago. These characteristics are part of the natural beauty of stone and will not impair the function or durability of the material. A product of nature cannot be expected to look manmade.
BACKSPLASH: Backsplash is made from the same material as the countertops and will be the same thickness as the deck. The edges and ends of the backsplash will be “flat polished”. Splashes will be sealed to the countertop with a small bead of clear caulking. We will caulk the top of the splashes with paintable (white) caulking.
SINK CUTOUTS: The profile at finished cut-outs for under mount sinks will be our “flat polished” shape. All undermount sinks are cut according to manufacturer specifications and will have the manufacturer’s suggested reveal.
SEAMS: The seams in a granite counter can be seen and can be felt. Every effort is made to limit this factor and minimize the visual impact. We aim to be both aesthetically and economically sensitive when designing seam location. Final seam placement will be determined during production however, seams are typically location near the corners. Because the width and depth of individual stone pieces may vary, the size of slabs will vary and therefore may require seams on large islands and long counter runs. Seam location and number is at the sole discretion of the Fabricator. All seams are machined in our shop, however most slabs are rarely perfectly flat. We go to great lengths to get your seams tight and smooth, but there still may be slight variations across seams. Differing crystalline structure can increase the likelihood of visible seams and lamination lines.