SLAB SELECTION: Natural stone can vary widely in tone, hue, pattern, texture and color. The sample that you might see in our showroom is just a representation of the color you have selected. In order to achieve your desired look or design, we will require you to make an appointment with one of our recommended stone suppliers to select your particular slab(s). Our quotation will tell you where to go and how many slabs is required for your project. The slab selection process should take place prior to your template appointment to ensure a timely installation date. This process is not required for quartz as it is a manmade product and the look and pattern will be consistent throughout all slabs.
NATURAL FEATURES: All natural stone has fissures which appear as hairline cracks, these do not affect the structural integrity of the stone and are naturally occurring as a result of immense heat and pressure that formed the stone many, many eons ago. Many colors will also have pits which appear like small chips or holes. Natural stone, which is crystalline in nature will always have small pits - spaces between the various mineral crystals. 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 can be made from the same material as the countertops and will (in most cases) be the same thickness as the countertop. The edges and ends of the backsplash will be flat polished. Splashes will be sealed to the countertop with a small bead of silicone. We will silicone the top of the splashes with paintable silicone.
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 stone counter can be seen and can be felt. We make every effort we can to limit this factor and minimize the visual impact. We aim to be both aesthetically pleasing and economically sensitive when determining seam placements. Seams are typically located near the corners because the width and depth of individual stone pieces may vary. The size of slab 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. The final seam placement will be determined during fabrication.