Commonly Asked Questions...

Q:  Can I set a hot pot on my granite countertop?

A:   Yes. Because granite is formed by heat and pressure, it is highly unlikely that it will discolor.

Q:  Can I set a hot pot on my quartz countertop?

A:   No. Although durable, our experience as shown that manmade elements of quartz in many cases will discolor.

Q:  Can marble be used in my kitchen?

A:   Marble is a beautiful stone, but most marbles are not recommended for use in kitchens because of its tendency to stain, etch, and scratch. It is an excellent choice for vanities, wet bars, and fireplace surrounds.

Q:  How do I clean my countertop?

A:   Simply clean with warm soap and water, or use any non-abrasive household cleaner.

Q:  Does my countertop need to be sealed regularly?

A:   Once your installation has been completed, your new countertop will be sealed. We suggest resealing your countertop every 3-4 years. However, this timeframe can vary depending upon stone choice and color.  As part of our on-going service relationship with our customers, we also offer on-site cleaning and resealing for their natural stone project. Many customers choose Cutting Edge Granite to perform an annual maintenance schedule or on an as needed basis.

Q:  Will my granite look like the sample?

A:   Granite is a natural material so each slab will vary in color, tone, pattern, etc. Therefore, it is always recommended to make an appointment to view and approve your slab.

Q:  Does granite have a 100% smooth surface?

A:   No. Many granites contain pits and fissures. This is natural. Some granites exibit these characteristics more than others. Our design specialists are experts in stone and will provide you with the very best advice on stone selection.

Q:  Can my countertop be repaired?

A:   It is very hard to damage granite due to it’s natural characteristics. If any damage should occur, it can usually be fixed with a mixture of epoxy and ground chips of granite.

Q:  Are there different edges I can choose from?

A:   Yes. Edge profiles can be selected at the time of design and estimate. Our design specialist will work with you and give you an example of various edge profiles (bull nose, rounded, straight, beveled, etc.).

Q:  What types of sinks can be used?

A:   There are few requirements when it comes to sinks. We will need to know the sink type prior to templating your project

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