Quartz Countertop Care Instructions
Granite Countertop Care Instructions
How can Keystone be so “Affordable?”
We use knowledgeable, skilled craftsmen to produce quality, hand-worked stone products with less investments in high dollar equipment. We import stone in container lots from many parts of the world and then use our own trucks to minimize transportation costs. Our stocked program allows us to charge just for material actually used to produce your countertops. You don’t pay for excess material.
Less high-dollar equipment means low overhead.
Direct buying with no middleman + low freight cost = Savings and Value
Is there a minimum for install?
Yes, there is a $1000.00 minimum for us to template and install. However, we would be happy to fabricate to dimensions provided at no minimum required.
How long is the process to get my granite countertops installed?
After you choose your stone and pay your deposit, template is scheduled within four to five weeks. Installation is then scheduled within 10-14 business days.
How do I care for my granite countertops?
Granite is a natural product so avoid all acidic cleansers, strong solvents, any strong chemicals, permanent markers, inks, oil soaps, furniture cleaners or paint strippers. Use warm soapy water to clean your countertops. Stone-Tech granite care products are available in our showroom.
Is granite a sanitary countertop?
Yes. Granite is absolutely a sanitary countertop choice. Granite does not harbor bacteria.
What does Radon mean to me?
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Granite and marble. How are they different?
Marble is a metamorphic rock. It was once limestone, but over time, the combination of intense heat and pressure caused the limestone to re-crystallize. Foreign substances often entered the stone during this process, creating an infinite variety of colors, asters, and veining. Marble is a lot like snowflakes, no two pieces are exactly alike.
Granite is an igneous rock, which means that at one time during its development, it was melted like volcanic lava. Unlike lava, however, this melted (or molten) rock never reached the surface. It remained trapped inside, where it slowly cooled and crystallized, resulting in a very uniform, speckled stone that ranges from black and gray tones to pinks, browns, and reds.
How do I clean my granite tops?
POLISHED GRANITE is a very durable stone. Much harder than marble. Granite has been used in the past in the commercial industry. Some of the obvious applications have been panels on the outside of buildings, walls, and floors of “high-traffic” areas. Granite will withstand almost any element it comes up against including heat and cold. Granite itself is approximately 95-98% stain resistant but we use a silicone impregnator on all our natural stone products. This will insure lasting life and beauty.
We recommend the use of STONETECH Professional Products to maintain the beauty of your granite tops.
Can I cut on my granite countertops?
The only thing that will cut into or scratch granite is diamond or another piece of granite. You can rest assured that common kitchen knives and utensils are no match for the absolute hardness of a granite top. So do not worry about slicing on the countertop the only thing that can happen is you will dull your knives.
Can I set a hot pot on my granite countertops?
Granite is formed by extreme heat and pressure combined beneath the earths crust. It cannot be affected by heat from a cook top or frying pan. A lit flame placed under the granite will have no melting effect and will not leave any burned or scarred marks.
How do you deal with sink and stove cutouts?
We have the ability to cut most sink or surface unit cutouts with computer aided design files. Undermount sinks (sinks that are mounted under that countertop so as not to show any rim) are fully cut out, and then the inside of the hole is polished. Although we use machines for the initial polishing – The final polishing is all done by hand for a flawless finish.