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Where Do I Start?
Start with contacting a fabricator. A fabricator is the person who will pick up or take delivery of slabs, cut, finish and install the slabs. If you do not know who your fabricator is and you are working with a contractor, interior designer or a kitchen and bath showroom most likely they have an established relationship with a fabricator that they have used in the past and trust. Your fabricator will measure (template) discuss seam layout, quantity of slabs needed, edge detail and budget pricing.
Do I Need To Bring Anything Before The Visit?
Not at all! However, we strongly suggest bringing in a sample of of your room that you are wanting to install the stone. This can be a part of cabinet, flooring, backsplash, etc, This way you can have a better idea on selecting your favorite stone.
How Do I Find Fabricator?
No worries! You can simply Google "Countertop Installers Near Me" or ask our representatives for recommendations around your area.
Are Marbles Scratch Resistant?
Marble is quite durable but it can scratch because it is softer than granite and other stones. You don’t want to use knives on it. Your counter could scratch and the stone can dull your knife’s edge. Even banging a heavy pot against the edge of a marble countertop in the kitchen could cause chipping or scratching. This is why people tend to prefer marble for bathrooms, offices, or fireplace surrounds where they won’t get as much wear and tear.
Do I Get Pricing From JJ Granite?
We are the distributor and we supply the material to the fabricators! Your fabricator will give you a complete price including material/fabrication and installation.
Do I Need a Fabricator Before I Come In And Select My Stone?
Depends on what phase of your project you are in. If you are still in the decide or design phase we encourage you to come down to JJ Granite at your convenience to get design and color ideas.
Will Quartz Countertops Stain?
The hard surface of Quartz is non-porous and very resistant to staining, even better than marble. Quartz countertop can resist oil, coffee, wine, juice and most other common kitchen spills. It is not 100% stain resistant though and is susceptible to stains from solvents, sodium hydroxide, and permanent markers.
What Is The Difference Between Marble And Granite?
Both marble and granite are natural stones with incredible beauty and durability that add a lot of value to your home. Both are rather pricey and require sealing to protect from staining from water or other liquids. Marble is porous and can be stained by liquids or etched from contact with acids. Granite is harder than marble and less likely to scratch or chip. Granite is generally less expensive than marble and lower maintenance.
How Will I Know What The Price Will Be For All The Different Materials?
If possible, get budget pricing from your fabricator. If you do not have a fabricator it not a problem. We have a grouping list ranked from 1 to 6.
Is Granite Durable?
Yes! Granite is one of the most durable surfaces you will find. Unlike other man made surfaces, Granite is extremely resistant to heat, so hot pans will not be a problem for granite!
Does Marble Stain?
Marble is porous. This means it can absorb water and other liquids into tiny holes in its surface. An application of marble sealer every year or every few months to keep damaging liquids out of the stone. If you put a few drops of water on your marble and they sink in, your marble is not sealed well enough. Liquids should bead on top, otherwise you may experience staining.
What Is The Difference Between Marble And Dolomite?
Dolomite will be able to endure more wear-and-tear than most Marbles. Less likely to etch, scratch, or stain, Dolomite can be an excellent option for high-risk areas like your kitchen or bathroom, while still boasting that refined Marble look.
A marble countertop will be at a higher risk of scratching, staining, or etching than many other stone options. Before you panic and abandon your dreams of a beautiful white Marble countertop, rest assured that it’s not nearly as bad as it sounds. While Marble is softer and more porous than other Natural Stones, it’s still just that — a stone. So long as you keep up with prompt cleaning and regular sealing, you’ll be able to enjoy your beautiful Marble countertop for many, many years to come.
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