How long will my project take?
Typically our residential countertop projects can be completed in 5 days or less, depending on the availability of the stone and size of your project.
What affects pricing of my stone project?
There are several variables that affect the pricing including Materials, Edge Detail and Installation. Materials are priced by the square foot and costs vary by the origin and availability of the material. Edge detail pricing varies based thickness and whether the detail is finished by hand or machine. Installation costs vary based on sub-tops required, sink cut out fees and delivery charges.
Will I have seams in my counter tops and what will they look like?
Slab sizes vary and may not be large enough for the entire run of the counter top or height of a wall based upon the layout. The length and weight of the material may dictate where seams are placed so that the structural integrity of the material is not jeopardized. The cabinet structure, placement of cook tops, ranges or other cutouts may dictate seam placement.
Can I choose the slabs that will be used for my counter tops?
Yes – Coastal Marble recommends all of our clients come in and meet us in person, let us take you to visit the slab yards where you can view and hand select your materials. We shop at many stone vendors who import slabs from around the world. We require that you sign off on all materials selections prior to commencement of any fabrication.
Do I have to seal my new granite counter tops after installation?
Yes. All natural stone products should be initially sealed and periodically resealed. Please follow the manufactures recommendations for application or ask us about pricing to seal your stone project.
What is Quartz?
Quartz is a man made engineered stone. Comprised of 93% natural quartz and 7% resins, it is one of the most durable and maintenance free products available. We have full displays of Quartz brands in our showroom along with samples to check out.
What is Granite?
Granite is an igneous rock created deep within the earth from magma, cooled slowly under great pressure. It is coarse-grained igneous rock composed chiefly of orthoclase and albite feldspars and of quartz, usually with lesser amounts of one or more other minerals, as mica, hornblende, or augite. It takes a highly polished finish, which will endure even in inclement environments.
There is a broad spectrum of granite coloration, ranging from white to nearly pure black. During its formation, granite may also have been infused with other minerals providing patterned “movement” as well as color. On the Measurement Of Hardness Scale (MOHS), granite ranges from 6-8, making it one of the hardest building materials known to mankind. The hardest known material, diamond, is rated 10.
What is Marble?
Marble is a metamorphic rock composed of metamorphosed limestone, consisting chiefly of recrystallized calcite or dolomite, capable of taking a high polish, occurring in a wide range of colors and variegations. In its purest form, marble is crystalline white calcite. Most marbles, however, are infused with impurities such a dolomite, silica or clay, providing variations in color and significant “movement.”