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Q and A

Q. Is granite, marble and tile expensive?

A Today, with the advancements that have been made in the quarrying, shipping and fabrication of stone, this is not the case anymore. It’ true that just a few short years ago, only the very wealthy could afford granite. But as a general rule, there is a wide selection of granite, marble, tile and other stones on the market with prices that are very reasonable.  Our customers have appreciated the even more reasonable prices of our tile supplier, Contract Furnishing Mart.  As your custom tile installation contractor, we can get at or near wholesale pricing for you.  Call us before you purchase your tile and see what we can save you.

Q. What are the benefits to having granite?

A. Granite can withstand heat up to 1800 degrees. It can be used as a cutting board (it’s not recommended to do this, because it will dull your knives). For those who love to bake, granite is the perfect place to work up your pastries. And with your stone counter top your kitchen will look as beautiful as the day it was installed, for many years to come.

Q. How often do I need to seal the tile?

A. For some custom tile installations, that’ll be annually; for some it will be every other year; for some it won’t be ever.  A lot depends upon if it is a high traffic area, or a wet area, and what type of tile and grout is used.  Rule of thumb, when the water no longer beads up, it's time to re-seal.  The more we know about your specific custom tile installation, the more informed opinion we can give you.

 

Q. I have stone countertops, and a stone bathroom, how do I clean them?

A. When properly maintained, your granite tops will last a lifetime. Just use mild soap and water on regular bases. It’s that easy.

Q. Are most stones dark-colored?

A. No. You can find marble, and granites with green, blue, yellow, beige, taupe, mauve, pink, peach, gold, red, black, gray and brown.You can also get a wide range of colors to choose from to match any decor and compliment any cabinetry.

Q. What is slate?

A. It is a fine-grained rock formed by the compression of mud and stone sediment.

Q. How many years can I expect slate to last?

A. The life span of slate can last forever. In India, there are lots of buildings over a 1000 years old. And they still have their original slate floors and roofs intact.

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