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What should I consider when choosing a slab?1. Stone maintenance - Stone is a product with simple care, and with a bit of maintenance you can keep it looking beautiful for years to come. 2. Color - Stones are available in a beautiful spectrum of colors from soft beiges to multi colored exotics. 3. Finish - Stone is available in a number of finishes such as polished and honed. - A polished finish has a glossy surface that reflects light and emphasizes the color and markings of the stones. - A honed finish is a satin-smooth surface with relatively little reflection.
What can I do to avoid damaging the stone?You have made an excellent investment in new natural stone. But what an you do to make that investment last? - Avoid spilling any foods and drinks contain acids that will etch or dull the surfaces of many stones. - Use coasters under all glasses, particularly those containing alcohol or citrus juices. - Do not place hot items directly on the stone surface. - Although we usually think of stone as hard, it is a porous material that can absorb spills and stains if left untreated. - Sealing your stone with a quality impregnating sealer will prevent most spills from damaging your investment. We recommend stone tech professional heavy duty stone sealer for less porous or semi-porous stone and stone tech professional bulletproof stone sealer for very porous stone. If serious stains occur, call us for repairs.
Do I have to purchase a whole slab?In most cases you do, and how much material needed is determined by the layout and the amount of waste. We will lay out your job in a way that will minimize the amount of waste material while maximizing the natural beauty of veining and pattern.
I chose the material I want, now what?"Figure out what kind of edge you would like your tops to have. Click here to view edge profiles!
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