Countertops: Frequently Asked Questions


This is a list of popular questions that many people have when starting a kitchen, bath, or other project. Please note that every project, house, and customer is unique and there may not be one right answer to every question. Please contact us for specific answers to any questions that you might have.

What is soapstone?


Soapstone is quarried much like granite. The mineral makeup of this stone gives it a warm soft look. It is non-porous and is impervious to virtually any type of chemical, but it is much softer and easier to scratch.


Can I put hot things on quartz and granite?


Quartz and granite are heat resistant. However, extreme heat may damage the stone, especially at the seams. We recommend using hot pads or trivets.


Will the seam be obvious in a stone top?


Our skilled fabricators and installers use techniques to make the seam as inconspicuous as the color and pattern allow.


What is the standard thickness of a stone top?


We fabricate our tops from one of the thickest slabs available. They are designated 3CM (centimeters), which is approximately 1 1/8" inches. This thickness provides optimal aesthetics and durability.


Can I cut on a stone top?


Stone tops are one of the hardest materials for kitchen and bath use. However, we strongly recommend the use of a cutting board.