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Can you describe the process of ordering?
Can I suggest my own design for my project?
Is granite countertop expensive for my kitchen?
Where do you operate?
FAQ's - Granite Questions ^TOP
How do I clean my granite counter tops?
Can granite stains or burn?
Can granite top be damaged?
Tell me about the appropriate thickness of a granite counter top?
Will my granite look like the online sample?
Does granite stains?
Can granite be repaired?
Can I cut on my Granite countertop?
Can I set hot pot on my granite counter tops?
Can granite crack?
Can you tell me about the formation of Granite?
How granite and marble are different?
Does granite have pits?
FAQ Granite-Marble ^TOP
What is the difference between marble and granite?
What consideration I need for buying granite counter top?
How can I clean my marble and other stone countertop?
What should I consider when buying Marble or Granite?
Is Granite or marble good for kitchen countertop?
FAQ- Marble ^TOP
Where should I use marble?
Is marble appropriate material for kitchen counter tops?
Can Marble be sealed?
Can we use marble in vanity tops?
FAQ-Payment policy ^TOP
What is your payment policy?
FAQ- Free Estimate ^TOP
Do you provide us free estimate?
 
Ques.
Can you describe the process of ordering?
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Our order process contains these steps:

  • First of all fill up the bid form. This will contain all the information about you.
  • Then we will send you the list of fabricators of your nearest place.
  • Select fabricators of your choice.
  • After this we will communicate you by phone or by e-mail. Or Fabricator will direct communicate you.
 
Ques.
Can I suggest my own design for my project?
Ans.
Yes, you have this option with us. If you do not like any of fabricators design, you can send design of your choice for the completion of your project.
 
Ques.
Is granite countertop expensive for my kitchen?
Ans.
Granite countertop is excellent choice. The cost of granite is comparable with us.
You will find the cheap and best option with us. It is expensive from other stones but its durability and efficient colors makes it a material of choice.
 
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Where do you operate?
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buycountertop operates with in all the states of USA. You can place order from any corner of United States. We provide you the details of fabricators of kitchen countertops, bathroom countertops and vanity tops.
 
FAQ's - Granite Questions
Ques.
How do I clean my granite counter tops?
Ans.
Granite is very durable stone and is the much harder than any other stone. Granite itself is the most stain resistant but unsealed granite can damage easily. Use mild phosphate free, biodegradable liquid dish soap, soap flakes or powder which contains no aromatics.
Than thorough rinse and dry with cotton cloth.
 
Ques.
Can granite stains or burn?
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Usually Granite can not burn easily. Granite does not stain. Few colors may absorb moisture but most of the colors do not absorb. Usually no evidence remains after rinsing. Stone sealer is recommended for all granite after installation.
 
Ques.
Can granite top be damaged?
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Granite is natural stone, like any other solid surface granite can be damaged. Unsealed granite can absorb stains such as oil. Although you can place hot pots and pans directly on granite but use trivets and coasters to keep your countertop out of harm's way.
 
Ques.
Tell me about the appropriate thickness of a granite counter top?
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Kitchen countertop should be an inch in thick ness. Bathroom vanity tops should be thinner.
 
Ques.
Will my granite look like the online sample?
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The samples you see on computer have been saved as digital images. The colors may not be absolutely correct. It can be little bit different. Granite is natural stone and has variations in color, tone, patterns etc. These variations are natural.
 
Ques.
Does granite stains?
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Granite does not stain easily. Granite has very little porosity. Most colors will never show moisture but few colors may show. For example, if some water left on the counter for few minutes for some colors, it may show a dark spot when the water is wiped away. This spot will then dry up and no evidence will show. Only few colors demonstrate this feature. Expert installers will seal the countertops after they are installed.
 
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Can granite be repaired?
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However it is very hard to damage. If any scratch occurs it can be sealed. Do not worry about its protection.
 
Ques.
Can I cut on my Granite countertop?
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Granite is harder than knife. If you use granite countertop as a cutting surface it will dull knife very quickly. Always use wooden or plastic surface to cut and chop.
 
Ques.
Can I set hot pot on my granite counter tops?
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Granite is formed by extreme heat and pressure. It can not be easily affected by heat from cook top and frying pans. Granite will have no melting effect and will not leave any burned marks. You can use hot pots and frying pans direct to granite countertop.
 
Ques.
Can granite crack?
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No, with regular use granite can not crack. Granite is most susceptible to cracks during shipping and installation.
 
Ques.
Can you tell me about the formation of Granite?
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Granite is igneous rock of visible crystalline formation and texture. It is composed of feldspar, quartz and mica. It start off as liquid magma deep within the earth’s core where it is cooled and compressed over millions of years under tons of pressure. Then it is quarried. Now it ready to cut and polished.
 
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How granite and marble are different?
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Granite and marble are different in hardness and many other qualities like granite is highly dense material. Granite is highly durable. But Marble has a variety of colors. Granite composed deep inside the earth and marble is formed from sediments under the seabed. Both have durability. Both stones can use in residential and commercial places.
 
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Does granite have pits?
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Natural stone Granite have pits that are the part of stones structure. But pits can be minimized by applying sealer to the surface of counter top.
 
FAQ Granite-Marble
Ques.
What is the difference between marble and granite?
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Marble and granite both are natural stones. Both stone are quarried from earth. Granite is formed deep in earth at very high temperature and is a hardest, stain resistant stone. Marble family like limestone, travertine, onyx and slate are sedimentary rock. After millions of year it coagulates into stones. Its main component is calcium; it can be affected by acids.
 
Ques.
What consideration I need for buying granite counter top?
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Granite is very hard and durable. It is also heat and stain resistant. It is very much versatile in design field. Granite is available in various colors and texture. There is an important thing about granite is that two pieces of granite can not be same. Each lot will have unique combinations and characteristics.
 
Ques.
How can I clean my marble and other stone countertop?
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Never use powdered cleansers to clean you stone. Powdered cleansers contain pumice, it might damage stone countertop. Never use acidic cleaners that include substance like ammonia. Use mild stone cleaners.
 
Ques.
What should I consider when buying Marble or Granite?
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Consumers who are less familiar with the material characteristics choose marble according to its visual sophistication. It totally depends upon time the material delivered. Color pattern can be different at the time of delivery. Even a single marble and granite slab may posses color variation from one end to the other. But interior designer and architects view it as an advantage. Granite is more durable and hard natural stone for kitchen counter tops. Marble is ideal stone for bathroom counter and vanity tops.
 
Ques.
Is Granite or marble good for kitchen countertop?
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Granite is considered second in hardness after diamond. Its polished surface is not subject to staining by acids such as vinegars, ketchup etc. It can not be scratched by knives. By hot pots and pans it can not be etched easily. Marble is easy to scratch and is affected by acidic substances. Marble is recommended for bathroom vanity tops, fireplaces and Jacuzzi tops.
 
FAQ- Marble
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Where should I use marble?
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Use marble in bathroom vanity tops. It also can used number of other applications like bathroom countertop, Jacuzzi surrounds, fireplaces and floorings. Generally use it in a low traffic area.
 
Ques.
Is marble appropriate material for kitchen counter tops?
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Marble is not good for kitchen countertop. Marble is a good choice for bathroom counter and vanity tops. Although after sealing it is not as solid as granite and it is more porous. It can easily stain in highly used area like kitchen. So use it frequently in bathroom countertop and vanity tops.
 
Ques.
Can Marble be sealed?
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Marble can be sealed after the fabrication process, but its porous nature does not make it a material for kitchen countertop or highly used area.
 
Ques.
Can we use marble in vanity tops?
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Yes, definitely. Marble is suitable for bathroom vanity tops, countertop and floorings. But use it at lowest traffic area.
 
FAQ-Payment policy
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What is your payment policy?
Ans.
Our services are dissimilar from others. Customers do not need to pay us. We will provide them a list of fabricators. Here client have great option to choose fabricators on competitive price. Client can compare them as per their requirements. These fabricators will be customer’s nearest place. Now fabricator will communicate to client.
 
FAQ- Free Estimate
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Do you provide us free estimate?
Ans.
Our services are free. You do not need to pay us. We will collect your personal information such as your name, phone number, address, e-mail address, state, zip etc. and your project details such as material, layout, edges, size of countertop and your budget etc. This information will be forwarded to your selected fabricators. Now fabricators will communicate you for further process
 
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