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Frequently asked questions.


If you choose a Quartz material, we have all the colors from all the Quartz manufacturers at our showroom.

If you are looking for a Natural Stone material, we have full slabs of granite to select from at our warehouse .

All we need is a layout of your kitchen or other cabinet area along with some basic information.

Please call us at 847-928-2209 or fax your layout to us at 847-928-2287.

You may also email us at quotes@amfgranite.com . We can provide a general quote on various materials or a detailed quote if you have already selected a material/color.

Certainly. Please make all the measurements as accurate as possible and allow for an 1.5 inch overhang on all the cabinets. Mark special areas (curves etc), indicate your preferred edge(s), colors, and details of your sink (undermount or drop-in). Also indicate whether we will need to remove your old countertop and backsplash. While estimates done this way can be quite close to the final numbers we cannot finalize the costs until we visit your project and discuss all the aspects of your job. You will find estimate form here and here you will find an example of kitchen countertop drawing

Proposals for free quotes that are faxed/emailed over are given a 24 hour time frame. We will either fax or email over the estimate assuming that the contact information is provided to us in the original fax or email .

Yes.  We will gladly order the material from other local suppliers and install it for you.

We install countertops up to 200 miles from our location.

No. You can visit us at any time during our normal business hours.

Yes, when you come visit us you will get help making these tough decisions from our in-house designers at no additional cost. Having installed thousands of kitchen countertops , our sales reps can also share with you their experiences to enhance your project.


The whole process is designed for quality and speed.

  1. Customer picks a stone and gets give written quote based on their specific project (basic measurements done by customer would be recommended)
  2. After that an order can be placed with us. We make appointments for templating & installation . Deposit (50%) will be required .
  3. Templating (final measurements) . Usually done 5-7 days prior installation . Customer must be present .
  4. Installation . Installation crew will arrive within timeframe given 1-2 days prior installation date . Final payment is required after the installation .

From order through installation the process usually takes about from 14 to 30 days . (This time can vary depending on current work loads)

We do accept MasterCard Visa and Discover . Extra convenience fee will apply. There is no extra charge for check or cash payments

AMF Brothers requires a deposit of half of the estimated price in cash or certified check. This payment takes place at the time of the template. If there is no deposit during the template we can not start the fabrication of the countertop or any other project.

No, you do not need to buy full slabs. We consider the cost of actual material used in your project. That is the advantage of choosing fabricators like AMF that not only fabricate and install your countertops but carry a great assortment of granite slabs to choose from.

  • Final pricing will be based on actual field measurements and conditions.
  • Undermount sinks, faucets, and cooktops must be onsite during templating. It is the CUSTOMER’S responsibility to make sure that the sink and cooktop fit into the base cabinet. (for example: 42” sinks selected will not fit in 30” sink base)
  • Existing countertops should be cleared of items which may interfere with the measuring process. • Granite, Marble, Quartz & Natural Stone are high end countertops selections with certain colors & slabs costing thousands of dollars. For this reason, installed countertop pricing may vary based on material yield and number of slabs required.
  • AMF cannot and will not be responsible for slab overages based on having to cut extra slabs to complete installation. Confirm all pricing after template and slab selection / layout.
  • The appointment to template is the last chance to make changes to the original order. Changes must be made in writing and be faxed or emailed to the Project Managers. They can be reached at 847-928-2209or faxed at 847-928-2287. To email changes – send directly to your Project Manager or send to quotes@amfgranite.com
  • Changes may delay the installation. Cabinets must be fully installedincluding all finished panels before templates can be made. Some cabinets are installed with finished panels on the ends and some are not. No panels may be added after templates have been made. Upper cabinets must be installed if the job requires a full height backsplash.

Not always. Walls are rarely straight, and corners are rarely square. To ensure the highest degree of accuracy, we prefer your existing countertops to be removed. The good news is that AMF has very short lead times. A normal kitchen installation will be completed 6 business days following the template. If you cannot be without your countertops for the duration of our production process, it is possible to template with your existing countertops still in place .Tear-out of existing countertops is not part of our standard installation. If you need this service provided, ask your project manager for pricing. AMF does offer both removal and plumbing disconnect. If you need this service provided, ask your Project Manager for pricing. COUNTERTOP REMOVAL, DISPOSAL OF OLD TOPS, THESE SERVICES ARE ALWAYS A SEPARATE LINE ITEM IN YOUR QUOTE.

No. Most cut-outs are destroyed during the fabrication process. AMF customers pay for fabricated square footage unless otherwise specified

Yes. The customer must be present during this process to review items such as seam locations, overhangs, radius corners, and other such issues which commonly arise. You will be asked to sign the drawing of your countertops which will indicate the approximate location of the seams and other specific design information for your project.

Customers planning events in their home should be cautioned to provide at least 10-14 days of cushion before hosting an event in their home as delays in major and minor construction projects are common and occur for many unforeseen reasons. During transportation, a top can sometimes break. Tops can also break during the installation process. Should a granite top break during transportation, fabrication or installation, AMF, Inc. will remake the top and prioritize the installation. However, we will not discount, credit or compensate the customer due to unforeseen breakage during fabrication, transportation or installation.


honed surface finish is a SMOOTH surface without reflection. A honed finish gives a matte like appearance to a low sheen. The finish remains flatter than a full gloss polish. It’s definitely not super shiny and there’s very little, if any reflection
polished surface finish is Smooth, Shiny and Reflective. It highlights the character of your stone. The full color, depth, and crystal structure is visible.

12” is the ideal overhang for comfortable seating without hitting your knees on the cabinet, however, the overhang does need to be adequately supported.

  • Polished: A shiny, glossy surface.  This is by far the most popular.
  • Honed: A matte finish.
  • Brushed: A rough texture.  Suitable for outdoor kitchens, though some designers like to use it inside as well.

Standard backsplash height is 4”. AMF  will not be responsible if the backsplash does not cover paint or wallpaper lines. It is the Customer’s responsibility to have electrical outlets moved to miss the backsplash or to be included within the backsplash. This must be done prior to the installation. If a backsplash height other than 4” is desired, it is the CUSTOMER’S responsibility to make that request.

Overhangs at the cabinet are designed to cover or hide inconsistencies of the cabinets. Overhangs will vary slightly over the length of the top.  Standard overhang for granite and quartz countertops is 1.5”.

AMF’s standard procedure for under mount sinks is to have a 1/8” to ¼” overhang into the bowl. This is called a negative reveal.Deviation from standard procedures, if it is requested by the customer, must be made in writing by the customer. Aesthetics, hygiene, and engineering factors are the reasons for AMF’s “Standard” practices of negative reveal installations. Cutouts for under mount sinks will be made to follow the sink Manufacturer’s specifications upon written request. Overhangs may vary, as sinks may vary slightly in size and shape.


No, we do not level your cabinets. You will need the help of your carpenter or your contractor for that.

No. If you use 3cm (1 ¼”) thick stone which is normal in the Midwest area, you do not need any special reinforcement. You may need some additional support in the corners of walls that our template specialist (the guy who comes to measure) will be able to explain to you.

The stone countertops are places on the cabinets and, after ensuring that everything is leveled, a bead of silicon is applied at the intersection of the cabinets and the underside of the stone.  This is sufficient to hold the countertops in place in a normal situation.

If the cabinets are not leveled, which is not uncommon, we have to place shims underneath the countertops to level them.  In this situation our installers place small blocks of wood pieces rinsed in epoxy to stabilize the shims.

Dishwashers have to be attached to the under surface of the kitchen countertop to prevent tipping the machine forward when the door is opened.  The attachment also prevents vibration during the dishwasher’s operation.

At AMF Granite, we attach the dishwasher with a well-designed and patented bracket.  This attachment is rigid enough to secure the dishwasher safely, while still allowing you to easily remove it in case you need to repair or replace the dishwasher in the future, without having to call us to do so.

Newer dishwasher come with side attachment clips so that the dishwasher can be screwed to the cabinets as well.  This has to be done by your cabinet installer or remodeling contractor.

Seams are made where two pieces of stone are put together.  The seams are joined with an epoxy that is mixed with the color that matches the stone.  Then the joined area is smoothened, leaving only a very thin line visible.




  • All FARM and APRON FRONT SINKS must be installedin place at time of template
  • The removal of existing countertops and the installation of new ones are major construction There are often time delays in projects such as these. A number of things can happen to offset the estimated schedule of your job. Every project is unique and unforeseen circumstances may arise in the areasof material breakage, personnel issues, equipment, and weather / acts of God.
  • No financial compensation will be made due to such delays. These potential occurrences should be understood and planned for. AMF, Inc. is committed to the correct installation of your new countertops and will hold to the schedule as these factors allow. It is our sincere hope that this booklet has clearly explained our processes and answered any questions you might have. AMF follows guidelines set forth by the Marble Institute of America.

AMF caulks only stone-to-stone. If AMF is asked (for extra fee) to caulk wall-to-stone, it will be with paintable latex caulk. Color matched caulk is NOT provided by AMF

Installers are not allowed to move or reinstall appliances

AMF do not offer any plumbing services . The plumbing for undermount sinks may be reattached 24 hours after the installation of the new countertops. Reattaching the plumbing before the sink has had time to set may result in the sink moving or dropping. If this occurs, it will be the owner’s responsibility to correct .

AMF prefers the dishwasher to be installed prior to our arrival. Many dishwasher models have removable clips. You can move them from the top, to the sides of your unit and attach the dishwasher to your cabinets. If you need assistance with this, or if your dishwasher does not have this option, communicate with your our office about a solution.

Should a dishwasher clip become unattached at a later date it will be the responsibility of the homeowner to reattach it.

Not necessarily. A typical slab size is somewhere between 7 to 10 feet. Therefore, your countertops may not require a seam. Many people do not have a problem with seams, but if you are concerned about them you should discuss this with your sales rep prior to fabrication.
All seams will be placed at the discretion of AMF. Every effort will be made to indicate seam locations during the templating of your project. AMF reserves the right to move seam locations as needed to cut around inclusions, cracks, or other major irregularities within the slab, or to maximize slab usage. No financial compensation will be allowed for the movement of seams.

  • Owner or designated owner’s representative must be onsiteduring the entire installation process.
  • Owner’s representative must be able to make decisions on issues which may arise during the installation. They will be required to sign the completion formsat the conclusion of the installation and pay remaining balance
  • Owner should remove or protect any items in or under the cabinets. You may want to drape or cover the areato contain dust. Construction site will be left broom clean. Dust will settle for hours after the installation is over. Customer is responsible for this clean up.
  • Mirrors that are permanently affixed to the wall and rest on or within 1” above the top of the existing backsplash or countertops must be removed before the tear-out of the existing bathroom countertops. Any damage to mirrors not removed will be the responsibility of the homeowner.
  • It is the responsibility of the homeowner to provide a safe areafor our installers to work. There will be many trips between the jobsite and the installation vehicle.
    The pathway should be clean and clear of debris as well as items of value such as statues, paintings, vases, and other items, which may be damaged. Stone pieces are very heavy and difficult to maneuver. Children and animals should not be allowed near the jobsite. Homeowner should indicate what area is acceptable to use for cutting and staging of material.

That is a great question. Most cabinets can easily handle the weight of granite countertops. It is often not possible to assess cabinet problems prior to the removal of existing countertops. If significant problems are detected after the removal of the existing tops, either in structure or if the cabinets are not level, the installation of the new countertops may be delayed. It is the responsibility of the homeowner to have the cabinets repaired to acceptable standards of levelness and structure. If the installation must be rescheduled due to cabinet issues and a new appointment day is needed, return trip fees will apply. Countertops can be shimmed and installed with cabinets out of level and flat plane up to 1/4”. Beyond 1/4” the cabinets must be repaired. Countertops sit directly on top of the cabinets and are held in place with an acrylic caulk. No wood sub-tops are required for 3 cm thick countertop

The sink, faucets, and dishwasher will need to be disconnected prior to removing your old countertops. Most homes have shut-off valves under the sink. If your home does not have shutoff valves, a plumber should be contacted to have them installed. A countertop installation, in rare cases, may take a few days to complete and shut-off valves for the kitchen faucets must be in place to avoid having the water completely shut off to your home during this process. There will be some unavoidable minor damage done during the tear out to surrounding walls, existing tiles, and possibly cabinets. Countertop installers are not responsible for this damage. This type of damage occurs with most installations and the customer should be prepared to make touchups and repairs once the countertops are installed. AMF will not discount, credit, or in any way reduce the price due to minor scratches or construction damage. The removal of existing countertops and the installation of new countertops is a major construction process. There will be minor damage to surrounding areas and some amount of dust and debris will be created.

Yes. AMF has on staff crews that will do minor tear-out (for a fee) and, for more extensive work, there are a number of subcontractors that we work with on a regular basis. Ask your Project Manager for a quote for tear-out services.

Unsupported overhang cannot exceed 1/3 of the supported top, to a maximum of 6” on 2 cm material and 10” on 3 cm material. For larger overhangs, the homeowner or contractor should install supports such as corbels or brackets before the granite installation.. These are not included in the price of the countertop.

Granite & Quartz are extremely rigid and cannot bend to follow the irregularities of walls. No wall is perfectly straight. There will be areas where small gaps are visible. The size of these gaps is determined by the severity of the bows in the wall. Countertops receiving a backsplash will not be scribed in an attempt to follow the irregularity of any wall. A gap of 1/8” to 1/2” wide (covered by back splashes), is normally used between the granite countertop and walls in order to allow the home framing to expand and contract during the change of seasons, giving the granite room to move slightly. For areas without splashes, counters will be scribed to within industry standards. AMF, Inc. offers both stone and tile backsplashes to remedy bowed walls. These are priced separately on your quote form.

The term “lippage” as used in the stone industry, is the planar offset of the finished surfaces of two adjacent stone units. Due to the relatively tight seams used in countertop installations, even minor amounts of lippage are noticeable. Lippage may be unavoidable due to permanent warp in the slab stock. There should be no detectable lippage at the front or rear edge of the countertop. Maximum lippage at the center of the countertop is 1/32” (0.8 mm).


Granite : Clean with soap and water and products that are approved for granite.
Marble : Use a natural, light soap or marble cleaner for deeper cleaning.
Quartz : Clean Use a glass or surface cleaner and a non-abrasive sponge to clean up dried or heavy stains.

For all surfaces the best way to avoid staining your countertop is to remove liquids or sauces immediately from your countertop.

Once granite is originally sealed, it is quite easy to maintain. The first sealing of granite is one of the most important because granite is naturally porous and will stain very easily without it. After you seal your countertop, your granite is protected and is now ready for use. Remember that it is imperative that you reseal your granite counters at minimum once per year. This can be done either on your own or can be done by a professional. Either way it will help to ensure that your granite countertops remain stain free. If there is a spill, make sure to clean it up before the stain gets a chance to seep into the surface. Because of its porous nature, granite is somewhat absorbent and even when sealed can still absorb stains if spills are left untouched for any extended period of time.

Generally, you are able to clean your granite countertop using just a soft clean cloth alongside a neutral cleaner. You should definitely consider the use of a disinfectant type cleaner that is specially designed for granite. The use of regular cleaning products on your countertop should absolutely be avoided at all costs. These chemicals will take the seal right off and leave behind it the vulnerable and porous surface of the natural granite stone unprotected and exposed.We encourage you to call your stone dealer with any questions or about countertop maintenance, care or even cleaning.

If you use high quality impregnating sealers like DuPont Bulletproof sealer, you should have to reseal your granite every three years.  If you use a cleaning liquid called Revitalizer also made by DuPont, you will not have to reseal your countertops ever. A  gallon container of  Revitalizer only costs $39, which will lasts 2 to 3 years depending on the size of your countertops.

In general, no. All stone, however, is porous to some extent, but granite has very little porosity. Most colors will never show any moisture.  A few colors may absorb some moisture with prolonged contact.  For example, a puddle of water left on the counter may show a dark spot when the water is wiped away. Usually, no evidence remains once the liquid is removed and the granite dries.  Our granite is sealed before installation and with proper maintenance staining should not be a problem.


Sources of natural stone with desirable qualities are found all over the world, in many different locations. Some sources are better than others due to the stones’ appearance, hardness, and other qualities. Therefore, stone may be quarried in China, India, Africa, South America, and some does come from within United States borders.

Cost of processing is also a factor. Since natural stone has been used as a building material for thousands of years in many locations overseas, those areas have a long-established system for quarrying and processing these stones which is efficient and economical.

Granite tiles and slabs for commercial and residential applications do not emit harmful radiation. For more information, consult the Marble Institute of America’s website.

Granite is a natural porous stone which is quarried in blocks and cut into slabs. The granite must be sealed and can last up to 25 years before resealing.

Marble is porous and is not recommended for in kitchens. However if someone only had their kitchen for show then marble can be used. Marble is soft, permeable and vulnerable to stains and used mostly in bathrooms. If lemon or any acidic foods contact the countertop the shine will come off. It is recommended sealing every year.

 is an abundant gemstone, and it makes an ideal countertop in many ways. Combine ground quartz with coloring pigment and a binding agent. Quartz is the most durable manufactured countertops on the market and solid surface. Quartz does not require sealing.

Yes. There are a handful of granite that can change color when exposed to UV rays, but it is very durable and can be used outside. Granite is often used for outdoor kitchen, as paves for driveways and walkways, as exterior cladding on commercial buildings.

  • Granite and Marbleare 100% natural materials with Granite being much harder and denser. Granite is an “igneous” rock formed deep in the earth from molten quartz and other crystallized minerals at extremely high temperatures over millions of years. Marble is a “metamorphic” rock formed from sediments under the seabed and subjected to millions of years of pressure and heat.
  • Quartzcountertop materials are made by combining crushed quartz particles with polyester resins hence the name “engineered stone”. The color is uniform throughout the slab

Granite weighs about 16 to 20 pounds per square foot.

A good number of granite colors that are very beautiful with a variety of colors and veins that flow in different directions, are not truly “granites” in strict geological terms.  Though they are commonly called granites, they are actually Gneiss or Schists stones.  True granite stones scale between 6 and 7 on MOH’s scale of hardness (diamond hardness is 10).  Whereas, the MOH’s scale for Gneiss and Schist is less than 6.

In order to strengthen these stones to be used as countertops, they undergo a process called resinization, where epoxy resin is used to fill the weak spots of these stones.  These slabs, with the visually filled lines, do not break or crack once they are installed, with proper care.  If any problem does happen, it will happen during fabrication or transportation.

Mascarello, Copenhagen, Louise Blue, Barricato, Betularie, and many more popular stones belong to this category.  A lot of customers do not mind the fill lines and visual imperfections because of the beauty of these natural stones.

If you are a perfectionist, and do not want any imperfections, then you should choose another type of stone.

Granite is naturally formed in most parts of the world, but it is quarried in significant quantities in Brazil, India, Italy, Africa, Norway, Finland, and China.  A majority of the most desirable granite slabs used for kitchen countertops in the USA come from Brazil, India, and Italy.

It is very hard to damage granite.  If any damage occurs it can be sealed with a mixture of epoxy and ground up chips of the granite.

Granite continues to be used and approved in food and medical applications. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has no records of granite harboring bacteria, and has no reports of people becoming ill from bacteria in granite. With regular cleaning, granite is far less likely to support bacteria than butcher block or even laminated materials.

Not with ordinary use.  Granite is most susceptible  to cracks during shipping and installation.  Normal use will not crack granite.

The sample used to make your color selection may not exactly match the slabs used to produce your countertops. Some granite colors, due to the different types of minerals in them, are more consistent than others. If you would like, you may schedule a time to view the lot of material that your countertops will be cut from. We encourage customers to come in and view the material we will be using to fabricate their job.

Chipping will occur, particularly in the igneous stone varieties, as a result of sawing operations. The exiting portion of the diamond blade used to cut granite may create some small chips. A small chamfer, called an „arris‟, of approximately 1/16”x1/16” can be used to eliminate most of these chips. The use of an arris will make the seam appear wider than its actual dimension when filled. Larger chips may be repaired with epoxy or polyester resin if the completed repair is consistent in color and texture with other general areas of the slab. AMF, Inc. does not normally use arrises when installing granite countertops as it makes the seams appear much wider. However some stones are naturally more brittle and susceptible to more chipping. These stones will be arrised at AMF’s discretion in order to create the most aesthetically pleasing installation. All seams are machined in our shop and when assembled in the field any visible chips are filled with polyester resin.

Fissures occur naturally in many stone types. The term fissure is used commercially in the stone industry to describe a visible separation along intercrystalline boundaries. This separation may start and stop within the field of the stone or extend through an edge. A fissure differs from a crack in that it is a naturally occurring feature of the stone. All granites contain some degree of fissure. Some contain more than others. Fissures occur naturally in granite and are not a flaw. Pitting of the countertop surface, particularly in granite, is a commonly seen characteristic of natural stone. Granites are made up of several different minerals, each mineral having a different hardness. Granites contain quartz, feldspar, biotite, amphibole, ferrous titanium oxides, and other mineral combinations. On the Moh’s Scale, diamonds are the hardest mineral with a rating of 10. Quartz and feldspar have a hardness of 6.5-7 and are very durable. Biotite (small black minerals found throughout the slab) on the other hand is very soft (2.5) and flakes very easily. All true granites have biotite in their composition. Because biotite is relatively soft and flaky, the first few layers can be removed during the polishing process. The pits do not make the granite less durable or otherwise inferior, and do not in themselves qualify the slab for replacement. Pits are common in all granite and should be expected when dealing with a natural polished stone.

Granite is a natural stone, formed many millions of years ago when molten rock from the earth‟s core was pushed towards the surface. Granite’s extreme hardness, which approaches that of diamonds, makes it an uncommonly durable surface. It has a natural beauty which makes it appealing when used as countertops and other surfaces in the home. Granite’s natural beauty endures forever. Nations through the ages have chosen granite to memorialize their significant achievements. You can be sure that the granite you choose will stand the test of time and provide many years of enjoyment and service in your home.


Granite is a natural porous stone which is quarried in blocks and cut into slabs. The granite must be sealed and can last up to 25 years before resealing.

Marble is porous and is not recommended for in kitchens. However if someone only had their kitchen for show then marble can be used. Marble is soft, permeable and vulnerable to stains and used mostly in bathrooms. If lemon or any acidic foods contact the countertop the shine will come off. It is recommended sealing every year.

Quartz is an abundant gemstone, and it makes an ideal countertop in many ways. Combine ground quartz with coloring pigment and a binding agent. Quartz is the most durable manufactured countertops on the market and solid surface. Quartz does not require sealing.

Quartz slabs are 93% quartz, a natural stone. Quartz is the extremely hard mineral that gives its strength. Granite is only about 40% to 60% quartz, along with other softer minerals and impurities.

With Quartz countertops, you get the look and feel of granite, but receive greater strength and the benefit of it being nonporous and maintenance free. Just wash it with warm water, and use a mild soap if desired. Quartz is stain resistant and never needs sealing or reconditioning.

Granite is a porous stone and needs to be sealed regularly with a chemical treatment. It can absorb liquids and food, risking potential staining and bacterial growth within the countertop.

Variance in color, shade and pattern is an inherent trait expected of the quartz product. Samples of quartz are often shown in 4″x4″ or 4”x8” sample sizes.

These samples are cut from large slabs and only represent a limited portion of the actual stone. Please refer to samples only as a general indication of a particular color’s design pattern, aesthetics, and hue.  Samples are not guaranteed to be an exact replica of quartz slabs and may vary from the actual, installed product.

Quartz slabs is made from pure, natural quartz. Variation in quartz, color, shape, shade, pattern and size are unique traits of quartz slabs . Although some quartz colors may be more consistent than granite, color variance is an inherent trait expected of quartz slabs. In addition, small blotches or random distribution of particulates are an inherent part of overall design and composition and are not considered to be defects or product non-conformity.

Quartz can be affected by extreme heat, so manufacturers recommend using cutting boards, trivets and hot pads while preparing meals. Quartz is very durable, but remember that any material can be damaged if not cared for properly.

You can use quartz for kitchen counters, bathroom vanity tops, fireplaces, shower surrounds, windowsills and coffee tables. Businesses can use quartz for food service counters, conference tables and reception tops. Just remember that quartz cannot be used for exterior purposes as it can discolor with too much exposure to ultraviolet light.

Quartz is a manufactured surface that is made by mixing 92-5% ground natural quartz with 5-8% polymer resins. The result is a material that still looks natural, but the engineering provides for more consumer customization based on the individual’s design plans.

No. Quartz, like any countertop surface, can be damaged with extreme abuse. If in fact you are able to chip the edge, we will be able to repair the damage in most cases. Since quartz is not porous, it is easy to keep bacteria-free for a healthy home and some manufacturers also add silver ions to aid in repelling bacteria.

Quartz can be affected by extreme heat, so manufacturers recommend using cutting boards, trivets and hot pads while preparing meals. Quartz is very durable, but remember that any material can be damaged if not cared for properly.

Quartz can offer simplicity in both design and care with the added benefit of flexibility in color schemes. View the styles of quartz countertops we offer in our St Louis area showroom. No matter the material you decide to buy for your next home or business remodel, do your research and ask questions to find the right surface to fit your lifestyle.

Due to quartz non-porous surfaces, you will never have to apply sealer to any of our surfaces.

Engineered stone is more ‘stone like’, because it’s a mixture of 93% quartz and 7% polyester resin which is pressed into slabs. Due to this mixture it has superior strength and beauty. Although your knives will not ruin Quartz countertops, using a cutting board is suggested to avoid dulling the surface.

Quartz slabs are the most durable surface material engineered stone. Quartz ranks number 7.0 on MOH’s Hardness scale, which is used to measure the scratch- resistance of a material. It is resistant to cracks, chips, scratches and stains. Although it is very durable, excessive amounts of stress from objects can harm the surface.

  • Maintenance free
  • Non-porous, requires no sealing
  • Food safe
  • Large color selection
  • Stain resistant
  • Scratch and chip resistant
  • 15-20 years warranty

We work with most popular brands on the market :

  • Caesarstone
  • Silestone
  • Q from MSI
  • Hanstone
  • NaturaQuartz
  • Cosmos Quartz
  • ColorQuartz

That’s more then 300 colors to choose from !


  • Granite and Marble are 100% natural materials with Granite being much harder and denser. Granite is an “igneous” rock formed deep in the earth from molten quartz and other crystallized minerals at extremely high temperatures over millions of years. Marble is a “metamorphic” rock formed from sediments under the seabed and subjected to millions of years of pressure and heat.
  • Quartz countertop materials are made by combining crushed quartz particles with polyester resins hence the name “engineered stone”. The color is uniform throughout the slab

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