When you think of installing a new St. Charles granite countertop in your home, your next thought should be working with Arch City Granite. We have a wide selection of granite to choose from. You can tour our showroom and see our computerized fabrication process. We make certain that every granite countertop is cut to perfection. If you are looking to install a stunning granite countertop for your home, you probably have a few questions. Since we are passionate about granite countertops, we want you to have the answers. Here are some of the common questions we get about St. Charles granite countertops.
Common Questions Concerning Granite
- Why do I have to have a seam? If your kitchen has a lot of counter space, you will probably have to have a seam. Granite slabs come in large sections, but if your kitchen has a longer length of countertop, it will need a seam. Since we use computer aided measuring and cutting in our fabrication process, any seams in your countertop will blend in. Our goal is to make the seams as inconspicuous as possible.
- Is granite heat proof? While granite is not heat proof, it can handle the heat. Anything you take out of your oven and set on your countertop will be fine. Granite can handle temperatures of 1,650 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Can I look at the stone before I order a countertop? Yes, in fact we recommend it. If you have a color sample from your kitchen or bathroom, you will be able to match the color of stone you want with ease.
- Will my granite scratch? Granite is a very hard material; however, it can still scratch. We have homeowners tell us that they cut fruits and vegetables right on the surface and never see a scratch. You will probably dull your knife, before you scratch a granite countertop. Still though, since the possibility is there, we recommend that you still use a cutting board.
- Can granite etch? Most granite doesn’t have a problem with etching, but if the granite contains a bit of calcite, there is a possibility of etching. In order to identify the potential for etching, all you need is a sample piece of the granite. On the polished side, drop a bit of lemon juice and a drop of cooking oil. Wait five minutes and then wipe off the drops. If you notice discoloration, you have a stone that can etch and it is time to move on to different granite.
Arch City Granite
If you have questions, we have answers. Our St. Charles granite countertop fabrication and installation will give you the kitchen and bathrooms of your dreams. From measurements and fabrication to selection and installation, we have the granite you need to make your kitchen come alive. Come and see our countertop fabrication process in action.