Does my granite need sealed?
Granite at Susquehanna Marble and Granite have been resin coated to resist staining. All stones needing sealed will be done so before it reaches the homeowner.
Can my cabinets support a new countertop?
A team member will make their judgment at the time of measure or time of template to make sure the granite will span the weight evenly and safely.
Will my countertop have a seam?
We try as hard as possible to eliminate the use of seams. When we do use a seam, we will put them in the best place that is practical and visually correct.
How is seam placement determined?
We will work with the slab sizes, layout and material usage to determine the best spot or lack of a spot for a seam. We will go over this with the customer prior to job fabrication.
Can I cut on granite?
Yes, granite is very dense and durable. In most cases you will do no damage at all to your countertop. This will be discussed with the particular stone you choose. You will damage your knives with continued use on the granite.
Can I set hot pans on the granite?
Yes, granite is unharmed by hot pots or hot pans.
Can I set hot pans on quartz?
No, in our experience quartz is a good product for the kitchen but special care needs to be given to keep it looking the way it was installed. Quartz can scratch easier than granite, and the manmade resin used in creating the quartz can burn or discolor if heat is applied to it.
Does granite scratch or chip?
Under normal circumstances granite is scratch and chip resistant. However, pots, pans and other heavy objects may chip the edge. Certain edge profiles are available to minimize the effect of a chip.
Can granite be repaired?
It is very difficult to damage granite. If a chip occurs we are able to fill it with epoxy and polish it out, if a scratch occurs then a polish of the face will be in order and is easily done by our installers the next time they are in your particular area.
Does granite have a completely smooth surface?
No, granite has pits, veins and voids. It is a natural stone out of the ground. No two pieces are exactly alike. These particular characteristics are to be pointed out to the client before choosing their particular stone.
How much overhang can I have without supports?
We recommend supports for overhangs exceeding 12” or more. We have brackets available for islands and upcounters.