Is there an issue with bacteria growth on my granite kitchen countertops?
The Marble Institute of America (MIA) states: “Bacteria require several things in order to thrive and grow: oxygen, sunlight, water, nutrients and a substrate to form on. The minerals found in granite are toxic to bacteria. As a result there is no habitable environment for the bacteria to live and grow on a granite surface.” The MIA has also conducted independent research on bacteria growth on countertop materials. Granite was second in inhibiting bacteria growth only to stainless steel.
Will my granite countertop have a seam?
There are several variables which will determine whether or not your granite countertops will have a seam or not. Most notably are the layout of your kitchen and the size of the slabs you choose.
How do I clean my new granite countertop?
Clean countertops frequently with a PH neutral cleaner, 409 Natural Stone Cleaner, or mild dishwashing soap. Other cleaning tips can be found under “Product Care.”
How often do I need to seal my granite countertop?
You granite will be sealed after installation. Sealants may need to be reapplied anywhere from 1-5 years depending on the color of granite. More information can be found under “Product Care.”
Once I place an order, how long will it take before the scheduled installation?
Signature Stone will have your fabricated tops installed no longer than two weeks after your scheduled template date.
How long does it take to install?
Typically, it will only take 2-4 hours for your granite to be installed.
What backsplash options do I have?
There are a few different options for your backsplash. The most common are tile, a standard four inch granite backsplash, or full height granite backsplash to match your countertops.
How thick will my countertops be?
The standard thickness of most slabs of granite is 2cm (approx. 3/4") or 3cm (approx. 1 1/4"). Signature Stone chooses to use 3cm slabs material in most cases.