What is the difference between Granite and Quartz?
Natural vs man-made
Granite is a naturally-occurring substance that is porous in nature and comes in a vast variety of colors and patterns.
Quartz is a composited material, crafted from natural quartz minerals which are crushed and bound together with resin
Do I need to seal my granite countertops?
If you are getting new counters from Stone Crafters, we seal all of our granite with a temporary sealer to last fabrication and installation. But we strongly recommend resealing every 6 months to a year!
Because of this, we offer an upgrade to the 25 Year Warranty Dry Treat Sealer. Click Here to Learn More About the Sealer
How do I clean them?
Maintenance & Care
While many places do sell granite and quartz cleaners specifically geared towards countertop care, we also recommend ammonia-free Windex and Dawn dish soap for general cleaning .
What is a "seam" and why might I have one in my new tops?
All about the numbers
A seam is where two separate tops have been joined and held together creating the image of a single piece. This is very often necessary due to keeping the product and our workers safe, the strength/size of the material or even the layout of your house itself. Not to worry, our seams are some of the best in the business!
Are there any downsides to quartz?
depends on usage
While quartz is much stronger, scratch and stain-resistant and much more consistent in its patterns and colors, it does have a few cons. Because of its makeup, quartz will fade due to UV light with outdoor use, it does not do well with heat (fireplaces, hot pots and pans, etc) and is typically more expensive than granite
Is there a difference between quartz and quartzite?
Don't let the similarity in names fool you. "Quartz" will refer to the man-made material while "quartzite" is a category of natural stone that is different from granite. Quartzites tend to come in gray and neutral tones and while beautiful and technically harder than most granites, they are also much more prone to etching when coming in contact with acidic substances
from the beginning
Where did my stone come from?
Whether you just stumbled upon our page looking to start a project or are already a customer with a few questions, let's take a look at the process from beginning to end.