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60 Years' Experience - Residential/Commercial
Marble, Granite, Slate
Slab and Tile
Fabrication & Installation

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Stone Care Guide
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 AZ Licenses:
 ROC L-48 #106335
 ROC C-48 #106324
 ROC K-05 #138474

Frequently Asked Questions

Is natural stone difficult to clean?
Click here for our Care and Cleaning Guide.
You'll appreciate that natural stone requires minimal care. Simply use warm water or neutral PH cleanser. Never use an acid-based cleanser, chemicals or abrasive on your stone.

Does natural stone stain easily?
Natural stone will not stain easily as long as it is sealed and maintained properly. Click here for our Care and Cleaning Guide.

How often does the stone need to be sealed?
We recommend that your stone be sealed by a professional every five years.

What about cost?
Granite is more affordable than many people realize, generally only 5-10% higher than Corian. Click here for a free estimate.

Should I use granite or marble or engineered stone? Which should be used where?
Granite is
a very hard natural igneous rock formation of visibly crystalline texture. It was once molten and formed as it cooled deep within the earth. It consists primarily of of quartz and orthoclase or microcline. Minerals within granite generally appear as small flecks throughout the stone, creating a "salt and pepper" look. Other types have veining similar to marble. Granite is a dense-grained, hard stone.  It can be highly polished or finished in a variety of other ways. A wide range of colors is available. Typically, granite is used for countertops, lavatory tops, flooring and other high-traffic areas.

Marble is a metamorphic rock which was once limestone. After millions of years of intense heat and pressure, the limestone softened and recrystallized. The most common uses of marble are for fireplace facings, shower walls, tub decks, flooring and some vanities.

Engineered stone is a man-made quartz-based surface. It is non-porous, and therefore, does not require sealing. For customers who prefer a uniform color pattern and a non-porous surface, engineered stone can be a good alternative to granite or marble. Because it is resistant to heat, mold, mildew and staining, it is used for high-traffic areas like countertops and floors.

What is your turnaround time?
After you have selected your material and your cabinets are in place, and your sink(s) are at the jobsite, we will come out and template the area. Turnaround is typically 2 weeks following templating. Be sure to read our Stone Information Guide for additional information.

Do you have slabs in stock?
We work closely with reputable stone suppliers in the area. Customers can visit the supplier's showroom and select from hundreds of beautiful stone slabs in varying colors and designs.

What do I need to bring to the supplier's showroom to select my slabs or tile?
Bring samples of paint colors, fabrics, cabinet finishes, carpet and wallpaper with you. Our suppliers will assist you by working closely with your builder or designer and coordinate your purchase through them. To receive prompt service, it's a good idea to visit the showroom early in the morning.

What do I need to do to prepare for templating and installation of my stone countertops?
Click here for our Stone Information Guide. This will help to ensure a smooth installation.