We recommended always using a hot pad or trivet. However, Quartz is more sensitive to heat than Natural Stone.
Can I cut directly on my countertop?
Only if you want to ruin your good knives. It's always best to use a cutting board.
Are seams noticeable?
The short answer is yes. Because granite is a natural material and is mined from the quarry in blocks usually no more than 10 feet long, you will most likely end up with seams. Since quartz is man made, it comes in various sizes therefore slabs may be large enough to avoid seams. The visibility of seams will depend on the veining, color and pattern. A small, uniform grain will not be as apparent as a larger varied grain. A dark color will be less apparent than a light color. A dramatic pattern with sweeps of color will show more seams than a uniform pattern. Most customers have found that the beauty outweighs the concern of seams.
Is it necessary to seal all Natural Stone?
All unsealed stone, even granite, is porous to some degree and absorbs stains over time. Some stones are more porous than others, so it is important to use a penetrating sealer to prevent oil, wine, or other liquid stains from soaking into the surface.
Why is my stone veneer turning white?
Natural occurring salts found in the stone, brick and mortar are dissolved by rainwater and ground moisture and drawn to the surface where it evaporates leaving a white chalky haze. This is efflorescence and although unattractive, the process is completely natural and in no way damages the stone.
What colour can I choose for stucco?
Any colour you'd like!! Much like paint, stucco colours have a formula of pigments that get mixed in. We typically recommend a Benjamin Moore paint colour as the formulas have already been matched.
Can I put stone veneer or brick inside and outside?
Yes you can. Many people now love the look of a stone or brick accent wall, fireplace or backsplash. Thin brick veneer is perfect for interior applications.
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