Frequently Asked Questions
How do I clean and take care of my natural stone surface?
Natural stone, though extremely durable in most instances, can be stained or damaged if not cared for properly. Refer to our Care and Maintenance page for more information on caring for the specific stone type in your home.
How are quartz surfaces made?
Quartz is made from crushed quartz, which is mixed with pigment and resin to create the look of natural stone. The resin helps to reinforce the material and make it more chip and scratch resistant than its marble or slate counterparts.
Where are your slabs fabricated?
We fabricate every slab right here at our showroom and fabrication shop in Owings Mills, Maryland, according to your specifications.
Can I choose the features from the stone to feature or cut out from the slab?
We use Slabsmith and digital templating software to produce digital slabs from the actual physical stone you select. These digital slabs show specific features within the stone, so you can select areas you want to avoid or showcase.
Do you offer any Green material options?
IceStone is considered a green material that has been green certified by the manufacturer. Vetrazzo is made from 100% recycled glass, making it an environmentally-friendly option.
Which choice of material is the toughest and most durable?
Granite stands up well to the elements, doesn’t stain as easily, and resists fading. Quartz is reinforced with resin to give it stronger chip and scratch resistance.
Are there any advantages to certain edge treatments?
The rounded edges of a half bullnose edge treatment are easy to clean. They are also a safer option when it comes to bumps and bruises since the rounded edges lack sharp corners.
What does the term “compact surface” refer to?
A “compact surface” is fabricated from the raw materials in porcelain, glass, and quartz, which are placed under extreme pressure and heat. Dekton and Neolith, two manufacturers of compact surfaces we can fabricate, are extremely durable, highly-advanced surface materials.