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Granite & Its Features

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WHAT IS GRANITE?

Granite is a traditional countertop material offering a variety of unique colors and patterns. It is a coarse-grained, crystalline, igneous rock primarily composed of feldspar and quartz. Granite forms from slowly cooling magma that is subjected to extreme pressures deep beneath the earth’s surface. It is a dense, natural material that is quarried from all around the world. Large blocks of granite are quarried from mountains, then the blocks are processed into slabs. Slabs are then fabricated into countertops.

ADVANTAGES

  • A granite countertop is virtually impervious to abrasions, stains, and extreme heat.
  • Slabs come in larger sizes and will allow more control over seam placement than quartz countertops.

DISADVANTAGES

  • Granite requires annual maintenance. We recommend the application of a penetrating sealer annually or bi-annually.
  • Color consistency can vary greatly, even within the same slab of material.

SLAB SIZES & THICKNESS OF MATERIAL

Slab length can range from approximately 110″-126″

Slab height can range from approximately 58″- 80″

Slabs are available in two different thicknesses….

2cm (approx. 3/4”)

3cm (approx. 1&1/4”)

OVERHANG GUIDELINE

3cm Granite can have a maximum overhang of 10” from the cabinet without any additional support.

2cm Granite can have a maximum overhang of 6” from the cabinet without any additional support.

If a larger overhang is requested, then additional counter supports will be necessary.

With additionally approved supports, the overhang can extend past the support up to 5”.

GRANITE WARRANTY INFORMATION

PHOENIX S&L offers its residential and commercial customers a One-year Limited Warranty on all installed granite countertops.

1. This warranty covers failures caused by defects (inherent characteristics are not defects) of improper fabrication and/or improper installation, which may occur during the first year after the original installation of the product.

2. This warranty will not cover those failures that arise from any physical or chemical abuse, staining, improper maintenance, excessive heat or from any “settling” that occurs to the residence in which the product has been installed.

Quartz & Its Features

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WHAT IS MANUFACTURED QUARTZ?

Manufactured Quartz is an engineered stone. Fashioned from a mixture of crushed quartz and other various resin and bonding materials, quartz is a non-porous surface that resists scratches and is easy to maintain. It requires none of the annual sealing that is needed to extend the life of a natural stone product like granite or marble.

There are many different manufacturers of this same product, each of them offering their own unique characteristics. Depending on your need and price range, there is a perfect quartz line for each customer’s taste.

Cambria Quartz
Ceasarstone
Silestone
Metro Quartz
Vicostone
PacShoreQuartz
Hanstone Quartz

ADVANTAGES

  • Maintenance Free – No Sealing Required
  • Resists Heat, Scratches & Stains
  • Consistent Slab Sizing & Material Color Allows For Easy Design

DISADVANTAGES

  • This product is not rated to be installed outdoors. Direct sunlight will eventually break down the resins in the material. This is one of the only downsides to choosing Quartz.

SLAB SIZES & THICKNESS OF MATERIAL

Slab length can range from approximately 118″-132″

Slab height can range from approximately 54″- 65.5″

Slabs are available in two different thicknesses….

2cm (approx. 3/4”)

3cm (approx. 1&1/4”)

OVERHANG GUIDELINE

3cm Quartz can have a maximum overhang of 12” from the cabinet without any additional support.

2cm Quartz can have a maximum overhang of 7” from the cabinet without any additional support.

If a larger overhang is requested, then additional counter supports will be necessary.

With additional approved supports, the overhang can extend past the support up to 5”.

GRANITE WARRANTY INFORMATION

PHOENIX S&L offers its residential and commercial customers a One-year Limited Warranty on all installed granite countertops.

1. This warranty covers failures caused by defects (inherent characteristics are not defects) of improper fabrication and/or improper installation, which may occur during the first year after the original installation of the product.

2. This warranty will not cover those failures that arise from any physical or chemical abuse, staining, improper maintenance, excessive heat, or from any “settling” that occurs to the residence in which the product has been installed.

3. All manufacturer warranties are in place. Warranty details vary per manufacturer.

See manufacturer websites for more details on each company’s specific commercial & residential warranties.

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