Frequently Asked Questions
Here are a few things to consider before choosing natural stone.
Can I use for my bathroom marble?
You can opt for granite in your bathroom, but let's be honest, one must think that there will be maintenance (sealing). To avoid the stone no blemishes, scratches, or abrasions, it is necessary to know and apply the advice of maintenance. See your advisors in your favorite hardware. Consider your purchase staining and the grooves of the stone may vary from one sample to another.
Should I prefer a sink installed in or on my granite countertop?
This question is a taste. When installed properly, the two types of sinks are safe and hygienic. The ease with which can clean the counter and pouring water directly in the sink and aestheticism are sinks installed under counters, a popular choice. It is good to know that this choice involves a financial investment slightly higher, due to the finishing of the edges of the sink. Is the granite more expensive than solid surfaces? Everything depends on the granite for which you choose. The availability, the color so that the country of origin are elements that will influence the price of granite. If a stone supply is difficult and it is in demand, it is certain that its price will be rising. In addition, granite price increases or decreases depending on the country from which it originated. However, a wide range of colors of granite is offered, at the same price and sometimes less than solid surfaces.
Is synthetic marble also expensive than granite?
The origin, the availability and performance of each stone are factors that will influence the price. With granite as with marble, there is a wide range of prices.
Is the granite too heavy for my bathroom cabinet? Should I add a support?
Three centimeters of granite weighing approximately 19 lbs (8.6 kg) per square foot. Standard cabinets are more than adequate to endure. However, if your cabinets are not adequate, LUXO MARBLE professionals to discuss with you and will be able to advise you appropriately.
Will my sample be identical to the bathroom counter that I receive?
Granite is a natural, therefore the movement and the grooves of a natural stone are so variable, it is difficult to rely on a single sample. In addition, the stone is different from delivery to another. If you have a sample of a previous cargo, may it differs to the next.
Can I deposit a hot object directly on the granite?
Entirely. Heat does not affect the granite.
How many inches granite may exceed bathroom without additional media Cabinet?
The Marble Institute of America, additional support structures should be used when the overflow of the counter exceeds 10 inches (25 cm), a counter of 3 cm thick, and 6 inches (15 cm) when the counter is 2 cm thick.
Can I myself install my sink?
Of course, installation is easy but should only be taken because the stone is heavier that can believe.
About natural stone
Bacteria survive on granite?
Bacteria, like any living organism, need to eat. It is the dirt that will ensure that the bacteria can live on your granite surface. Can avoid this situation by following the advice of maintenance of granite.
Is granite a natural or synthetic material?
Granite is a natural material and comes directly from the Earth. Its hardness and its mineral content, granite will be polished as required.
What is the grooves are most fragile parts of the stone?
Not necessarily. The grooves are often variations of colour.
Why do some stones have screens on the back?
The screens are installed on the back of some blocks of stone to ensure stability during transport and handling. Without this precaution, several exotic materials might be damage during transport. What is the difference between a solid surface and natural stone? Available from LUXO MARBLE solid surfaces are created based on a mixture of resin. Natural stone is, however, directly from the Earth.
What is the difference between a solid surface and natural stone?
Solid surfaces available from LUXO MARBLE are created based on a mixture of resin. Natural stone is, in turn, derived directly from the earth.
Will there be small holes on the surface stone of my counter?
This is normal, most of the granite blocks contain small holes, whether they are microscopic or visible to the naked eye. Granite can crack or crumble? Yes, if he is subjected to a shock, granite can crack or crumbling. These breaks, if they are minor, most of the time can be repaired immediately by polishing by an expert.
Does granite can crack or crumble?
Yes, if subjected to shock, granite can crack or crumble. These breaks, if minor, can mostly be repaired just by polishing by an expert
What is the sustainability of the natural stone?
If you are taking care, natural stone will take dozens of years. Some natural stones are as old as the Earth.
Maintenance of the natural stone
Stone granite my risk of stain?
If a sealant adequate is used, the granite should not present spots.
How often should I seal my granite?
Traditionally, it dealt with the surfaces of granite once per year. However, thanks to market quality products, sealant can now be applied to the three to five years. Carefully read the instructions on the container of sealant and follow the recommendations of advisers.
Should I use a professional to apply the seal on my natural stone?
No. Applying a sealant on the natural stone is a simple thing. Carefully read the instructions on the packaging of sealant, and proceed as indicated.
Can my bathroom granite counter be refurbished if it undergoes scratches?
Yes, the granite can be refurbished with a method of sanding and polishing. This process will vary depending on the damage of the surface. However, it is imprudent to make oneself and not guaranteed. Talk to an expert.
Should what product I use to clean my desk?
It is preferable to use a product designed specifically for natural stone. See your favorite hardware specialists, they will be able to advise you according to the best product for your type of surface.
Is the polished stone she not already sealed?
While polishing has definitively closed all the pores of the stone, it is still highly recommended to apply a sealant on the polished stone.
How do I know if my granite needs to be sealed again?
Several industry experts recommend a sealer annual on your surfaces. However, several types of granite are most hard and may never need to be re-sealed. If you notice that your counter stone absorbs water or that areas are darker around your sink, it is probably time to apply a sealer.
What is a color Enhancer?
A color enhancer is a product used to enrich the natural color of stone. Applying an enhancer replicates the beautiful look of wet stone. The product must be applied periodically, but be sure to test it on a small area beforehand.
Does a color enhancer act as a sealant?
Most color enhancers have the same properties as sealants.