Frequently Asked Questions
Common Queries We Receive from Customers Throughout Georgia!
Not necessarily. The cost comparison between quartz and granite varies depending on the quality of these materials. Granite can often be a more cost-effective material, influenced by factors such as stone extraction and material shipping, which can be time-consuming, expensive, and resource-intensive. On the other hand, quartz pricing is influenced by factors like the pattern or color of the material, market demand, labor costs, thickness, and edge treatment, among other considerations. We provide both countertop materials that fit according to your budget and living spaces.
Yes. We recommend that you seal your countertops annually. Granite is a natural stone and is somewhat porous, so sealing protects your countertops from spills that may not be cleaned up too quickly or high-acid spills such as orange juice, which can etch and stain. After we install your countertops, we seal the granite, and because we use a commercial strength sealing agent, you could wait up to two years after the first year to reseal your countertops.
Remnants are the leftover pieces that result from cutting materials from new slabs. We typically keep an inventory of remnants that are sufficiently large for use in smaller countertop projects. These remnants are commonly employed for tasks like creating vanities, constructing fireplace hearths and surrounds, and completing various smaller jobs.
The time it takes for our installers at APF to complete a quartz countertop installation depends on different factors, including the size & complexity of the project. Typically, a standard installation can take anywhere from a few hours to a full day. For precise time estimates, please get in touch with our installer team, and they will be happy to assess your specific project.
Absolutely! Granite countertop is a fantastic choice when you're looking to combine functionality and increased home resale value. This single investment has a long-lasting quality, and it can be repurposed if you decide to renovate or upgrade in the future. Additionally, we offer a wide range of variations, making it a versatile and adaptable addition to your home. In comparison to other premium countertop surface options, granite is also one of the more cost-effective choices available, providing a remarkable return on investment that you'll enjoy for years to come.
Granite can withstand heat up to 1200°F. You can set hot pots on your granite countertop without worrying about charring or scorching your granite. It is not recommended to place hot pots near seams or joints.
Absolutely! Marble stands as a timeless, elegant, and luxurious natural stone, making it an exceptional option for countertops in your home. Although marble is often associated with being high-maintenance, it actually demands a level of care similar to other stone countertop options.
No, APF offers free estimates for all countertop installation projects. We're happy to provide you with a detailed estimate without any cost or obligation. Just reach out to us, and we'll take it from there.