Expert Answers in Counter tops
What is causing the White Stain on my Granite Countertop and What can I do about it?
ANSWER - I assume you must have an Ubatuba granite counter top. Many granite and other types of stone are treated at the processing plants with sealers or color enhancers or resins to stabilize or…Read More
How do I remove the Brownish Stain on our Granite Countertop?
ANSWER - There are many different types of stains, so the trick is to try to determine what caused the stain, because if you know that, then you have a chance at figuring out how…Read More
Are there tolerances for natural stone edge profiles to be consistent looking?
ANSWER - The Marble Institute of America (MIA) Dimension Design Stone Manuel Version 8 says for bullnose or other rounded shaped profile edges that the allowable tolerance is no more variation than +/- 1/32 (+/-…Read More
Do I need to have containment and silica dust control when I remove my tile counter top?
ANSWER - Last year OSHA issued rules to limit workers' exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The rule that went into effect on June 23, 2016 cuts the respirable silica PEL from 100ug/m3 for an 8-hour…Read More
Why is it that my granite counter top feels rough?
ANSWER - Granite countertops are normally fabricated to a high polished surface that makes it easier to maintain. Lately, some quartzite and granite countertops are fabricated and installed with a leather finish. This is a…Read More
What is the best type of material to use on a laboratory counter top?
ANSWER - The best counter tops for laboratories that is known to be chemical resistant is soapstone. It is a natural stone that has been used for many years in these types of applications. It comes…Read More
What is the Best Caulking to Use between a Tile Backsplash and a Granite Countertop?
ANSWER - You should use an ASTM C920 silicone sealant suitable for granite. Laticrete has a product called Latasil that comes in many colors. Dow Corning has a product called 795 or 790 that comes in a…Read More
Can Tile be installed on Counter Tops so it does not make noise when plates come into contact with it?
ANSWER - Ceramic tile or porcelain, which is a type of ceramic tile, are dense materials so they do make noise if you bang something against it. It is possible to install a foam backer…Read More
The granite sample I approved does not match the granite countertop I received. What can I do about it?
ANSWER - Based on the few photos you provided, I don’t think the white background sample you approved is representative of the salmon background countertop that you got.