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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.
What should I take into Consideration in Selecting a Granite for an Exterior Countertop?
ANSWER - First of all let me give you some background info to consider. Not all granite, or stones in general, are made equal by mother nature. Being a natural material the physical properties can…Read More
Is there a test to verify the quality of a travertine stone?
ANSWER - There are ASTM standards for the minimum/maximum physical property requirements for a travertine stone, which is ASTM C1527. They do classify the stone as either Class I Exterior or Class II interior use,…Read More
Pro and Cons for using Thin Porcelain Tile Panels on Kitchen Countertops?
Answer - Glazed Ceramic porcelain tile panel Pros: 1. They come in approx. sizes of 3’ x 10’ panels that range in thickness from 3 to 6mm is relatively new and are very thin…Read More
Why do my travertine tiles have a large number of open pits and pores?
ANSWER - Travertine stone naturally has open holes within it as it is a fresh water sedimentary stone where naturally water runs through it. Although sometimes people install this stone without filling those holes if…Read More