What should I know before purchasing natural stone?

Natural stone is an original building material. Since the colours and shades come from the earth, Natural stones cannot be copied or manufactured.
Unique shades and inconsistencies are signs of natural stones. No two are alike. And, depending on how the surface is finished, different visual characteristics may be revealed. When selecting natural stones, there will be lack of predictability in regard to color and veining, which adds to its beauty, originality and design potential.


What are the benefits of a granite countertop?

Granite is aesthetically pleasing and also a smart investment because:

  • It is 100% natural and non-toxic
  • When sealed, it is a sanitary countertop material that does not hold bacteria
  • It can be easily cleaned
  • Resistant to scratching
  • Resistant to burning
  • Can be easily fabricated, using curves, arches and 90-degree angles


Will granite chip or crack?

No, not under ordinary circumstances. But sharp objects that make hard impact on the surface can damage granite, most of which may be easily repaired.


Can I use marble on my kitchen counters?

Yes, but their polished surface is more vulnerable to household acids like vinegar, mustard, catsup, citrus  or other food-related products. These acidic substances causes a chemical reaction and will remove the polish if not instant then over time. Additionally, marble and limestone can be scratched more easily than granite.
 

Is Natural stone difficult to maintain?

Not at all. Once your natural stone is installed and sealed, sweeping and wet mopping are all the required maintenance. Removing spills using diluted bleach plus routine cleaning and scrubbing will make the surface look better for longer.
 

Why seal natural stone?

Sealing not only protects your tiles but also discolorate the grout. Sealing your stone can also help against salt attack, unsightly staining and reinforcement from rusting.

 

What is engineered stone?

It is created almost entirely with Natural Quartz mined directly from the Earth. The natural Quartz is then combined with various dyes and epoxy to create the final pre-fabricated slab. Like granite, it is extremely durable and an excellent countertop option.
 

What quartz surface products does ATTStoneworks offer?

ATTStoneworks offers the following engineered stone products;

  • Caesarstone
  • Silestone
  • Dekton
  • Wilsonart
  • LG
  • Vicostone
  • Quartzforms
  • Samsung radianz.  

We work with the most direct distributor of the material in the market thereby saving our customers money.

 

How does quartz differ from granite?

Quartz surfaces are more uniform in their appearance than granite.  Since it is manmade, despite natural stones, there are no veins.  The polyester resins in these engineered stones tend to give them slightly more of a matte appearance than the highly polished granites.

 

Do I need to seal my engineered stone?

No.  Quartz products are non-porous and remain so without polishing or sealing.  They are extremely resistant to stains and require no sealing or special maintenance.