The Benefits of Quartz Countertops

Lately, the conversation around countertops at Fireplace & Granite Distributors has been around our exciting development in the capacity for providing Porcelain countertops, a trend growing rapidly in American homes, to our clients.

Today, however, we wanted to remind the community surrounding Charlotte about our Quartz Countertop offerings – a beautiful option for any homeowner looking for a beautiful stone with a lot of design control. That is to say that, because Quartz is man-made and largely synthetic, you’ll have a lot of individualized control over what your end product looks like in terms of color
— and the durability speaks for itself!

So, What are Quartz Countertops?

Quartz countertops are often referred to as “engineered stone” countertops because they are quite literally engineered from the combination of ground up quartz stone (a naturally occurring stone) and a series of polymers, resins and pigment (for color). Quartz is one of the most abundant materials in the crust of the earth, which makes it very accessible and low-impact on the environment.

The capacity that engineers have over the way the stone is ground up — finely or coarsely — has an impact on the overall aesthetic value of the finished product. For example, when the quartz stone is ground coarsely, there will be a more stippled or freckled look of the stone overall. A finely ground stone will result in a more smooth and sleek appearance.

We find it helpful to think of it like a cup of craft coffee. If you’re making a robust cup in a french press, you’re going to go for a more coarse grind of the coffee bean whereas making a smooth pot of morning brew in a traditional maker, you’re going to want to do a much finer grind. Same product, different results for different types of enjoyment.

And the Benefits?

As we mentioned earlier, one of the primary benefits is the control over the overall look of your countertop product. Because we manufacture our countertops in-house, we are able to control the grind of the quartz for the purpose of creating the pattern you’re looking for. Additionally, the pigments added to the engineered stone will give us precision control over the color that you’ve had in mind — and the benefits don’t stop at the aesthetics.

Quartz is just as durable as granite, but it’s non-porous. This means that there will be a lot less care involved in terms of stain control, and it also doesn’t play host to the same amount of bacteria. It also tends to be extremely heavy — but not to worry! Working with Fireplace & Granite distributors makes it a breeze to install with our knowledgeable installation professionals.

The strength of this firm stone helps to withstand cracking and chipping that other more porous materials can be somewhat prone to — and though most natural stone countertops require maintenance that includes sealing, resealing and deep cleaning, Quartz does not require the same level of attention. It truly is the low maintenance, and beautiful countertop option.

If you’re ready to have a conversation with us about how we can help you improve your countertop spaces with an option like Quartz, we encourage you to get in touch with us by calling us at 704-721-0001, or by visiting us at our showroom and facility located conveniently in Concord, NC. We’re ready to help turn your dream space into a reality!

Primary Differences Between Porcelain Countertops and Quartz Countertops

Countertops are not a new concept; most households obviously have them, whether they are in the kitchen or in the bathroom. They serve a daily purpose in everyone’s lives and they have to withstand the test of time — yet we don’t talk about them with a lot of reverence.

There are a lot of durable and highly recommendable options when it comes to countertop materials, and trying to understand the differences and benefits of each is a huge part of initial research. Today, we’ll explore both porcelain and quartz because they are two of the most popular options in today’s market. Though they have their differences, they share a lot of similar benefits.

The history behind these materials is quite interesting and sheds light on why porcelain and quartz have made such an impact in countertop design. Porcelain actually dates back all the way to 206-220 BC — though no one knows who invented it. Archaeologists only know who used it and the time periods in which they were used by dating objects they found during excursions. Though porcelain is such an ancient material known to us, it was not actually introduced into the world of countertops until the ‘90s as an alternative option to stone and solid surfaces.

Quartz is a newer concept by the scale of time. Even though it is a natural material, the concept of utilizing it in combination with other minerals to create countertops is very new. Ironically, quartz countertops were still introduced, before porcelain, in the early ‘60s by Marcello Toncelli. They were more popular in Italy and much of Europe, but were not really introduced to American design until the ‘90s which was around the same time porcelain countertops were introduced.

Porcelain and quartz have proven durability as they have been around for decades. So, deciding which is the best fit for a household can be a tedious task. The biggest difference between Porcelain and Quartz countertops is their material makeup. Porcelain countertops are made of a type of ceramic clay, while quartz countertops — largely considered synthetic
— are made from polymers, pigments, resin, and (of course) quartz. Porcelain countertops benefit from mineral coloring as it allows for greater durability, and leaves a non-porous surface.

Quartz is also high in durability and has non-porous surfaces, but is man-made. Because quartz countertops are man-made, there is a bit of a range in the way of design.

Quartz countertops mimic natural stone looks to give rooms a more natural and earthy quality and level of elegance. Its natural competitors are granite and marble countertops, as they offer a similar atmosphere. Porcelain offers elegant and versatile living spaces for every home, as well.

When it comes to making a decision on which works best for a household, understanding the benefits of the materials used can be helpful in understanding what best fits one’s countertop needs. That’s where we come in — we’d love to have a conversation with you about what your vision is for your ideal space at Fireplace and Granite. Our showroom features the best in both countertops. By the way, they’re both heat and scratch resistant, and, because they are non-porous, they are great for high traffic areas, so as to keep bacteria and germs distant.

Ultimately, both the porcelain and quartz countertops offer timeless designs, and satisfying results for all indoor and outdoor design needs. If you’re ready to explore your options, give us a call at 704-721-0001

Porcelain Countertops: The Simplicity!

If you’ve been reading along with some of our updates lately, you’re probably getting a little more familiar with the idea of porcelain countertops. If you’re as of yet unfamiliar, we’re excited to tell you a bit more about this long-standing European trend that is becoming a bigger part of American households during remodel and construction.

As a quick refresher, porcelain is a ceramic clay that is mineral rich and contains kaolinite. Sometimes referred to as china clay, this material is extremely durable, very low maintenance, and offers a lot of customization options in terms of aesthetic value.

When it comes to the installation of countertops — timing can play a huge part during the scheduling period of your remodel or construction. Obviously, it is in the best interest of everyone involved in a construction/remodel project to have an easy and straightforward install. Luckily, the porcelain option is one of the easiest and most straightforward.

The availability of very large slabs (up to 64”x126”) make kitchen island installations much easier, and you must be wondering why! Because slabs of these size are not available when it comes to other countertop materials, one often needs to invest in multiple smaller slabs. This can create issues with seams and alignment when it comes to installation. Of course, those issues are always resolvable. When it comes to the ease of installation, you can certainly count on the availability of lightweight and large slabs of porcelain.

Despite that it is non-porous and dense, porcelain is also extremely lightweight compared to most other countertop options that offer the same aesthetic value. Granite is much heavier and slightly less durable, and quartz is by far one of the heaviest options available on the market.
Porcelain is thereby easier to transport, maneuver into new spaces, and ultimately install.

Many people do not know that porcelain can be installed on top of existing countertops — this takes out SO much of the work that comes with other types of countertops. All other types of stone/material require that the previous countertops are first removed before the installation of the new slab.

We’d love to have a preliminary conversation with you about what porcelain installation would look like in your space. We are prepared to help you bring your dream space to life — are you ready to adopt this option that is rapidly growing in the US? Give us a call today at
704-721-0001

Porcelain Countertops Picking up Heat in the US!

Unless you’ve spent a lot of time in European households, you’re probably not super familiar with the concept of porcelain countertops. Sure, many homes in the US have followed the trend of stone countertops — who can blame them? We’ve been serving the Charlotte and Columbia area for more than 30 years with the fabrication and installation of different types of stone.

Naturally, we’re happy to be the natural choice for any folks in the area who are looking to adopt the beautiful European crossover that is porcelain!

For those who are interested in learning more about porcelain countertops and whether or not it would be a good choice for their home, we decided it would be a good idea for us to share the benefits of choosing this type of countertop.

Why is Porcelain Becoming so Popular?

Extremely Durable: Porcelain is made out of a clay that is rich in minerals for both color and durability. Because it’s a non-porous surface, it’s very durable — heat resistant and shock resistant! This makes it rather similar to quartz in that sense.

Aesthetic Variety: The process of fabricating porcelain countertops allows for a high degree of control over the presentation and aesthetic value of the slab, and there is no need to worry about discoloration over time — they even have the capacity to mimic different types of countertops including stone and wood.

Low Maintenance: If you currently have granite countertops, you may know that quite a bit of aftercare is required for beauty preservation. With porcelain, there is no need to do any kind of sealing or take extra steps for stain prevention. These countertops are designed with extra protection in mind.

Larger Surface Area: For bigger projects, much larger slabs of porcelain are available than most of the stone that is on the market — this usually means that you don’t need to invest in multiple slabs for large surface areas, which reduces the potential for seam issues.

With these things in mind, we’re sure that you may be just about ready to have a conversation about getting porcelain in your home. We’d be delighted to have a conversation with you about your options when it comes to porcelain in your home. We’ve been proud to serve the Charlotte/Columbia area for as long as we have — trust us with your consultation by calling 704-721-0001 today!

The Benefit of Choosing Granite or Quartz over Porcelain

Porcelain countertops have recently become a popular choice among American homeowners — a style adopted from what has been a common practice in European home design for quite some time now. Though this new trend is, no doubt, a beautiful addition to any home, we’ve found that there are a few drawbacks to choosing porcelain which makes the decision to choose Quartz or Granite a better long term investment.

The first drawback to consider is the availability. Again, porcelain countertops are a fairly new trend in American home design, so the decision to install them in your home will probably be heavily influenced by whether or not you have a local provider for them. With that in mind, you’ll want to consider the cost to bring in a material with beauty that is largely superficial.

One key difference between porcelain and stone is that porcelain is…well…not stone! It’s made out of a mineral rich clay called China Clay. Though extremely durable, it is not naturally occurring and so the design of the countertop is added during manufacturing or printed on afterwards.

If you elect to install an unglazed porcelain countertop, you run the risk of staining because porcelain is somewhat porous depending on the skill of the manufacturer (a risk you mitigate by installing quartz). However, unglazed porcelain also has an extended range of color choices.

The design of a porcelain countertop is added on after its manufacture (a process involving firing the minerals and clay at very high temperatures). Because of this, the design cannot wrap around rounded edges. Also, if you experience a chip, you’ll find that any pattern does not occur under the surface of the countertop — it is essentially a print on top of the surface.

Another thing to consider is that any existing ceramic cutlery or dishware poses the risk of scratching the surface.

Overall, porcelain countertops are a beautiful choice, but pose a few risks without the proper manufacture, design and installation. Without a significant amount of research, a bad long term investment could be made — we are available to you for counsel about the various kinds of countertop materials we work with.

If you are interested in knowing more about what type of countertops we can offer, consider browsing our site for information about natural stone and quartz. There are various blog posts about the pros and cons of choosing Granite or Quartz — at Fireplace and Granite Distributors, we are offering both granite and quartz fabrication and installation. We encourage you to get in touch with us today and learn about our amazing services in the Charlotte area. Please give us a call at 704-721-0001.

Granite or Quartz? What’s Right for Me?

We field this question a lot, so we thought we’d dedicate a quick blog post to demystifying what seems to have become a rather popular debate in the world of countertops and fixtures!

Here’s the deal…a lot of people are routinely wondering what the distinction is between granite and quartz and whether one is better than the other. We hope we can shine a lot on some of the differences are between these two stones and help you make the most informed choice that suits the needs of both your space and your aesthetic desire.

To begin with, granite is a 100% natural stone that is cut and polished without much adulteration of the original rock. Because of this, you’re unlikely to ever encounter two granite countertops that are exactly identical. They’re a bit like fingerprints in that they carry their own unique identity.

On the other hand, quartz is a little less natural (some polymer resins are included in the final slab) which makes customization a little bit more pragmatic. Quartz has its own individual shine and appearance, but is fully customizable, so (generally speaking) homeowners can make an easy selection when it comes to quartz surfaces.

A key difference to note between Granite and Quartz is the extent to which they are and are not porous. Granite is a very porous stone, and so it’s necessary to keep it sealed and stay on top of the cleaning with soap and water because stains can be absorbed much more easily. Keep in mind, also, that bacteria can invade the porous surface of a granite countertop as well.
Differentially, quartz is a very solid and dense stone. Therefor, you would have no reason to worry about sealing or resealing on annual basis — though you’ll still want to stay on top of those stains!

Because of the fact that quartz is not porous, it’s very solid and essentially indestructible. This also makes it heavier than granite and less prone to damage from solid materials. However, one advantage that granite has is that it’s virtually immune to thermal shock (damage or discoloration because of hot or cold items placed on it) whereas quartz will certainly be damaged by extreme heat.

When it comes down to it, making a decision between granite and quartz is going to depend largely on two things — 1) the maintenance time you’re wanting to invest in your countertops, and 2) the aesthetic goals you are trying to achieve in the space that you are building or upgrading. It’s worth looking at pictures of both granite and quartz countertops to get a sense of how distinct they are at an aesthetic level.

At Fireplace and Granite Distributors, we are offer both granite and quartz fabrication and installation. We encourage you to get in touch with us today and learn about our amazing services in the Charlotte area. Please give us a call at 704-721-0001.

What is the most important room of your home-The kitchen Remodel

What is the most important room of your home-The kitchen.

The kitchen is the central work zone and most commonly used social place of the home. Consider how many times you use this area during the course of the day.  Breakfast, morning paper, coffee, lunch, sort through mail, going over homework with the kids, before, during and after dinner.  When friends and family come to visit, where do you tend to gather? The kitchen, this is why it is referred to as the heart of the home.  This is also the reason the kitchen is the top remodeled room of a home.

 

It is used by everyone -Whether it is your gourmet indulging husband or your toaster popping Eggo son, the kitchen is visited by family and friends more than any room in your home. It is the most public and yet personal area in your home. Unlike a bedroom, which is more private, the kitchen reflects your taste in more ways than just food selections.

 

It has a purpose– Like the bathroom which has a unique function; the kitchen is designed for preparing, serving and storing food.  Even if you are a microwave master, you still need this room for cooking, eating and cleaning up after your meal.

 

It is a Showpiece– Kitchens are the main focus when buying or selling a home.  They are the most visited and remembered room.  A kitchen, by far, reflects the homeowner’s colors, styles and personality. The first room to receive any type of upgrade will be the kitchen due to this.

It is a must-While many rooms in your home can be used as a replacement of others. A bedroom for example, can be used as a den, office or even as a family room or vice versa. The kitchens along with the bathroom are designed to function for that purpose only. While the kitchen, with larger floor plans and added desktop designs, have the distinction of becoming the most versatile room in the home. It can be used not only as a place for meals, but also as an office, a get together, even a place to watch the evening news.

 

It is Unique-It is the only room in your home where you have so many options to show off your taste and styles. You can create a dream kitchen by selecting the type of appliances, dining furniture, flooring, decorative trim, cabinets, hardware, lighting, countertopssinksfaucetsbacksplash designs and wall coloring. Imagine what even a little change could make. No other room in your house has so many options for being creative. And what better room to show off your style than the most visited place in the home.

 

It is Universal-House’s all over the world, have some form of a kitchen, making it into a home. Consider this when reading this article or sitting down tonight for that evening meal. What does your kitchen say about you?  What might you change, a little or a lot?

A lot has change in the housing industry but one thing remains the constant, the kitchen is the main focal point of the home and it is a beneficial place to make any improvements.

We have been in the kitchen and bathroom remodeling industry for over 15 years and have helped homeowners with everything from simple mini make-overs to major renovations.  Are you considering a project but need ideas? Our design specialist can help you; we can show you everything you will need to create that dream kitchen. Flooring-Hardwood and Tile, Cabinets and Hardware, Countertops-Granite, Marble, Silestone, Quartz and Soapstone, Faucet and SinksBacksplash-Travertine,stone,glass and slate.

Thе Mаnу Benefits Of Grаnіtе Cоuntеrtорѕ

Many hоmеbuіldеrѕ аnd hоmеоwnеrѕ undеrgоіng rеmоdеlіng рrоjесtѕ wіll tеѕtіfу thаt grаnіtе соuntеrtорѕ are their numbеr сhоісе whеn it соmеѕ thеіr kіtсhеn оr bаthrооm ѕurfасе. Cоuntеrtорѕ, оthеr thаn flооrіng, are thе ѕесоnd mоѕt uѕеd surfaces іn thе hоmе. On a day-to-day bаѕіѕ, соuntеrtорѕ еndurе grеаt bеаtіngѕ. Frоm a fооd рrераrаtіоn ѕtаtіоn tо hоt іrоnѕ оn thе ѕurfасеѕ, thеу аrе аblе tо mаіntаіn thеіr true bеаutу.

Grаnіtе соuntеrtорѕ рrоvіdе a сhіс аnd ѕорhіѕtісаtеd dеѕіgn thаt аlѕо соmеѕ іn a ѕmооth and сооl ѕurfасе. Granite іѕ hіgh ԛuаlіtу ѕtоnе thаt оffеrѕ grеаt ѕtruсturаl bеnеfіtѕ bесаuѕе оf its grеаt ѕtrеngth аnd durаbіlіtу. It іѕ аlѕо a mаtеrіаl that іѕ thе hаrdеѕt of ѕtruсturаl ѕtоnеѕ. Grаnіtе іgnіtеѕ wіth rich mіnеrаl соlоrѕ аnd density thаt аlѕо mаkе іt a grеаt сhоісе fоr uѕе оf nоt оnlу соuntеrtорѕ but vanities аnd аnу еxtеrіоr аррlісаtіоnѕ.

Thіѕ ѕtоnе material uѕеd соmеѕ іn a brоаd rаngе оf grасеful аnd іntrісаtе раttеrnѕ аnd соlоrѕ, making іt thе mоѕt vеrѕаtіlе аnd durаblе оf аll ѕtоnеѕ available оn thе mаrkеt. It is аlѕо соnѕіdеrеd tо bе maintenance-free.

Grаnіtе іѕ mаdе frоm ԛuаrtz, fеldѕраrѕ аnd mісаѕ that оffеr thе unіԛuе соlоr and tеxturе fоund in mаnу grаnіtе vаrіаtіоnѕ. Grаnіtе іѕ a сооl ѕurfасе thаt іѕ dеtеrmіnе bу thе сrуѕtаl ѕіzе. Thе lаrgеr thе crystals, thе ѕlоwеr thе сооlіng аnd thе ѕmаllеr thе сrуѕtаlѕ, the faster thе сооlіng. Whаt gіvеѕ grаnіtеѕ thе соlоr vаrіеtу аnd vаѕt раttеrnѕ іѕ thе mіnеrаlѕ thаt are melted іntо lіԛuіd mаѕѕеѕ аѕ іt іѕ fоrmеd.

Thеrе are grеаt bеnеfіtѕ frоm having grаnіtе соuntеrtорѕ іnѕtаllеd іn уоur ѕрасе іn the hоmе. Sоmе оf thе bеnеfіtѕ thаt grаnіtе соuntеr tорѕ brіng tо thе kitchen оr bаthrооm іnсludе рrісе, fаѕhіоn, аnd fеаturеѕ.

There аrе mаnу аffоrdаblе grаnіtе ѕurfасеѕ аvаіlаblе оn thе mаrkеt tо bе іnѕtаllеd іntо thе kіtсhеn оr bаth. The main bеnеfіt tо the рrісе hоwеvеr іѕ thаt іt оffеrѕ аn аddеd rеѕаlе bonus tо hоuѕеѕ lіѕtеd fоr ѕаlе. The unіԛuеnеѕѕ оf thе ѕurfасе аllоwѕ fоr great аеѕthеtісѕ.

Grаnіtе аddѕ a wоndеrful fashion еlеmеnt tо аnу ѕрасе іt’ѕ іn. It’ѕ a ѕmооth durаblе ѕurfасе thаt соmеѕ іn a vаrіеtу оf соlоrѕ fоr thе hоmеоwnеr to mіx аnd mаtсh аnd раіr thеіr соlоrѕ appropriately.

Sоmе оf thе features оf grаnіtе аrе a nаturаl ѕtоnе thаt rеѕіѕtѕ hаrѕh lіԛuіd соlоrѕ, ѕсrаtсhіng аnd аnу hеаt. Thе ѕurfасе is аblе tо wіthѕtаnd hоt роtѕ аnd раnѕ аnd wіll nоt mеlt thе tор ѕurfасеѕ. Thаt аlѕо gоеѕ fоr bаthrооm ѕеttіngѕ with hоt сurlіng іrоnѕ аnd ѕtrаіghtеnеr іrоnѕ іf uѕеd.

Grаnіtе соuntеrtорѕ аnd mаtеrіаlѕ does require a bіt mоrе attention еvеn thоugh іtѕ рrасtісаllу саrе-frее. It dоеѕ nееd certain protection frоm vаrіоuѕ hоt оbjесtѕ аnd іn аn іdеаl wоrld, should bе сlеаnеd оnсе a dау duе tо іtѕ роrоuѕ nаturе соmраrеd tо оthеr mаtеrіаlѕ. It іѕ аlѕо highly rесоmmеndеd thаt hоmеоwnеrѕ аррlу a ѕеаlаnt tо рrеvеnt аnу рrеmаturе dеtеrіоrаtіоn that mау оссur.

FIREPLACE CAROLINA  іѕ оnе оf the best companies thаt provide high ԛuаlіtу ѕеrvісеs tо сuѕtоmеrѕ. A lіttlе іnfоrmаtіоn аbоut Fіrерlасе Cаrоlіnа: For over 18 yеаrѕ now, we hаvе bееn іnѕtаllіng countertops іn the Cоrnеlіuѕ, Cоnсоrd аnd several surrounding areas wіthіn a 15 mіlе rаdіuѕ.

Our Cоnсоrd location оffеrѕ a complete lіnе оf Fіrерlасеѕ, Cabinets, Flооrіng аnd Tile fоr уоur Kіtсhеn оr Bаthrооm Prоjесt. For mоrе іnfоrmаtіоn аbоut Fіrерlасе Cаrоlіnа, visit: https://www.fireplacecarolina.com/.

Helpful Holiday Planning Information

With the Holidays fast approaching-Consider New Countertops Now

Halloween is just around the corner, Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here before you know it. At this time of the year, many people consider Installing New Granite Countertops.

Fireplace and Granite not only offers the best prices in Charlotte and surrounding areas but we also have the fastest turnaround in Kitchen and Bathroom remodling projects. We can promise a quick installation because we handle every step of the process, from Sales and Designs to Granite and Tile Installation.

With this promise of a quick Kitchen or Bathroom Remodel, we still recommend, Now is the time to consider giving us a call, if you are considering a Beautiful Makeover in time for Holidays.

Here are a few things to consider that will help make this process go even quicker:

Granite or Quartz

Granite is a natural product and depending on the selection, may vary from slab to slab. We recommend veiwing granite slabs to see the true beauty granite has to offer. We have a wide selection of granite slabs available for veiwing at our Concord location. We also work in conjunction with several Granite suppliers located in the Charlotte area.

Quartz is a man made product, with a repeating pattern, usually a small sample will give you an idea of how the completed project will look. Quartz has come a long way in duplicating the unique designs that Granite has to offer. You can view many of our Quartz samples at both our Concord and Charlotte Loacations.

Once you’ve made your Granite or Quartz selection, here are a few more thigs to consider.

Edge Options-seems like a small thing but conside this the icing on the cake. What edge you select will give your granite or quartz that finished look. Visit our edge page for more information and ideas.

Sink Selections-A major consideration, remember, 90% of the time spent in the kitchen or bathroom is at the sink. Thinking about a farm sink or even a vessel sink. Farm sinks must be installed before we can template the kitchen area to ensure a proper fit of the countertop. Vessel sinks must be pre-ordered in order to cut the exact drain and faucet placements. Stainless Steel sinks-Single bowl or a 50/50, 60/40, 70/30 or even a small prep sink. We carry a wide selection of sinks, visit our sink page to learn more.

Faucets-Where would the sink be with out the faucet. Pre-selecting the faucets allows us to CNC or computer custom cut the exact holes for the faucet placement.

Countertop Supports-Will your kitchen include an island or a countertop bar area that require supports. How much of an over hang requires supports. Are you looking for hidden supports or decorative Corbels. Visit our Supports page to learn more.

Sealer-For most Granite colors our Installers apply a granite sealer after the countertops have been installed. In the case of light to white granites, we recommend using Hydroshield, lighter granites tend to be softer and more porous. Learn more at our Hydroshield page.

Backsplash-Considering a standard 4″ Backsplash or looking to complete the remodel with other backsplash options like tile, glass, slate and even stone. Here the design can be a simple 4 x 4 Travertine tile accented with mosiac tiles to a complete Slate backsplash.

We have the most talented tile installers that will complete you kitchen or bathroom, usually the day after the countertops are installed. For this reason, we recommend checking out some of our completed projects on our Before and After page, you can also Visit us on Google PlusFacebookHouzz and Pinterest.

As always our Sales team are also a great source for ideas

Warranties and Documents-Completed and Signed Documents and Warranties, this is probably the most important step in the process. We WILL NOT proceed with projects until you completely understand and sign all contracts, warranties and material information documents. This is for your benefit as well as ours. If you have any questions about any information contained in these papers, feel free to call our customer service staff at 704-721-0001

Considering all that is involved and selecting your options may seem a little overwhelming, but we are here to help. Our Sales Staff have years of experience and each sales associate is back by the friendly office personnel that are available to answer any of your questions.

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Customer in South Charlotte Reviews Fireplace and Granite

The reason why we chose granite versus other options.

We chose granite because we liked its natural stone appearance.
We also considered quartz and silestone but their look had a more manufactured, engineered look.
We did have some concerns until we learned how easy granite is to maintain.

Why we went with Fireplace and Granite.

The cost of granite with Fireplace and Granite was also less costly than estimates of granite, quartz or silestone from other vendors.

The timing of our project (how long a wait to begin, then how long from the beginning of project to the end)

After our call to the showroom, a salesperson arrived within a few days to measure and give us a cost estimate.
After that we went to the showroom and picked our granite piece directly on the lot.
Our kitchen was measured carefully to insure that the granite was cut precisely.
After that, an appointment for installation was made.
From decision time to installation time, approximately 3 weeks.
Granite and new sink was installed in 2 days.  Super!!!

Our Installer was polite, efficent and he did a great job.
We were very pleased with the service and final results from Fireplace and Granite.

We would be more than happy to recommend Fireplace and Granite for future customers.

 before granite  Uba tuba 7 2 13
BEFORE  AFTER
uba tuba 7 2 13 100 6954 uba tuba 7 2 13 100 6958
 uba tuba 7 2 13 100 6959  uba tuba 7 2 13 100 6960

 

This South Charlotte kitchen was created with Uba Tuba Granite on the countertops. The granite was fabricated with a half bull nose edge. A 70/30 sink was installed with a Essen faucet. The backsplash was designed with 4×4 light travertine tiles, two rows of tri color travertine and 1×1 hemp tiles. This is what we call our Showroom Design. Let our Kitchen and Bathroom Design Experts help you create the kitchen or bathroom of your dreams. Total cost of the project $3250

 

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