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Granite Countertop Frequently Asked Questions

Why do granite colours vary throughout the slab?
Granite is a natural stone, sliced from mountains. For that reason, granite colours are always different between pieces and often within the slab itself. You should also be prepared for imperfections as they are natural to the product. If you prefer a countertop without variation, talk to one of our experts about our other options.

What should I expect in terms of granite countertop prices?
Granite countertop prices are typically higher than prices for other materials, like laminate. Granite is also too difficult for all but experienced countertop manufacturers to work with, which affects granite countertop prices. When we understand your project, we will provide pricing to help you make your decision.

Can I put hot things on granite?
Granite is heat-resistant up to 1,800 degrees, but we always recommend using a hot pad or trivet.

How do I care for my granite countertop?
Granite countertops are easy to care for. Mild dish soap and water are fine for daily cleaning. Once a week, use a natural stone cleaner to help maintain the sealer and shine. Stay away from abrasive or acidic cleaners like vinegar or bleach. If your granite countertop gets stained, there are easy-to-use stain removers available. Chipping can occur with granite, so you must be careful not to drop anything on it.

What is your installation warranty?
At PF Custom Countertops we stand behind every inch of our work. You can depend on us for efficient delivery, accurate installation and experienced service. We offer complete warrantees on our workmanship and provide an extended one year warranty on the installation of jobs we install. As members in good standing with the National Kitchen and Bath Association and the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada we are committed to the professional conduct that you deserve in this demanding marketplace.

If you have other questions about granite countertops, contact us to talk with an expert.