Granite Countertop Installation Services From MGC
There are countless Broward and Palm Beach County property owners out there who are dissatisfied with the way their current countertops look. And if you happen to be one of them, just know that there’s an easy solution to rid yourself of your unsightly countertop. By calling to hire the professionals at the Marble & Granite Connection, you can be provided with the absolute greatest granite countertop installation services around. And if you’re curious to learn more about how MGC’s services can benefit you, continue reading below. You’ll be surprised by the advantages that come with MGC’s granite countertop installation services.
Marble & Granite Connection’s Granite Countertop Installation Services
MGC’s granite countertop installation services will provide you with the strongest and most durable granite countertop around.
Granite is one of the strongest stones to exist in the world. And thanks to its durability, you can expect your granite countertop to last for a long time.
While you should always be cautious while using sharp objects on a countertop, you won’t need to fret too much about causing damage to your new granite countertop. And this is because granite is a very strong and durable stone. No matter what sort of meal you’re prepping on your granite countertop, you’ll find that it would take a strong and powerful force to even lightly damage your home’s latest addition.
There’s a common belief that granite is very expensive to attain as it is a strong material. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Granite countertop installation services – such as MGC – are one of the most affordable and cost-effective services you could hire. You can easily get a new granite countertop for a decent market price that’ll do very little damage to your funds.
Increase Your Property Value
Property is one of the most valuable assets you could own in the modern world. By purchasing them, you become more than just a property owner, you also become an investor. So when your property’s value dwindles in quality, so does your investment potential.
If you notice that your current countertop is succumbing to old age, damage, or anything else that’s causing its quality to go down, you’ll want it to be replaced as soon as possible. Not doing so will cause your property value to drop tremendously.
When you get your current countertop replaced with a granite countertop, you can possibly do more than stabilize your property value. You might actually be able to increase it substantially. And this is because granite is recognized for being a very aesthetically pleasing property component to investors.
Contact Marble & Granite Connection Today For Quality Granite Countertop Installation Services
Marble & Granite Connection has been providing quality services to countless patrons across Broward and Palm Beach County for many years. Through their work, they’ve been able to satisfy all clients who needed a high-end granite countertop. And when you call us today for our granite countertop installation services, we can promise you that you’ll be added to our growing list of satisfied customers. For any inquiries, you may call us at 954-783-2118 or visit our contact page.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How far in advance should I place my order? What is your lead time?
From the time of the template to the Installation, it can be from one to two weeks. Please schedule Template and Installation dates as far in advance as possible to insure we meet your deadline (3-4 weeks in advance is recommended).
2. Do I have to be on site for the appointments?
Since our work is completely custom, it is important for someone in charge to be on site to answer any questions our technician may have at the time of the templating and installation. This will ensure you get exactly what you want and expect from us.
You will also be asked to Inspect the final installation upon completion, if you have any questions or concerns about the appearance or installation of your new counter tops, you will be able address them directly to the installer at that time. After you are completely satisfied, you will be asked to sign a satisfaction form.
3. What do I need to have ready prior to the Template?
All Cabinetry needs to be complete at the time of the template. All new appliances need to be on site at the time of the template. Your sink (If not being purchased through us) needs to be on site at the time of the template. Your Faucet or any other water fixture accessory (If not being purchased through us) needs to be on site at the time of the template so we can know where to drill the holes accordingly.
4. Can I select the part of the slab I would like?
If you would like to see where and how your counter tops will be cut, you are welcome to come in no later than 1 – 2 days after the template so we can show you and get your approval. We will not call to remind you; neither do you need an appointment to do this. Keep in mind this is not necessary for materials with little to no variation.
5. How Long will the Installation take?
Depending on the size of the project and the extent of what needs to be done, Installation duration time will vary. There are large projects we can complete very quickly, while we may hit a bump in the road on a smaller project extended the time we are at the customers house. Of course, every job is different and it is impossible for us to predict what we may encounter in a days work. For smaller projects, we say to account for half a days work, while larger projects will usually be a complete day or several days depending on the scope of the work.
6. Can I schedule the plumber on the same day of the installation?
Please schedule any plumbing 1 day after the counter top installation. Counter tops need time to set over night.
7. What is your appointment policy?
Appointments are scheduled with 2 hour arrival time window. Please keep your phone on you on the day of the Template and Installation as we will be calling the number provided to us at least 30 minutes prior to our arrival. If we do not receive an answer, we will not send our worker(s) until we have reached you and confirmed you are on site.
8. Is there a Warranty?
We insure all our work will be installed neatly and professionally. We insure our fabricators and installers will do everything possible to delivery a work of quality. We do not insure against natural imperfections such as minor pits and/or any chips or stains that may occur after our installation due to faulty handeling.
The Counter Top Process
Whether you are a new homeowner or have been flipping homes for years, we aim to make your experience with us as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Our team will guide you and work with you to insure you are satisfied with our services from start to finish.
Here’s a glimpse at how our process works!
1. Visit our Showroom and Warehouse
All clients are welcomed to stop in at any time to view are huge selection of natural and man made stone, no appointment needed! Our trained consultants will show you options to match your taste and budget.
2. Get a quote
We would love to give you a price! Stop in or send us your layout via fax or email. Your layout can be as simple as a hand drawn sketch with estimated dimensions. If you would like to get a quote before stopping by, we can base your quote on a specific selection or give you a ball park price based on a standard granite selection.
3. Set up the appointments
After you have made your final selections (Stone, backslash, sink, faucet), we will proceed to schedule the Template date (When exact measurements are taken) and Installation date(s) accordingly. Our turn around time is fast, but we recommend you schedule 3 weeks in advance to ensure you deadline is met.
4. Enjoy your beautiful new counter tops!
You will be impressed with our neat and professional installation. All of our installers have been hired and trained by the owners insuring consistence of quality each and every time.
Granite Vs. Quartz
If there is a question we get asked very single day it would be, What is the difference between Granite and Quartz?
Granite is an igneous type rock created from molten material (magma) that flows and solidifies underground. The natural swirls and pattern are created as the magma slowly cools and is mixed with the contents of the stone such as quartz and mica. Large chunks of the granite are mined from mountains prominently in Brazil and India and are cut and polished into slabs then shipped all around the world.
Quartz is an engineered material created through a manufacturing process that mixes approximately 95 percent of natural quartz with 5 percent polymer resins to create the color and bond. There are many brands that manufacture quartz slabs with each brand offering their own unique collection and color pallette.
A Follow up questions is almost always, Which is more durable?
Natural stone is one of the oldest and most durable building material in the world. It truly stands the test of time as natural stone has been used for centuries all over the world. It is also durable enough for any type of indoor and outdoor application such as flooring, walls, building facades, counter tops, etc. It is heat resistant and extremely hard to scratch. Being 100% natural stone, it is a porous material which does have to be sealed every so often.
Quartz is also an extremely durable material which can also be used for many indoor applications. However, it is not recommended for outdoors as its surface may discolor with the direct heat of the sun. Quartz is also heat resistant from pots and pans however scratches are more visible on its more solid surface. Quartz is not a porous stone and does not need to be sealed.
Lastly, What is the main aesthetic difference between granite and quartz?
All granite is created from Mother Nature. The coloration, pattern and movements of the stone will be unique and unpredictable each and every time. Like a snow flake, no two slabs of granite will ever be the same.
Unlike granite, Quartz is manufactured in bulk and created to be identical to match a color or repeat a design. Quartz is appealing to customers looking for solid colors or a more predictable pattern.
How to care for your Marble or Granite Counter Tops
Natural Stone is not only the worlds strongest, most durable and reliable building material, it just happens to also be one of mother natures most beautiful and intricate creations!
If you have beautiful marble or granite counter tops, or are considering it for a future project, you may be wondering how to care for natural stone.
Heres what you should know: Marble and granite are mined from the earth. This means they are 100% natural. Although every material has a different composite, density and texture, natural stone is a porous material that requires maintenance.
But heres the good news: It is extremely easy to maintain your new marble and granite counter tops looking shiny and gorgeous for many years to come.
Your Maintenance Weapons
- You will need a good quality stone cleaner safe enough to use on a daily basis. You can purchase these at any home improvement store or anywhere you buy your cleaning products. Just look for “Safe for natural stone” in the information bar. We also like Windex ammonia free, works very well.
- Some stones can appear to get dry after some time. It is handy to have a quality stone polisher that you can be used every so often, maybe once a week or every time you feel your stone needs a little umph. A polisher is simply a creamy liquid you apply over the surface of your stone to give it a little extra boost and shine.
- Lastly, a professional stone sealer is key! Your fabricator (We hope that you choose us!) should completely seal you counter tops prior to installation or at the time of installation. This insures your counter tops is completely protected and ready to use when the project is complete. A sealer is simply a liquid chemical that is used to penetrate and “seal” the pores of the stone to prevent stains. Depending on the type of stone you have selecting, you can reseal as often as once a year, or every couple of years as you see fit.
Common Myth: Sealing will make your stone indestructible.
Avoid using abrasive or antibacterial products such as Bleach and 409. These are too heavy and will dry out your stone. Every time you wipe with a product that is unfit for natural stone, you will be removing the sealer causing your stone to be unprotected.
We also recommend you take the small but necessary steps to protecting your stone such as using coasters and cutting boards. If you spill wine, juice, oil, or any other liquid that could potentially harm your stone… simply wipe the area with water or stone cleaner before it has time to penetrate and dry.
We hope you found this information helpful! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions on how to maintain your marble or granite counter tops!