DISTINCTIVE CABINETS & COUNTERTOPS

Repairs

Solid Surface: Corian, Avonite, Hi Macs type tops can easily be repaired and repolished back to new. Counterfix is cerified by the manufactoruer of these products for repairs, and can assist you in warrenty issues.

Granite - Natural Stone has limitations on the repairs, but many times can be fixed. Counterfix has experience with repairable damages. Contact them to review your damage and see if it can be addressed

Quartz materials: Cambria, Silestone and the like, may not be repairable due to the manufactering process. Feel free to email or call to talk about your damage issue for an honest opinion.

 

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Granite or Quartz

STOCK Material Program:We carry 10 colors of Granite in stock at all times.  These color choices may vary over time. 
Since we have consistant colors in stock, we can offer you better prices on smaller jobs.  The left over material of the slab is used for the next job.  If you are planning a small bathroom vanity, the per square foot price is less using a stock granite.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock vs Custom Program

CUSTOM Materials Program:You are welcome to choose any granite from any supplier in the Seattle Area.  We will price the jobs based on the number of full slabs required to fabricate your project.  This gives you the expanded color options of the hundreds of choices of stone available.  Many times the price is not more expensive than some of the Stock granite choices.  However, there are some slabs of granite - marble - quartz that are very expensive. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Care & Maintenance of Guides

Granite
& Pental Granite

ROUTINE CARE:
For routine cleaning, use a few drops of neutral cleaner, natural stone cleaner or a mild liquid dishwashing detergent and warm water. Rinse surface thoroughly with clear water and dry with a soft cloth.

Avoid using cleansers that contain lemon, vinegar, abrasive cleansers such as Comet®, Soft Scrub® products or products containing pumice, oven cleaner, SOS® pads and other similar products, paint removers, furniture strippers, tarnish or silver cleaners or the like.

Granite is a porous material and must be sealed to minimize staining. Granite should be sealed every six months with a penetrating sealer to minimize staining (follow sealer product instructions). Sealing granite does not prevent stains; all spills should be wiped up immediately.

 

PREVENTING HEAT AND OTHER DAMAGE
Although natural granite surfaces are heat resistant, it is important to use common sense to minimize direct heat exposure to protect your surface and investment. Natural stone can be damaged by sudden and rapid change of temperature, especially near the edges, as well as direct or sustained heating of the top. Natural granite may not withstand the direct transfer of heat from pots and pans and other cooking units such as electric frying pans and griddles, and some crock-pots, roaster ovens and heat lamps. Therefore, the use of a hot pad or trivet is always recommended.

Use coasters under all glasses, particularly under those containing alcohol or citrus juices. Many common foods and drinks contain acids that will etch or dull the surface of many stones.

Products containing oils, wine, coffee, grape juice, etc. can stain granite. Use appropriate care with these products.

Blot spills immediately with a paper towel. Do not wipe the area, it will spread the spill. Flush the area with plain water and mild soap and rinse several times. Dry the area thoroughly with a soft cloth. Repeat as necessary.
Removing Difficult Spills or Stains
For dried on spills (such as gum, food, grease, nail polish or paint) use a plastic putty knife to gently scrape away substance. Follow it up with a nonabrasive cleanser.

Permanent markers and inks may adhere to the surface and should be avoided. Try cleaning first as outlined in Routine Care. If stain persists clean with bleach or hydrogen peroxide (light colored stones only) or lacquer thinner or acetone (dark stones only).

Most surface stains can be removed by cleaning with an appropriate cleanser or household product. Deep-seated or stubborn stains may require using a poultice (found at most hardware stores) or calling in a professional. If you are unsure of how to remove a stain call you local stone supplier for information.

 

Source: Marble Institute of America