Cost depends on stone you choose. We like to give people a mid-price so they can decide if it's within their budget. Mid-price for 2cm runs $55 and for 3cm $72. That price is for the stone, fabrication, and installation. You can get it for a lower price, but those numbers allow for some exotic color selections.
Marble, Limestone, Soapstone, Sandstone, and Slate require continued maintenance. They need to be sealed regularly. Due to the nature of the stone they are more likely to scratch. There are new sealers on the market that provide stain proofing, but that will not prevent scratching.
Granite and Quartzite, in most cases do not require much work. Maintenance, if required would be discussed before you purchase the stone.
A man-made product (ie CaesarStone, Cambria, or VicoStone) is very hard and virtually indestructible and stain proof. These products contain resin and are susceptible to burning. The higher end products contain a lower percentage of resin and is less likely to burn.
We have three standard edges that are included in the cost with options for premium edges at an additional cost.
Aside from thickness, not much. The 2cm is 3/4" - 7/8" and the 3cm is 1 1/4" - 1 3/8".
The only time we recommend one over the other is if in your neighborhood everyone had 3cm and you want to do 2cm, it would decrease the comparative value of your home if you ever wish to sell.
Our timeline from measurement to install, will vary depending on how busy we are, but we're happy to tell you that timeline before we come out to measure.
Most installations take one day to complete.
1. Call and schedule to get your job measured. All cabinets have to be installed for us to do this.
2. Go to one of our distributors to select your stone. Pick one or twelve and we'll help you narrow it down.
3. The distributors will e-mail us your selections and we'll get you pricing on each selection. From there you'll narrow it down, if necessary, and we'll get you a quote sent over.
4. If you decide to go with us we require a signed contract, a signed estimate, and a deposit down.
5. Once we receive those three things, we'll order your material. When the distributor gives us a delivery date, we'll call you and schedule a date for installation.