FAQ

How do I order and what happens after that?

Our process guarantees quality and speed. First, you choose the service type you want. Then we give you an estimate, based on your specifications. You place an order and pay 50% of the estimate. After that our staff takes care of the rest. We will schedule a property visit to get measurements and make templates based on those measurements. Our fabrication shop will then cut, polish and make final touches. The last step, several days after making the templates we will return to your property to perform the work. Once the job is done, the remainder of the quote is due.

What is the appropriate thickness for my countertop?

Standard thickness for a kitchen countertop is one inch and a quarter. For bathroom vanity tops three quarters or inch and a quarter of thicknesses are both acceptable.

If I want a kitchen countertop, do I have to purchase the sink and faucet somewhere else?

No, we also stock these kitchen accessories.

Which areas does your service cover?

We operate in and around the Greater Baltimore area.

How can I pay?

Gold Marble Granite & Cabinets, LLC accepts cash, certified checks, personal checks. Once the order is placed the grand total is broken up into two payments, one after placing your order and the other due at the end of the installation.

Do I have to buy the whole sheet/slab?

No. We will determine how much material is needed for your countertops. We do not charge you the price of full slabs. You pay for what is required to fabricate your tops.

Do you provide a warranty on your work?

Gold Marble & Granite, LLC. is pleased to warrant our work to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period on one year (1) from the date of installation.

Do I need to seal my countertops after it’s installed?

No, we seal it before we come to install it. Thereafter you have to seal it every year to maintain the shine and prevent damage to the stone.

What is Granite?

This hard and dense stone is ideal for inside and outside surfaces and is perfect for kitchen counters.

What is Marble?

This stone’s rich palette of colors makes it perfect for interior floors, walls and counters.

What is Travertine?

Generally beige or tan in color, this stone is often used outside as cladding and pavement and inside for floors, walls and countertops.

What is Limestone?

The muted tones of this stone are excellent for bathrooms, fireplaces, counters and less-traveled flooring.

What is a Slab?

Definition slab noun [C] (n.) A thin piece of marble or other stone, having plane surfaces.

What’s the difference between marble and granite?

Although both are stones and both are quarried from the earth, granite and marble (and marble’s relatives – limestone, onyx and travertine) are very different from each other. Granite is formed deep in the earth’s mantle at extremely high temperatures, and is a very hard, resistant stone made of crystallized minerals.
The marble family – limestone, travertine, marble, onyx – starts out as sediment – animal skeletons and shells, plant matter, silt – at the bottom of bodies of water. After millions of years this solidifies (lithifies) into stone. Because its main component is calcium, it can be affected by acids such as vinegar and citrus beverages.

Why is granite good for kitchen counters?

Because granite is very hard stone that’s formed at very high temperatures deep in the earth, its polish is not subject to etching by household acids, or scratching by knives and pots and pans. It’s unaffected by typical kitchen heat such as hot pans, or spilled liquid.

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