"Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it."
Located in Sumter, South Carolina, StoneQuarters Countertops LLC was established in May of 2007. With over 20 years of combined experience owners Zach Hicks and Douglas Barrineau take pride in the quality of their work and the satisfaction of their customers.
Monday-Friday | 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday | 9:00am – 1:00pm
After hours appointments available.
Installs & Estimates:
Monday-Friday by appointment
Yes, granite is very resistant to heat. This is why granite is ideal for kitchens.
One way to check would be to sprinkle water on to the surface, if the water soaks into the stone instead of beading up your granite needs to be resealed.
If possible we try hard to avoid seams. However most kitchens will have a seam no matter how hard you try. Seam placement is determined by StoneQuarters.
Granite is a heavy product, but your cabinets are usually stronger than you think. When giving your free estimate we will make sure to check and see if your cabinets will be able to hold granite.
Yes, although it may dull your knives!
2cm granite is approximately 3/4″ thick and 3cm granite is approximately 1 3/16″ thick. We recommend 3cm granite for durable and aesthetic reasons.
Marble is a metamorphic rock. Its basic ingredient can be found everywhere from limestone to baking soda, from calcium carbonate to lime (white wash). The basic ingredient goes by many other names depending on its application and its form. Limestone, a sedimentary form of calcium, which is found naturally in the earth, undergoes intense heat and pressure within the earth to be formed into what we know as marble.
This rock can also be exposed to heat and grinding to become a filler ingredient for medications, writing paper, plaster of Paris, lime (white wash), and cement hardener. This means that marble, although beautiful and durable, is porous and very easily destroyed by any type of acid, heat, or water. Even with a seal coating applied religiously every year, no types of chemicals may be used to wash the countertops made from it. It cannot take much abuse from water, acids such as lemon or orange juice, or high heat from pans. These will all destroy the seal coating and the marble beneath.
Since marble is so porous, it is also easily stained. One single scratch can allow liquids or even oxidation from the air to leak under the seal coating and stain the marble. This doesn’t mean that it should not be used. Marble is ideal for use in low traffic areas or for sculpting amazing art out of. But for the high traffic use of a kitchen countertop, a floor, or a bathroom countertop, marble just means high maintenance.
Natural quartz, or engineered stone, is a surface material consisting of 93% natural quartz and 7% resin. It is used primarily for kitchen and bath applications and requires less maintenance and is more durable than natural stone.
Natural quartz is one of the most durable, maintenance-free materials available. It is extremely stain, scratch, heat and bacteria resistant. It is also nonporous, which means it requires no sealants or waxes to retain its lustrous gloss.
Natural quartz has extraordinary strength and heat resistance, although caution should be used when transferring very hot items to its surface. Trivets or hot pads should be used to protect the finish. Natural quartz is nonporous and doesn’t absorb liquids, making it highly stain resistant.
Natural quartz is one of the strongest, hardest materials available. Under normal conditions, natural quartz does not chip, scratch or crack. It may, however, chip or crack if hit with a hammer or impact tool.
Please feel free take a look at examples of our work by browsing the featured images below, or clicking the button to see the full gallery. You can also click on the images to expand them and see larger sizes.
Installed my countertops and backsplash. Fantastic job. Am very, very happy with them! Got the kitchen of my dreams!
About 3 years ago Stonequarters Countertops installed counter tops in my kitchen. Love them and continue to get many compliments.
Zach is fantastic!
I think they are super great. Trust me, I work for them.
This company has outstanding service and prices. I have been very pleased with them.
They are great at what they do. 3 times satisfied client.