Both granite and quartz are highly scratch-resistant. Granite is especially resistant to scratches. Granite is the second hardest natural substance next to diamonds.
Granite is highly heat-resistant, up to about 400`- 450`F. Quartz is considered heat-resistant, but can only tolerate temperatures of around 100`-150`F. We recommend using trivets or hot pot holders on both surfaces, although many with granite do not do so.
Granite is natural stone. Quartz is man-made. Both granite and quartz are highly scratch-resistant. Granite is highly heat-resistant up to about 400`- 450`F. Quartz is considered heat-resistant, but can only tolerate temperatures of around 100`-150`F. Quartz is stain-resistant. Granite is not stain-resistant and must be sealed.
The same care guidelines apply for both granite and quartz surfaces. The only care instruction difference is that quartz does not need to be sealed. Take care with the three A's: acids, alcohol (rubbing or drinking), and ammonia. Wipe these up right away, or they could etch the countertops. Do not use ammonia-based cleaners, bleach, acidic cleaners (like vinegar), or cleaners that contain alcohol as an ingredient. Simply use soap and water, a specific granite/quartz cleaner, or ammonia-free Windex to clean the countertops. For best results, clean liquid spills and dried foods as soon as possible.
All of our cabinets, including boxes, shelves, doors and drawers are made of 100% solid maple wood. There is no particle board or compressed wood in the construction of our cabinet boxes or drawer boxes.
We do not reface existing cabinets. We also do not just replace doors. However, we encourage you to still get an estimate from us. Many of our customers have said our prices for new cabinets are a lot less than estimates they have received for refacing or new doors.