No Contractor Is Going To Remodel Your Kitchen Better Or Faster Than Us – NO ONE.

No Contractor Is Going To Remodel Your Kitchen
Better Or Faster Than Us – NO ONE.

Countertop Replacement FAQ

Choosing A Countertop Or Backsplash Doesn’t Have To Be Complicated, But It’s Only Logical That You May Have Some Questions.

Here Is A Small List Of Those Questions We Get Asked Most Often.

Question List

Can you cut on granite countertops?

Granite countertops are extremely tough, durable and in most cases can be used as a cutting surface without fear of scratching the stone. However, repeated cutting on a granite countertop can dull knives and can damage the granite if it is not sealed.

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Does granite chip or scratch?

Granite is a very dense material and under normal conditions it is chip and scratch resistant. However, we do not recommend a straight edge finish for countertops – pots, pans, and other heavy objects may chip the sharp edge of a straight edge finish. Several other edge options are available that will look beautiful and reduce the chance of chipping.

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Will granite stain?

Yes. Granite is a natural material – and despite appearances it is porous. This will allow moisture to absorb into it and anything that can absorb moisture can stain. With proper sealing this porosity can be minimized but not eliminated. Oil is the biggest culprit for staining issues usually from the bottom of a frying pan. Wiping up spills and splatters as soon as they occur will help keep staining to a minimum. If staining is a big concern for your countertops then you may want to look into the non-porous surfaces like quartz, solid surface and laminates.

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How do I know if I need to seal my granite?

One great test you can do at home to check if your granite needs to be resealed is to sprinkle some water on your countertops. If the water soaks into the stone and does not bead up, then we would recommend resealing your granite.

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How will I know if my old cabinets can support a new countertop?

Natural stone countertops (like granite and quartz) can weigh upwards of 25 pounds per square foot. It is imperative that the structural integrity of your cabinets is checked to make sure it can handle this weight, especially if you are electing to use existing cabinetry. Our designer can check your cabinets for free – All you need to do is make an appointment.

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Can I set hot pans on granite countertops?

Yes – Granite is ideal for kitchens because under normal conditions it will not burn. Granite is a non-flammable natural stone that will not be harmed by hot pots, pans or open flames.

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Can I set hot pans on quartz countertops?

NO – quartz countertops are a durable countertop surface for kitchens because under normal conditions they will not burn. However, our experience has shown that the man-made elements of quartz such as the resin can and in many cases will discolor.

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Where is the One Week Kitchens® Showroom?

The showroom is located at 934 Wyoming Ave, Forty Fort, PA 18704. It is in the same building as the ReBath Northeast Design Center. And for Quakertown showroom, 2385 John Fries Hwy Quakertown, PA 18951.

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What are your showroom hours?

For Forty Fort, we are open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. And for Quakertown, we are open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Other hours are available by appointment, as well as in-home consultations with a designer.

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What areas do you serve?

We are happy to remodel kitchens in all of Northeast PA and beyond, including the counties of Berks Bradford, Bucks, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Pike, Schuylkill Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Union, Wayne County, and Wyoming. Specific cities and towns include Bethlehem, Allentown, Clarks Summit, Bloomsburg, Mountain Top, Kingston, Danville, Berwick, Lehighton, Stroudsburg, Dunmore, and Dallas.

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How much does it cost to have a designer give an estimate?

Our estimates are absolutely free, with no obligation to sign a contract. The designer can meet you at your home or at our showroom.

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How can we schedule an estimate?

To schedule an estimate, click here or call 800-397-1834 or stop by our showroom.

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Do you warranty your work?

Yes, all of the work we do on your kitchen is warrantied for a year after your installation is complete. The products we install also come with limited manufacturer warranties. You will receive that information at your install.

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Are you insured?

Yes, we are fully insured and you may request a copy of our insurance certificate before your install.

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