Frequently Asked Questions

Thinking of upgrading your kitchen or bath? Here are some answers to typical questions that may help you. StoneTop Granite & Tile hopes you think of us when you are considering stone countertops, including granite and quartz. We service all of North Carolina's Triangle communities including Raleigh, Durham, Apex, Cary, Knightdale, Zebulon and more!

Q: What is a permanent sealer?
A: A permanent sealer is applied once at installation and is guaranteed for 15 years by the manufacturer. You do not have to reseal your countertops.

Q: What is eTemplate?
A: eTemplate™ is a sophisticated templating method used to template your countertops using cameras, computers and software. It is accurate to 1/16” of an inch and does not require us to remove your countertops and plumbing at template.

Q: How long does a complete kitchen remodel take?
A: To replace your existing counter tops and cabinets, it would take 4 to 5 days.

Q: How much does granite and new cabinets typically cost?
A: For most kitchens in the Triangle, it would cost between $2,000 and $5,000 to replace your existing counter tops depending on size and stone selection.   
Most jobs fall in the $3,000 range. Complete packages including cabinets start at $10,000.

Q: Can I keep my existing tile backsplash?
A: Yes, we install our countertops under your existing tile backsplash if you do not want to replace it.

Q: How long will I wait for my granite tops or cabinets to be delivered?
A: Granite tops are scheduled for installation within 7-10 business days of contract signing. Cabinets take 3-4 weeks for delivery.

Q: What cabinets do you sell and install?
A: We carry the Kemper line owned by Masterbrand. Masterbrand is one of the largest cabinet manufacturers in the world and their products carry  a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Q: How long does a granite install take?
A: Installing granite in your home typically takes 2- 4 hours. There is no mess to clean-up and your plumbing can be hooked back up the same day.

Q: Why choose StoneTop?
A: We use the latest technology available for kitchen design and fabrication. We are one of the only companies in the Triangle offering the convenience and accuracy of eTemplate. We never use sub-contractors for installing our countertops and cabinets, and an owner inspects every job. Our staff is clean, courteous, neat and very easy to communicate with.

Q: Why choose granite or quartz?
A: Granite and quartz products are extremely durable, heat, stain and scratch resistant. Our materials are 1 1/4" thick and last a lifetime. They are guaranteed to increase the value of your home.

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