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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where in Quebec is quartz found?
Rouleau Granit uses top-quality quartz from various regions around the world, including Quebec.
Why is it preferable to select one’s slice of granite or marble instead of from a sample?
Unlike quartz, granite and marble are 100% natural materials and can vary in shade and graining. When you select your particular slice at our plant or from one of our distributors, you can more easily visualize the end result of your project. The slice sizes vary considerably: from 1.5 m (4.9 ft.) x 2.5 m (8.2 ft.) to 1.7 m (5.5 ft.) x 3.5 m (11.4 ft.).
Who is the best granite countertop manufacturer in Quebec?
With more than three decades of experience under its belt, Rouleau Granit has been one of the pioneers in Quebec’s granite countertop manufacturing sector.
Do you perform water, gas and electric connections?
For safety reasons, these connections require the help of specialized professionals.
Why are some stones more expensive than others?
Availability, quarry locations in the world (due to shipping costs), scarcity of some colours, and the amount of work required for mining the stone all have an impact on the price of natural stones. A steep price does not necessarily translate into superior quality. All natural stones—no matter how much they cost—are generally of the same quality.
Can I slice food on my granite countertop?
Granite is more resistant than the blades of your knives. It’s preferable to always slice and chop on a wooden or plastic board.
Will granite stain?
If the stone is properly sealed it will resist oils, liquids and acids. If, however, the stone is very porous, liquids such as oil, acid, some juices and red wine may indeed stain the granite. Rouleau Granit always applies a sealer when installing a countertop.
What are the textures or finishes available?
The most commonly used surface is smooth and shiny, reflecting light with no visible scores. Appropriate finish for marble, granite, and quartz.
A completely matte finish surface, with any irregularities buffed out, showing only the thinnest of scores. Appropriate finish for marble, granite, stone, but not advised for quartz.
The surface has a slightly rougher aspect achieved by leathering, brushing, and polishing. Appropriate finish for marble and granite.
Available through special order only, this finish is mainly used outdoors and is not appropriate for kitchen countertops. (Finish is too rough)
What is the difference between marble, granite and quartz?
Smooth and matt finish: The irregularities have been removed; the surface shows only fine, barely visible scores. This finish is recommended for marble and granite but not for quartz.
Slightly rough and matt finish: This finish is obtained by adding a brushing operation to the surface. It is appropriate for marble and granite.
This finish is available by special order only. It is mainly used outdoors and is not appropriate for kitchen countertops due to the coarse finish.
Marble is a natural stone derived from the crystallization of limestone sediments. It originates mainly from Italy.
Granite is a natural stone derived from the cooling of terrestrial magma that has been crystallized. This stone can be found anywhere in the world.
Quartz is a stone reconstituted in a fabricating plant, made up of natural quartz (found mainly in granite) and mixed with a resin and different pigments.