DOES MILWAUKEE MARBLE & GRANITE HAVE ANY TYPE OF WARRANTY?
Milwaukee Marble has a one-year warranty on all Milwaukee Marble labor of fabricated and installed stone. If you choose to upgrade from the base sealer there is a lifetime warranty against staining when our superior sealer is applied by our setters upon installation.
WHAT DOES STONE COST AND HOW CAN I GET AN ESTIMATE?
Milwaukee Marble offers FREE estimates for your custom project.
Granite starts at $54 per square foot, depending on your needs. Please stop in our showroom with your plans and our expert sales professionals will work with you to provide the best pricing and value. Short on time? You may also email or fax your drawings to us.
CAN I PICK MY SLABS?
After consulting with your sales professional and determining the details of the project, we encourage you to visit our neighboring stone distributors, to select the perfect slab(s) for your project. Their staff will expertly assist you with your selection. Once selected, your slab will be reserved and we'll take care of the rest.
Milwaukee Marble also carries select stone in stock; please discuss our stock (remnant and full slab) options with your sales professional.
WILL MY COUNTER TOPS SCRATCH OR CHIP?
Granite is a very hard substance, rating 6-7 on MOHs hardness scale (diamonds rate a 10). Normal daily use on your counter tops should not scratch the stone. Chipping can occur in instances of severe impact or jarring. If this happens it typically is a small areas and can be repaired with epoxy and/or crushed granite.
Marble is a much softer material rating about 3-4 hardness which means scratching can happen more easily. Marble is more typically used as flooring, vanity tops, and fireplace surrounds. If you wish to use Marble for your kitchen counter tops, extra care should be taken. Please ask your sales professional for more details.
WILL MY COUNTER TOPS STAIN AND DO THEY NEED TO BE SEALED?
It is possible for your stone to stain without the proper precautions. We recommend sealing your tops and using appropriate cleaners. Milwaukee Marble carries the best line of sealers/protectants and cleaners available. We encourage you and your sales professional to discuss which products are right for you and your stone.
Additionally, the use of coasters and trivets to keep messy drips and excessive heat away from your tops. Blot and clean spills immediately and towel dry to prevent water spots. Do not leave leaky oily, rusty containers or hard chemicals on your tops or flooring for any prolonged amount of time.
Proper sealing will help protect your stone from many of the everyday spills that preventative measures fail to avoid.
Included in the cost of your project Milwaukee Marble's standard impregnating sealer is applied at the time of installation. Depending on your stone and its use, it may need to be sealed again 9-12 months later. Most standard sealers require additional treatments every 12-18 months depending on type and use. For an additional cost, MMG offers a superior impregnating sealer with lifetime warranty against staining that is applied at installation. This sealer never needs additional application. Ask your sales professional for more details.
HOW DOES GRANITE COMPARE TO ENGINEERED STONE IN REGARDS TO CLEANABILITY AND HARBORING GERMS AND BACTERIA?
Studies comparing the cleanability of unsealed granite and marble to engineered stone when exposed to e-coli and then cleaned with average household cleaning products, including mild dish soap and water, showed the same level of cleanability and met FDA standards for food contact.
WHAT IS RADON AND IS IT DANGEROUS?
Radon is a naturally occurring gas generated from minerals in the earth. In and around an average home any number of NORMs (Naturally Occurring Radioactive Mineral) can be found in a variety of natural products. These products can produce measurable amounts of radiation including radon gas. Concrete products, sand, clay bricks, coal, natural gas, fertilizers and the vegetables grown in those fertilizers, wine glasses, windows or mirrors may contain NORMs. Many studies have determined that granite is safe; measurable amounts of Radon can be found, but the level is insignificant and not harmful. There is a much higher chance of risk from radon emanating from the soil under your house than from the granite on your cabinets.