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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. WHAT IS “SOLID SURFACE”?

Solid Surface is a man-made material usually composed of acrylic or polyester resins which make them completely non-porous. Pigments and flakes are added to give the material color and depth. Solid Surface counter tops are not impervious to scratches but do hold up well against daily use. The benefit of having a Solid Surface product is that at any time the surface can be restored to its original state. Re-surfacing existing Solid Surface counter tops is recommend to be done by a professional. Another key attribute of this product is the ability to create a seamless countertop as well as a seamless integrated sink which adds to the clean look and feel of Solid Surfaces. Fisher Specialties, Inc., offers a wide range of solid surface products that can accommodate any taste in design.

* “GREEN” products available

*Dark colors of solid surface are not encouraged in high traffic areas where there is an abundance of natural lighting.

2. WHAT IS “QUARTZ”?

Solid Surface is a man-made material usually composed of acrylic or polyester resins which make them completely non-porous. Pigments and flakes are added to give the material color and depth. Solid Surface counter tops are not impervious to scratches but do hold up well against daily use. The benefit of having a Solid Surface product is that at any time the surface can be restored to its original state. Re-surfacing existing Solid Surface counter tops is recommend to be done by a professional. Another key attribute of this product is the ability to create a seamless countertop as well as a seamless integrated sink which adds to the clean look and feel of Solid Surfaces. Fisher Specialties, Inc., offers a wide range of solid surface products that can accommodate any taste in design.

* “GREEN” products available

3. WHAT IS “GRANITE”?

Granite is an igneous rock with volcanic origins and is comprised of 30% Quartz and 60% feldspar, which gives Granite a high range of hardness. It is highly resistant to wear and also exhibits superior abrasion resistance and compressive strength. The natural beauty of granite is unsurpassed by any other similar product. Endless color and graining structures offer a product that is not only timeless but can accommodate any taste or feel in design. Fisher Specialties, Inc., is at the forefront of the natural stone industry. We have unsurpassed buying power in six of the seven continents. Our powerful resources are in your hand when it comes to creating an inspiring and provocative statement in your dream kitchen or any other space that can be changed instantly by the beauty of natural granite.

4. HOW DO I SEAL A GRANITE COUNTER TOP?

Granite is a product of nature and does contain open pores throughout the surface. Sealing and maintaining a granite surface is easier than led to believe.

    1. Clean the desired surface thoroughly being sure to remove any and all debris, dust and food.

    2. Make sure the surface is completely dry after initial cleaning.

    3. Using a spray bottle, apply sealer evenly over surface holding the bottle 10-12 inches away from surface.

    4. With a dry cloth, gently wipe the sprayed on sealer over surface to ensure all areas are covered.

    5. Let the sealer dry for the specified time on the container.

    6. With a clean dry cloth, wipe the surface again to remove any streak marks left from the sealer.

We suggest sealing your granite counter tops once a year. Although many sealers do have guarantees for five, ten or fifteen years, regular maintenance will ensure your investment is properly protected for the lifetime of your surface.

5. ARE THERE “GREEN” COUNTER TOP ALTERNATIVES?

Fisher Specialties, Inc., prides itself in being 100% environmentally committed. We are here to serve the expectations of a conscientious society with “Green” products in Solid Surface, Quartz as well as concrete based countertops.

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DuPont Corian Terra Collection is comprised of recycled content.

DuPont Zodiaq Quartz Terra Collection consists of 25% post consumer recycled content.

Silestone by Constantio offers several colors that contain post consumer recycled content. Coffee Brown, Absolute Green and the six colors in the Stellar Series contain 35% post consumer recycled glass content. Also, the color “Dali” is composed of more than 70% post consumer recycled glass.

These collections as well as others we offer may contribute to earning points under the LEED Building Rating System developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).