Frequently Asked Questions
Every job is different but typically within 2-4 weeks we will have completed your counter’s fabrication and be ready to install it.
We typically service within about a 50-mile radius of the Houghton Lake area, but are willing to extend that. If you are outside of that area, contact us and tell us about your project.
No. Stone Gallery of the Lakes seals every counter that goes out our door.
Yes. Our precision laser-measurement process produces a countertop template that will match your space to within one-sixteenth of an inch no matter the shape needed.
This refers to a number of earth-quarried products, including Granite, Marble, Travertine, Slate, Quartzite and others. These products deliver durability and beauty. Products differ in composition, color and texture, even among pieces from the same source. This lends itself to one-of-a-kind designs and distinctive applications.
People choose natural stone due to its distinctive beauty and the tranquility it brings to a space. Natural Stone products are also more durable than most artificial products and require very little maintenance.
Put simply, nearly every surface both inside and outside your home; this includes floors, countertops, patios, fireplaces, walkways and much more.
Kitchen countertops are often exposed to acidic substances such as vinegar, tomato sauce, lemon juice and more. The silicates contained within natural stone surfaces won’t react with acid, helping it resist staining. Granite is also the hardest and densest of the natural stones, making it more scratch resistant than other stone surfaces.
Homeowners often look for bold colors and flowing patterns for their bath’s aesthetic. Due to its wide spectrum of available colors, marble is the perfect choice. While marble is not recommended for kitchen applications because of its high carbonate content that makes it vulnerable to acidic substances, bathroom countertops are more likely to be exposed to alkaline products, which do not react with Marble.
Neutral cleaners are needed to clean natural stone surfaces. Acidic or alkaline cleaners should be avoided because they can open the pours of the surface and alter the color. We recommend MORE™ natural stone cleaner products.
A sealer that penetrates and protects natural stone. We recommend MORE™ natural stone sealer products.