Here are some of the most commonly asked questions we receive. Don’t see the answer you’re looking for? Please reach out to us at 503-691-1628 or fill out the form on this page. A member of our friendly, knowledgeable team will be happy to help you.
Yes, we have a modest showroom designed specifically with you in mind. From color selections and edge details to joint quality and backsplash options, our showroom is truly an experience in itself. Call us to schedule a time to come and see it.
Yes. In fact, we strongly encourage you to view and select your slabs. We do this for two reasons:
Cost per square foot can be a deceiving measurement for the cost of a granite or quartz countertop. With innumerable color selections, edge selections, sink options, and your specific layout, the cost can vary wildly.
As such, we are reluctant to give a blanket cost per square foot. But if you really need an idea of what it costs, an average kitchen will run $8,500 - $9,000 for all labor and materials.
Because 3cm (1-¼”) stone counters are thicker than their 2cm (3/4”) counterparts, they are stronger. But that doesn’t mean 3cm counters are necessarily better. When installed correctly, either thickness is plenty strong for your kitchen counter.
The differences between the two are really cosmetic. Almost all 2cm (3/4”) counters are laminated on the finished edge, meaning the granite appears to be 4cm (1-½”) thick. When placed next to a 3cm edge, it actually appears thicker.
A common concern and deciding factor is the backsplash thickness. Many people consider a 3cm backsplash too thick and disproportionate to the counters. Additionally, the real deciding factor often comes down to material availability.
There are three main differences:
As to which is better, it really depends on what you want in a kitchen counter. You may want the unmatched, natural beauty and selection of granite or the worry free, maintenance free aspect of quartz. You can cut on both and they both will add value and usability to your kitchen like no other product on the market.
To learn more about the differences between granite and quartz and to help you decide which best suits your style, budget, and needs, download our Free Granite & Quartz Material Guide
Crowley’s is unique in that we guarantee a six-day turn-around from template to installation. For example, if we were to template your kitchen on Monday, it would be installed the following Tuesday - guaranteed!