FLOFORM offers a complete selection of countertop surfaces whose differences we can thoroughly explain.
To ensure perfect fit and finishing, we use only the latest digitizing technology and our trained staff to sell, measure, fabricate and install our products.
Renovating your countertops is one of the most exciting projects you can undertake.
Countertops - FAQ
1. What is Quartz Countertops made of?
It’s an extremely hard stone crystal mined directly from the earth. They are created from natural quartz. In fact, quartz is the hardest non-precious stone that can be found on the earth’s surface. It is a surface that is truly everlasting. They are man-made engineered, formed by 93% ground quartz combined with pigments and resins to create slabs that are non-porous, strong, and rival the beauty of quarry stones.
2. What is Granite made of?
Granite is hard and highly scratch-resistant; composed mainly of quartz and feldspar with minor amounts of mica, amphiboles, and other minerals. This mineral composition usually gives granite a red, pink, gray, or white color with dark mineral grains visible throughout the rock. Granite is also well known for its many world-famous natural exposures. These include Stone Mountain, Georgia; Yosemite Valley, California; Mount Rushmore, South Dakota; Pike’s Peak, Colorado; and White Mountains, New Hampshire. Granite products are ideal for countertops, vanities, and decorative exterior applications.
3. What is Solid Surface made of?
Solid surface countertops are made mainly from acrylic and polyester. It is composed of acrylic polymer and alumina trihydrate (ATH), a material derived from bauxite ore (bauxite is a sedimentary rock with a relatively high aluminum content). Corian is the original material of this type, created by DuPont scientists in 1967. A number of direct solid surface competitors to Corian have emerged since the expiration of DuPont’s patent on solid surfaces.
4. What is Laminate made of?
They are made from layers of plastic that are bonded to particleboard or kraft paper to create the countertop surface. These countertops are available in a wide variety of colors, textures, and patterns, ranging from options that look like marble to ones that mirror the appearance of stainless steel. The end result is a clean and finished surface that won’t put a huge strain on your budget. Laminate Countertops are offered in two collections: Flat Lay and Post-Form.
5. How do I prepare for my new countertop?
If appliances and fixtures are existing, please have them disconnected and removed to prevent any accidental damages. Because the material is awkward and heavy, we request that a clear path with lots of room is provided and that the workspace is vacant. Finally, a decision-maker over the age of 18 (preferably the Homeowner) must be present for the duration of the install, which lasts approximately three to four hours. Please have your countertops cleared prior to the installation crews arrival.
6. Will the countertop installation be noisy? Messy? Smelly?
Yes, yes, and yes. And while we take the utmost care while installing your countertops, there are loud tools required to complete the job. We have dust collection systems but the process is not 100% dust-free but you may want to drape or cover areas to contain the dust to the construction area. FLOFORM will leave the job-site in “broom swept” condition. Additionally, chemicals are often used. Epoxies and other glues can have a strong odor but are not a health concern with an open window.
7. Can I install my countertop?
For the purpose of safety, fit, finish, and warranty we always recommend taking advantage of our highly trained and experienced staff. At FLOFORM we offer a full-service experience that includes the installation. Our service crews are both equipped and prepared for installing any of our materials and are fully insured.