Materials

“Granite has survived millions of years of the earth’s movement. It can certainly handle a few hard days in your kitchen.”

Created by nature and transformed by modern technology, granite is an investment where time and the elements have fashioned a story in stone. Deep iridescent colors and one-of-a-kind beauty add elegance and warmth to your home or business that cannot be duplicated with synthetic materials.

Every Granite countertop we fabricate is 100% custom. We measure to fit your needs and then produce a product that you will fall in love with. Granite is extremely durable and easy to maintain. Unlike other countertop products on the market, granite can withstand extreme temperatures and it is the hardest countertop material available today.
With over 300 colors to choose from and more colors being found every day, you will have no problem finding a color that goes with your decor.  If your decor is elegantly rich, conservative or simple, granite will have a color that you will fall in love with.

Caring and maintenance for granite countertops

For every day cleaning, use a mild soap with warm water and a soft clean cloth. You can also use any water based spray cleaners or Marbamist cleaner (sample bottle provided with every install).
 
If a film develops on your countertops, use 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water and a soft cloth to remove.
 
Sealing your granite 
 
Your countertops come to you sealed, have already been sealed or will be sealed the day of the install. After that some stones may only need to be sealed every 1-2 years; some need to be sealed more regularly. Please ask your experienced sales person or installer for more information.
 
A sample bottle of sealer is provided with every install.  Please read and follow directions for proper sealing instructions.
We fabricate an engineered stone called Hanstone. HanStone™ is an innovative new product that combines natural quartz, one of nature’s hardest materials, with high quality polymer resin and pigment to produce a durable yet luxurious stone surface. We source various types, sizes and colors of quartz crystals from around the world, which provide the desired hue, feel and design, and capture the spirit and essence of natural colors. Unlike granite and many other surfaces, HanStone is non-porous and requires no sealing. In addition to being even more durable than granite, HanStone is also stain-resistant, heat-resistant and easy to maintain. It has also been tested and certified by the National Sanitation for Food Safety and Food Contact under the NSF 51 Certification, and is backed by a 10-year warranty.
 
All of these qualities have made HanStone a premier choice among builders around the world. For homeowners, it’s an ideal surface for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, bar tops and other surfaces. It’s also perfect for high-traffic areas such as offices, banks, hotels and restaurants, where applications can also include walls, reception areas, serving areas, table tops, and much more.
 
If you’re looking for a surface that is safe for food preparation and easy to maintain, yet will maintain its luster and natural beauty, you’ll find HanStone Fine Quartz Surfaces to be the perfect choice!
Visit out supplier’s web site www.bestquartz.com  for more information and available color options.
 
Caring and maintenance for HanStone countertops
The Natural Beauty of HanStone™ Quartz Surfaces is easy to maintain. Made from the finest natural quartz, HanStone™ is the premier surfacing material with all the beauty of nature without its drawbacks. HanStone™ is a non-porous material that is highly resistant to stain, scratches and heat. However, it is not stain, scratch, or heat proof. Following the proper care & maintenance recommended by your professional HanStone™ distributor or installer, you can keep your HanStone™ beautiful for many years.
 
Routine Care & Maintenance
Simply clean HanStone™ with soap and water on a regular basis to keep the lustrous gloss and radiant sheen. For routine cleaning, use warm water and a damp cloth with a small amount of non-abrasive cleaner that does not contain bleach.
Although HanStone™ is resistant to stain, spills should be cleaned as soon as possible. Liquid spills and stains from fruits, vegetables, or other foods should be wiped up and cleaned with soap and water.
 
Preventing Damages
Heat
HanStone™ is designed to be extremely resistant to heat and can withstand exposure to normal cooking environments for brief periods of time without being damaged. Although HanStone™ withstands heat better than most surfacing materials on the market, all surfacing materials, including stone, can be damaged by extreme temperature changes, whether prolonged or sudden. Trivets and hot pads should be used when placing hot skillets, pans, or other heat generating kitchenware on the surface.
 
Scratches
HanStone™’s durable surface is designed to withstand normal use. While it is resistant to scratches, cuts, and chipping, cutting directly on HanStone™ should be avoided. Using cutting boards and taking care not to drop or move heavy objects on the surface will help to ensure the long-lasting beauty of HanStone™.
 
Chemical
Avoid exposing HanStone™ to any strong chemicals and solvents. It is important to note that some of these chemicals and solvents can be found in household items like paint removers, paint and stain strippers that contain trichlorethane or methylene chloride, nail polish removers, bleach, furniture cleaners, oil soaps, permanent markers or inks, and chemicals with high alkaline/PH levels (Oven Cleaners, Drain Openers, etc.). Avoid using cleaning products that contain oils, powders or abrasives.
Although long-term or frequent exposure must be avoided at all times, products that contain acetone or bleach may be used with short-term exposure (removing and rinsing within 5 minutes of application) to clean difficult stains or residues. Always handle such cleaning agents with care and rinse the applied surface with water completely afterwards.
 
Chemicals to Avoid
The below list of chemicals should be avoided with HanStone™; however, the below list is not a complete list, and there may be other chemicals not listed here that may damage HanStone™. The effect of any chemical usage on HanStone™ is ultimately dependent on the type of chemical, the length of exposure, and the degree of concentration.
* Oil soaps, bluing agents, dyes, stains, paint thinner or strippers.
* Solvents such as acetone, nail polish, lacquer thinner, or bleach (short-term exposure is acceptable for purposes of cleaning difficult stains-based on removing and rinsing applied area within 5 minutes).
* Chlorinated solvents such as trichloroethylene or methylene chloride.
* Benzene, toluene, methyl ethyl ketone.
* Concentrated acids such as hydrocyanic acid, hydrofluoric acid, hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, nitric acid.
* Chemicals with high alkaline/PH levels (pH > 10).
If any of the substances listed come into contact with HanStone™, rinse with plenty of water and follow routine cleaning procedures immediately.
 
Removing Difficult Spills
On stubborn or dried spills where routine cleaning procedures do not work, use a nonabrasive cleaning pad along with common household cleaners like Formula 409 Glass and Surface Cleaner* or a comparable cleaning product. If gum, nail polish, paint, or other substances are accidentally allowed to adhere to the surface, they can be removed with the use of a plastic scraper or putty knife to gently scrap off the substance and by following routine cleaning procedures.
 
General Precautions
HanStone™ is made from fine natural quartz, making it one of nature’s hardest surfaces. As a result, HanStone™ will keep its beauty for years without sealing or polishing. It is also non-porous, so it won’t absorb stains or harbor harmful bacteria. However, as a general precaution, use trivets and cutting boards to avoid damages caused by extreme or sudden changes in temperature or impact on the surface.
Marble is an investment where time and the elements have fashioned a story in stone. Deep iridescent colors and one-of-a-kind beauty add elegance and warmth to your home or business that cannot be duplicated with synthetic materials.
Every Marble countertop we fabricate is 100% custom.  We measure to fit your needs and then produce a product that you will fall in love with. Marble is a great choice for fireplace surrounds, wall cladding, bathroom vanities or table tops.  Marble is not recommended for use in your kitchen because it is a softer material and will damage over time.
Caring and maintenance for Marble countertops
For every day cleaning use a mild soap with warm water and a soft clean cloth, You can also use any water based spray cleaners or Marbamist cleaner (sample bottle provided with every install).
 
If a film, develops on your countertops, use 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water and a soft cloth to remove.
 
Sealing your Marble
 
Your countertops come to you sealed or will be sealed the day of the install.  After that some stones may only need to be sealed every 1-2 years and some need to be sealed more regularly. Please ask your experienced sales person or installer for more information.
 
A sample bottle of sealer is provided with every install; please read and follow directions for proper sealing instructions.
Slate is an investment where time and the elements have fashioned a story in stone. Deep iridescent colors and one-of-a-kind beauty..
Slate is primarily used in fireplace applications and flooring.
Limestone is an investment where time and the elements have fashioned a story in stone. 
Every Limestone countertop we fabricate is 100% custom.  We measure to fit your needs and then produce a product that you will fall in love with. Limestone is a great choice for fireplace surrounds, wall cladding, bathroom vanities or table tops. Limestone is not recommended for use in your kitchen because it is a softer material and will damage over time.
Caring and maintenance for Limestone
For every day cleaning use a mild soap with warm water and a soft clean cloth.  You can also use any water based spray cleaner or Marbamist cleaner (sample bottle provided with every install).
 
If a film develops on your countertops, use 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water and a soft cloth to remove.
 
Sealing your Limestone
 
Your countertops come to you sealed or will be sealed the day of the install.  After that some stones may only need to be sealed every 1-2 years and some need to be sealed more regularly. Please ask your experienced sales person or installer for more information.
 
A sample bottle of sealer is provided with every install; please read and follow directions for proper sealing instructions.
If you are searching for unique kitchen and bathroom designs utilizing the natural beauty of Brazilian soapstone, or searching for
creative soapstone applications, soapstone sinks, or soapstone accessories, then you have found the premier source!
Why Choose Dorado Soapstone.
  • Quarried Naturally
  • Non Porous
  • Does not Stain
  • Does not require a sealer
  • Does not harbor bacteria
  • Easy to Maintain
Beautify Your Kitchen and Bathroom with a Soapstone Countertop
When it’s time to redo the kitchen, maybe you want to think about a soapstone countertop. With eight different Brazilian stones, it will be very easy to enhance the beauty of your countertop as well as enhance its use with a high quality material. If you are concerned about a color scheme, rest assured there are several different combinations in both light and dark colors that will make you proud to show to friends and strangers.
 
Unsurpassed Quality
 
The quality of the material that goes into our soapstone countertops makes it a good choice for anyone with children or those who wish to buy a product that will last for many years. The beauty your new sink provides will make you proud to entertain friends and business associates and will serve as an enhancement to your kitchen if you choose to sell your home in the future. One of the finest selling points for many people is the kitchen—women don’t seem to care as much about the size or design of the living room as they do the kitchen.
 
Good in the Bathroom, Too
 
Another room that tends to gain great importance when it comes to countertops is the bathroom. Although most people only invest in an average size vanity/sink, there are some larger bathrooms with double sinks and thus a vanity of a much larger size. Those who have the larger bathrooms tend to be very choosy about the way they are decorated. In many cases people with larger bathrooms want to custom decorate them including the vanity they choose for that room.
 
Beauty and Ease
 
Using soapstone slabs for both your kitchen and bathroom countertops is a good way to use quality material to enhance and beautify the two most important rooms in your home. Even businesses that have a kitchen area can provide an area that is easier to clean by replacing existing countertops with soapstone.
 
Soapstone is a high quality product for countertops; we have seen soapstone last for 100 years. Because it is very dense and non-porous it will last much longer than other materials. That is the key to finding a quality product that will enhance the surroundings and last for many years. Choosing Dorado Soapstone will give you all of those things and more at an affordable price. These are a few things to think about when choosing the right soapstone countertop for your home.

Our sink and faucet selections make it easy to pick out your fixtures at the same time you buy you new countertops. We have many different options to choose from, each at the highest quality around.

Sinks

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Faucets

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