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What type of quartz do you carry?

We offer a wide variety of quality brands to fit every budget and style. View our Quartz Collection and you are sure to find options you will love.

Can porcelain only be used for countertops?

While porcelain can be used for countertops, it is also an excellent choice for fireplace and shower surrounds, as well as backsplashes and walls.

How do I care for Luxa porcelain?

Luxa porcelain surfaces are relatively easy to maintain. They are nonporous and therefore require no sealing. Use warm water and mild soap for day to day cleaning.

How often do I need to seal my granite countertops?

The answer depends on the type of granite and on usage. Even though some granites may require sealing once a year, the majority do not require sealing past the original sealing. In any case, sealing is a very simple process that takes just a few minutes. Merrimack Stone Industries seals the granite after we install your new countertops. Just clean regularly with warm water and lightly colored dish soap and be sure to avoid using any abrasive cleaners that will break down your seal quicker.

Does granite stain?

Typically, no. Granite is porous like all stone, so if liquid is left for an extended period of time it is possible. The sealing of granite should slow this process. However, any liquid that penetrates the stone’s pores can then usually be extracted from the stone.

What is the thickness of the granite?

Our granite is 3cm (approx. 1 ¼”) thick, the standard for kitchen countertops.

What if my project does not require a full slab?

We have an expansive selection of remnants to choose from so you don’t have to buy more material than you need. You never know what you might find, as our selection varies from commonly sourced materials to one-of-a-kind special orders.

Where are your cabinets made?

Our Legacy cabinets are all manufactured in the U.S.

Can I buy cabinets elsewhere and just have Merrimack Stone install countertops?

Yes, but if you source both cabinets and counters from us, you will get quality, affordable cabinets with lead times cut in half. We have four different lines with styles from classic to contemporary. And, we offer a large selection of cabinet hardware from Hardware Resources, making the process even easier.

Can you give me an estimate for my cabinets if I provide dimensions?

To give you an estimate, we need a sketch or plan of your project to understand the scope of the project and best advise you on the layout. You may fax or email your sketch/plan to (603) 474-4425 or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will give you an estimate free of charge within 48 hours.

Do I have to go to your Merrimack NH location to initially look for cabinets or surfaces for my countertops?

No. We offer online meetings where you never have to leave the comfort of your home to meet with us and work on your project. Our team is ready via a scheduled online meeting where you can share with us aspects of your project including flooring or backsplash ideas, and we will help you with cabinet and kitchen design as well as stone selection.

Do I need to make an appointment with you before going to your showroom?

Appointments are encouraged. Call us at (603) 272-6391 to set up a time.

Can you give me an estimate if I tell you the dimensions for countertops?

In order for us to give you an estimate we would need a sample sketch or plan of the project, your address, and the material you have selected. This will give us a better idea of the complexity or simplicity of your project. You may fax or email your sketch/plan to (603) 474-4425 or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will give you an estimate free of charge within 48 hours. If you like our estimate we strongly suggest you visit our indoor showroom full of slabs to choose from.

Will you come to my home to take the measurements?

Yes. We complete kitchen countertop measurements as part of our process once the project estimate has been accepted.

What is your turnaround time for installing kitchen countertops?

Typically for kitchen countertops, turnaround time from in-person measuring/templating to installation can be 10-14 days but please call us specific to your project and we can discuss.

I live far away, is there an extra charge for delivery and installation?

Typically for kitchen countertops, turnaround time from in-person measuring/templating to installation can be 10-14 days but please call us specific to your project and we can discuss.

Why should we approve our natural stone slabs before you fabricate them?

You’re making an important investment in your natural stone countertops that we want you to enjoy for many years. We want you to be completely satisfied with your choice of material before we fabricate the natural stone and install your new countertops. Every slab of natural stone has unique variations in color, shading, and texture, in addition to natural pits, dry veins, and fissures. Due to the nature of stone fabrication, we cannot guarantee that a specific slab, or part of a slab, from your selected material will be used or avoided in a particular area of your installation. The dimensions of natural stone slabs vary. The layout of your countertop area will determine the number of seams you will have and their locations. All seams will be visible to the eye and to the touch. We want you to carefully view and select the exact slab(s) for us to fabricate your countertop. Before we fabricate, we will present layouts of your kitchen countertops using your slab(s) so you can see how the natural variations of the slab(s) you chose will be highlighted in your countertops.

What is the difference between an "undermount" sink and a "drop-in" sink and is there a cost difference for the type of cutout required?

a) Undermount Sink - Fasteners underneath the countertop hold an "undermount" sink so that a polished edge of granite is exposed above the sink.

b) Drop-In Sink - A "drop-in" sink has a lip that folds over the countertop and rests on top of the cutout.

Price Differences - An undermount sink cutout requires more polishing and installation labor than a drop-in sink cutout and therefore is a more expensive option. Different edges are also available.

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