Please refer to the "How to order" page for a description of the ordering process.
Countertops usually ship from our facility 4 - 6 weeks after receipt of deposit. Please contact your sales representative if your order requires expedition.
A basic countertop will cost approximately $60-$70 per square foot. If you plan to scribe your countertop into place on one or more sides, you can bring the cost down even further by eliminating uneccesary flanges. Our product configurator will give you an exact price based on your dimensions and desired options. Feel free to play around with it to help develop your budget.
We accept checks and all major credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.
By utilizing state of the art technology, we are able to keep administrative, design and production costs to a minimum. Our powerful computer modeling technology allows us to generate CAD drawings almost instantly. From these drawings a precision laser cutter and press brake cut and fold raw material into countertop shapes. Our experienced welders and finishers put on the final touches.
For more than 12 years, we have been fabricating quality custom metal work for the most discerning clients. Our work has been featured in Architects Newspaper, Dwell, Interior Design, The New York Times, and Architectural Record. Take a look at the countertop gallery and custom metal page and see for yourself.
Integral sinks are stainless steel sinks that are welded directly to the countertop. The welds are subsequently ground out and polished resulting in a one-piece, seamless countertop. We offer a variety of sink sizes and configurations. All of our integral sinks are 16 gauge stainless steel, 25% thicker than a typical 18 gauge sink.
Integral backsplashes are designed to protect the wall from splashes and spills and are brake formed directly into the countertop. Our standard backsplash height is 4". With a suitable wall material (tile or stainless steel panels, for example) and proper countertop installation integral backsplashes are not necessary. In fact most of our customers prefer the more minimal look of a countertop without integral backsplashes.
A #4 finish, also known as a "brushed" or "satin" finish, is the most common cosmetic stainless steel finish and can be seen on stainless steel appliances and professional kitchens. It is characterized by short, parallel polishing lines which are mechanically applied. It is favored by architects and home owners for its low lustre and is one of the easiest stainless steel finishes to maintain.
Please note that welded joints (at the integral sinks and corners for example) are manually ground out and polished. The resulting polishing lines are usually longer than the mechanically applied ones and consequently the finish may appear slightly brighter. This is perfectly normal.
It really depends on how deep the scratch is. Minor scratches can usually be polished and blended out. Your results will vary depending on your experience and the abrasives at your disposal
One of the most common polishing mistakes people make is rubbing the scratched area with an abrasive (Scotch-Brite or scouring powder) in a circular motion. This usually makes matters worse by brightening and highlighting the afflicted area while doing little to remove the scractch. Polishing (and even cleaning) should ALWAYS be done with the grain (that is, in the direction of polish).
The trick to removing scratches is to undersand that the finish itself is a series of small, parallel "scratches." The reason the offending scratch stands out from the factory applied finish is it reflects light differently due to its relative direction and depth. The solution is to remove the offending scratches by applying more "scratches" (with a Scotch-Brite pad) in the direction of the grain until the original scratch is removed. This is what polishing is. The tricky part is keeping your polishing straight (parallel to the polish) and avoiding stops and starts. A range of abrasive pads, available from an industrial supplier, is recommended.
All of our countertops are fabricated from 16 gauge, alloy 304 stainless steel. 16 gauge stainless steel is 0.06 inches thick -- approximately 1/16th of an inch.
Absolutely. We can fabricate countertops in steel, brass/bronze, copper or zinc. We have extensive polising and patination experience from our years of servicing the architectural industry. Our finishes include: mirror polish, non-directional, black-oxide.
MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) is a type of engineered wood similar to particle board but stronger, denser and more moisture resistant; typically used for cabinets, furniture, and moldings.