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Vanity Benchtop

AJC Marble & Granite Frquently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Please read our responses to some questions about stone benchtops which are often raised by our customers. If there is something that is not here, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

AJC Marble & Granite Operations

No. Cracks do not often occur. When they do happen it is more likely that it has resulted from something outside of our control; house subsidence,  shifting foundations, standing on the benchtop, etc.

Although we are always ready to travel further when the need arises, these are our usual destinations.

  • Sydney
  • Greater Sydney
  • Macarthur
  • North Sydney
  • South Sydney
  • Eastern Suburbs
  • Western Suburbs
  • North Shore
  • Double Bay
  • Northern Beaches
  • Hills District
  • Sutherland Shire
  • Neutral Bay

Installation Questions

A mitre join is when the edge of the stone bench top is cut at a 45 degree angle. Another strip also cut at 45 degrees is glued to this edge to form a 90 degree angle. Mitre joints look more seamless, they are more labour intensive and therefore more expensive.

The butt edge is where the vertical side of the bench sits under the horizontal stone slab. Though cheaper, this is often preferred for its simplicity.

Questions About Stone Benchtops

Yes, depending upon the size, the type of stone and nature of the damage.

In general, natural stone is more prone to staining, marking and chipping than engineered stone. However, sealing and/or proper care and maintenance makes both resilient in this respect.

Engineered stone is for internal uses. It is tough, durable, dense and resilient to scratches, stains and chipping. Natural stone can last thousands of years outdoors. Properly cared for natural stone will certainly stand up to family use.

Marble is less dense and more porous than granite. When properly sealed marble’s performance as a benchtop is extremely long-lasting.

Both stones are quite dense which make them durable. They do vary in colour and look different.

Both natural and engineered stone is suitable.

  • Granite and marble are hardy for the kitchen and great to use.
  • Natural stones vary in their suitability for different uses.
  • All engineered stone is well suited to most household applications.

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Areas we service

Although we are always ready to travel further when the need arises, these are our usual destinations.

  • Sydney
  • Greater Sydney
  • Macarthur
  • North Sydney
  • South Sydney
  • Eastern Suburbs
  • Western Suburbs
  • North Shore
  • Double Bay
  • Northern Beaches
  • Hills District
  • Sutherland Shire
  • Neutral Bay