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Solid Surface: ½” built up to 1 ½”
Quartz: 3cm (approx. 1 1/8” to 1 ¼” thick)
Granite: 3cm (approx. 1 1/8” to 1 ¼” thick)
Marble: 3cm (approx. 1 1/8” to 1 ¼” thick)
Soapstone: 3cm (approx. 1 1/8” to 1 ¼” thick)
Wood: 1 1/4" up to 6" with limitations to certain species
Solid Surface: Yes
Solid Surface: No
Solid Surface: No
Solid Surface: No
Granite: Yes. Please refer to the manufacturer’s instructions on how often to apply the sealant.
Marble: Yes. Please refer to the manufacturer’s instructions on how often to apply the sealant.
Soapstone: Sealing and Enhancing are the discretion of the end consumer to apply, please see the care and maintenance for more information.
Wood: Yes. Please refer to the manufacturer's instructions on how often to apply the sealant.
Sealant and Enhancement products can be purchased through your Kitchen Dealer or Contractor from Blume’s.
No. The Heritage Wood tops are not made to “stain match.” Your cabinets will be made from a different wood and finished with a high tech automated process which can not be duplicated by the hand-applied tung-oil finish.
Solid Surface: Yes
No. All of the materials fabricated by Blume’s are heat resistant, not heat proof.
These materials can be damaged by extreme temperature changes, whether prolonged or sudden.
Hot pads and trivets must be used when placing hot skillets, pans or other heat generating appliances on the surface. Damage caused by improper care and maintenance is not warranted or covered by the manufacturer or Blume’s.
No, these cutouts are not available.
Yes, Blume’s works with Granite and Natural Stone distributors in the area for you to select the color of your choice. These colors are by quote only and prices will vary.
15.5.1 “The pits do not make the granite less durable or otherwise inferior, and do not in themselves qualify the slab for replacement. Pits are common in all granites and should be expected when dealing with natural, polished stone containing several types of minerals with different hardness. It is usually best to not attempt repair of pits, as most repair techniques will not cosmetically improve the countertop.” -Quoted from The MIA Design Manual
We ask that if your customer is interesting in viewing our natural stone that you please contact the scheduling department to set an appointment. Viewings are scheduled Monday through Saturday by appointment only.
7:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M
Monday thru Friday
By Appointment Only
Appointments are set:
8:30 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. - Monday thru Friday
9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. - Saturdays
We appreciate having a layout prior to the appointment to inform us of material size limitations and the quantity needed.
We are continually increasing our stock granite and currently have over forty-five colors available for viewing.
We encourage your customers to bring with them a cabinet door, paint, tile or other samples that may aid them in their selection.
Blume's is a working manufacturing facility. Customers will be escorted by a Blume’s employee while within the slab yard and shop areas at all times. We ask that children under the age of 18 are not brought along to the appointment. If children must be in attendance, you will be responsible to bring an additional adult to supervise them in the show room. Children will not be permitted into the shop or viewing area, and they are not to be left unsupervised under any circumstance. These precautions create a safe environment for your customers and Blume’s employees and are necessary for safety and liability issues.
Please see Product Dealers to request a design specialist and/or granite supplier in your area.
The Marble Institute of America (MIA) is the leading trade organization of the natural stone countertop industry. In order to achieve the distinction of an MIA Accreditated Fabricator, one must abide by the highest standards in the industry. Experience in the industry, financial stability and quality of work are all required to achieve this distinction. More Information on Accreditation
Solid Surface: Kitchen: 3 1/2" Vanity: 3”
Quartz: Kitchen & Vanity: 4”
Granite: Kitchen & Vanity: 4”
Marble: Kitchen & Vanity: 4”
Soapstone: Kitchen & Vanity: 4”
Custom backsplash heights are also available.
Solid Surface: Yes
Solid Surface: Inconspicuous
The final placement of seams is at the discretion of Blume’s.
We determine seam location by the following factors:
• Manufacturer’s requirements and recommendations
• Grain direction (movement in the material)
• Actual slab size of material chosen
• Layout of the project
• Consideration of weight, handling, and location logistics of moving
pieces into your home. These include size of doors, elevators,
Please refer to each materials Care and Maintenance.
Cost is determined by quotation only through a Kitchen Dealer or Contractor.
All appliances must be at the jobsite and set in place
Faucets or faucet spreads
All cabinets must be on-site, secured, and level.
Cabinets that set directly on your countertops (appliance garages and breadboxes) should be on site but not installed.
Existing countertops are removed to provide the best possible fit.
Any additional cutouts are on site.
During the processing of your order, please ask an associate if you are unsure of the need of support.
The following are the limits on overhang before needing corbels. These numbers are assuming the 1/3 – 2/3 Rule* applies.
Solid Surface: 12” (1 ½” Build Up with Solid Plywood)
Quartz: 12” (3CM Thickness)
Quartz: 8” (2CM Thickness)
Granite: 8” (3CM Thickness)
Marble: To be determined
Soapstone: 8" (3CM Thickness)
Wood: 12" - 16" depending on the thickness and construction style
*The one third two third rule means: Two thirds of the total width of the countertop must be supported. Example you cannot put a 22” deep countertop on a 12” deep cabinet without corbels even though the overhang is within the limits. Please see mounting option for each material.
**Standards of the MIA Design Manual
Steel supports, corbels, cabinets, columns, pedestals, etc. are not provided by Blume’s. Please see your design specialist for these items.
All supporting structures (cabinets, columns, pedestals, etc.) must be installed
prior to time of templating.
All corbels should be installed as soon as possible after your countertops have been installed.
A template is a pattern of your countertop, ensuring the best fit possible for your home.
Blume’s does not re-hook plumbing, gas, or electric. We are not responsible for any gas, plumbing or electrical work.
Solid Surface: A or B Mount - See Mounting Options
Quartz: A, B or G-Mount - See Mounting Options
Granite: A, B or G-Mount - See Mounting Options
Wood: A or B- Mount - See Mounting Options
Marble: A or B-Mount - See Mounting Options
Soapstone: A, B or G-Mount - See Mounting Options
*G-Mount available with select Stainless Steel Bowls Only.
Gravity Sinks: See Mounting Information
16 and 18 gauge refers to the thickness of the stainless steel used to make the bowl. 16 gauge is heavier and thicker than 18 gauge.