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August 24, 2019
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Questions and Answers on Stainless Steel Countertops

What gauge of stainless steel do you use?
Eskay uses 16 gauge stainless steel for all our residential countertops. 14 and 12 gauge thick stainless steel is available for commercial, industrial or harsh applications.

Is stainless steel more expensive than laminate?
Yes. Stainless steel counter tops will be more expensive than laminate, but stainless steel will last a life time and is really a great value for what you get. Check out our cost estimator and get a price to see for yourself.

Is stainless steel more expensive than solid surface material?
No. Stainless steel is competitively priced compared to solid surface materials and is less that marble and granite.

How do I clean stainless steel?
See Article: Cleaning stainless steel

What is a #4 finish?
See Article: Finishes of Stainless Steel

Can my countertop be re-polished?
See Article: Re-Polishing Stainless Steel

Are stainless steel countertops hard to install?
No not at all. Stainless steel countertops are installed exactly the same way as laminated and solid surface counter tops. See Installing Countertops for more information.

How much is shipping?
Less then you would probably think. Of course it varies by depending on the size of your project and distance. We will always provide this information to you prior to ordering.

How much is crating?
It varies with each order, but once again is generally less than you would think. We also always provide this information to you prior to ordering.

Do you have sales offices or reps in my area?
Maybe. Call us at 1-800-836-8015 and ask. We have dealers throughout the United States.

Do you have installers in my area?
No. We do not offer installation services. Stainless steel counters install exactly the same way as laminate countertops and anyone that can install a laminate counter top can install a stainless steel counter top. If you are still concerned with the process we will be happy to review installation procedures with you, your installer or contractor.

What is the process in ordering a countertop?
Article: The Process

How long does it take to fabricate a countertop?
Article: The Process