General FAQs

Our hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.  We are available after hours and on weekends by appointment.  Just let us know what works for you!

Each job is a custom project and there are hundreds of colors to choose from, therefore it is difficult for us to give a square foot price right off the bat.  The square foot price will vary depending on the combination of color selections, edge options, sink options, cutouts, and layouts.  If you really want an idea of what it may cost, a typical kitchen runs from $3000-$5500 including all material, fabrication, and installation.  Of course there are kitchens that are below this price range and above this price range.  We encourage you to take advantage of our free estimate service so you can learn what sort of investment you’ll be making.  And with Linco Countertops, there are no hidden fees.  If you have a particular budget in mind, let us know and we will work within it your needs.

Our showroom and fabrication shop are located at 10 Commercial Drive in Cabot, AR (two blocks behind the Mean Pig BBQ off Hwy 321.)

First, a representative from Linco Countertops will schedule a time to visit your home and create a template/layout for your new countertop.  This layout will include every measurement we need, including cut-outs for the sink, etc.

After we have establish this layout, we can give you an estimate based on our typical slab sizes and colors.  If you select your material before we measure, we can provide you a more exact estimate. You can choose from many of the samples we have at our showroom and even more at our granite distributors in Little Rock.  There are hundreds of slabs to choose from and each are handpicked and imported from around the world.

After you approve the estimate, we will obtain your deposit and begin the process by fabricating the material on your custom layout.  Also at this time, we will give you a projected install date. Once we have completed the fabrication, we will install the finished work.

Yes, we accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.  We require a 50% deposit on all countertop orders to begin fabrication.  We collect the balance upon installation.

Yes. The quotes always include the material, fabrication, and installation. And with Linco Countertops, there are no hidden fees.

Linco pays the sales tax on behalf of all of our customers.  Taxes are always “on us!”

We have several edge options to choose from including our standard free edges: eased edge, bevel edge, and waterfall edge.  We also offer bullnose and ogee edges as well as laminated edge options.

Any undermount or drop-in sink, including stainless steel, cast iron, porcelain, or solid surface. Farm sinks can also be used.

A drop-in surface mount sink sits on top of the counter and the lip of the sink is exposed. The undermount sink is mounted from underneath the counter. There is no lip on top. The under mount sink gives you a little bit more depth in your sink due to the thickness of the granite.

We are not licensed electricians or plumbers. Therefore, we can not make electrical or plumbing re-connections. We can recommend reputable and licensed individuals or companies to complete these tasks for you.

Granite FAQs

Yes, granite is an all natural product that is excavated from the ground in slabs, then cut down into workable sizes and polished.

The color samples on the computer will vary slightly from the actual colors due to computer screen variations.  There will also be a color variance between granite slabs of the same color because granite is a natural material. Linco Countertops insists that you examine, in-person, the actual slab of granite or quartz that will be used for your project before installation.

We have two options: 2cm (3/4” inch thick) and 3cm (1-1/4” thick).  3cm granite is the default for us since it is the most popular, but we are happy to price, fabricate, and install 2cm granite as well.

Granite tiles and slabs come in different thicknesses.  The weight per square foot for each thickness is approximately as follows:
2cm (3/4”) thick slab:  12.8 lbs per sq ft
3cm (1-1/4”) thick slab: 18 lbs per sq ft.

There are several terrific granite cleaners on the market today. Linco Countertops can advise you which product is best for your new surface. You can also use warm soapy water to clean granite or any cleaning product that specifies it is for natural stone.

Upon installation, we seal your granite countertops.  We recommend that the granite be resealed every year. Linco Countertops also offers a unique, long-term sealing solution that includes a warranty. Please contact us for further details.

With proper care and maintenance, sealed granite should not stain.

The process of sealing your countertop varies from one sealant product to the next. Generally, the application of a countertop sealant is not difficult at all. Most sealant products are designed for the consumer’s ease-of-use. Please consult the directions of any sealant product before purchasing and applying. And remember–Linco Countertops offers a unique long-term sealing solution that includes a warranty as well.

Granite is a natural stone that can withstand extremely high temperatures.  Placing a hot pot on the granite countertop should not affect the granite in any way.  You do want to avoid going from one extreme temperature to another.  Example: placing an ice bucket on a particular spot on your granite and allowing it to get cold, then immediately putting a hot pan on that same cold spot.  This extreme temperature change could result in thermal shock which can lead to cracking.

It is very uncommon for granite to crack once it is installed.  Obviously, if you were to stand on top of the granite after it has been installed, there could be some cracking.  Or with thermal shock from one extreme temperature change to another (see previous question).

We will repair the crack or replace the piece at no additional cost to you.

Yes as long as you use structural supports to support the weight of the granite.

Most kitchen layouts will have at least one seam.  We try to have as few seams as possible (or no seams if the layout allows). Seams will depend on the kitchen layout and slab size.  A good (or bad) seam will make or break a job.  You can view examples of our exceptional seam work in our showroom.  Linco Countertops’ technicians are trained in the use of the latest installation equipment to create the best seams possible from project to project.v

Yes, however we minimize the number of seams during our design process. At Linco Countertops, we consider our seam work to be the best in Arkansas and were confident that you will love the final product.

Most counters overhang by 1.25″, which is standard. This may be changed for whatever reason due to cabinet configuration, cabinet installation, and/or personal tastes.

Quartz FAQs

No. They are comprised of 90-95% quartz. The other 5-10% is synthetic materials like dyes and binding agents. These materials are manufactured into quartz slabs at a plant.

Quartz does not have to be sealed whereas granite does require a sealant.

Yes. The manufacturing plants produce natural quartz into slabs. They take pure natural quartz mined out of the earth and combine it with a small amount of pigment and resin to create a slab.

Quartz is very durable, stain resistant, and heat resistant.

Most kitchen layouts will have at least one seam. And yes, it will be visible–it is unavoidable. We try to have as few seams as possible (or no seams if the layout allows). Linco Countertops’ technicians are trained in the use of the latest installation equipment to create the best seams possible from project to project. At Linco Countertops, we consider our seam work to be the best in Arkansas and we’re confident that you will love the final product.