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ABOUT THE COMPANY

We are Countertop Consultant in Singapore. We help house owners, contractors and designers in their materials matching & maintenance of countertops. We provide unbiased advice on the “Right Tops For The Right Use With The Right Budget” through our wide range of countertops types & brands.

We were called 78 Degrees before incorporated as a company, Stone Amperor Pte Ltd in 2014.

Founded by Ms.Jasmine Tan in Singapore since 2008. She has served as countertop consultant since 2003.

We were called 78 Degrees before incorporated as a company, Stone Amperor Pte Ltd in 2014.

Founded by Ms. Jasmine Tan in Singapore since 2007. She has served as countertop consultant since 2003.

We aren’t your normal stone company. We are countertops consultant here to help you choose the right tops for the right use with the right budget. Most importantly, have a beautiful stone countertop isn’t enough, you need to learn to keep it great! We’ll help you on that.

Since we don’t own any of the brands, we provide you with the unbiased advice on the right tops that suit your need!

You name it! We carry most top & famous brands that you can find in Singapore. Caesarstone, SileStone, Corian, Bellus, 3S, Tristone, Samsung Staron, Co-Top & more!

Quartz, Granite, Marble, Solid Surface, Corian

PAYMENT DETAILS

We are Countertop Consultant in Singapore. We help house owners, contractors and designers in their materials matching & maintenance of countertops. We provide unbiased advice on the “Right Tops For The Right Use With The Right Budget” through our wide range of countertops types & brands.

We were called 78 Degrees before incorporated as a company, Stone Amperor Pte Ltd in 2014.

Founded by Ms.Jasmine Tan in Singapore since 2008. She has served as countertop consultant since 2003.

PRODUCT FAQ

Quartz VS Granite VS Marble VS Solid Surface

Quartz:

  • Man Made Stone
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Heat & Scratch Resistant
  • More Expensive Than Solid Surface
  • More Durable Than Granite
  • Hardest Among All
  • No Sealant Needed.
  • Non Porous
  • Easier To Clean & Maintain.
  • Germ Resistant
  • Suitable For Wet or Dry Kitchen, Vanity Tops, Bar Counter & More!
  • Not Suitable For Outdoor

Granite:

  • 100% Natural Stone
  • Heat & Scratch Resistant
  • Less Porous Compared To Marble
  • Needs To Be Sealed
  • More Expensive Than Solid Surface
  • Suitable For Wet or Dry Kitchen, Vanity Tops, Bar Counter & More!
  • Suitable For Outdoor

Marble:

  • 100% Natural Stone
  • More Expensive Than Solid Surface
  • Heat Resistant
  • Soft, Fragile & Porous
  • Require Maintenance To Protect The Feel
  • Needs To Be Sealed
  • Visible Joint Lines
  • Suitable For Luxury Environment (Ex: Flooring, Walls, Vanity Tops)
  • Not Suitable For Wet Kitchen.
  • Not Suitable For Outdoor

Solid Surface:

  • Man Made
  • Easily To Be Customized Into Shapes
  • Cheapest Among The 4 Materials
  • No Joint Lines
  • Not Heat & Scratch Resistant
  • Mostly Used In Kitchen & Vanity But Use With Care.
  • Not Suitable For Outdoor

Not Really. It depends on the country origin & brands.

Studies found that Granite does produce Radioactive but it’s not strong enough to cause harm to human beings.

So in terms of direct radiation, you would have to spend a long time, at least hours per day, laying on the granite countertop, in order to receive very much exposure from it. And since granite is generally not very porous, less radon is likely to escape from it

Yes. But it depends on the condition of the cabinets before replacement. If they are still in good condition, they may be saved.

Can. But have to fix the opening holes positions and sizes.

Not really. But it does help if sealed.

Not really. Quartz is stain resistant. But it’s not stain proof. It is rare but not impossible to stain a quartz countertop.

Yes. But since granite is generally not very porous, less radon is likely to escape from it. So it’s safe for use. The amount is insignificant.

Not really. It’s Stain Resistant but not Stain Proof.

Any liquid spilled on a granite top, if wiped up within a few minutes, will not stain.

However, even water can soak into a granite countertop and leave a dark colored spot but this will evaporate in minutes.

Liquids that do not evaporate, such as oils will cause stains if left to soak into the stone.

Yes. Marble is porous so sealant is needed to protect it from stain.

We heard it will. Consult your valuer for this.

No. The amount of radioactive is very insignificant.

Not easy. Unless you scratch it with really sharp object on purpose.

Yes. But radioactive levels in marble are too small to be of any concern.

Depends on the length & type of materials & brands that you choose.

Depends on how you are going to use it, the area, your choice of brands & origin of the materials.

Yes. It is. 93% natural quartz with 7% polymer resins.

Yes. Its is NGBS Green Certified. Used in schools, food preparation facilities & hospitals.

Yes. To prevent water seeping through the cabinet.

Yes. It might be natural cracks/hairline which can be fixed. But sometimes it might be handling problems. But they do not get cracked easily if they have good support underneath.Yes. It might be natural cracks/hairline which can be fixed. But sometimes it might be handling problems. But they do not get cracked easily if they have good support underneath.

Depends on your needs. Where & How you are going to use them. Also, your preferred brands & country of origin.

Solid Surface & Re-engineered Wood.

Many. Depends on brands. China, Israel, Spain, USA, Korea & more.

Quartz, Granite, Solid Surface.

Corian. But it’s more expensive than normal Solid Surface.

Yes. So sealants are recommended.

Many countries. China, India, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Norway, Malaysia & More.

Yes. The best way to prevent stains is to treat the surface with a protective sealer regularly.

Granite is porous. Food and liquids left to sit too long can stain the granite and change its color, especially if the countertops haven’t been properly sealed.

Yes. If your pets urine on your granite floor, clean up quickly.Yes. If your pets urine on your granite floor, clean up quickly.Yes. If your pets urine on your granite floor, clean up quickly.

Yes. It will turn into darker color when it’s wet. But will turn normal after water evaporated.

Yes. Popular used as bathtubs, vanity tops & flooring.

Slab itself is 20mm thick.

It’s a type of finishing of Marble tops. Honed lacks the shininess and reflective qualities that polished marble has. Instead, it has a more satin-feel, smooth and velvety to the touch.

Faux marbling is the preparation and finishing of a surface to imitate the appearance of polished marble.

Solid surface is a man-made material usually composed of a combination of marble dust, bauxite, acrylic, epoxy or polyester resins and pigments.

Wide Range! Check our showroom out. See www.StoneAmperor.com.sg for details.

According to Staron® Solid Surfaces, it won’t. They are homogenous, meaning the color and material are consistent throughout. That’s why repairing scratches is so easy and with proper care, it will look new.

However, based on the feedbacks and our experience, there will be slight difference in color.

With proper care and maintenance, your Staron® Solid Surfaces countertops will last for many years.

Staron® Solid Surfaces are considered as renewable materials and can be refinished to look new, and are backed by a 10‐year limited warranty.

Matte, semi‐gloss and high‐gloss finishes.

An acrylic Solid Surface brand from USA.

Yes! One of the most durable Solid Surface available. It’s suitable for outdoor use too!

Nope. Corian® solid surface is stain-resistant. We do not recommend placing a hot pot directly on Corian® surfaces.

Although Corian® solid surface remains stable and undamaged in temperatures up to 212ºF (100ºC), high heat or flame will damage your surface.

It’s more expensive than your standard Solid Surface definitely.

Corian meets or exceeds current emissions guidelines for volatile organic compounds (VOCs), hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) and is “Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certified”.

Corian is nontoxic and nonallergenic to humans. It is free of heavy metals and complies with the EU Directive 2002/95EC on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS).

Its hygienic properties make it popular in installations where maintaining sanitary conditions is important (e.g. hospitals and restaurants).

Yes. Check out www.StoneAmperor.com.sg for more details.

It’s made of acrylic polymer and alumina trihydrate (ATH).

Depends on color. Not really.

Darker colors tend to require more attention than lighter colors.

Over time, even with proper care, your countertop will acquire a patina, changing the appearance of the finish.

You may restore the look of the original finish by refurbishing. Talk to our consultant should you need help. Visit. www.StoneAmperor.com.sg

Talk to our Countertop Consultant.

100% Acrylic Solid Surface from Korea.100% Acrylic Solid Surface from Korea.

Talk to our Countertop Consultant. Visit www.StoneAmperor.com.sg

100% Acrylic Solid Surface from Korea.

Talk to our Countertop Consultant. Visit www.StoneAmperor.com.sg

Yes. But definitely much scratch resistant than normal Solid Surface.

Yes. You can do sanding & re-polishing on the damaged surface.

Not for normal solid surface. But Corian Solid Surface is suitable for outdoor use.

Corian® solid surface has low moisture absorption, and is resistant to environmental pollutants, humidity, and freeze-thaw conditions. These qualities make Corian® an excellent choice when designing outdoor applications, such as parks, playgrounds, restaurant terraces, and plazas.

Can. But not advisable as it will not be perfect as it will scratch and peel over time.

Yes. You can. But you might have color tone difference if used with new tops.

Yes. Especially if you use a polyester Solid Top. Acrylic Solid Top is much more resistant to scratches.

Nope. That’s one of the Pros of Solid Surface Tops.

Starting from S$70 / ft run to S$200++ depends on brands and type of materials you choose.

Nope. It’s a Quartz.

Yes. It’s one of the best Solid Surface that you can find. It can be used outdoor too!

Yes. Definitely. It’s more modern than granite, consistent in color.

After installation & registration of warranty online, the Caesarstone team will go on site to run a demo on how to take care of your top and provide you with a complimentary Caesarstone cleaning kit.

Caesarstone is brand of Quartz. They are the innovators and pioneers in the field of quartz surfaces. At present, their quartz countertops come in one of the largest selection of over 70 colors, textures, and finishes.

It’s a Quartz brand from Israel. Founded since 1987, they have been creative with their quartz, offering more colours, styles and combinations.

With three diverse collections – Classico™, Motivo™ and Concetto™, you can go smooth and sleek or textured and embossed, the choice is yours.

Kitchens and bathrooms look great dressed in Caesarstone, but surely you can think of many of more ways to use them. Think feature walls, floors and stairways, or even custom-made furniture.

It does come with hone finish slabs with limited color in Singapore. Check with our Stone Consultant to find out about the latest status.

Caesarstone® surfaces come factory polished to a high lustre, with the exception of their special Concrete finish.

Due to Caesarstone’s high density and non-porous qualities, normal cleaning with a damp cloth will keep your Caesarstone® surface looking like the first day it was installed.

To avoid dulling the surface’s shine, make sure to use a non-abrasive cleaner such as Caesarstone® branded cream cleanser.

Caesarstone is a non-porous surface that gives maximum resistance to staining.

Caesarstone® is resistant to all kinds of cracks, chips, scratches and stains. However, like most materials, excessive force, high point loads, pressure or heat may cause damage to the surface.

Should you have any Caesarstone chipping problems. Talk to our Stone Consultant. They will be able to help you.

Yes. But it will not be covered under it’s lifetime warranty. Caesarstone has not been tested in prolonged UV ray exposure settings.

Caesarstone® is resistant to all kinds of cracks, chips, scratches and stains. However, like most materials, excessive force, high point loads, pressure or heat may cause damage to the surface. Like all surface materials Caesarstone® should be treated with care.

Depends on the color & the type you choose. Talk to our Stone Consultant for details.

Natural quartz, like most other products made of natural stone, may have trace amounts of radon escaping from them. These amounts are minimal and well within the maximum radon levels in a home.

As well, most countertops that are called quartz are actually made of resins, glass and quartz that have been sealed during the manufacturing of the countertop. With these countertops, no radon is released because the quartz has been permanently sealed.

Quartz will fade if subject to regular intense sunlight. Dark colors in particular will lighten over time if exposed to direct sunlight.

Yes. Most stones etch. So avoid strong acidic or chemical materials on it.

Talk to our Stone Consultant.

Similar. Both are great! Silestone has more varieties of finishes & thickness though.Similar. Both are great! Silestone has more varieties of finishes & thickness though.

Yes. 10 Years Warranty.

Acrylic more durable than Polyester.

Silestone is a brand of Quartz.

It comes with Microban antimicrobial protection built in. So it’s safe to use.

Nope. Silestone is a Quartz & Corian is an Acrylic Solid Surface.

Slab itself is 20mm thick.

Silestone cannot be installed for an outdoor kitchen or outside at all since the resin and coloring will fade and yellow with sunlight exposure.

Very low emission of radon gas. Safe to use.

Yes. Talk to our Stone Consultant for details.

Yes. It comes with 25 years of warranty.

Nope. SileStone is a Quartz. Quartz are non-porous.

It’s a rough texture finish by Silestone.

It’s a hone / matte finish type by Silestone.

The original Silestone comes from Spain, so you can check if yours came from Spain.

Talk to our friendly Stone Consultant. They will be able to help.

Yes. It’s an Acrylic Solid Surface.

Yes. It’s one of the top among all Solid Surface countertops brands. More durable than standard polyester tops.

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