Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How to Get Started? 

    Below are our "Project Milestones":

  • Free In-Home Consultation

  • Idea Sharing

  • Budget Cost estimate

  • Design Proposal

  • Acceptance & Scheduling

  • Permitting

  • Demolition & Debris removal

  • Build Out Construction (New walls, electric, plumbing etc., if needed)

  • Inspections / Approval

  • Dry Wall / Close walls

  • Prime & Paint walls

  • Tile / Flooring

  • Installation of Finishing goods (Cabinets & Hardware)

  • Countertops

  • Hookups for Plumbing

  • Trim Electrical, outlet covers

  • Under Cabinet Lighting

  • Backsplash, if desired

  • Final “Punch Out” Adjustments

  • VOILA! COMPLETE

Q. Do you offer a referral program?

Yes, our customers are a great source of new business for us! Based upon the size and scope of the project, we are happy to recognize your efforts with a “thank you” gift ranging from $25 to $200.

Q. What are the Pros and Cons of Granite Vs. Quartz?

Below is a digest version of key things to keep in mind in comparing these two surfaces:

  •  Both are very durable and available in a variety of patterns and color

  •  Quartz scores a little better in hardness, and resists cracking and chipping very well

  •  Quartz is heat resistant; excessive heat can cause damage whereas Granite is fully heat resistant

  •  Quartz comes in a wide range of colors and is very resilient and easy to maintain

  •  Common Granite selection tend to be a little less expensive than many Quartz selections

  •  Granite is porous and must be sealed periodically

  •  Quartz is non-porous, easy to clean, and it is difficult for bacteria to develop

  •  Both are rather heavy and can be hard to handle, let our Profession teams work their magic

TIP: Don’t get square corners on any natural stone, opt for bullnose or a rounded edge to avoid chips.

Q. Are Cabinet Certifications important? What do they mean?

Two of the more common types of cabinet certifications that help insure your cabinets have been assembled correctly:

KCMA Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association since 1955:  Cabinets that bear the ANSI/KCMA seal have passed a series of nationally-recognized tests administered by KCMA to assure the quality, durability and performance of the cabinets. KCMA Certified cabinets have been weight tested, slide tested, swing tested, and stain tested. KCMA-certified drawers are loaded at 15 lbs per square foot

NKCA

National Kitchen Cabinet Association: A certified NKCA Certified Cabinet complies with the ANSI National Kitchen Cabinet Association’s prefinished quality engineered kitchens. Cabinets undergo structural tests for load capacity, joint loading, static loading, door operations, and various finish tests for heat, chemical resistance, detergent, shrink, water and rust resistance.

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Navigator Kitchens & Cabinets, Inc.,
Cabinets, Parrish, FL


Neil McGowan

President & Senior Designer
NavigatorNeil@gmail.com
Office: 941-776-9482 Cell: 847-961-8544