Granite Empire is a family-owned and operated business that started in 2008 with a small team. By now, we have grown to a successful company, well-known and trusted on the market for providing products and services of outstanding quality.
We are proven experts in everything related to the unique design of marble, granite and quartz countertops and other items crafted from these materials. Our team employs both their hearts and expertise into work, proven by the outstanding results delivered to each and every client. We do our best to meet your needs and outperform your expectations.
We treat our clients as partners and are doing our best to earn their appreciation, respect and long-term partnership.
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WHO WE ARE
GMQ Tops fabricates and installs stone countertops from beautiful and durable material in Montgomery, AL and surrounding area
Start of activity
Years of experience
Assortment of products
We produce elegant countertops from granite, marble, and quartz for your remodelling projects.
Reviews and Opinions
Rhodesia B. Parrish
My husband and I decided to do some remodeling to the kitchen and living room area of our home. After doing research on the best company to go with we decided to choose GMQ Countertops. We are so happy that we did!
This company is dependable and did a great job getting our kitchen looking “Featured Home Kitchen” worthy, beautiful, and just as we envisioned.
GMQ installed my counters yesterday! They look wonderful! Anastasia was wonderful, answering all my many questions. they had a large selection of colors and types of stone and man made materials. The team members were polite skilled at their work! Thanks again, very happy customer here!!!!!
GMQ Tops has outstanding customer service. This was my first experience dealing with a company outside of the big box stores for a home project and I’m SO happy we chose them. They are professional, understanding, very quick and easy to work with. I liked that I was able to see the different stones in person before deciding and I liked that when I went to look they were informative but not pushy. Our quartz countertops are beautiful and I couldn’t be happier, I will be calling them to also do our bathroom vanity top.
I absolutely LOVE the work that GMQ did!! Lilly inside was very knowledgeable and helped me pick out my design and sink. The installers were great, did everything very quickly and it turned out beautifully. The whole process took less than a week and it was the best price I found in Montgomery. Definitely recommend to anyone looking to get their countertops done.
Great overall experience with GMQ, from inside staff assisting in choosing the granite and sink, to the measuring and installation, looks great!!
What are the quartz countertops pros?
Being one of the most popular stone materials used for kitchens in the US, quartz shares its dominating position on the market with granite only. The pros: stronger stone due to the 7% of polymer resins, ensuring its non-porous and almost 100% bacteria-free surface; the slope is customizable – you can choose the pattern you like, evidentiate some parts of the stone crumb and hide others; easy to maintain – unlike granite or marble – quartz countertops require just a basic cleaning and have a non-porous surface, making it impossible for bacteria to survive for a long time.
What is the difference between quartz countertops and granite?
Both stones have their pros and cons. Review their features to make a choice. Although quartz countertops are strong, durable, flexible, don’t need special maintenance and the color patterns are consistent among slabs, they have some weaknesses, such as low resistance to heat and prolonged exposure to the sun. In its turn, granite is 100% natural, thus unique and beautiful, much more resistant to chemicals than quartz and resistant to heat. You can easily put a hot pan on it, however we’d advise against doing so recurrently.
Can I cut food directly on a quartz countertop?
Quartz is a very tough and durable material, resistant to cuts and scratches unlike natural stone, so of course you can cut food on it, just don’t do this too often. We would still recommend to use a cutting board on your quartz countertops, especially when working with raw meat, to keep them looking perfect for as long as possible. The ability to resist scratches and slicing damage to the countertops doesn’t mean quartz countertops are damage-proof, nor that the marks can’t be seen at all.
Will my granite look like the online sample?
Granite is a natural stone, hence its color, tone, granularity, pattern and other variations are different at each slope. These emphasize the natural beauty of the stone. We use high-end photography and editing technologies to pick up the most suitable slabs, resembling the online images, but we suggest you look at the samples. They will give you a better idea of how your countertops will look like.