Granite Guide

Granite

Why Granite?

1All Genuine Natural Granite is the most beautiful and durable countertop material nature offers. No other material compares to the natural splendor and ezxeptional beauty of the genuine Granite. Unlike imitations granite is 100% all natural stone created by the forces of nature over millions of years. It's incredible harness, combined with its resistance, makes it the ideal countertop surface for your home.

With public awareness increasingly turning to the use of natural materials in the home, granite has become the countertop of choice for today's kitchen designer. Genuine granite is an investment that will add value to your home, while providing you with years of enjoyment.

WHAT IS GRANITE?

2Granite is the second hardest stone known to man. It polishes beautifully, will not fade and is basically maintenance free. It is superior in it’s resistance to bacteria, easy to clean and is by far the most beautiful countertop material available on the market today. It can withstand extremely high temperatures and when properly installed it is nearly virtually indestructible.

With public awareness increasingly turning to the use of natural materials in the home, granite has become the countertop of choice for today's kitchen designer. Genuine granite is an investment that will add value to your home, while providing you with years of enjoyment

INSTALLATION

3The natural stones are brought from the quarry to the home as a sequence. Large blocks of stone are cut and taken from the quarry. These blocks are then cut in to thin pieces and sliced pieces are called slab. The cut slabs are then shaped polished and shipped for installation.

This sequence has been changed over the years. In the fabrication process, three basic types of machines have been used. They are saws, polishers and routers.

Care & Maintenance Of Granite:

Maintenance
  • Granite is the second hardest stone known to man. It polishes beautifully, will not fade and is basically maintenance free. It is superior in it’s resistance to bacteria, easy to clean and is by far the most beautiful countertop material available on the market today. It can withstand extremely high temperatures and when properly installed it is nearly virtually indestructible.
Protection
  • Granite countertops will be sealed during the fabrication and installation process. Occasionally granite will need to be re-sealed. Re-sealing will vary depending on use. However in a residential kitchen, you should expect to re-seal your granite every 3-5 years. This is very Easy! Granite is much more scratch-resistant than other countertop surfaces. It is a very durable work surface and has proven itself over the centuries. The only things that can scratch granite are carbide, diamond or another piece of granite.
Cleaning
  • In order to keep your granite in perfect condition, it should be kept clean. The most common way to maintain a stone is to brush away dust. Your stone should be washed with a clean, soft cloth and fresh water. A mild detergent can be used periodically to remove any residue that remains ingrained. These steps will save you many problems. During the fabrication/installation process, we will seal the stone. This helps prevent staining of the stone.

Quality For Life

SOME MIS-CONCEPTIONS ABOUT GRANITE:

Is Granite expensive?

NoGranite has become more affordable, and is often times less expensive than other granite imitation products. Prices are now more accessible due to the high demand and popularity among homeowners.

Is granite porous? Will Granite stain?

NoUn-sealed granite is naturally porous and thus susceptible to staining; however with simple care & maintenance it's hardly a concern and certainly not the problem or hassle that competitors in the industry would have you believe.

Are Seams Noticeable?

NoNot necessarily. A typical slab size is somewhere between 7 and 10 feet.Therefore, your countertops may not require a seam. Many people do not have a problem with seams. Often the seams are so tight they are difficult to notice

Does Chip or scratch?

NoNo. Granite is much more scratch-resistant than other countertop surfaces. It is a very durable work surface and has proven itself over the centuries. The only things that can scratch granite are carbide, diamond or another piece of granite.