Frequently Asked Questions
Below you'll find answers to the most common questions we get regarding care and maintenance of granite. If you don't find the answer you are looking for here please don't hesitate to contact us for more information.
The term "granite" is used to cover a group of related stones, all of which have their origin deep in the earth's molten mantle. As this extremely hot liquid material rises and cools, it forms a crystalline, granular structure, hence the term granite. Granite and other granite-like stones are formed of very hard minerals such as quarts, feldspar and mica, which are fused together into a very hard stone ideal for kitchen countertops because its polish is resistant to acids such as citrus and vinegar and is hard for resisting scratching from knives, pots and pans.
Granite is commonly used for countertops as well as for floor tiles, wall tiles, other surfaces such as fireplaces, columns, balustrades, water tables, steps, thresholds & windowsills. It's much harder then marble and can be used practicly for anything in your home or business.
Today's designers choose granite as the ultimate custom countertop material. Every home magazine features natural stone over other plastic or artificial products. And thanks to our improved fabrication processes, natural stone is also priced competitively with other solid surface alternatives. Contact us to find out how granite countertops and natural stones in general can enhance your home!
Because granite is a very hard stone that's formed at very high temperatures deep in the earth, its polish is not subject to etching by household acids, or scratching by knives, pots and pans. It's unaffected by typical kitchen heat, such as hot pans, or spilled liquid.