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Common Granite Questions
What are the advantages of granite over other countertop surfaces?
Available in a striking array off colors, granite's durability, longevity, and economy make it ideal for kitchen countertops and other heavily used surfaces. Including table tops and floors. Granite is heat resistant up to 480°F without damage. While it can be used directly as a cutting surface without danger off scratching, it can dull your knives so a cutting board is recommended. The coolness of granite makes it the perfect surface for pastries. Finally, it will look as good as the day it was installed with minimal maintenance.
How do you clean granite?
Granite can be cleaned daily with a soft cloth, mild soap and warm water. Do not use harsh chemical cleaners with chemicals like ammonia and bleach. It will break down the sealer and leave the stone unprotected.
Does granite scratch easily?
NO - Granite is the most durable work surface available today. The only things that will scratch granite are diamonds, carbide, or another piece off granite.
How do you seam granite?
Seams are done using a two-part epoxy resin with color pigments. The color of the pigment is matched as closely as possible but, a 100% match is not possible. The joint compound is non-porous and will not stain.
What are the different sink options?
Sinks are self-rimming (drop-in) or under mounted. The various materials of sinks include stainless steel, cast iron, or synthetic (granite composite). For all under mounted sinks the granite opening will be polished.
We sell a wide variety of styles and configurations at competitive prices. We can also fabricate a custom sink out your same granite to match the countertops.
How heavy is granite?
The density of the stone will vary from color to color.
On average 3 centimeter thick granite weighs between 16-22 lbs. per square foot.
Can granite be repaired?
Small chips in the granite can be repaired. It is always advisable to save a piece of chipped stone if possible, to help with the repair process.