This beautiful stone comes from mother earth in a unique display of color and pattern. Granite is the top choice for high use areas, such as kitchen countertops and backsplashes because it is dense and durable. These slabs are also highly resistant to scratches and heat. Granite does require additional preventative maintenance of sealing over time but will deliver long lasting beauty to your home.
Nothing makes more of a statement than a beautiful granite slab. Known for their durability and longevity, granite slabs come in an abundance of colors, pattern or movement and finishes.
Different types of stone are better suited for different uses due to their degree of hardness and porosity. Granite is one of the top choices for high-use kitchen countertops since it is one of the hardest stones available.
Natural stone slabs begin as giant pieces of rock that are removed from large quarries and cut into slabs. Each slab has its own characteristics. Veining, crystallization, irregular markings, and shading are all considered normal aspects of natural stone and add to the beauty. Every slab of granite stone is unique.
"Stone is not perfect, it is original."
Veining is a natural part of the beauty of stone. It adds character and interest to any surface and may vary in consistency throughout the slab creating visual “movement” or pattern.
If the area where you are installing slab requires more than one piece, seaming is necessary. The placement of seams is dictated by the size of the slabs, density of the stone and the layout of the area. Granite slabs with more pronounced movement and veining may increase the visibility of the seams.
Even after the polishing or honing process, no granite slab will have a perfectly smooth surface. There may be small chips or pits that are sometimes apparent in different lighting conditions. Different lighting can also cause faint “cloudy spots” to become visible when viewing your countertop or wall from different angles.
Sealing your granite slab after installation will protect the stone’s original beauty and provide additional stain resistance. There are different types of sealers depending on the type of stone.