Granite is one of the most popular materials for stone countertops. Well-known for their strength, durability and appearance, granite countertops are low maintenance, only requiring periodic sealing. The wide range of granite countertop colors also adds to their popularity. You can find them in variations of black, white, blue, grey, yellow, gold, green, red and brown. And, you’ll find many different options when it comes to patterns as well. We regularly inventory hundreds of granite slabs, which you can experience in person at our showroom.
Granite is a natural stone, formed many millions of years ago when molten rock from the earth's core was pushed towards the surface. Granite's extreme hardness, which approaches that of diamonds, makes it an uncommonly durable surface. Granite contains natural fissures which are visible separations along inter-crystalline boundaries. They may start and stop within the piece of stone or extend through an edge.
A fissure differs from a crack in that it is a naturally occurring feature of the stone. Fissures naturally occur in granite and add a unique beauty to each stone. Pitting of the surface is also a natural characteristic of granite. Pitting occurs when there are softer minerals contained within the stone that flake at the surface. Pits do not make the granite less durable or inferior. Granite is a porous material that must be sealed on a routine basis. The natural beauty of granite endures forever!
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