Granite is the most popular natural stone and countertop material due to its versatility and superior performance characteristics.
Granite is the second hardest stone known to man. It is believed to have been formed as long as 300 million years ago. It polishes beautifully, will not fade and is almost maintenance free. It is easy toclean and is one of the most beautiful countertop materials available on the market today. It can withstand extremely high temperatures and when properly installed it is virtually indestructible. So if beauty, durability, value, ease of care and safety are important factors in your buying decision, welcome to the world of Granite.
Granite is composed primarily of feldspar, quartz, and mica. It may also contain hints of muscovite, biotite, hornblende, and pyroxene and other minerals. These minerals are what give it its various colors.
Granite is drilled and blasted from the quarry in large blocks, cut into slabs by a gang saw, and polished to uniform thickness by automatic polishing machines. It is cut and fabricated into countertops using diamond saw blades and bits.