We sell granite, marble, and quartz.
Granite is a natural stone.
Granite is an igneous rock which means that it is formed by volcanic activity. Granite is blasted from quarries in large blocks and then sliced like a loaf of bread to create bundles. The granite slabs in a bundle will match and mimic each other in directionality and color variation. Because granite is a natural stone it may have pits. Pits and fissures are common in all granite. Pits do not make the stone less durable or render a slab unusable.
Granite is very durable.
It can be chipped or cracked if it is struck by a heavy object. It is not recommended to stand on your countertops to reach high areas. The stone is not flexible and the additional weight may cause a crack. The durability of granite allows you to be able to cut food directly on your tops. However, it will dull your knives. Granite has a high heat threshold. It can withstand exceptionally high levels of heat up todegrees Fahrenheit. This will allow you to move dishes straight from your oven or directly from the stove onto the countertop without a problem. Granite is also stain resistant.
Granite is low maintenance and easy to clean.
Using a mild soap and water instead of harsh chemical product to clean the surface will help the sealer to last longer. We use aYear Dry-Treat Warranty Sealant. Therefore, it is not necessary to reseal the tops every year. Visit this website, http://www.drytreat.com/, to learn more about our sealant.
Marble is a natural stone.
It is metamorphosed limestone. It is quarried all over the world.
Marble is less durable than granite or quartz.
Marble is a softer material than granite or quartz. It can be scratched, dented, or stained. When installed in a kitchen, you should use cutting boards and pot holders. It's prone to staining and can cloud. Cleaning spills and spots right away will decrease the chance of this happening.
Marble is low maintenance and easy to clean.
Using a mild soap and water instead of harsh chemical product to clean the surface will help the sealer to last longer. Once a month use Windex to create the shine. We use a 15 Year Dry-Treat Warranty Sealant. Visit this website, http://www.drytreat.com/, to learn more about our sealant.
Quartz is a man made material.
Quartz counters are made by combining% natural quartz stone with 7% resin binder and some colourant.
Quartz is durable.
Most quartz is scratch and stain resistant. However, we suggest still using a cutting board to avoid dulling of your knives. Quartz does have a heat threshold of aboutdegrees Fahrenheit. When placing hot pots and pans on the tops you should use a hot plate or pot holder.
Quartz is low maintenance and easy to clean.
Using a mild soap and water instead of harsh chemical product to clean the surface will help them last longer.