What is Granite?

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Granite Quarry

Granite is a natural stone, formed under the Earth. Granite can be classified as an Igneous rock, meaning that over time, layers upon layers of molten lava hardened and crystallized, to form the beautiful stone pieces that we use to make your dream project. The stone is quarried from the Earth in big chunks or “slabs”. From these slabs, we then custom cut your countertops to your exact measurements.

Due to the porous nature of natural stone, your countertops MUST be sealed, ideally once a year.  We offer a 15-year sealer called DryTreat, so you don’t have to worry as much over the years. Granite is a very durable stone, which is why it’s commonly used for countertops.

Granite countertops require professional installation, due to the weight of the stones. Our installers are professionally trained to install your countertops to perfection, we do not recommend Do It Yourself (DIY) Installation.

When purchasing your Granite, it’s a good idea to buy a full slab if possible. Buying from a full slab can help to decrease the number of seams needed to cover your countertop project. A seam is when the transition between two pieces of granite, usually sealed together with epoxy to make sure food or bacteria can’t get in there. We use Color Magic Epoxy to ensure minimal seams.

We offer a FREE In-Home Design Consultation with one of our Design Specialists to offer advice and design options to help you match your existing cabinetry to your countertops.  Our specialist will briefly ask you over the phone about your color preferences, in order to have the appropriate samples ready for you to view in your home. Pictures may not always exhibit all aspects of a color, which is why it’s important to view selected colors in your own lighting, to ensure you will always love the color you choose for your home before purchasing it. Call (813) 559-0897 today to set up an appointment!

Fun fact about Granite

Granite is one of the hardest substances in the world, second to Diamonds! It is so tough and durable that the pedestal the Statue of Liberty sits atop is made of it!