FAQ's

What is Granite?

Granite rocks are igneous rocks which are formed by slowly cooling pockets of magma beneath the earth's surface. Granite is the hardest of all building stones with a very medium to course grained texture. Under normal use it is hard to scratch granite and it luster finish lasts. These characteristics are ideal for countertops and flooring. Once granite is quarried, it is cut and polished to expose its brilliant beauty. Granite is quarried all over the world and comes in many shades of color. Some colors are more rare and hard to find. Granite is a natural stone so variations occur in the colors of granite depending on where they where quarried and the block from which they were cut. Actual slabs from the same granite block can vary from each other but are usually vary close in color.
 
What is Marble?

Marble is a metamorphic rock which has distinct veining characteristics. Unlike granite, it is much more porous making it easy to scratch and the polished luster will turn dull over time. Marble is a natural stone so variations occur in the colors of marble depending on where they where quarried and the block from which they were cut. Actual slabs from the same marble block can vary from each other but are usually vary close in color.

 
Can I pick my slab?
Yes you can! After you have selected the type of stone you want and you have receive your fabricators quotes you are ready to pick your actual slabs. Check with your fabricator so you know how many slabs you will need. We want you to get the slab that you love and that is why all of our slabs are labeled with identification numbers and measurements. Please come in and select the slab or slabs of your choice. We will move the slabs so you can see differnet stones with in a stone variety. Since granite and marble are natural stones there are variations between slabs. We will hold the slab numbers you choose up to 2 weeks.
 
How thick is the granite used for countertops?
The granite usually used for countertops is 3CM (1 3/16”) thick.
 
How do you clean granite?
It is best to use soap and water or a granite cleaner to clean your granite. Regular household cleaners can damage the sealant on the granite causing the luster to fade.