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Did you know?

1. Granite is an ideal stone for countertops, tub decks, shower walls, and fireplaces.
 
Because of it’s durability and longevity granite is the perfect application for heavily used surfaces. Available in a wide spectrum of colors from creams and grays to golds, greens, reds, blues and blacks it is one of the most popular stones on the market. Granite is extremely hard, fine or coarse-grained, crystalline igneous rock that is composed predominately of quartz and potassium and sodium rich feldspars. Leading consumer magazines have given granite the highest overall performance rating as a kitchen countertop material.
 
2. Cleaning your granite
 
Cleaning with plain water or water with a small amount of non-abrasive soap (example is a mild dish detergent), rinsing with clear warm water, then dry thoroughly with a soft, clean cloth. Cleaners with harsh chemicals (Soft Scrub, 409, or Fantastik, etc.) are not recommended because these and similar cleaners containing alcohol can cause buildup that will dull the finish. Cleaners specifically for granite are available at most home centers, hardware stores and tile shops.
 
3. Bacteria and granite
 
Bacteria requires several things to thrive and grow including oxygen, water, sunlight, nutrients, and a substrate to form on. The minerals in granite are toxic to bacteria. As a result, there is no habitable environment for bacteria to live or grow on a granite surface.
 
4. Can I cut on my countertop?
 
Although it is nearly impossible to scratch granite, it will dull your knives, so it isn’t recommended!
 
5. Can I put hot pots and pans on it?
 
Unlike many manmade countertops, you can place hot pots and pans on granite without a trace of scorching. Just remember, as a natural stone, it does hold heat after you remove the hot object.

Do's and Don't's

  • Do seal your stone with a high quality water-based penetrating sealer. Your granite project fabricated by us leaves our shop sealed and ready to go! Re-sealing is recommended once or twice a year depending on usage.
  • Do immediately blot up spills with paper towels.
  • Do squeegee shower walls after each use.
 
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