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Granite is the best natural surface for your countertops. Each slab will be slightly different, making your kitchen and bath unique.
How large are granite slabs?
Granite slab size depends on the specific stone. The average slab is 9' X 5', some are larger. Marble and travertine slabs are usually smaller.
How thick are granite slabs?
Stone is available in 2cm (3/4") and 3cm (1-1/4") thickness.
Are granite countertops heat and scratch resistant?
Granite is formed by extreme heat and pressure, combined beneath the earth's crust. It cannot be affected by heat from a hot pan. Granite is harder than your knife blades and will dull them quickly if you use your countertop as a cutting surface. Always cut on a cutting board.
How do you clean stone counters?
A mild detergent or pH neutral cleaner works for any type of stone. Do not use bleach or abrasive products, these can damage the stone.
How often do I have to seal my stone?
Granite is sealed when it is installed in your home. The life of the sealer depends on the amount of wear on your counters. The purpose of a sealer is to protect against staining. If you sprinkle water on your stone and it beads up, the seal is intact. If water soaks in or darkens the stone, it is time to reseal.
How durable is marble?
Marble buildings and statues have lasted for centuries. A regular maintainance program keeps marble beautiful.
Can marble be used for kitchen countertops?
Yes, marble is durable enough for kitchen counters. The required maintainance is not for everyone. Marble tops are susceptible to etching, staining, and scratching. Therefore, it requires sealing more often than granite. Spills should be wiped up immediately. Marble countertops have been around for generations. The stone's patina is part of its beauty, some say marble grows better with age and takes on an amazing quality when it's worn by time and use.
A photograph cannot do granite justice to its beauty.