Granite is second in hardness to diamonds. With normal use, nothing in the kitchen will chip, ding, or break granite.
Unlike “man made” synthetic countertops, granite can withstand a dish hot from the oven or stove right onto it’s surface.
By its nature, granite is extremely dense and excellent at repelling stains. As an extra precaution, every Coastal Stone granite top is treated with a sealer to help eliminate the possibility of stains occurring.
The finish on granite is polished with diamonds and, with normal use, will never wear or fade as long as you own your home. Cutting on a granite top with kitchen cutlery will not scratch or damage it.
Granite is available in an amazing array of colorful and unique patterns. No two granite tops are exactly the same.
We recommend a Revitalizer Cleaner and Protector. You may also clean your granite with soap and warm water. Do not use general purpose cleaners or products that contain lemon, vinegar, or other acids as these may etch the stone surface and damage the polish.
Approximately once a year depending on the color. It is very simple, just wipe on and wipe off. It takes about as long as regular cleaning.
For the most part granite does not stain. While it is true that stone is a porous material, of all the stones, granite is the least porous. However, certain substances, such as oil, may stain your granite. You may be able to remove
the stain using a poultice.
With normal daily use, even cutting directly upon it, you will not dull the finish of your countertop. Unlike any other surface, granite will not dull.
Most flaws in stone are detected during transit of the slab. If it can withstand the fabrication process, it will never break under normal conditions.
The samples we have selected for our showroom are generally indicative of the coloring and pattern (also known as veining) of each stone. As the stone is quarried, differences in the stones shading and pattern will appear.
A drop-in sink sits on top of the cutout and adds no additional cost to your project. An undermount sink sits beneath the polished rim of the cutout. The benefit of this option is that it provides a smooth surface from counter to sink. Click here for samples of sinks we carry and recommend.
Granite comes from all over the world: India, Brazil, and Italy, to name a few.