Granite is a group of stones that formed from liquid magma that
cooled slowly over billions of years and created a substance approaching
the hardness and durability of diamond. These different types of stone
include Quartz (25 – 40%), Feldspar (50% or greater), and Mica (3
– 10%), and some other types depending on the region. These stones
were fused together and solidified deep within the earth under extreme
pressure, creating a very hard and durable stone ideal for countertops
and other applications. The only stone harder than granite is diamond.
Heat Proof: No need to worry about burning your counter. You
can take a hot pot right from the oven and place it onto your granite
surface without creating any damage.
Stain Resistant: By nature granite is very dense and
repels most spills. We apply an impregnating sealer on every piece we
fabricate to help staining from occurring. We import our sealer from Italy
and it lasts at least 10 – 15 years. Although this sounds good,
the consumer should understand that sealer IS NOT a coating that sits
on the granite surface. It is a chemical that sits inside the granite
that helps break down liquids that sit on granite long enough to darken.
As it breaks down the liquid, it helps the evaporation process happen
a little faster than if it were not sealed. Although staining is rare,
and we have never personally seen a piece of granite stain, it may be
possible. If granite were to stain, the use of a poultice may be used
to lift the stain out (this is not a guaranteed method for all types of
stains on all types of stones). Contact a professional if you feel you
have a stain. The best thing to do is to clean up the excess liquid and
let it dry. Do NOT cover the darkened area. It needs to breathe, and this
will allow it to evaporate. Oil based liquids will take longer to evaporate
than water based liquids.
Scratch Resistant: With normal use, granite will not scratch.
Although you can cut on your granite, you will dull your cutlery.