Granite 3/4 in (2cm) Countertop Solutions
Granite is the most popular material used for countertops today. Its distinctive appearance and is ultra-durable, highly heat and scratch resistant and because of its popularity, is cost effective and yields a comparatively high return on your investment. Granite is easy to clean and maintain which has dominated the countertop industry, over other materials like marble, synthetic, tile and laminate. No other countertop matches the beauty, durability and value of granite countertops. Custom granite kitchen countertops and vanities add style and beauty to your home creating a showcase that personifies quality, luxury and good taste. Whether you are remodeling or involved with new construction, granite countertops will make a beautiful addition and increase the resale value of your home. Granite has become the natural stone of choice for today’s luxury living for your home or office. The enduring product has certainly made it a top selection for performance and durability.
Granite is an igneous rock and is formed from magma, estimated at 1300 to 1400 degrees; created by volcanic activity. Granitic magma has many potential origins but it must intrude other rocks. Most granite intrusions are emplaced at depth within the crust, usually greater than 1.5 kilometers and up to 50 km depth within thick continental crust.
It is composed mostly of feldspar, quartz and biotite. Granite comes from places all over the world such as, Italy, India, Africa, Finland, China, South America, and North America. Granite is one of the hardest stones available, having a rating of 7 on the Mohr's Hardness Scale; placing it just below diamonds.
Granite is a recognized premium stone within the residential and commercial industry. It is highly sought after due to its elegant appearance combined with various minerals, colours, striations, deposits and veins. The polishing process creates the diamond and glass like finish which highlights the brilliance and depth of colour in every panel produced. Granite is nearly impossible to scratch, easy to clean, stain and heat resistant, adding the most value to your home compared to any other countertop.
There are more than 3000 granite colours being mined around the world today. Countertop prices range from $35 to $150 per square foot depending on where the blocks are minded in the globe, combined with yield available in the earth, number of inclusions, density of the stone, and based on country that is cutting and polishing the slabs.
Homeowner’s who purchase low grade granite, thinking they are saving money, are the ones who are complaining the most, because they did not do enough research. At CRS we are committed to educating the public and are proud to offer the highest quality and largest colour selection available in the market. The video below will take you on a tour of our distributor's warehouse in Woodbridge that showcases all of Gods Fine Art.
Before & After - Bathrooms
Before & After - Light Kitchens
Before & After - Medium Kitchens
Before & After - Dark Kitchens