Granite Countertop Solutions
Granite has become a very popular countertop material because of it's distinctive appearance, durability & high return on investment relative to other countertop materials. It's also highly heat- and scratch-resistant. 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.
Granite Colour Options
Granite countertops add style and beauty to your home creating a showcase that personifies quality, luxury and good taste. With more than 3000 granite colours being mined around the world, our Design Consultants will have no problem finding a colour that will bring new life to your kitchen or bathrooms. No other counter top material increases the resale value of your home compared to a granite.
Installation Videos By Colour
With the right granite colour, your kitchen or bathroom will feel reborn. Neutral tones like browns and beiges are the safest bets for countertops. Blacks give the kitchen a classy and elegant look. Some people prefer the busy 'stony' pattern while some like it plain and solid. Take a tour of our granite installations to see how a new granite countertop dramatically improves the space.
Decorative Edge Options
After choosing the colour of your counter, the next decision is to pick an edge profile. Our most popular edge is a 3/8 inch round over, with a 1/8 inch step back which comes standard. If you are looking for other decorative edging options, we encourage you to have a look at our collection. No matter what edge you decide on, your countertop will be the envy of all your friends and house guests.
Template & Installation
A template of your existing countertop is us used to fabricate your new countertop. Granite counter tops are manufactured and installed with within 1 – 2 weeks. Installs are coordinated by our Service Manager who understands your time is important to you. Once an installation date has been agreed, the date does not change which tends to be a rare event compared to others.
Granite counters are easier to care for and more kid friendly than other surfaces. They are naturally more resistant to staining, scratching, hot items such as hot pans, griddles, fryers, and toaster ovens placed on your granite counters do not create burns or leave char marks on them, and you can roll out dough and do chopping on them. Granite is easy to clean, with plain soap and warm water.
Granite counters come with a 10 year transferable warranty, that is a great selling feature when selling your home. Warranty includes resealing countertops on a need basis, repairing minor chips, touching up caulking, and or removing stubborn marks. Our mission is to ensure your countertop always look their very best, so the people you know call us when it comes time for a new counter.