Learn More about Granite Countertops
Granite countertops add luxurious look to kitchens, bathrooms, or office.
Where do granite countertops come from?
Granite is a natural stone and it is quarried all over the world. Most granite that is imported to the United States is from India, Brazil, Italy and China. Stone Spirit is the company that imports granite directly from overseas, so that our customers don’t have to overpay to the distributors.
Are granite countertops good for kitchens?
Granite is an excellent surface for kitchen, as it is extremely resistant to scratching, cracking and staining, and is impervious to heat. Since it is a porous stone, it needs to be sealed properly, but once it is sealed, it will hold any daily activities in the kitchen, even hot pans can be left on granite and it won’t leave any marks. This makes granite an ideal choice for counter-tops.
Can granite countertops be damaged or cracked?
Since granite is a natural stone and has crystalline structure, high impact can damage the granite. It is possible to repair granite with granite dust and epoxy mixture. Once granite is installed, it is very unlikely that it will crack. Usually, it is more susceptible to cracks during fabricating and shipping.
Can granite countertops be scratched?
Granite is one of the hardest stones in the world and regular knife will not scratch granite. It is more likely to scratch it with another piece of granite and or with special sharp tools while working on granite.
Can I cut on my granite?
Unless you have a special equipment to do it, it is not recommended at all. First of all, you can chip your granite. Second, the lines are not going to be straight and so seams are not going to be perfect and going to be very noticeable on your countertop. Third, the edges are going to be uneven without the use of professional equipment. Stone Spirit uses some of the latest technology and it allows seams to be almost not noticeable and edges are in a perfect straight line. So unless, you want to ruin your piece of granite, you can try to cut it yourself.