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Frequently asked questions on granite stones.


Granite is an igneous rock. OK, what in the world does that mean? This is just a fancy way of saying that at one time during its creation, it was melted like volcanic lava.  But, unlike lava, this melted rock never really reached the surface, but instead remained trapped inside the earth, where it slowly cooled off and crystallized (pretty cool if you ask me).  The end result is simply a thing of beauty: a uniform, speckled stone with different patterns and all sorts of color schemes.
 
Granites are excavated from the 4 corners of the world and cut into slabs. At Granite Perfection, it is these same slabs that we craft and process into the final product before installing them in your kitchen, bathroom, or wherever it is that you are looking to get granite countertops.

Granite has a beauty to it so captivating that its presence alone gives a sense of luxury and majesty. It is functional and extremely durable, making granite ideal for kitchen countertops, kitchen islands, dining tables, and so on.

As if designed by the Great Designer himself, even the finest synthetics can't match granite's natural range of colors, its versatility and durability.

Both granite & marble are rocks quarried from the earth, they're different in substance.

Without boring you with details that will take you back in memory lane to your high school days of physics and chemistry, marble is more delicate and softer than granite. This is the reason why if you want to get marble, it is best to get it for your bathroom and other low-traffic areas. In contrast, high-traffic areas like your kitchen will typically have granite countertops.

Onyx, limestone, and travertine are all forms of marble.

Daily kitchen usage pose no thread at all to granite and it can take a hot pot without getting damaged. This makes granite an ideal choice for countertops in the kitchen. In short:

  1. Granite is durable.
  2. Granite is highly resistant to staining, scratching, and cracking.
  3. Granite is not affected by heat.

Generally no, but like any other solid surface, high impact blows to it can potentially harm the granite. Due to its crystalline structure, granite can chip if you hit hard with other sharp and hard objects, so don't try stabbing it with your kitchen knife! In the rare case that you do happen to chip the granite somehow, we can fix it.

In short:

  1. Granite will not crack with ordinary, everyday use.
  2. Granite will not scratch with ordinary everyday use. Granite is one of the hardest stones in the planet and even a knife will not scratch it. It would take another piece of granite or some special tools (i.e. diamond blades) to scratch it.
  3. In general, granite does not stain. Dropping liquid on it will leave no evidence once the liquid is removed and the granite dries. To ensure no staining from your normal everyday use, we at Granite Perfection will use a penetrating sealer after installation of your countertop to prevent stains from wine, oils, or other liquids from soaking into your granite countertop.
  4. Granite will not burn with ordinary, everyday use. It is perfectly safe to set hot cups or even hot pots or pans directly onto the granite.

Maybe. Maybe not. Due to the limitation of slab size, seams on a granite countertop may be necessary and sometimes unavoidable. An average granite slabs is about 110" x 66". If your countertop needs to be longer or wider or depending of your layout, a seam may be necessary. But don't worry, we have perfected the art of granite installation. We limit the visibility of seams by placing them near sinks or cook tops and by blending the seams in a way that is nearly impossible to spot, unless you're really looking for them (not the case for your casual admirer of your new countertops).

For the average size home, you'll typically get your new kitchen granite countertops fabricated and installed within 1 week. Our granite installation process is simple and hassle free.

Absolutely! Granite Perfection offers a wide range of edging styles to meet your liking. You can see these below.

In an effort to keep your costs down, we're including 5 most common profile edges for free.

Free edging styles are marked with an asterisk (*) so that you can easily spot them.

Countertop Edging Profiles from Granite Perfection Description

No seeing your style? No worries, we can most likely do it, but we don't want to overwhelm visitors with too many styles so we just put the most common ones.

10? Nope. Dozens? Nope. Hundreds!? Yep. Thousands!!? Maybe.

Seriously - the possibilities are endless. We would like to give a special shoutout to God Almighty, the Creator of all these beautiful stones. He makes them. We fabricate them and install them in your kitchen.

Yes, but you are essentially adding a "middle man." Adding a middle man will just add to your cost. However if you insist for whatever reason, or if you already have the granite slabs, then we will be more than happy to fabricate the granite and install it for you.

Just so you know, we have a huge, and we mean huge, selection of granite. We don't just have a few in our shop that limits your choices. We take you to a warehouse showroom where you can choose your stone from hundreds of slabs. We've got a special deal with the distributor that lets us get these slabs at a much cheaper price than retail.

You can either call us at (407) 992-8767 or ask us a question here. We will be more than happy to answer all your questions. No strings attached.

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