Granite The Woodlands, TX


Granite is a tough, durable rock composed primarily of three different minerals. These minerals are easy to see due to their different colors. The most abundant mineral found in granite are the white mineral grains called feldspar. The light gray, glass-like grains are quartz, and the black, flake-like grains are biotite or black mica. Being an igneous rock graniteit was melted like volcanic lava during one time of its development. Unlike lava, however, this melted/molten rock never reached the surface but rather remained trapped inside, where it slowly cooled and crystallized. The result was a very uniform, speckled stone that ranges in color anywhere ffrom black and gray tones to pinks, browns, and reds. Because granite is formed by extreme heat, it cannot be affected by heat from a cook top or frying pan. A lit flame placed under the granite will have no melting effect and will not burn or scar.

Granite has been used in the past in the commercial industry. Some of the obvious applications have been panels on the outside of buildings, walls, and floors of "high-traffic" areas. It will withstand almost any element it comes up against including heat and cold. Granite can only be cut or scratched with a diamond or another piece of granite. You can rest assured that common kitchen knives and utensils are no match for the absolute hardness of a granite countertop. So don't worry about slicing on the countertop unless you're worried about dulling your knives. Because granite is approximately 95-98% stain resistant, we use a silicone impregnator on all our natural stone products to insure lasting life and beauty.

Granite Finishes

Granite Facts

Since all granites are made by nature, no two are the same and all slabs should be reviewed and approved for each project. It is recommended that before buying any countertop material, you get a sample of each and conduct your own tests for staining and heat resistance.

Everything You Should Know About Granite
Although created deep within the earth millions of years ago, the process that formed it is quite different than marble. Granite is quarried throughout the world in the form of huge blocks, some weighing up to 20 tons. These blocks are cut into slabs that are generally 2cm to 3cm thick, and the faces are polished to the specified finish. These slabs are then carefully crated and shipped to the fabricators who will process them into the final product. Because each block is different and each slab is different, your granite countertop is unique, unlike anything else in the world.

Which Should I Use & Where?

Granite is striking, functional and the most durable, which makes granite ideal for kitchen countertops accent islands, bar tops, everyday dining tables, and many other uses. Marble is the most elegant and luxurious of stones and it's beauty will last for generations. It is versatile enough for use throughout the home such as fireplace facings, ornamental furnishings, walls and windowsills. Marble shines best in the bath, and you can use it on almost every surface, including vanities, shower walls, tub decks, and flooring.

Does Granite Require Special Care?
Granite is easier to maintain than you would expect. Warm water, mild dishwashing liquid and a soft cloth clean up most spills on both surfaces. Granite is a worry-free surface, requiring few special precautions. It is extremely durable, stain-resistant and easy to care for. Hot pots and pans won't damage it. It won't chip, crack or scratch under normal use. Cutting boards are recommended when slicing bread, meats or vegetables to protect your knives from becoming dull.

Routine maintenance should include cleaning with clear, warm water and mild (no lemon, vinegar or other acidic additives) dishwashing detergent. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth.


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Granite . . .

is nearly impossible to scratch, granite accepts hot pots and pans, will not stain under normal use, does not harbor bacteria, and generally lasts forever.