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Is marble suitable for a kitchen countertop?
No, marble is not a good choice for a kitchen countertop. Although it can be sealed, it is not as dense as granite and therefore it is more porous and susceptible to being stained in a highly used area like a kitchen. It is much softer and it will chip and crack under frequent use.
Does granite have any pits or fissures?
Yes granite has natural pits and fissures that are part of the stones natural structure. Some types of granite have more of such characteristics than other types.
What is granite made of?
Granites is a igneous rock and is formed of Feldspar (50% or greater), Quartz (25-40%), Mica (3-10%) These minerals occur in different proportions, giving each granite its own color, texture and structural characteristics. In addition, hornblende, magnetite, hematite, pyrite, zircon, garnet, corundum and other minerals may be present in smaller amounts, adding to the unique coloration and texture of each granite deposit. With natural material like granite, a certain amount of "movement" or grain in the stone must be expected.
What is Marble made of?
Marble is a metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite and dolomite. Its commonly used for sculpture and building materials.
Can I cut on my Granite Counter Top?
Yes, but only if you want to ruin your good knives! Granite is harder than your knife blades are and will dull them very quickly, if you use the counter top as a cutting surface. Always cut and chop on a wooden or plastic cutting board to protect your knives.
Can I Set a Hot Pot on my Granite Counter Top?
Granite is formed by extreme heat and pressure combined beneath the earth’s crust. It cannot be affected by heat from a cook top or frying pan. A lit flame placed under granite will have no melting effect and will not leave any burned or scarred marks.
Is granite expensive?
Today granite is often priced lower than many engineered stones such as quartz. considering its durability and natural beauty, it is today's best value among countertop choices.
Will granite lose its shine?
Household activities simply do not cause sufficient abrasion to granite to dull it. Your granite countertop will maintain its brand new shine for decades to come.
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