Overview – Granite is one of the most popular of available countertop materials.
Appearance – There are many different types of minerals in granite, some of which appear like small, shiny flecks or larger more movement type stones with veining of varying colors.
Beneficial Features – The stone is naturally durable and water resistant with antibacterial and stain proof characteristics. Granite is also scratch and heat resistant. This coupled with our 15 year transferable warranty sealer called Permaseal makes Granite second to none for durability.
Granite Care – Use a granite sealant for an additional layer of protection (unless permasealed at which point there is no maintenance program required)
Overview – Marble is another popular choice of different countertop materials.
Commercially, any stone that can be polished is also known as marble, with the exception of granite. This includes quartzite, travertine, limestone and onyx.
Appearance – Marble comes in a wide variety of colors and with different vein colors and sizes.
Beneficial Features – Natural marble is very hard, making it a versatile choice. However, protect marble from water, spills and stains.
Care – Clean up any water or spills on marble as quickly as possible and consider adding a sealant. We offer permaseal on marble, however, it will need to be reapplied every 3 years. Permaseal on marble will only protect against staining and not scratching or etching which will still happen on marble surfaces. Marble has what is called a living surface, and over time a patina will emerge of the marble which is beautiful. Marble has to go thru what we call the “ugly duckling” phase thru using the surface to attain this beautiful and rich patina. Lastly, marble has been used in Europe for centuries.