Granite Countertops: Geological Endurance in Your Space

Mineral Composition:

Granite is an intrusive igneous rock primarily composed of quartz, feldspar, and mica. This unique mineral combination imparts the stone with exceptional hardness and durability making it a great candidate for countertop surfaces.

Crystalline Structure:

The slow cooling process deep within the Earth results in a coarse-grained crystalline structure. This characteristic contributes to granite’s resistance to scratching and abrasion, making it an ideal candidate for countertop surfaces.

Mohs Hardness Scale:

With a Mohs hardness rating ranging from 6 to 7, granite surpasses many countertop materials in terms of resistance to daily wear and tear. This inherent hardness ensures a surface that maintains its integrity over time.

Density and Porosity:

Granite’s density, ranging from 2.63 to 2.75 grams per cubic centimeter, is indicative of its compact nature. Additionally, its low porosity—typically less than 1%—renders it highly resistant to liquid absorption, enhancing its stain resistance and suitability for countertop applications.

Heat Resistance:

Granite exhibits notable heat resistance, with the ability to withstand temperatures well beyond those encountered in typical kitchen environments. This property makes it resilient to damage from hot cookware or appliances.

Sealing for Longevity:

To enhance its resistance to stains and ensure long-term durability, granite countertops benefit from periodic sealing. This protective measure mitigates the stone’s porous nature, maintaining its technical and aesthetic qualities.

Consider our granite countertops at Select Stone Inc – where geological endurance meets expert craftsmanship. Elevate your space with a surface that is not just a countertop but a geological statement.

Autumn beige granite

Avalon white granite

Azul celeste granite

Gold Brazil Granite

Golden lightning granite

Raja pink granite

Saturnia granite

Savanna gold granite

Siena beige granite

Silver waves granite

Silvestre gray granite

Snowfall granite

Solarius granite

Summer beach granite

Sunset canyon granite

Swan gray granite

Via appia granite

Virginia mist granite

volga blue granite

White ice granite

White mist granite

White ornamental granite