GRANITE & STONE
Granite & stone countertops, backsplashes and walls are one of the most popular materials used in today’s kitchen builds. Granite is a durable choice for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, bar tops, and more.
Granite is a naturally formed stone composite that is highly resistant to chips and scratches. It brings a striking beauty and offers a custom look that cannot be replicated by marble or man-made quartz. It is quite durable, highly heat-resistant and when properly sealed, it will last for decades.
Limestone, quartzite, and marble along with granite are all natural stones. They form in nature, and only in nature and each piece is unique. They are made of minerals, and only of minerals with no outside influence. Because of this, homeowners choose stone to embrace it and enjoy the natural variations of earth in their home.
Natural stone can sometimes be identified by the edges of the slab. Man made quartz will have a square, uniformed edge whereas natural stone cut from the earth will be more jagged and uneven.
An important thing to remember with granite is “What you see is what you get!” If there are spots or variations of colors in the stone, they cannot be removed. Sometimes, depending on the size and layout of your tops, areas can be cut out or skipped by the fabricator but don’t count on it!
When shopping for granite, be sure to familiarize yourself with the levels or grades available. Plus consider granite thickness, edge styles and use as those options vary based on the application. We recommend 3CM thickness for kitchens and 2cm for bathroom vanities.
Granite is perfect for everyday use because it is heavy and strong, water resistant, wear and tear resistant, durable and versatile as it can be used on countertops, floors, and walls. Granite is able to withstand extremely high temperatures, it is highly scratch resistant, and the maintenance is incredibly simple.
All these characteristics make all types of granite a highly desirable stone for multiple uses in both residential and commercial interior.
There are thousands of unique colors of granite making it the perfect natural stone to fit the decor of any project. Carr Kitchen and Bath is proud to offer a wide variety of granite and quartz options at wholesale prices. Any granite can be expertly fabricated to your custom design. Whether a waterfall edge island, seamless granite countertops or a full backsplash design, we can help you create a beautiful custom project for your home, commercial business or work space.