Granite is a popular material for kitchen countertop applications. This page covers care and maintenance tips, the geology of granite and examples of the material in application.

Geology of Granite

A very hard, crystalline, igneous rock, gray to pink in color, composed of feldspar, quartz, and lesser amounts of dark ferromagnesium materials.

General Information

Some granites have higher absorption and/or lower abrasion resistance than may be expected. Some granites are resin-treated to enhance the color and fortify the surface of the stone.

Care + Maintenance Tips

  • Always check the absorption rating.
  • Always check the abrasion resistance rating.
  • Always seal this material prior to use.
  • Do not use resin-filled material outside, as the resin will discolor over time.
  • Fabricators will often need to resin-treat the exposed edges to match the surface of the material.

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