Custom Quality Granite Counters
Granite countertops are a natural stone countertop material that offers beautiful aesthetics and a durable counter to work off of, adding value and charm to your kitchen. Quality granite is a popular choice for kitchen countertops because it’s a durable, hard stone that’s difficult to scratch or chip. Not to mention, high-quality granite is a remarkably heat-resistant material, making it a good choice for kitchen countertops.
Here at Quality Granite Utah, we sell and install a range of granite kitchen countertops. We have various colors and styles of quality granite to choose from, and we offer custom countertops to fit your new kitchen. We also have a team of experienced and friendly countertop installers who can install your new countertops quickly and efficiently.
If you’re considering installing granite kitchen countertops in your kitchen, contact Quality Granite Utah today for a free estimate. We would be happy to help you choose the perfect quality granite counters for your home.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have questions about granite countertops or the installation process? We’re here to help! Below, you can find the answers to the most common questions we hear from our customers at Quality Granite Utah.
What are the benefits of granite kitchen countertops?
There are many benefits of kitchen granite countertops. One of the most popular benefits is that quality granite is durable and long-lasting. It’s a natural stone that’s known for its strength and resistance to scratches, stains, and heat. This means that it can withstand the everyday wear and tear of a busy kitchen. Quality granite is also easy to clean and requires remarkably little maintenance.
Quality granite is also a beautiful countertop material. It comes in a variety of colors and textures, so you can find one that perfectly matches your kitchen’s décor. And because granite is a natural stone, each countertop is unique. This means that you’ll have a one-of-a-kind countertop that nobody else in your neighborhood will have.
Furthermore, high-quality granite is an affordable countertop material. It’s less expensive than some of the other natural stone materials on the market, like marble. They’re a popular countertop material and can add significant value to your home without breaking the bank.
Overall, granite counters are a great choice for any kitchen or bathroom. They’re durable, beautiful, and easy to maintain.
How do I maintain a granite countertop?
Kitchen granite countertops are a popular choice for many homeowners because of their natural aesthetics and durability. However, caring for these countertops correctly is essential to keeping them looking their best. Here are some tips for how to care for granite countertops:
- Clean the countertops regularly with a soft cloth and mild detergent or soap. Be sure to rinse the countertops thoroughly afterward to remove any residue.
- Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners on quality granite, as they can damage the surface.
- If a spill occurs, wipe it up immediately with a damp cloth.
- Do not place hot pans or pots directly on a granite countertop, as this can cause discoloration or damage.
- Occasionally seal your countertops with a sealant specifically designed for this surface to protect it from staining and fading.
By following these tips, you can ensure that your kitchen granite countertops will look beautiful and last for many years.
How long does it take to install quality granite countertops?
In most cases, the installation will take one to two days. However, if you have a larger kitchen with a lot of counter space, it may take a little bit longer.
The first step in the installation process is to remove the old kitchen countertops. This can be a little time-consuming, especially if they’re glued to the cabinets. Typically, our installation crew will use a saw to cut the new countertops and then remove them with a crowbar.
Once the old countertops are removed, the crew will start to install the counters. This process usually includes cutting the quality granite to the correct size and then installing it in place. For most new countertop installations, the crew will use a silicone adhesive to attach the granite to the counter.
After the granite countertops are installed, the Quality Granite Utah crew will clean up the area and you’ll be able to start using your new countertops.
What's the difference between quality granite and marble?
There is a lot of difference between quality granite and marble, starting with their composition. Granite is a type of rock that’s composed of feldspar, quartz, and mica. Marble is a metamorphic rock that’s composed of calcite or dolomite.
Granite is also a harder rock than marble, meaning that it’s more resistant to scratching and staining. On the other hand, marble is more porous than granite, which means it can absorb liquids more easily. This absorbency can lead to staining and etching.
Finally, granite is a better conductor of heat, meaning it can withstand hotter temperatures than marble. This heat resistance makes it a better choice for quality countertops and other areas that may be exposed to heat, such as kitchen backsplashes.
Why does some quality granite have small pits in it?
There are a few reasons why even high-quality granite can have small pits in it. One reason is that when the granite was being formed, small bits of other rocks or minerals got trapped in the granite. Over time, these bits of rock or mineral wore away, leaving small pits in the granite.
Another reason why granite can have small pits in it is because of how it was formed. Granite is made up of lots of small rocks that are held together by quartz. If there’s a lot of quartz in quality granite, it makes it harder and more resistant to weathering. However, if there’s less quartz in the granite, it will be more susceptible to weathering and form small pits over time before the slab is mined.
Does every granite countertop need to be sealed?
The answer is no; not all granite countertops need to be sealed. Instead, only those that are porous need sealing. Porosity is a characteristic of all quality granite, but it varies from quarry to quarry and from slab to slab. You can easily check if your countertop is porous by pouring a little water on it in an inconspicuous location. If the water sits there for 30 minutes, the countertop doesn’t need to be sealed. If the water absorbs quickly, the granite countertop should be sealed.
Sealing your granite countertop is a simple process that only needs to be done once or twice a year, depending on how porous the countertop is. Sealing your granite countertop will help protect it from staining and keep it looking beautiful for years to come.
Give us a call or send us a text to schedule your free in home appt with one of our countertop experts today!