All three have a variety of features that lead to their appearance, functionality and maintenance characteristics. Depending on the balance that you wish to achieve between these three elements will lead to the answer to this question.More >> Granite is an igneous rock that is formed deep within the mantle of the earth from molten lava. It is composed of elements of quartz, mica and feldspar in varying amounts. It is naturally hard, stain resistant and scorch resistant.More >> In short, yes! It is necessary to put seams in your countertops for a variety of reasons such as the layout of your project relative to the size of the slab, the access to the jobsite and the work area, the ability to physically carry the material due to its weight, and the necessity to minimize waste in the fabrication process in order to deliver the product to you at a reasonable price.
Both granite and marble are somewhat porous by nature meaning they have the propensity to absorb liquids which may lead to staining or discoloration if not properly sealed and maintained.More >> We always recommend that you use a cutting board when using your countertop as a cutting surface. While cutting directly on your Silestone® or granite countertop probably won't leave scratches, it probably will dull your good cutlery blades.More >> Placing a very hot object directly on top of a cold surface results in a condition referred to as thermal shock.More >> Granite and Silestone® are produced in various thicknesses of 1cm, 2cm and 3cm. These correspond roughly to 3/8", ¾" and 1 ¼".More >> Silestone® weighs about 15 lbs per sf and may have an unsupported overhang of up to 12 inches.More >> Repairs can be made using a variety of techniques involving ground up chips, resin or polymer fillers, wet sanding with various grit polishers, and bonding with two stage adhesives.More >> Capitol Granite and Marble was awarded StoneWorld Magazine's "National Fabricator of the Year for 2008." [Answers to your questions about radon and natural stone. Click Here.]More >>