Durability and beauty are two of the ingredients that have made granite an important building material for more than 2000 years. Granite is an igneous rock composed of feldspar and quartz, with a small amount of mica and minor accessory minerals. Granite crystallizes from magma that cools slowly, deep below the earth’s surface. Granite, along with other crystalline rocks, constitutes the foundation of the continental masses, and it is the most common intrusive rock exposed at the earth’s surface.
Granite has greater strength than sandstone, slate, limestone, and marble making it the obvious choice for kitchen countertops where fats, acids and sharp objects abound. Faith Floors & More is also installing more granite and ceramic tile countertops than ever before, as these products have become more affordable. Faith Floors will install your countertops and backsplash all at once for customer convenience.
Your choice of edge is no small detail. Choose one of our standard edges: full bullnose, demibullnose, 45% bevel or waterfall. To make more of a statement choose an upgraded profile which adds impact to the beauty of a natural stone slab surface and helps integrate it into the overall design of the room.
For granite countertop maintenance we recommend Ivory dish soap only because it is made without animal fats and is free of dies. Many other brands contain fats, dyes, and scents which will damage the stone, including Dove, Dawn and Antibacterial soaps. We suggest never using Windex on Granite, no matter what other people say, the ammonia reacts differently to different stones and can cause permanent streaking. Avoid using detergents that can be abrasive and contain chemicals high in acid or alkaline. Some stone cleaners have a petroleum or animal fat base which may alter the appearance of your stone, so be cautious when choosing products to use.