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General information about granite and how to choose the right stone.

The selection of your kitchen countertops is an important decision and involves many factors. The general rule of thumb is:

1st Cabinetry
2nd Countertops
3rd. Flooring/Tiles

Advantages:

  • Placing hot items or cutting on granite will never damage the surface. (It will actually dull your knives)
  • Once sealed, granite is stain resistant
  • Sanitary (Non-Porous)
  • The various minerals within granite add depth and character making every granite countertop different.
  • The colour of your granite countertop will never fade
  • Adds value to your home

Disadvantages:

  • Granite needs to be sealed once every 2 years

Because there are limited styles and colours available for cabinetry we recommend when choosing a countertop, to decide upon your cabinet colour and style first. This makes it easier to move on to choosing your countertops. Some of the generic colours that we work with in Nova Scotia are the following:

Kashmir Gold

  • Other names: Cashmere Gold Granite, KashmirGranite, Kashmere Granite
  • Place of Origin:India
  • Type of Stone: Granite
  • Absorption: 0.3-0.5%
  • Similar stones: Ivory Chiffon And Vyara India, Madura Gold And Sivakasi Yellow India

Kashmir Gold Granite is an igneous stone is prized for exterior cladding, countertops, water features, or wherever a long lasting material is needed. Naturally beautiful and durable, Kashmir Gold granite is scratch resistant, weather resistant and sanitary. Quarried in India, Kashmir Gold granite brings an intrinsic value to any project it enhances.

Giallo

  • Other names: Giallo Imperial Granite, Giallo Imperial Gold
  • Place of Origin:Brazil
  • Type of Stone: Granite
  • Absorption: 0.25-0.35%
  • Similar stones: New Venetian Gold Brazil,Santa Cecilia And Giallo Napoleone Brazil

Giallo Imperial Granite is extremely hard and dense stone. Formed eons ago, Giallo Imperial granite resists weather, wear, freeze and thaw. The density of Giallo Imperial makes it water, stain and mildew resistant. Born of the inner fires of earth, Giallo Imperial granite is practically unfazed by fire and heat.

Black Galaxy

  • Other names: Galaxy Black granite, Star Galaxy Granite
  • Place of Origin: India
  • Type of Stone: Granite
  • Absorption: 0.05-0.15%
  • Similar stones: China Black Galaxy, AngolaGold

Black Galaxy granite is an extremely hard igneous stone. Formed of molten stone under the intense heat and pressure of inner earth, the magma slowly cooled and crystallized, forming granite. Black Galaxy granite is durable, weather resistant and beautiful. One of the hardest of sto nes, Black Galaxy granite is excellent for stone cladding, curtain walls, water features, counter tops, furniture, elevator panels and wherever a long lasting, naturally beautiful stone is needed.

Autumn

  • Other names: Newton granite, Autumn Brown Granite
  • Place of Origin:Canada
  • Type of Stone: Granite
  • Absorption: 0.0015
  • Similar stones: Polychrome And CaledoniaCanada, Crystal Brown South Africa, Tropic Brown Saudi Arabia

Autumn Brown Granite is identified by the shades of auburn that tint it. It provides an appeal that is softly romantic yet darkly mysterious at the same time. For those who want to maintain an element of surprise in their designs, it is the perfect choice.

Also called Newton Granite, Autumn Brown granite is formed as portions of magma buried deep beneath the earth slowly cools and then solidifies. The combination of heat and pressure which marks its birth produces a material that is characterized by it's great strength. Autumn Brown Granite panels can withstand heat, water, and seismic activity. It also has an erosion factor of about 0.125" per thousand years, which makes it last for a very long time.

Polychrome

  • Other names: Polichrome Granite, PolychromeBrown, Polychrome Granite Brown
  • Place of Origin:Canada
  • Type of Stone: Granite
  • Absorption: 0.1-0.15%
  • Similar stones: Caledonia And Autumn Brown Canada, Crystal Brown South Africa, Tropic Brown Saudi Arabia

Polychrome Granite is extremely hard and dense stone. Polychrome granite resists weather, wear, freeze and thaw and the density of Polychrome makes it stain, water and mildew resistant as well. Born of the inner fires of earth, Polychrome granite is practically unfazed by fire and heat.

Nara

  • Other names: Caledonia Brown Granite, NaraBrown granite, Caledonia Nara Granite, Newport granite, DarkCaledonia Granite, Caledonia Dark granite, Calidonia Granite,Caladonia granite
  • Place of Origin: Canada
  • Type of Stone: Granite
  • Absorption: 0.1-0.2%
  • Similar stones: Polychrome And Autumn BrownCanada, Crystal Brown South Africa, New Caledonia Brazil, TropicBrown Saudi Arabia

Caledonia granite was formed by the slow cooling andcrystallizing of molten stone under pressure. Billions of years in the making, few materials have lasted as long or will last as long as granite. Outdoors, most polished granites have an erosion factorof 0.125" per 1,000 years.

Find out more about granite at Wikipedia.




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