An Ideal Stone for Kitchen Countertops & Floors
Because of it's durability and longevity granite is great for heavily used surfaces. Available in every color imaginable, it has become one of the most popular stones on the market. Leading consumer magazines have given granite the highest overall performance rating as a kitchen countertop material.
Cleaning your granite:
- Use warm water and a small amount of non-abrasive soap
- Rinse with clear warm water
- Dry thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth
Please note: Cleaners and disinfectants made specifically for silica/quartz-based stones are available at most home centers, hardware storess, stone fabrication shops, and flooring centers. (Directions for use are printed on the label)
Granite composite: The American Geological Institute defines granite as an intrusive igneous rock composed of 25% - 35% quartz and over 50% potassium and sodium rich feldspars, with a common accessory mineral of less than 20%, usually muscovite, biotite, or hornblende.
Color: The color of granite is governed largely by that of the feldspar, usually the most abundant mineral. However if considerable amounts of quartz, hornblende, or mica are present the color may be modified.
Bacteria: Bacteria requires several things in order to thrive and grow: oxygen, water, sunlight, nutrients, and a substrate to form on. The minerals in granite are toxic to bacteria. As a result, there is no habitable environment for bacteria to live and grow on a granite surface.