Granite is a great choice for your home. With natural granite you get countertops that not only look great, but will last for years. Granite is a great choice for countertops, and if you go with granite, you will not regret it.
Granite looks great. It is beautiful and sleek, and with hundreds of different colors to choose from you can choose a type that will match any cabinets. Granite looks elegant and will add value to your home. Most home buyers are looking for homes with granite countertops, so if you plan on selling your home in the future, granite will increase your homes value and will be a great investment.
Not only is granite beautiful, it is also very durable and easy to clean. Granite is water resistant, heat resistant, and stain resistant. So if you are looking for countertops with staying power, granite may be the best choice for you.
From the Quarry to Classic Stoneworks
First raw granite is quarried from the granite rocks in the earth. The majority of granite used in countertops today comes from Brazil, India, Italy, Norway, China, and the United States. Granite is cut into blocks and transported to a manufacturing facility.
At the facility the blocks are cut into more usable slabs and then coated with resin to fill any minor fissures and seals the stone to make it ready for polishing. Polished finish is achieved through a polishing and buffing process where the stone is sanded and polished with fine abrasives until it develops a natural shine.
The granite slabs are then packaged tightly into wooden crates and loaded into shipping containers to be shipped to granite distributors all around the world.
From Classic Stoneworks to your Home
First we send our template specialist to your home where they will make a digital template using a specialized laser template machine. They will then confirm your final selections of edge profile, corner radius, sink type, backsplash, overhangs, and any other custom details.
The template is then brought back to our shop and laid out digitally on high resolution images of the slab of your choice, our programmer will then choose where, if any, seams need to placed to achieve the best look and flow for your countertop.
The digital template is then sent out to our Fusion water-jet machine where your slab will be loaded onto the table and cut exactly as it was laid out on the high resolution image. After the pieces are rough cut they are then transferred to our Titan CNC polishing machine where they are polished with the edge profile of your choice. The countertops are then inspected and finished by one of our highly qualified hand fabricators before they are complete.
Finally the countertops will then be transported and installed in your home by a team of our installation experts, where they will use a special stone epoxy to glue the seams, attach the sinks, drill holes for faucets, and seal your countertops with our special 15-year sealer.