Granite is a very strong, durable, scratch resistant and easy to maintain surface. If sealed properly, Granite won’t absorb liquid or stains, won’t harbor bacteria, and can handle some heat from appliances or warm pots. It’s naturally cool surface is great for rolling candy or dough. Annual resealing of the countertops keeps this beautiful stone looking great and protected from everyday wear and tear.
Readily available in many shapes, patterns and thicknesses, Granite is a great choice if you want to bring a sense of luxury into your home. We have precut slabs to choose from as well as the ability to custom cut and edge according to your project. With proper care and a little annual maintenance, your granite countertops can last a lifetime.
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Slabs of this natural stone are colored all the way through with many different patterns of veins, specks and swirls to choose from. Once cut and polished, every luminous piece is a unique one-of- kind treasure. Its beauty combined with its hard and tough properties is what makes it so desirable. One of the best known igneous rocks, Granite is made up of large, course-grained, random arrangements of tightly packed minerals formed under the conditions of intense heat, solidified from magma. Classic granite has a salt and pepper look. The minerals quartz and feldspar endow granite its lighter coloring of pinks and whites, while the most common black minerals in granite are black mica and black amphibole.
Used thousands of years ago by the ancient Egyptians, Granite has been quarried for use in construction, columns, monuments, sculptures and other decorative elements. Some of the most famous monuments and memorials are made of granite. Mount Rushmore, Diana Princess of Whales Memorial Fountain, and the architecture and carvings at the world heritage site of Mahabalipuram in India, just to name a few.
For more information about Granite or our selection of Granite products please give a call at 250-881-1001 and we would be happy to answer any of your questions.
Exotic Stone Showcase Boutique
Open Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm
For after hours inquiries call 250-889-6698
#1 - 3956 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC
Open Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 3:30pm. Evening and weekend appointments available upon request.