For centuries, granite has been a top choice for a number of indoor / outdoor home applications.
California Granite & Flooring specializes in providing professional granite countertop installation, granite sales & granite remnants at affordable prices.
Our kitchen and bathroom countertops and backsplashes come in a huge variety of color choices and various selection criteria. We custom design and fabricate granite tops for kitchen counter tops, shower walls, vanity tops, jacuzzi surrounds, fireplaces, bartops & more!
What Is Granite?
First and foremost, granite is a 100% natural stone made by nature. In fact, it is known as one of the hardest and strongest stone materials.
Incidentally, it originated from the earth’s core as liquid magma. Extreme heat and pressure forged quartz, mica, feldspar and other minerals into a very dense structure millions of years ago. Over time, additional heat and pressure contributed in making amazing combinations of colors and patterns. As a result, this process also added many outstanding qualities we know and love about granite.
Granite is used in a number of residential and commercial applications including…
Another fact is that granite’s natural style and ease-of-use integrates seamlessly across many different applications.
- Kitchen Granite Countertops
- Vanity Granite Tops
- Fireplace Granite Surrounds
- Granite Backsplashes
- Outdoor Granite Kitchens
- Outdoor Granite Pavers
- Bathroom Granite Shower Walls
- Granite Tiles
- Granite Stair Treads
- & More!
Granite Is Extremely Durable!
Granite’s natural qualities allow the stone to perform much better over any other countertop or tile material.
When considering the overall performance, natural characteristics, versatility, extensive style, color choices, ease of cleaning, maintenance and repair, other counter top materials have failed to surpass granite counter tops.
Granite Benefits Include…
Granite is a highly durable siliceous stone.
Compared to marble, it is more resistant to the acids found in lemon, vinegar and cleaning products and will usually not etch. It is an easy stone to live with.
Granite characteristics make this stone virtually scratch proof.
Granite will not scratch even when directly cut on. Things such as keys, coins, utensils and appliances won’t scratch it either.
Granite can withstand heat up to 1200 degrees Fahrenheit.
You won’t have to worry about burn marks, char marks or heat rings that may be left from pans and other hot items left on countertop or flooring surfaces.