frequently asked questions

Slabs are usually sold as a whole but you can choose your preferred slab at our factory. The amount of stone needed is determined by the design and amount of waste.  A good fabricator will minimise waste and maximise the natural beauty and veining pattern.

Yes, granite is extremely hard and its polish is not vulnerable in terms of etching (household acids or scratching by knives, pots and pans.) Granite can resist temperatures of up to 400C,  although we would advise against testing this fact.

Granite could potentially get damaged by high impact blows from sharp or hard objects and is susceptible to stains because of its porous quality. It should not be affected by heat from pots, pans and liquids.

Granite’s surface melts when extreme heat is applied to the surface of the stone causing melting and shattering of crystals, with the result of a highly textured surface.  This is ideal for areas where optimum slip resistance is required.

Flamed or brushed granite has a textured surface which prevents slip without altering the aesthetic appeal.

Granite will dull your knives as it is harder than the blade. Instead, opt for a wooden or plastic cutting board.

Both quarried from the earth and yet, their material makeup differs. Therefore they possess different qualities. Granite, consists of crystallized minerals and is formed at extremely high temperatures, deep in the earth’s mantle.

Marble forms from a sediment (animal skeletons, shell and plant matter found under water) which eventually compresses and becomes stone.

Stone is porous which puts it at risk for stains (from oil, wine, etc absorbing into the surface). To prevent this, we advise using a sealant.