About Granite:

  • There is a difference in granite! Resin sealed granite, the only granite used by NorthWest Stone Fabricators, performs nearly as well as engineered stone with regard to stain resistance. Additionally, granite is more heat tolerant than is man-made quartz.

  • Natural granite is one of earth’s hardest stones. On the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, granite/quartz is a "7", with diamonds a "10". And there are hundreds of colors of granite to choose from. Many have patterns and colors unique to that particular slab.

  • Granite ranked #1 in cleanability when compared to six surfaces, including stainless steel.

  • Absorption rates (% water, by weight) of granite range from 0.05% to 0.40%, indicating that the available pore volume capable of harboring a staining agent is very slight. At the end of every installation, we apply high quality sealers to further increase the stain resistance of granite. 

  • Contrary to widely spread reports, independent scientific studies conducted over the years have found granite countertops are not known to pose a health risk to consumers. These findings are supported by the U.S. government.

Granite is an excellent choice for kitchen countertops, floors, and other heavily used surfaces.