Natural Granite: One of a Kind Beauty.
There is a reason natural stone is overwhelmingly popular as a countertop surface: its beauty simply cannot be replicated. However, the natural elements also create unique characteristics that are sometimes difficult to predict.
Many natural granite installations will require one or more seams. After we receive the exact measurements of your space, our experts will determine the best place for your seams.
Common Seam Locations
Our state-of-the-art technology used at our stone fabrication facility produces factory-machined edges, helping to lessen the appearance of visible seams. At installation, our technicians will apply a color-match epoxy to minimize appearance of visible seams. The result? A true work of art in the home, just as you imagined.
Pitting and Fissures
Many colors of natural granite contain pits and fissures which are natural characteristics of stone. This can greatly enhance the beauty and interest of the surface, but will also create some inconsistencies. Some natural granite colors exhibit these characteristics more than others, and the lighting of the room can make these marks more or less visible. These characteristics are part of the natural beauty of the stone and will not impair the durability and functionality of the countertop.
Pits are tiny spaces between the various mineral crystals that are found in natural granite. In the natural granite fabrication process, an epoxy resin is applied to the surface, filling the small imperfections and creating a smooth, even surface. While most of the pits will be invisible after the resin is applied, some small pits may still be visible.
Fissures are separations between the mineral crystals that are seen in natural granite. They typically appear as a light line across the surface of your countertop. Similar to pits, an applied epoxy resin will fill the majority of the fissures although there can be a slight indention in the stone as you run your finger across the surface or shine a reflective light on it.
As you are considering your countertop purchase, keep in mind that pits and fissures are natural characteristics of stone. While the epoxy resin will cover a majority of them, some tiny pits and fissures may still be visible in your finished countertops.