Granite

The granite used to fabricate countertops occurs naturally in the Earth and all granite colors exhibit beautiful variations in shade and pattern. These variations are what give it such a unique look and feel.

ABOUT GRANITE

KBR takes pride to ensure variations in shade and pattern match well across seams.  The differences in variations can range from consistent natural beauty to big sweeping veining and swirl patterns.  No two stones are exactly alike and that’s one of the many benefits of choosing granite for your next project.  

SEAMLESS APPEARANCE

2 out of 4 stars

STAIN RESISTANCE

3 out of 4 stars

SCRATCH RESISTANCE

3 out of 4 stars

HEAT & BURN RESISTANCE

4 out of 4 stars

Our Granite

KBR stocks 40+ granite colors from Italy, Brazil, India and the US.  Like many products, not all are of the same quality.   We only buy superior grade granite. In addition, our viewing center is designed to create the truest representation of the stone relative to standard lighting in homes.  We select our stone based off of industry trends, selecting only the best stones for design-friendly colors.

Granite is an extremely durable igneous rock formed under the earth’s crust over billions of years. Granite is extremely hard, resistant to scratching and durable under extreme heat.  Granite can chip and crack due to abuse. Granite requires sealing, but proper sealing can help resist stains and etching.

Most of our Granite comes from South America.  We also import granite from India, Italy, and parts of North America.

Start with soap and water, or a mild dish detergent. to regularly clean and disinfect your countertop.  Do not use harsh chemicals such as bleach or acidic based cleaners.  See additional care & maintenance facts in  our Countertop Characteristics & Care guide.

 

To view Care & Maintenance per manufacturer, please visit the links below:

Granite comes in 100s of colors and a variety of compositions.  For instance, some granites have a very consistent and dense makeup where very few differing minerals are included in the rock.  Other granites, such as Bianco Antico, which you can view on our Inventory site, is composed of several different minerals that create natural fissures and deposits.  These types of granite tend to have natural vein and movement patterns, pitting, and can have stress marks that are created as part of the fabrication process.  Opinions vary, but many believe this is what gives natural stone it’s beauty.  Be sure to inquire about these items during your visit to KBR.

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From The Blog

A Quick Guide: Caring for Quartz

A Quick Guide: Caring for Quartz

One of my most asked about topics includes cleaning and care for countertops. My first response will always be soap and water. However, I know there are cases where a little more may be needed. Check out some of my tips, as gathered from manufacturers websites!

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Quartzite

Quartzite is a highly prized natural stone; consider quartzite for its strength, beauty, and overall durability.

Quartz

Quartz is one of the most popular countertop products on the market right now because of its ability to withstand active kitchens while maintaining an elegant look.

Granite

Granite showcases natural beauty and gives your home an upscale feel with a unique countertop design.

Ultra-Compact Surfaces

Ultra-Compact Surfaces is gaining traction in the United States because of its versatility and ability to withstand the harshest conditions. It is a great choice for countertops, fireplace surrounds, or sprucing up your bathroom.

Solid Surfaces

Solid surface countertops are known for their durability, longevity, and seamless appearance. They are a low maintenance option that stands up to scrutiny from even the most scrupulously clean homeowner.

Laminate

Laminate is a tried and true traditional countertop surface that can provide the look of natural stone at a much more efficient price.