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Why is Granite a good choice for my home?

Granite is available in multiple colors and patterns to give you ample options to choose from.
Granite is ideal for Kitchen work top as is a very hard stone as after the required polishing it is not subject to etching by household acids, or scratching by knives, pots and pans. It′s unaffected by typical kitchen heat, such as hot pans, or spilled liquid.

Will my granite look exactly like the pictures online?

The pictures you see online are digital images thus the color tones may not be absolutely correct due to variations in computer systems, monitors and resolutions. Also as Granite is a natural stone there will be naturally occurring variations in color, tone, pattern, etc. These variations are expected and are the foundation of its natural beauty.

Can I put Granite on flooring? Will it crack?

Like any solid surface or natural stone, high impact blows can harm granite. Because of its crystalline structure, it can chip if subjected to sharp hard objects. Unsealed, granite can absorb stains such as oil, which can ultimately cause dark spots or discoloration. Thus it is recommended to get your granite sealed after installation. Baasar Stones provides granite which has been polished in line polishers and have EPOXY coating on them to provide you a great quality natural stone.

How do I clean my Granite?

A neutral stone cleaner can be found in just about any local store or supermarket. This should be used instead of soap and water as these products help protect the seal so it lasts longer.

Can I place hot items directly on my granite countertop?

Yes. Granite will tolerate temperatures in excess of 600 degree (c). You can safely place items from your oven/stove top or grill directly on the granite without a trivet or hot pad. However, due to the extreme temperature differences, hot glass dishes may crack when placed on the cool surface of the granite; this is known as thermal shock. For this reason alone glass or porcelain dishes should be placed on a trivet or hot pad.

Can I use my granite counter top as a cutting board?

Yes, though it is not recommended. Regular steel knives are no match for the hardness of granite and your knives will dull; so you’ll need to sharpen your knives much more frequently.

 
 

Can I use a marble countertop for my kitchen?

Marble countertops can be scratched more easily than harder stone such as granite. Marble is sometimes used in the kitchen as a pastry slab; it’s perfectly smooth, cool surface is ideal for rolling out dough and the like and as an island with granite as the working top.

Can I use Marble fro flooring?

Marble flooring has quickly become one of the hottest materials for floors. It seems that everyone has finally discovered how much a marble floor can truly enhance a home, as well as makes it more valuable should a homeowner ever decide to sell down the line.

Does marble chip or scratch?

Marble countertop can be chipped and scratched under normal use and therefore, should be used in low traffic areas and should always be treated like a piece of fine wood.

Is Marble floor Hard and Durable?

A floor really should not be high maintenance. In fact, you and your family live everyday stomping on the ground of your home, so it should be able to withstand all the stress put upon it. Marble is a natural stone, making it highly durable in the face of high traffic and pressure put upon it by your busy family You can rest assured that the dog’s nails won't scratch the surface of your floors, which cannot be said for hardwood, which is one of the most difficult surfaces to maintain. Your marble floors will maintain their beauty for years to come, no matter what type of strain your family will put them through.

What is the best way to clean stone countertops and other stone surfaces?

The rule of thumb is never to use anything you wouldn′t normally use on your hands. Never use powdered cleansers or abrasive pads to clean your stone. Even "soft scrub" type cleaners contain pumice, which is powdered volcanic stone, and might damage your stone countertops or floors. Never use any product that is acidic; this includes substances like ammonia or many common liquid cleaners such as Windex. You should always use sealers and cleaning products designed specifically for natural stone.