Granite slabs and quartz make unique countertops that are extremely durable and low maintenance. Either are a smart and beautiful choice for your countertops and will enhance the countertop look of your home and office. Even after decades of use, these stone countertops will still be smooth and sparkling. They require very little care – typically they can be maintained by store-bought cleaning products.
Granite is a rare material that grows naturally over centuries. It is an intrusive, coarse-grained igneous rock, formed from the slow cooling of volcanic magma deep underground. It mixes with various minerals such as quartz, feldspars and micas to form a unique piece of natural art. Granite is quarried in slabs and cut like a loaf of bread with a bundle of seven to eight slabs that match each other.
Because granite is a natural stone, Granite Source Inc. seals all pieces of granite countertop installation to extend longevity.
Stop by our showroom to hand-select the slab of your choice. Or, if we don’t have what you want in-stock, we’ll direct you to one of our trusted suppliers. There, you can select the stone of your choice, and we’ll handle the fabrication and countertop installation.
Quartz countertops are made from 90% natural quartz, one of the hardest minerals in nature. It is processed to offer an almost unlimited selection of consistent colors and patterns. Color controlled quartz is blended together with technologically advanced polymers to create a beautiful and functional, high performance surface. Because of its high quartz content and dense composition, these surfaces are ultra-durable, and highly-resistant to scratches and chipping, and staining.
In addition to what we keep in stock, we can supply quartz from these manufacturers:
Azul Platino granite
Azul Platino is quarried from a bedrock quarry near the city of Vigo, Spain. It has been used in the Spanish market for hundreds of years. The cathedral in Santiago Di Compostela, Spain is made entirely of granite which was quarried in the Vigo area. This granite has a tight grain structure and can have slight white or black veining and may have small black spots. Slabs of Azul Platino are always large, which are a great choice for kitchens with over-sized islands.
Giallo Santo granite
Giallo Santo is quarried from a bedrock quarry located in the northern part of Espirito Santo, Brazil. The structure is fairly consistent on each shipment, but may have some variation in movement and veining. During the polishing process, an epoxy resin is applied to the surface of the stone to fill in any natural pits, cracks or fissures that may exist. This does not affect the durability, maintenance or beauty of the stone. It is possible for some of the more minute pits that are too small to effectively hold the resin, to reopen during other finishing stages. However, this will not detract from the overall quality or appearance of the stone. There will be noticeable variations in color and movement between pieces. Therefore, it is important and recommended that a range of this product be viewed before finalizing a purchase. This granite is also known as Giallo Ornamental, Ornamental Gold, or Santa Cecilia Light.
Ashen White granite
Somewhat hard to find, from Brazil, Ashen White granite is a strain of Santa Cecilia bedrock. A gorgeous pattern of numerous irregular fine flecks of black and grey on a white background.
Quartz countertops are made from 90% natural quartz, one of the hardest minerals in nature. Color controlled quartz is blended together with technologically advanced polymers to create a beautiful and functional, high performance surface. Because of its high quartz content and dense composition, these surfaces are ultra-durable, and highly-resistant to scratches and chipping, and staining.
Arctic White Quartz – Solid bright white with no veins or patterns – complements both European and Rustic styles
Carrara Marmi Quartz – Reminiscent of Carrara marble with subtle veining – classic and elegant
Mystic Gray Quartz – Mid-tone grays with subtle speckles of grey and black – high tech and contemporary
Blanco Stellar Quartz – White with icy sparkles and shiny specks – sleek and modern
Steel Gray Granite – From India, this soft charcal gray granite with few variations is a durable stone in shades of grays with small flecks of black, brown and white.
Some granites are more stable than others. The more exotic movement there is in the stone, the more attention to detail is required for minimizing seams, which affects the costs associated with the extra time involved in fabrication.
Quartzite is an exotic natural stone that is lush and stunning. It mimics the appearance of marble, but with much higher durability. Its hardness and porosity is similar to granite. Quartzite is well-suited for busier areas such as kitchens, bathrooms and bar tops.
From India. Five months in shipping, these fabulous quartzite slabs are only recently arrived in the Denver metro area and exclusive to Granite Source Inc.
Ivory White quartz – Light cream with shades of gray in swirls and spots
Features smooth diagonal waves of translucent pewter and white with apricot and chestnut striations with sporadic black flecks, quarried in Brazil.
Bianco Antico granite
Quarried from bedrock in the state of Ceara, Brazil. The background color rosy clear quartz crystals throughout add depth to this soft gray, white and taupe granite. During the polishing process, an epoxy resin is applied to the surface of the stone to fill in any natural pits, cracks or fissures that may exist. This does not affect the durability, maintenance or beauty of the stone. It is possible for some of the more minute pits that are too small to effectively hold the resin, to reopen during other finishing stages. However, this will not detract from the overall quality or appearance of the stone. Due to the qualities of the stone, the slabs are book-matched; meaning slab one and slab two will be cut and polished to create a mirror image of each other. These are then kept in sequence, which allows for a consistent flow in pattern. This granite is also known as Royal Silk.
New Carrara quartz – perfectly replicates marble with subtle, random veining on a luminous white background