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Custom Granite Countertops

In the Philadelphia area our Granite selection is second to none. With over 50 color options you’re sure to find something that matches your new kitchen or bathroom. Please contact us today for more information about our Granite selection, installation instructions, measurements or anything else you think we might be able to help with. Call today at 610.572.4891

What is Granite?

Granite has been used for years due to its beauty and durability. It was used in ancient Egypt to build pyramids, and continues to be the most popular choice for today’s kitchen countertops. It is a unique stone in both appearance and structure.

The stone that so many have come to love is an igneous rock with a holocrystalline structure. That means that the crystals that make up the stone do not fully develop. Instead, they grow into each other. This unique interlocking crystal structure makes granite extremely durable and gives it the grainy look for which it was named. You will ruin your knife before you damage your granite countertop if you decide to cut on its surface. It won’t scratch or show any wear and tear unless you take a hammer to it. Granite lets you enjoy your surface without the worry of damage.

Since granite is made up of many different types of crystals, the color of granite varies quite a bit depending on the crystal that makes up the majority of the stone. The crystals that make up granite are:

Quartz

Quartz is the most common crystal in granite. It fills in any gaps around other materials and is responsible for many of granite’s best qualities. It is colorless and appears either clear, smoky or reflects the colors of the crystals around it. Quartz aids granite in being resilient to impact, heat and daily wear.

Mica

Mica has a metallic luster that adds to granite’s ability to hold that “just polished” look.

Feldspar

Feldspar is the second most common substance in granite. Feldspar is responsible for most of the colors you see in granite.  Horneblend & Biotite The infamous gray stone with black and white specks that comes to mind when you think of granite is also the most commonly available. This salt and pepper look comes from horneblend and biotite crystals. With all the colors and patterns to choose from, it is easy to select granite to fit with your design. Granite is your best option for afforable, beautiful and durable countertops.

Absolute Black

African Rainbow

African Rainbow Granite

Alaskan White

Granite Countertop

Antique Gold

Antique Gold Countertop Granite

Astoria

Astoria Granite

Barricato

Granite Philadelphia

Bianco Ramano

Bianco Ramano

Black Galaxy

Black Granite Philadelphia

Black Pearl

Black Pearl Granite

Blue Bahia

Blue-Bahia

Blue Flower

Blue-Flower

Blue Pearl

Blue Pearl

Bordeaux Dream

Bordeaux Dream

Branco Alpinus

Branco Alpinus

Brown Antique

Brown Antique

Coffee Brown

Coffee Brown

Colonial Gold

Colonial Gold

Colonial White

Colonial-White

Crema Bordeaux

Crema Bordeaux

Coffee Brown

Crema Delicatus

Crema Fantasy

Crema Fantasy

Delicatus Gold

Delicatus Gold

Delirium

Delirium

Desert Brown

Desert Brown

Desert Cream

Desert Cream

Giallo Ornamental

Giallo Ornamental

Giallo Verona

Giallo Verona

Golden Persia

Golden Persia

Harvest Cream

Harvest Cream

Ice White

Ice White

Iron Red

Iron Red

Labrador Antique

Labrador Antique

Labradorite Multi Color

Labradorite Multi Color

Level 1 Granite

Level 1 Granite

Magma

Magma

Millenium Gold

Millenium Gold

Millenium White

Millenium White

New Caledonia

New Caledonia

Orion Gold

Orion Gold

Ornamental Dark

Ornamental Dark

Paradiso

Paradiso

Peacock Green

Peacock Green

River Gold

River Gold

River White

River White

Royal White

Royal White

Santa Cecelia

Santa Cecelia

Sienna Beige

Sienna Beige

Sienna Bordeaux

Sienna Bordeaux

Tan Brown

Tan Brown

Titanium Black

Titanium Black

Typhoon Bordeaux

Typhoon Bordeaux

Ubatuba

Ubatuba

White Galaxy

White Galaxy

White Ornamental

White Ornamental

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