The elegant beauty of granite, when crafted to perfection, adds distinction to any project, be it for residential or commercial use. At MTM Designs, we are pioneers in quarrying and processing granite by using state-of-the-art equipment and modern techniques. Whether you are looking for granite countertops, fireplaces, bathroom counters or granite flooring, visit our showroom in Kelowna to find it all under one roof. We also offer free quotes.
Granite is an igneous rock that is created from magma being cooled slowly under great pressure. It is one of the hardest stones, second only to diamonds. Granite can be found all over the world but varies greatly in veining and colour. It can be found in colours ranging from almost pure white to brightly exotic to almost solid black, depending on the country of origin. Although granite is densely grained, it may become infused with other minerals, producing a patterned movement along with its distinct colour. In this way, granite comes in an endless array of colours and patterns.
The availability of granite was once limited to its local origin. This scenario changed with the advent of technology. With the discovery of advanced mechanics and worldwide sources of supply, granite can be obtained more easily and economically. Quarries employ innovative techniques, such as diamond cable saws, to cut blocks from the stone mass in hours instead of days. Occasionally assisted by natural separations, the quarry trims the blocks to be transported by truck to a processing plant. High-speed gang saws and computerized cutting machines cut the block into slabs in a fraction of the time previously required.
When the slabs reach the fabricators, veteran craftsmen take advantage of new tools and techniques to maximize the natural beauty and produce in swift time, a finely polished finished product.
Apart from being tougher than most naturally occurring stones, granite imparts an air of luxury. Here are some of reasons why granite is considered a good investment:
Unique - Granite is naturally beautiful, and its unique beauty cannot be duplicated
Durable - Being virtually indestructible, the stone will not fade or deteriorate over time
Environmentally kind- Being a natural stone, it contains no pollutants and is produced with little energy output
Safe - Granite does not contain chemicals, it isn’t combustible, and the minerals in granite are toxic to bacteria
Low maintenance - Granite keeps looking beautiful and natural with negligible maintenance
Wise Investment - Granite products increases the resale value of a property
Affordable - Technology has reduced production costs, rendering granite competitive with many other manufactured products
It is natural to be concerned and have questions before you invest in granite products. Read the FAQs below to gain more insight.
Question: Is granite expensive?
Question: Are there different qualities of granite?
Question: How do less expensive synthetic countertops compare to granite?
Question: Do I have to reseal the granite?
Question: How do I clean the granite?
Question: Will granite burn or stain?
Question: How does granite or marble stand up to heavy foot traffic in a foyer or entranceway?