Yes, indeed. Every stone surface we build is sealed, and we suggest applying a sealer every six months to ensure protection against any oils or water that may have sat on the stone's surface for an extended period of time.
Chipping and scratching may happen occasionally. Scratches might occur when a harder material, such as another piece of stone or sand-filled soil from a plant, rubs against the counter's surface. If a hard object strikes a finer edge (such as a cove dupont or an ogee), chipping may occur. Although we cannot guarantee that the content will not be damaged, we may send a member of our team out to check the damage and fix minor scratches and chips. It is beneficial if you know when the chipping happened and can save the piece that comes out.
Granite is an organic material, and no two samples would be identical, just like no two individuals are alike. Granite's color is influenced by the mineral composition and the deposit from which it was quarried. After choosing a sample, our customers choose the exact block of stone from which we fabricate their surface at Landmark Surfaces.
No, you can order a variety of finishes; the highly polished finish is simply the most common. The process of "honing" gives the stone a more matte finish while maintaining its smooth feel.
"Movement", also known as “grain in the stone,” refers to veins in granite that swirl and shift irregularly as a result of immense forces at work underneath the earth's surface over the eons it took to shape. Certain minerals, such as hornblende, magnetite, hematite, pyrite, zircon, garnet, and corundum, have a minor impact on "movement". Many people consider granite's flow of blending colors to be its most appealing and convincing feature.
There isn't much effect on the price. The quarry's supply and demand have a greater impact on prices. Owing to their scarcity, red and blue tones are more expensive than other shades.
A drop-in sink sits on top of the granite counter's cutout, while an undermount sink sits underneath it. When preparing a granite countertop for an undermount sink, an additional polishing charge is usually needed.