If you’re hoping for a one-of-a-kind countertop, granite is an incredible option. Timeless, tough, and low-maintenance, it’s a fantastic solution for a kitchen of any size. The key is sourcing, customizing, and installing it correctly. That’s where MKD comes in. We get the job done right the first time, leaving you with a gleaming expanse of stone that’s a piece of art all on its own. Get in touch to explore the possibilities today.
Granite: Reliable, Beautiful, and Long-Lasting
We love granite for its many colors and patterns. In fact, it’s one of the most dynamic natural countertops you can get. Here are a few more reasons why granite is one of our favorite countertops to fabricate and install.
MKD Granite Fabrication
Operating 24 hours a day, our granite shop is committed to providing you the highest quality granite countertops. We carry a full line of domestic and imported granites, including eco-friendly products perfect for any look or design. Our wide variety of in-stock stone slabs allows you to preview and select the perfect granite stone for your kitchen. We'll even help you track down that unique color you've been looking for. Each of our granite stone countertops is fabricated with the latest technologies. MKD features computer-aided drafting, water jet fusion technology, cutting stone with ease and precision. Each edge is hand-polished with a high-speed polisher for a custom and crafted finish. Our state of the art technology ensures more than just quality, it ensures that you receive your countertop quicker.
Benefits of Granite
Sealing granite countertops once every 12 months keeps them from being porous, meaning they do not absorb bacteria or dirt!
Granite countertops are known for their resistance to heat and scratches. Their anti-bacterial surface is great for baking and cooking.
Granite is one of the hardest natural materials on earth, second to diamonds. This surface will last for years as it takes normal wear and tear.
As a natural product quarried from the earth, no two granite slabs are the same! This timeless product comes in endless tones and patterns.
Granite Color & Design Options
With a variety of colors and patterns to choose from, we have granite options to fit your design and budget.
Black Galaxy Granite
How to Care for Granite Countertops
Proper care and maintenance of granite countertops is simple to understand, yet not widely known. If you're considering a natural surface material for your kitchen, bathroom, wet bar, or other living space here are the basics of caring for granite countertops.
Cleaning Granite Countertops
How to clean natural stone:
- Use a mild detergent, such as dish soap and warm water to clean natural stone surfaces. A stone soap may also be used on granite.
- A gentle cloth, one made out of microfiber, for example, should be used to clean the surface.
- The surface should be thoroughly rinsed and dried with clean water after washing.
What cleaning products not to use on granite:
- Harsh chemicals: Vinegar, Windex, bleach, anything containing ammonia, lemon or lime juice. The use of these chemicals will cause the sealant to dull and weaken over time.
- Abrasive cleaners: Dry cleansers and soft cleansers. When using glass stove cleaner on your oven range be mindful of the stone within proximity.
Sealing Granite Countertops
Granite countertop sealant will help protect your investment from stains and other normal wear and tear damage. Sealing granite is a very simple project that many homeowners are confident in completing themselves. Below, we have answered the most frequently asked questions when it comes to sealing natural stone surfaces.
Why do I need to seal my granite countertops?
Once sealed, the natural stone countertop will repel coffee, tea, soda, wine, fruit stains, cooking oil, grease, and body oils. Countertop sealant is a great way to protect your investment and aid in the longevity of your granite countertop.
How often do granite countertops need to be sealed?
Most homeowners seal their countertops every 6-12 months, depending on need. Although 12 months is the most common time for reapplication, a simple water test can be performed at any time to determine if reapplication is needed. Simply pour a silver-dollar sized amount of water on the surface of the stone in a few different locations and allow it to sit for 30-minutes. After 30-minutes you will wipe the surface with a clean cloth. If a dark spot remains, that means the water has penetrated the surface, and reapplication of a sealant is necessary.
What type of sealer should I use?
Make sure you select a good-quality sealer that is meant for granite countertops, also referred to as natural stone surfaces. The sealant should be water-repelling, as well as oil-repelling. We recommend Granite Gold Sealer®.
How do I seal my granite countertop?
We always recommend following the manufactures recommendation for using their product. However, it's as simple as spraying the sealant and using a clean cloth to apply.
Removing Stains from Granite
Step 1: Gently remove any loose debris from the stain location.
Step 2: Blot the spill(s), refrain from wiping as it will spread the stain.
Step 3: Flush the area with mild dish soap. The spot will need to be rinsed several times.
Step 4: Use a microfiber cloth, or other soft material to dry the area completely.
Step 5: Repeat steps 2-4 if the stain remains.