Granite ranked #1 in cleanability when compared to six other countertop surfaces including stainless steel (based on a 1999 study by the Hospitality Institute of Technology and Management).
Marble and granite have the same level of cleanability as engineered stone (based on a 2006 study by the Hospitality Institute of Technology and Management).
Natural stone is competitively priced with quartz surface products and often priced lower.
Natural stone is low maintenance often only requiring warm water, mild dishwashing liquid and a soft cloth to maintain its beauty. We recommend using the 3-in-1 cleaner that each customer receives in a care package we mail after installation is complete.
Many varieties of natural stone do not need to be sealed, although many are sealed for customer peace of mind.
Any required maintenance will be performed by an employee of SCGI at no cost to the homeowner.
Granite does not emit dangerous levels of radon (based on technical paper by Dr. Donald Langmiur, PhD, Colorado School for Mines in 1995, confirming that consumers do not have to worry about radon exposure stemming from natural stone in their home).
"The EPA does not believe sufficient data exists to conclude that the types of granite commonly used in countertops are significantly increasing indoor radon levels"
Stone is a product of nature and has its own unique qualities that distinguish it from quartz surface materials. The wonderful character that is offered by vein patterns, color variations, and other design characteristics of stone should be taken into consideration when selecting the perfect stone for your project. Discuss these characteristics with your natural stone supplier.
Genuine Stone is truly The Natural Choice!