- Feb. 25, 2019
-- Imperial Counters, a local countertop fabrication and installation company, is providing information to help homeowners better understand the granite countertop fabrication process and how it goes from quarry to kitchen. Most everyone knows that granite countertops are beautiful, durable and essential elements in any kitchen remodel. But, many aren't aware of how this natural stone, goes from its home in the earth to the beautiful granite countertops they see in their kitchen.
As expert fabricators and installers of granite countertops, Imperial Counters would like to provide information about the entire process. They also hope that with their expertise and guidance, homeowners will be able to find the right countertops for their unique home.
First, granite must be located, dug up and cut. Unlike other resources pulled from the earth, granite is actually found quite close to the surface. As a result, shallow quarries are all that is needed to get the granite into manageable blocks for shipment. Most of the world's granite is found is Brazil but must go to a country with advanced machinery to get cut into slabs.
After the cutting, the next step is for the granite to go through large polishing machines. For slabs of granite to finally make it to becoming beautiful new granite countertops, the polished granite slabs are sent to our showroom for customers to look through and decide which is the best option for their unique home. Granite offers an incredibly wide selection of colors and styles to choose from; and that's because it was made by the earth! And, since it is not man-made, no two slabs of granite are exactly alike.
Next, skilled craftsman using advanced machinery turns the slab of granite the customer chooses into the granite countertops to be installed. Imperial Counters will make sure the slab of granite chosen is fabricated to the unique specifications of the intended space and are installed for the optimal overall aesthetic. Whether it's a large kitchen island or a small bathroom vanity, an experienced team like those at Imperial Counters can help customers get the natural granite countertops they've always installed beautifully in their home.
Imperial Counters began as a high-pressure laminate countertop store in 1973. It has since expanded its countertop materials to include granite, other natural stones and other solid surfaces. It delivers and installs for customers in MN, SD, ND, MA and IA. The talented team can walk customers through the design process, to make sure they're getting exactly the countertops they want. For more information on countertops, please visit the blog at imperialcounters.com. (https://www.imperialcounters.com/the-granite-countertop-p...