Niagara Granite & Marble’s Frequently Asked Questions

How do I care for my granite top?

Soap and warm water is all that is needed to clean your granite. Do not use chemicals and household cleaners as it can etch the surface.


How often should I seal my granite top?

Approximately once a year depending on the colour. It is very simple, just wipe on and wipe off. It takes about as long as regular cleaning.


Does granite stain?

For the most part granite does not stain. While it is true that stone is a porous material, of all the stones, granite is the least porous. We also apply a sealer to the stone when it is installed to further protect it from this possibility.


How scratch resistant is granite?

With normal daily use, even cutting directly upon it, you will not dull the finish of your counter top. Unlike any other surface, granite will not dull.


Will my granite top chip or crack?

Most flaws in stone are detected during transit of the slab. If it can withstand the fabrication process, it will never break under normal conditions.


Why doesn’t my granite look exactly like the sample?

The samples we have selected for our showroom are generally indicative of the colouring and pattern (also known as veining) of each stone. As the stone is quarried, differences in the stone’s shading and pattern will appear.


What is the difference between an undermount sink and a drop-in sink?

A drop-in sink sits on top of the cutout and adds no additional cost in your project. An undermount sink sits beneath the polished rim of the cutout. The benefit of this option is that it provides a smooth surface from counter to sink.

Niagara Granite & Marble
590 Welland Ave. Unit #2
St Catharines, ON L2M 5V6

Hours

Monday – Friday: 9 AM – 6 PM

Saturday: 10 AM – 4 PM

Sunday: Closed

Service Area

Niagara Region

Toronto

Barrie

Hamilton

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