Uses of Granite

Granite is the rock most often quarried as a “dimension stone” (a natural rock material that will be cut into blocks or slabs of specific length, width, and thickness). Granite is hard enough to resist abrasion, strong enough to bear significant weight, inert enough to resist weathering, and it accepts a brilliant polish. These characteristics make it a very desirable and useful dimension stone.

Most of the granite dimension stone produced in the United States comes from high-quality deposits in five states: Massachusetts, Georgia, New Hampshire, South Dakota, and Idaho.

Granite has been used for thousands of years in both interior and exterior applications. Rough-cut and polished granite is used in buildings, bridges, paving, monuments, and many other exterior projects. Indoors, polished granite slabs and tiles are used as countertops, floor tiles, stair treads, and many other practical and decorative features.

High price often reduces the popularity of a construction material. Granite often costs significantly more than man-made materials. However, granite is frequently selected because it is a prestige material, used in projects to produce impressions of elegance, durability, and lasting quality.

Granite is also used as a crushed stone or aggregate. In this form it is used as a base material at construction sites, as an aggregate in road construction, railroad ballast, foundations, and anywhere that a crushed stone is useful as fill.

 

Affordable Granite Polishing Services in Houston, Texas

With our granite polishing service we first evaluate and closely look to see how its makeup. The procedures for granite can vary depending on the types of granite If you want your floors restored to its marvelous original look. Modern Stone Care granite polishing process will restore your floors with a fresh, clean look and a smooth feel when touched.

While granite is resistant to mold and mildew, granite floors can dull and lose its shine without proper maintenance and care. That is why it is imperative to have them professionally cleaned every so often. The caring and maintenance for granite is different than marble care and maintenance.

Granite is a harder stone than marble, and granite typically not etch, but the cleaning process is still the same. It is recommended to use a stone safe neutral stone cleaner when cleaning the surface of granite. Modern Stone Care only use our employees for ALL our jobs, no sub-contractors. We have the latest flooring equipment and we use professional grade granite polishing products on all our granite polishing jobs. With the supplies and sealants we use, your floors will look fresh and clean back to a beautiful state.

 

Natural Stone Polishing in Houston TX

At Modern Stone Care, our team of highly knowledgeable technicians specialize in the restoration, cleaning, polishing, and sealing of all-natural stone surfaces. This includes flooring, countertops, outdoor pool coping, and more. We work hard to ensure your natural stone maintains its beautiful and vibrant appearance for as long as possible. When it comes to the care of your delicate natural stone surfaces, leave it to the professionals at Modern Stone Care. We work in Houston and surrounding areas to offer the best stone care in the city.

 

Modern Stone Care
970 Bunker Hill Rd
Houston, TX 77024
(832) 814–2041
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