ALPHA GRANITE AUSTIN 915 W. HOWARD LANE AUSTIN TX 78753 512-834-8746
2500 MEMORIAL BLVD STE A
KERRVILLE TX 78028
915 W. HOWARD LANE
AUSTIN TX 78753
1501 RR 620, SUITE A
AUSTIN TX 78734
The Timeless Look of Granite
Granite is a long-time favorite for use as an exterior cladding and pavement material. Its inherent strength, abrasion resistance and superior weathering durability are sure to keep it as one of the preeminent material selections available to today's architects.
Available in a striking array of colors, granite's durability, longevity, and economy make it ideal for kitchen countertops and other heavily used surfaces, including table tops and floors. It provides excellent scratch resistance since the hardness of the minerals in most granites is stronger than the utensils used on it.
Granite is generally heat resistant up to temperatures of ±250°C (±480°F). It’s also superior to the majority of common countertop surfaces in its resistance to bacteria retention. (Ref: MIA Technical Bulletins). The available pore volume capable of harboring a staining agent also makes granite relatively stain-resistant, with impregnating repellents sometimes used to reduce the chance of stains.
Source: Marble Institute of America