At Grandior, our service, equipment, and materials are second to none. The selections of over 2,000 colors of stone will allow your imagination to run wild as you plan your home improvement projects. If you want premium quality stone coupled with the experience and technological ability to produce your specific project, look no further than Grandior.
We offer a variety of natural stone, and quartz countertops, as well as wood tops to match any style. At Grandior, we have the perfect countertop for your project.
Granite is one of the most popular countertop materials. Granite is a durable choice for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, bar tops, and more. Since there are thousands of unique colors of granite, it is the perfect natural stone to fit the décor of any project providing an extremely durable surface.
- Hardest of all the natural stone countertop materials
- Highly resistant to staining, scratching and heat
- Largest selection of colors
- Ideal for kitchen countertops
Granite is abundant and can be found all over the globe. Granite is a naturally occurring rock formed under the Earth’s surface by liquid magma that cools and then solidifies. Granite is one of the toughest materials known to man and can be used for wide variety of projects because of its supreme durability. Granite is resistant to heat and scratches, which makes it great for any countertop project, especially for busy kitchens. Granite can be found in any color or pattern that you could imagine. Also since granite is a natural stone each and every project is completely unique because no slab will ever look the same as another. Our vendors receive shipments of new colors of granite every day from around the world.
Marble is one of our most popular stones for bathroom vanities and other low traffic areas, like powder rooms, butler’s pantry and baking areas. If you are looking to add a sophisticated and luxurious look to your home or business, there is no other countertop material as elegant as marble. With its timeless look, this natural stone will bring an element of class to any space in the home. Most marble is white with gray veins, but there are other, more exotic, coloration to this beautiful natural stone.
- Classic and elegant stone with a timeless style
- Great for bathrooms, fireplaces, and furniture tops
- Aesthetically pleasing, whether polished or honed
If you are looking to add a sophisticated and luxurious look to your home or business, there is no other countertop material that rivals marble. Marble is a metamorphic rock that evolves from limestone. Marble has a wide color selection ranging from white, black, grey, pink, grey, red and blue. Because of marbles high-end appearance it is commonly used in elegant settings like master bathrooms, powder rooms, bath surrounds and fireplace surrounds. Since marble maintains a consistent temperature, it is also ideal for baking areas. Since marble is a natural stone it is porous in nature. Try to avoid placing harsh cleaning chemicals and acidic liquids, like wine, on marble counters to advert potential staining, however, daily cleaning and bi-annual sealing will be all it takes to retain the beauty and elegance of your marble countertops. Marble can last a lifetime with just a minimal maintenance.
Quartzite is an exotic, lush and stunning natural stone. It is a fantastic option to mimic the appearance of marble, but with increased durability, which is better suited for busier areas that experience wear and tear. This material is naturally strong and heat-resistant. This material is relatively new for countertop use, but due to its durability and alluring features, it is quickly becoming popular.
- Resembles Marble
- Unique and versatile look
- Hard, heat-resistant, and has low porosity
Quartzite is a form of sandstone that is formed through heating and pressure under the Earth’s crust. The intense heat and pressure of metamorphism causes the quartz grains to compact and become tightly interwoven with each other, resulting in very hard and dense quartzite. It has a natural, glassy luster that creates a striking appearance. Pure quartzite is primarily white or grey in color, although, many other more exotic shades are available as well. Each slab has intricate veins with wavy swirling patterns. Quartzite is ideal for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, bath surrounds, fireplace surrounds, bar tops, wash stations, butler’s pantries, and any other project that you are planning for.
Quartz (Engineered Stone)
Engineered stone, also known as Quartz, is practically maintenance-free. This kind of stone does not require any sealing, and it is resistant to staining, acids, scratches, and heat. Quartz is one of the best-engineered materials available for countertop projects in areas where natural stones are not ideal for one reason or another. Areas such as kitchens, children’s bathrooms, changing rooms, and countertops for businesses with high traffic locations that need a durable stone, such as quartz. Available is many colors and patterns, Quartz has become a very popular countertop option in the 21st century.
- Many colors and patterns
- Resistant to stains, acids, scratches, and heat
- Contemporary look
Since quartz is an engineered stone, it means that it is man-made from natural quartz minerals. Slabs of quartz used for countertops contain about 93% crushed quartz combined with about 7% polyester resin, which is a synthetic element. Quartz stones have consistent patterns, and can come in a wide variety of colors, patterns and textures. Since quartz is man-made, it is completely non-porous meaning that the stone will not stain, and the consistent patterns make it easier to hide seams, which is great for large areas. The stone is also highly durable, and is great for high traffic areas. Grandior carries quartz that is made by a variety of popular companies, such as Cambria, Zodiac, Caesarstone, Silestone, Neolith, Viatera, and Stone Italiana.
There is not denying the sheer beauty of Onyx. Onyx is a unique and exotic stone that is sure to make a breathtaking impression. Its stunning appearance, which features rich parallel layers with contrasting shades are naturally formed over the course of thousands of years. It has a remarkable one-of-a-kind style. It comes in a variety of colors along with contrasting colors from the veining. These color schemes make each piece a unique piece of art. Some colors of Onyx are translucent and can be back-lit. This stone is commonly used in bars to create a dynamic interior design element.
- Stunning colors and patterns
- Translucent types can be back-lit
- Fashionable and high-end look
The lavish beauty and remarkable one-of-a-kind style of Onyx caught the attention of civilizations dating back to the ancient Egyptians, and Greeks, who utilized the natural stone for making jewelry and extraordinary carvings. Certain varieties of Onyx can be back-lit because of their translucency. This is an inexpensive process that truly allows the stone to showcase its pure beauty and makes it the focal point of any room. Onyx is best used in low trafficked areas, such as home bars, butler’s pantries, and bathrooms. In a retail setting, we recommend Onyx to be used merely as an artistic accessory.
Travertine is a form of limestone that is forged in mineral hot springs all around the world and is known for its consistent color, long streaks, and elegance. This stone is one of the most aesthetically pleasing stones due to the fact that it brings a warm, inviting look to any application. This material lends itself to a classic old-world look with a modern feel. Travertine is best suited for low traffic areas like bath surrounds, bathroom flooring, powder rooms, and showers. It can also look fantastic as a kitchen backsplash.
- Luxurious look, Eco-friendly
- Used for facades, stairs, and decorative pieces
Travertine has a soft, elegant look and is perfect for giving a relaxing vibe to any area. It is available in many different beautiful shades of beige, white, cream, red and gold. With the proper maintenance travertine can last for a very long time, however, since it is porous and vulnerable to acidic liquids it will require proper sealing.
In addition to being unique and colorful, gemstone countertops are also heat-resistant stain-resistant. Most homeowners will use these exotic stone as an eye-catching showpiece. Jewelry showrooms & retail store countertops, high-end offices, restaurants, master baths, and kitchen countertops are some of the most common uses for these spectacular stones.
- Made from semi-precious stones
- Extremely unique
- Some are translucent and can be back-lit
- Fashionable and high-end look
Gemstone has one of the most recognizable appearances of any natural stone. The various rocks that make up its composition are semi-precious stones, which are commonly used for jewelry. Gemstone is a standout material that is truly like no other. Once installed, it can be spectacular, especially when back-lit with LEDs. Besides its gorgeous look, it is fairly resistant to heat and stains, although daily cleaning and bi-annual sealing is recommended for any natural stone, especially when used as a countertop. Gemstone also makes for a wonderful accent piece for homes and businesses.
Most commonly used in bathrooms limestone has a sandy look that often captures facilitated plant and animal life, giving it a certain primitive appeal. Limestone is most often white or cream-colored, and it is frequently used to create a beach theme within the home.
- Natural, ancient appearance
- Good for low traffic areas
- Can contain fossils
- Zen modern look
Limestone is a sedimentary rock primarily composed of calcium carbonate. It is known for uniquely having ancient aquatic fossils embedded in it as a result of being formed in clear, warm, shallow marine waters. There are many limestone–forming environments around Earth, such as the Caribbean Sea, Indian Ocean, Persian Gulf, Gulf of Mexico, around Pacific Ocean islands and within the Indonesian archipelago. Limestone is slightly softer and more porous than marble, so avoiding areas that experience a high traffic flow, particularly with acidic liquids, is best. Limestone will look fantastic as a bathroom vanity or bath surround because it provides a “beachy” look from impressions left on the stone by aquatic fossils and shells. It typically comes in natural colors such as grey, tan or brown and has a solid overall appearance. Its visual versatility makes it easy to accommodate any design scheme, which makes Limestone a especially perfect for any renovations.
Soapstone is a highly stain-resistant, bacteria-resistant, and heat-resistant natural stone. Soapstone comes in varying shades of grey and can have hints of green, black and blue. The color of soapstone darkens with age, giving a beautiful worn look that is highly sought after.
- Stain, bacteria, and heat resistant
- Vintage look
- Changes with time (ages)
Soapstone is a natural stone like granite, so no two slabs are ever the same. It is composed of mineral talc, which makes soapstone on the softer side of natural stones, but the balance of quartz in the composition of soapstone countertops increases its strength. Soapstone will not stain and it is also heat resistant. Since soapstone is non-porous, bacteria will not be able to penetrate it, so it is a sanitary countertop option. It will require some applications of mineral oil to darken it evenly.
Slate is very attractive, durable, and non-porous stone, making it one of the easiest countertop materials to care for and maintain as it does not require sealing. Slate has a full matte finish and comes in a variety of colors, mostly medium to dark tones. It has a stylish uniform look that is ideal for modern design settings.
- Organic appearance
- Available for most projects
- Chemically inert
Slate is a natural, fine-grained, foliated metaphoric rock that is created by the alteration of shale mudstone that is composed of volcanic ash through low-grade regional metamorphism. It is a fantastic and resilient stone that is perfect for many applications. Slate has a stylish uniform look that is ideal for modern design settings, and comes in colors like black, grey, pewter, brown, red, green, and even blue. Stylistically, slate offer subdued appearance, which is ideal if you want your countertops to compliment the overall design of an area rather than be the focal point.
Wood countertops are popular in kitchens for the warm organic texture and function, and it was originally used for preparing meat in butcher shops and has now become a popular design trend in kitchens. Wood countertops & butcher blocks provide a classic, artisan feel that will add a touch of character to any cooking space. Their natural appearance provides a warm and inviting vibe that creates a pleasant and charming environment. Wood countertop can also be eco-friendly if it is constructed from reclaimed lumber.
Our Grothouse wood kitchen counters can be used safely around stoves and sinks, and are often sealed with food safe oil finish that is safe for direct chopping and permits the counter to be sanded to look like new when desired. Durata® wood countertop finish is a truly permanent finish that does not require ongoing applications or maintenance. Durata provides a waterproof and protective finish similar to a clear coat on a car. Durata® is popular for use in bathroom countertops because it is waterproof and not damaged by common household products used in a bathroom. Wood surfaces are popular for bathroom vanity countertops and tub surrounds.
- Wood counters for kitchen islands offer many advantages
- Wood counters can be constructed any size in one piece, and eliminate the worry of an unsightly seam common with island countertops constructed of stone slabs
- Wood also absorbs sound and helps quiet a kitchen full of guests and its forgiving nature avoids accidental chips to fine china and stemware
Despite the attractive appearance of wood countertop, there are some concerns when it comes to durability. A common misconception is that since wood countertop is used as cutting boards that homeowners can freely cut on it. However, this is not the case. Cutting on butcher block countertops will leave scratches and dents that will have to be sanded down and refinished in order to be repaired. Although, this is a process that most homeowners will be able to do themselves, it is still time consuming and labor intensive. Even if homeowners are not cutting and chopping on their butcher block countertops, it can easily be damaged by daily wear and tear. This will cause it to look weathered and worn if not regularly cared for. The prices of wood countertops largely vary and are determined by the quality of wood.
Glass countertops are significantly durable and will not easily chip, so busy areas like kitchen counters and high flow bathrooms are no problem at all. Cleaning is simple and quick. Glass countertop has a sleek, streamlined appearance, which is a great option for modern kitchens and bathrooms, and can be cut into any shape. The populairty of glass countertop is rising due to its contemporary look and wide variety of colors.
- Endless color options
- Contemporary look
Glass countertops are fairly new to the market but have been gaining in popularity quickly because of their unique style and durability. Since glass countertops are manufactured they come in endless amounts of colors that can fit any décor from traditional to modern. Many are assembled from crushed glass windows and other various glass products, which makes glass counters an environmentally sustainable option as well. Cleaning is simple and quick, although, glass countertops will have to be sealed to avoid damage from acidic liquids and harsh cleaning products.
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