Capitol Granite Design Center

HIGH-QUALITY GRANITE COUNTERTOPS

Capitol Granite, knows that granite countertops, are highly resistant to everyday wear and tear, particularly against scratching and heat. One downside to this material is that it must be resealed periodically. While it is a widely-used surface material for kitchens and baths, some more rare color varieties may be considered high-end and come with a heftier price tag.

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WHAT IS GRANITE?

Mined from around the world, large blocks of granite are cut into varying sized slabs that are then polished. Granite countertops are a popular choice due to its strength and variety of rich colors and natural patterns. Contact us today to get a quote. Our granite countertop experts are available to speak with you right now!

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Granite Countertops

One of the most commonly asked questions in the realm of kitchen remodeling and design is whether granite or quartz is the better option. In an effort to break down the pros and cons of granite countertops, Capitol Granite came up with the top 4 categories that we hope will aid you in understanding the fundamentals of this beautiful natural stone. Granite is a natural stone that is known worldwide for its very hard and durable qualities. Granite is actually 100 % natural and is mined throughout the world. Granite stone is typically cut and shortened down to a size that is more manageable for our clients. Once it is cut down it then is polished to give it that amazingly beautiful look that attracts us all.

1. What Does Granite Look Like

This beautiful natural stone comes in so many different options. A huge pro to this rock is that there is a granite abundance thus leading us to share that there are many colors and patterns that are all an outcome from the solidifying of the molten materials and cooling process. If you are thinking about going with a more subtle option to help your kitchen still look beautifully elegant or if you are gearing more towards a slab selection that will help your kitchen standout, then granite is the answer because no two granite slabs in the world look the same. You can bring your kitchen vision to life using out kitchen visualizer.

2. Environmentally Friendly

If you are considering getting granite countertops for your kitchen and bath, the only way that this is possible is if the granite is quarried which essentially requires a ton of energy. If you are in fact interested in purchasing a high-class, top-quality slab all the way from Italy, then you must understand the potential transportation costs that will be involved. Some alternative options to this, is seeking stone that you can locally find in salvage stores.

3. Granite Maintenance

As far as granite maintenance, this kind of countertop should be cleaned on a regular basis if not, every single day. The cleaning process is fairly easy, all you need to do is dampen a cloth with some mild household cleaner. You should watch out for certain oils and acids because they can, in fact, stain your granite countertop. For longevity of this investment, look into getting your granite countertops sealed at least once a year.

4. Durability

Our Richmond granite countertop installation is known for their durability and its fantastic resistance to many other kitchen elements. Since granite is a porous stone, if liquids are spilled on the countertop you run the risk of stains. You must be very careful with spills on granite countertops.

Give us a call today at (804) 265-4751 or use our online form and schedule your in store appointment and we'll help you with everything you need. From Demo to done.

Reviews from
Happy customers

  • The service was superb and the installation and product are outstanding!

    “We used Capitol Granite for our kitchen and our master bathroom renovations. The service was superb and the installation and product are outstanding!! Great job and highly recommend”

    Kimberly Chumney

  • The installation was done quickly and efficiently.

    “Installers arrived on time. The installation was done quickly and efficiently. The counter was what my wife and I picked out in terms of color and appearance. Very happy with this product.”

    Gerry Smelt

  • The team at Capitol Granite we're great to work with!

    “The team at Capitol Granite we're great to work with. They were able to match the stone that was already in our kitchen and helped is pick out a Quartz slab to put on an island we added. The installation was "spot on"!!! The team that came out from templating to installation we're very professional and knowledgeable. I will be recommending Capitol Granite to anyone who is in the market for stone.”

    Anthony Shortt

  • No pressure environment and would do business with them again!

    “No pressure environment and would do business with them again. I dealt with polite and competent people through all three phases of the process; selection, site visit for measuring, and installation.”

    Harry C.

  • The help we received during measurements to install was wonderful!

    “We had a wonderful experience.”

    Alysha H.

Quality Second To None

Why we are the premier choice for all your natural stone needs!
  • Benchmark for Quality

    We are the only accredited Natural Stone Institute fabricator in Central Virginia.

  • Professional & Experienced

    Our team has successfully completed Over 50,000+ Projects.

  • State of the Art Equipment

    State of the art equipment and automation in house!

  • Peace of Mind

    We always stand behind our work and offer the best warranties in the area.