Granite – It’s no doubt that one of the most popular kitchen surfaces on the market is also one that is durable, long lasting, and practically maintenance-free. In addition, granite countertops are known to not only add a touch of sophistication to your kitchen, it also increases the value of your home.
It’s featured everywhere on HGTV, retailers and newly remodeled homes, but what is granite anyways? According to www.USGS.gov: “Granite is an igneous rock that is composed of four minerals. These minerals are quartz, feldspar, mica, and usually hornblende. Granite forms as magma cools far under the earth’s surface. Because it hardens deep underground it cools very slowly. This allows crystals of the four minerals to grow large enough to be easily seen by the naked eye.”
For short, we like to describe granite as a natural rock or stone with large minerals that come in a variety of colors, shades, and patterns. No two slabs or pieces of granite are alike, which creates a uniqueness to your kitchen or bathroom.
Typically, when homeowners think of granite, they think of one beautiful, continuous, sometimes expensive, piece of countertop. With that touch of elegance added to your home, who wouldn’t want to make granite countertops the centerpiece of the kitchen? But, often times, the thought of granite means you can’t add things to your kitchen, such as installing new appliances or sinks because it is set and stone…but this is actually not the case.
After many years in the countertop industry, we’ve come across many homeowners asking if their granite countertop can be cut or modified to fit their new cooktop, fridge or new sink. Surprisingly, the answer is yes, this can be achieved, with the help from Surface Link of course! We can modify your granite, quartz or engineered stone countertops, and the best part about this type of project is that we can do this right in the convenience of your home!
Some homeowners have researched that cutting granite is harmful because of silica dust, which is a type of dust formed from crystalline quartz that can cause some medical lung issues. But not to worry, Surface Link is extra cautious with granite modification projects. Our Certified Technicians will make sure your home and kitchen are protected with our tightly secured dust control tents. In addition, our technicians spend extra time cleaning to make sure that dust is removed from all the areas, including the cabinet drawers. Our goal is to leave your kitchen as clean as when we first entered!
So, if you’re thinking of remodeling or looking to install a new appliance but your countertops are in the way, give us a call! Don’t let your countertops prevent you from having the kitchen of your dreams.
With Surface Link, anything is possible!
Here is our Step-by-Step Process on How We Modify Granite or Quartz
This modification project featured below involved our certified technicians Jeff from Apex, North Carolina and Steve from Mount Airy, Maryland. This customer wanted a new cooktop, but their quartz countertop was too small on the sides – this was not a problem! Our technicians cut the sides of the countertop cutout and made sure it accommodated the customer’s new cooktop…everything fit perfectly in the end!