If you’re hoping for a one-of-a-kind countertop, granite is an incredible option. Timeless, tough, and low-maintenance, it’s a fantastic solution for a kitchen of any size. The key is sourcing, customizing, and installing it correctly. That’s where MKD comes in. We get the job done right the first time, leaving you with a gleaming expanse of stone that’s a piece of art all on its own. Get in touch to explore the possibilities today.
Granite: Reliable, Beautiful, and Long-Lasting
We love granite for its many colors and patterns. In fact, it’s one of the most dynamic natural countertops you can get. Here are a few more reasons why granite is one of our favorite countertops to fabricate and install.
MKD Granite Fabrication
As a granite source for Michigan, Northern Ohio, and Northern Indiana residents, MKD fabricates granite materials 24 hours a day. Our granite shop is committed to providing you the highest quality granite countertops. We carry a full line of domestic and imported granites, including eco-friendly products perfect for any look or design. Our wide variety of in-stock stone slabs allows you to preview and select the perfect granite stone for your kitchen. We’ll even help you track down that unique color you’ve been looking for. Each of our granite stone countertops is fabricated with the latest technologies. MKD features computer-aided drafting, water jet fusion technology, cutting stone with ease and precision. Each edge is hand-polished with a high-speed polisher for a custom and crafted finish. Our state-of-the-art technology ensures more than just quality, it ensures that you receive your countertop quicker.
Benefits of Granite
Easy to Maintain
Sealing granite countertops once every 12 months keeps them from being porous, meaning they do not absorb bacteria or dirt!
Granite countertops are known for their resistance to heat and scratches. Their anti-bacterial surface is great for baking and cooking.
Granite is one of the hardest natural materials on earth, second to diamonds. This surface will last for years as it takes normal wear and tear.
Timeless & Unique
As a natural product quarried from the earth, no two granite slabs are the same! This timeless product comes in endless tones and patterns.
Granite Color & Design Options
With a variety of colors and patterns to choose from, we have granite options to fit your design and budget.
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How to Care for Granite Countertops
Proper care and maintenance of granite countertops is simple to understand, yet not widely known. If you’re considering a natural surface material for your kitchen, bathroom, wet bar, or other living space here are the basics of caring for granite countertops.
Cleaning Granite Countertops
How to clean natural stone:
What cleaning products not to use on granite:
Sealing Granite Countertops
Granite countertop sealant will help protect your investment from stains and other normal wear and tear damage. Sealing granite is a very simple project that many homeowners are confident in completing themselves. Below, we have answered the most frequently asked questions when it comes to sealing natural stone surfaces.
Why do I need to seal my granite countertops?
Once sealed, the natural stone countertop will repel coffee, tea, soda, wine, fruit stains, cooking oil, grease, and body oils. Countertop sealant is a great way to protect your investment and aid in the longevity of your granite countertop.
How often do granite countertops need to be sealed?
Most homeowners seal their countertops every 6-12 months, depending on need. Although 12 months is the most common time for reapplication, a simple water test can be performed at any time to determine if reapplication is needed. Simply pour a silver-dollar sized amount of water on the surface of the stone in a few different locations and allow it to sit for 30-minutes. After 30-minutes you will wipe the surface with a clean cloth. If a dark spot remains, that means the water has penetrated the surface, and reapplication of a sealant is necessary.
What type of sealer should I use?
Make sure you select a good-quality sealer that is meant for granite countertops, also referred to as natural stone surfaces. The sealant should be water-repelling, as well as oil-repelling. We recommend Granite Gold Sealer®.
How do I seal my granite countertop?
We always recommend following the manufactures recommendation for using their product. However, it’s as simple as spraying the sealant and using a clean cloth to apply.
Removing Stains From Granite
Granite Frequently Asked Questions
While the cost per square foot of granite countertops can vary widely depending on the stone, there are a few countertop options that are less expensive. Laminate and solid surface countertops can both cost less per square foot than granite countertops. However, high-definition laminate countertops that are made to imitate natural stone can cost more per square foot than some of the less expensive granite options. We offer a variety of natural stone countertop options at a very reasonable price – you can check out our promotional granite pricing here.
With most granite retail pricing the cost of installation is going to be included in the square footage price. However, there are additional costs that need to be considered outside of the square foot pricing, costs such as; sink and other cutouts, upgraded edge profiles, and any other countertop investment option you choose to add on. We offer a complimentary online quoting tool that will help you get an accurate estimate for a new natural stone countertop.
Granite countertops will always have a more luxurious appeal to them than some of the other countertop options. However, a modern trend towards light and simple kitchens has left more people dreaming of quartz countertops. While granite countertops are known for being dark and warm, there are a few light options to choose from. Our two most popular white granite options are White Mist and White Ice.
Yes! Here at MKD we offer financing options for your new countertop! You can get 12 months with no payments, no interest if paid in full during the promotional period with our most popular plan. Learn more about our financing here.