Granite is a light-colored igneous rock with grains large enough to be visible with the unaided eye. It forms from the slow crystallization of magma below Earth’s surface. Granite is composed mainly of quartz and feldspar with minor amounts of mica, amphiboles, and other minerals. Granite is the rock most often quarried as a “dimension stone” (a natural rock material that has been cut into blocks or slabs of specific length, width, and thickness).
Granite is hard enough to resist abrasion, strong enough to bear significant weight, inert enough to resist weathering, and it accepts a brilliant polish. These characteristics make it a very desirable and useful dimension stone.
Because of its characteristics, granite makes a great option for use on kitchen countertops as well as vantiy tops. If you need help choosing one of our many granite options, get in touch and a consultant will be happy to help you.
Calvin and team were great. I communicated with Calvin to get a preliminary quote based on kitchen plans. He told us where we could go see the slabs and choose a specific one, and once we did gave us an updated quote. Arranged for him to come out on a Monday to take measurements of the kitchen, before that he gave me detailed instructions to make sure the farmhouse sink was installed correctly. After taking detailed measurements, the installers came that same thursday(3 days later to install the countertops and waterfall). Installers were very thorough and made sure everything was done property. Was very happy with the whole experience!Chaitanya Kapadia
Absolutely loved working with US Granite & Design, got in touch with them over the weekend, on Monday they promptly took measurements, and a couple of days later we had the countertop installed for our home project. Beautiful Calacatta Laza quartz, great quality, impeccable installation, and offered the most competitive pricing in the DMV area. They were in touch constantly communicating the timeline, answering questions promptly and were transparent with their pricing and terms. I would definitely turn to them for any of our project needs in the future.Tina Angelova
Calvin and all the people at US Granite and Design were a true pleasure to work with. We looked at many other places to help with a kitchen update, this was the clear choice for us after meeting with Calvin. The countertops were installed with no problems and they look beautiful! They were very helpful with suggestions for the best product for our kitchen, and very easy to work with scheduling the install and actually called you back with any questions or issues! Their prices were very good and I would recommend them for any countertop jobs.Mark Bilowus
An absolute delight to deal with from beginning to end. Calvin gave us a great quote and installation was very quick. His team was polite, clean, knowledgeable and professional. They took their time to do the install and to make sure everything was perfect. I cannot recommend this company enough. Thank you!!!Carole Witte
My first time using US Granite & Design. I had really good experience. Calvin was really friendly and gave us great advice on which stone to match our kitchen. Once we picked are countertop we were able to installed the very next week. The installation of the countertop was great too. The installer was patient and careful with the new cabinets. The install was pretty quick. It took them about 2 hours to finish the work. I would definitely recommend anyone who need countertop work done to go to them first.Vienom