Monthly Archives: July 2014

Granite Imports Cautions Homeowners about the Initial Beauty of Color-Enhanced Granite

A growing trend within the kitchen design industry, and something every homeowner should be aware of when selecting granite slabs, is color-enhanced granite. Many homeowners prefer the immediate results of color-enhanced granite because it makes granite look darker and richer than it naturally would be. However, color-enhancing granite and other stone slabs is widely untested and builders are unaware of the potential consequences of the entire process over time. Continue reading

Granite Imports Warns Homeowners about the Lack of High Quality Quartzite on the Market

Denver, CO – In its purest form, quartzite is a beautiful white color that is very reminiscent of marble. In addition, it is also incredibly durable and scales at an 8 out of a total 10 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness. However, these days it is difficult to find a quartzite that is 100% pure. For this reason, Granite Imports, a decade-old importer and distributor of slabs, tile, and stone, specializing in premium granite, is cautioning homeowners against purchasing quartzite for their kitchens from big box or discount warehouses and encouraging a more reliable product: granite countertops. Continue reading

Granite Imports Debunks the Misinformation about Radon Gases in Granite Countertops

Granite is a widely popular option for countertops, often chosen because it is one of the most durable natural stones in the world and is resistant to heat, stains, and scratches. Additionally, because it is a natural stone, each granite slab has a unique aesthetic appeal; no two granite slabs ever look the same. However, although a survey by National Kitchen & Bath Association has found granite to be the most popular choice for countertops amongst households in 2012; there is a growing perception that granite in countertops emits large amounts of radon gas. Radon has been identified as a cancer causing substance when exposed to high doses. Granite Imports, an expert in granite and other stone products refutes this claim. Continue reading