Granite Countertops

Granite, an igneous rock with the strength of diamond, has been used as a building material for centuries. Granite mineral is composed primarily of quartz, mica and feldspar as well as other minerals, and these minerals are what give the granite its colors.

Granite has tiny pits or spaces between the various mineral crystals Caused by small black crystals found throughout the slab. These pits don’t make the granite less durable and are common in all granite. Granite also contains natural fissures, which are visible separations along inter-crystalline boundaries. They may appear to be cracks but are in fact, not structural defects and will not affect the structure or durability of the stone. It is easy to clean and maintain and its beauty is incomparable to similar man-made equivalents.

For all its strength, however, granite is not unbreakable, it can be chipped or cracked if struck with a heavy object. It can also be broken if dropped. Although granite is tough and resistant, it can be scratched by cutlery. Use a cutting board on your granite countertop for best protection against scratches.

Granite adds value to your home

VALUE ADDED: As for its design advantages, granite countertops are each unique in its look, because no two pieces of granite are the same. Granite’s beauty and durability make these countertops attractive to real estate brokers and adds value to your home.

Granite finishes and textures

FINISHES: Most granite countertops are polished.  However, you can order natural stone countertops with a honed, leathered, antiqued, brushed, flamed, or velvet finish.  These natural stone finishes may affect consistency, stain resistance, and appearance.  Honing dark colors can lead to fingerprints, and water spots.  Be sure to ask your sales representative questions regarding the various natural stone finishes making sure they fit with your lifestyle and expectations.

Granite use and application in your home

APPLICATION: Granite can be used for many different applications such as, kitchen countertops, islands, vanities, makeup stations, bar areas, fireplace surrounds, laundry rooms, back splash on a wall in a kitchen, accent wall or shower walls and tub surrounds, or take it outside to an outdoor living space.  Granite can provide a range of feeling determined by the color, style and finish from a elegant feel to a rustic heavy feel.  Granite gives you many options to create your special space in anything from traditional to contemporary to farmhouse to rustic. 

HMKS Stone Solutions, aka HighMark Kitchen & Stone offers a large inventory of material from full granite slabs, or browse through our granite remnants for those smaller projects.

Visit the Granite Slab Yard

Showroom & Slab Yard
Can’t find what you are looking for online?  Stop by our showroom and HMKS Slab Yard located at 601 East 1st Street, Casper, Wyoming. We add daily to our inventory and have many cabinet lines to choose from.

7:00AM – 3:30 PM, Monday thru Friday or by appointment
9:00AM – 1:00 PM Saturday’s or by appointment

Call 307-259-9471 for an appointment to meet with a sales representative to choose your options.

Complete the form below to begin your project with new cabinets and/or stone countertops.

HMKS Slab Yard has a large inventory of remnants and slabs available for viewing such as granite, marble, quartz, and soapstone for your countertops.