Stone Types

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Granite is a popular choice for countertops, known for its durability and natural beauty.

It is a natural stone, formed deep within the earth’s crust over millions of years. Each slab of granite has its own distinct patterns and variations, adding a touch of natural beauty and character to any space.

Quartz countertops are engineered using a combination of natural quartz crystals and resins. They are highly durable, non-porous, and resistant to stains and scratches. Quartz countertops come in a wide range of colors and patterns

Marble is a classic and elegant choice for countertops. It offers a unique veining pattern and a smooth, cool surface. However, it is softer than granite and more prone to scratching and staining.

Quartzite is a natural stone that is formed from sandstone and quartz. It is extremely hard and durable, making it resistant to scratches and heat. Quartzite countertops often have a beautiful, marble-like appearance.

Soapstone has a smooth, matte finish and is less prone to staining than other stones. Soapstone countertops develop a natural patina over time, which adds character.

Dolomite is a type of sedimentary rock that is composed primarily of the mineral dolomite. It is often used as a decorative stone and can be found in a range of colors, including white, gray, pink, and green. 

These are just a few examples of the stones commonly used for countertops. Each stone has its own unique characteristics, so it’s important to consider factors such as durability, maintenance requirements, and personal style when choosing the right countertop stone for your needs.

Granite Depot of Knoxville offers the best and largest selection of countertops in Knoxville, TN and surrounding areas. 


Regular cleaning: Wipe down your countertops regularly with a mild, non-abrasive cleaner or warm soapy water. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners, as they can damage the surface.

Avoid heat damage: Use trivets or hot pads to protect your countertops from direct heat. Placing hot pans or pots directly on the surface can cause thermal shock and potentially damage certain materials.

Prevent scratches: Use cutting boards or chopping blocks when working with knives to avoid scratching the surface of your countertops. Avoid dragging heavy or sharp objects across the surface to minimize potential scratches.

Seal porous materials: Some natural stone countertops like granite, marble, or soapstone may require periodic sealing to prevent staining. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines or consult with a professional for the appropriate sealing frequency and product to use.

Wipe up spills promptly: Clean up spills as soon as possible, especially on porous materials. This helps prevent staining or etching.

Use coasters and mats: Place coasters under glasses and mats or placemats under plates, bowls, or utensils to protect the surface from scratches or marks.

Avoid harsh chemicals: Avoid using strong or abrasive chemicals on your countertops, as they can damage the surface. Stick to mild, non-abrasive cleaners recommended for your specific countertop material.

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