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Alaska White - 10116.7816 . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Alaska White - 10116.7816 (Regional Granite-5)
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A frosty blend of pale silver and frosty whites, marketed with warm neutrals and onyx hues.

Alaskino . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Alaskino (Regional Granite-7)
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A dynamic white granite with much black and brown.

Alpine . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Alpine (Regional Granite-5)
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A dynamic granite characterized by gunmetal greys and graphite, accented with ebony, on a field of densely veined icy white.

Antique White Granite . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Antique White Granite ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A white and cream granite with black and grey crystals creating unique flowing designs.

Ash Blue . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Ash Blue (Regional Granite-6)
Granite - Polished - 3cm

Large mineral deposits and veins of warm taupes and greys meld together to create the soft, neutral pallet.

Ashen White . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Ashen White (Regional Granite-1)
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A some what consistent white granite with black, greys, light brown and garnet tones.

Azula Platina - G2008-3CM . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Azula Platina - G2008-3CM (A+R Granite B)
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A medium to coarse-grained, blue-grey with mica granite and Amethyst Quartz, interior and exterior use.

Black Dunes . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Black Dunes ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A black granite with smaller white accents.

Black Galaxy . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Black Galaxy (Regional Granite-6)
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A very consistent solid black stone with sparkling flakes.

Black Mist - 10103.7179 . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Black Mist - 10103.7179 (Regional Granite-2)
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A granite with white quartz veins along with areas of gray, in a black background.

Black Pearl . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Black Pearl (A+R Granite C)
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A black granite with speckles of blacks, golds, silvers, browns, greens and shades of gray, indoor or outdoor use.

Black Storm . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Black Storm ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

Black and white waves with shades of black, gray, cream, and gold.

Blanc Du Blanc - 10107.719 . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Blanc Du Blanc - 10107.719 ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A blend of large clear crystals over blotches of cream white, with smaller flecks of black and a seeping rusty gold.

Blizzard . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Blizzard ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A soft white background with dramatic gray veins.

Blue Flower . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Blue Flower ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A swirling dramatic blue durable granite with both light and darker veins.

Blue Jeans . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Blue Jeans ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

Blue and gray tones with green and yellow creating large unique designs.

Blue Pearl . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Blue Pearl ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A blue, gray, black granite with a sparkly.

Brazilian Black . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Brazilian Black ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A medium-grained, dark grey to black diorite of the Precambrian period.

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Carnival . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Carnival ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A very dynamic cream to brown granite with white, grey and light green colors.

Celestial Shift - 10043.6968  . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Celestial Shift - 10043.6968 (A+R Granite C)
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A white granite, with golden, beige, light cream tones, honey to dark brown tones.

Celestial Shift - 10059.7377  . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Celestial Shift - 10059.7377 (A+R Granite C)
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A white granite, with golden, beige, light cream tones, honey to dark brown tones.

Cinza Delicato . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Cinza Delicato ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

Dynamic movement with white, grays and cream.

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Jason VanDyke
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Financial Controller
Elizabeth "Liz" Rice
Ext. 1033

Inventory Control
Stephanie Stephens
Ext. 1032

Outside Sales
Fred Elias

Specialty Project Manager
Rai-Leigh Benjamin
Ext. 1058

Project Manager
Caitlin Centolanza
Ext. 1062

Director of Continuous Improvement
Amaryah Denlinger
Ext. 1028

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Copacabana . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Copacabana ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

Features black, white and beige with striking wavy veins for an extraordinary visual impact.

Copenhagen . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Copenhagen ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

Sections of white and off-white are broken up by clusters of brown and grey, creating a stunning one-of-a-kind patterns

Cygnus . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Cygnus ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A brown color background with white vibrant veins.

Cypress Canyon . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Cypress Canyon (A+R Granite A)
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A medium variation granite with hints of cream, gray and black flecks.

Deep Blue . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Deep Blue ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A truly deep blue sea with black waves and white highlights.

Delicatus . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Delicatus ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A white background with black mica crystals and tones of tans.

Eclipse Pearl . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Eclipse Pearl ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A blend of gray, white, cream and black.

Edge Options . Black
Edge Options ()

Counter Tops, Desks, etc

Education: Caring For Your Stone ()

Care and Precautions
Use coasters under all glasses, particularly those containing alcohol or citrus juices. Many common foods and drinks contain acids that will etch or dull the surface of many stones. Do not place hot items directly on the stone surface. Use trivets or mats under hot dishes and placemats under china, ceramics, silver or other objects that can scratch the surface.

Cleaning Procedures and Recommendations
Floor Surfaces
Dust mop interior floors frequently using a clean non-treated dry dust mop. Sand, dirt and grit do the most damage to natural stone surfaces due to their abrasiveness. Mats or area rugs inside and outside an entrance will help to minimize the sand, dirt and grit that will scratch the stone floor. Be sure that the underside of the mat or rug is a non-slip surface. Normally, it will take a person about eight steps on a floor surface to remove sand or dirt from the bottom of their shoes. Do not use vacuum cleaners that are worn. The metal or plastic attachments or the wheels may scratch the surface.

Other Surfaces

Clean stone surfaces with a few drops of neutral cleaner, stone soap (available at hardware stores or from your stone dealer) or a mild liquid dishwashing detergent and warm water. Use a clean rag mop on floors and a soft cloth for other surfaces for best results. Too much cleaner or soap may leave a film and cause streaks. Do not use products that contain lemon, vinegar or other acids on marble or limestone. Rinse the surface thoroughly after washing with the soap solution and dry with a soft cloth. Change the rinse water frequently. Do not use scouring powders or creams; these products contain abrasives that may scratch the surface.

Bath and Other Wet Areas

In the bath or other wet areas, soap scum can be minimized by using a squeegee after each use. To remove soap scum, use a non-acidic soap scum remover or a solution of ammonia and water (about 1/2 cup ammonia to a gallon of water). Frequent or over-use of an ammonia solution may eventually dull the surface of the stone.

Vanity Top Surfaces

Vanity tops may need to have a penetrating sealer applied. Check with your installer for recommendations. A good quality marble wax or non-yellowing automobile paste wax can be applied to minimize water spotting.

Food Preparation Areas

In food preparation areas, the stone may need to have a penetrating sealer applied. Check with your installer for recommendations. If a sealer is applied, be sure that it is non-toxic and safe for use on food preparation surfaces. If there are questions, check with the sealer manufacturer. Outdoor Pool & Patio Areas
In outdoor pool, patio or hot tub areas, flush with clear water and use a mild bleach solution to remove algae or moss.

  Stone Identification
Know Your Stone
Natural stone can be classified into two general categories according to its composition: siliceous stone or calcareous stone. Knowing the difference is critical when selecting cleaning products.

Siliceous stone is composed mainly of silica or quartz-like particles. It tends to be very durable and relatively easy to clean with mild acidic cleaning solutions. Types of siliceous stone include granite, slate, sandstone, quartzite, brownstone and bluestone.

Calcareous stone is composed mainly of calcium carbonate. It is sensitive to acidic cleaning products and frequently requires different cleaning procedures than siliceous stone. Types of calcareous stone include marble, travertine, limestone and onyx. What may work on siliceous stone may not be suitable on calcareous surfaces.

Stone Finishes

A polished finish on the stone has a glossy surface that reflects light and emphasizes the color and marking of the material. This type of finish is used on walls, furniture tops and other items, as well as floor tiles.

A honed finish is a satin smooth surface with relatively little light reflection. Generally, a honed finish is preferred for floors, stair treads, thresholds and other locations where heavy traffic will wear off the polished finish. A honed finish may also be used on furniture tops and other surfaces.

A flamed finish is a rough textured surface used frequently on granite floor tiles.

Stone Colors and Appearance

Granites and marbles are quarried throughout the world in a variety of colors with varying mineral compositions. In most cases, marbles and granites can be identified by visible particles at the surface of the stone. Marble will normally show "veins" or high concentrations. The minerals in granite will typically appear as small flecks distributed uniformly in the stone. Each type of stone is unique and will vary in color, texture and marking. Sandstones vary widely in color due to different minerals and clays found in the stone. Sandstone is light gray to yellow or red. A dark reddish brown sandstone, also called brownstone, has commonly been used in the northeastern United States and eastern Canada. Bluestone is a dense, hard, fine-grained sandstone of greenish-gray or bluish-gray color and is quarried in the eastern United States.

Limestone is a widely used building stone with colors typically light gray, tan or buff. A distinguishing characteristic of many limestones is the presence of fossils that are frequently visible in the stone surface. Slate is dark green, black, gray, dark red or multi-colored. It is most commonly used as a flooring material and for roof tiles and is often distinguished by its distinct cleft texture.

Spills and Stains
Blot the spill with a paper towel immediately. Don't wipe the area, it will spread the spill. Flush the area with plain water and mild soap and rinse several times. Dry the area thoroughly with a soft cloth. Repeat as necessary. If the stain remains, refer to the section in this brochure on stain removal. Stain Removal
Identifying the type of stain on the stone surface is the key to removing it. If you don't know what caused the stain, play detective. Where is the stain located? Is it near a plant, a food service area, an area where cosmetics are used? What color is it? What is the shape or pattern? What goes on in the area around the stain? Surface stains can often be removed by cleaning with an appropriate cleaning product or household chemical. Deep-seated or stubborn stains may require using a poultice or calling in a professional. The following sections describe the types of stains that you may have to deal with and appropriate household chemicals to use and how to prepare and apply a poultice to remove the stain.

Types of Stains and First Step Cleaning Actions

(grease, tar, cooking oil, milk, cosmetics)
An oil-based stain will darken the stone and normally must be chemically dissolved so the source of the stain can be flushed or rinsed away. Clean gently with a soft, liquid cleanser with bleach OR household detergent OR ammonia OR mineral spirits OR acetone. ORGANIC
(coffee, tea, fruit, tobacco, paper, food, urine, leaves, bark, bird droppings)
May cause a pinkish-brown stain and may disappear after the source of the stain has been removed. Outdoors, with the sources removed, normal sun and rain action will generally bleach out the stains. Indoors, clean with12% hydrogen peroxide (hair bleaching strength) and a few drops of ammonia. METAL
(iron, rust, copper, bronze)
Iron or rust stains are orange to brown in color and follow the shape of the staining object such as nails, bolts, screws, cans, flower pots, metal furniture. Copper and bronze stains appear as green or muddy-brown and result from the action of moisture on nearby or embedded bronze, copper or brass items. Metal stains must be removed with a poultice.(See section on Making & Using a Poultice) Deep-seated, rusty stains are extremely difficult to remove and the stone may be permanently stained.

(algae, mildew, lichens, moss, fungi)
Clean with diluted (1/2 cup in a gallon of water) ammonia OR bleach OR hydrogen peroxide. DO NOT MIX BLEACH ANDAMMONIA! THIS COMBINATION CREATES A TOXIC AND LETHAL GAS!

(magic marker, pen, ink)

Clean with bleach or hydrogen peroxide (light colored stone only!) or lacquer thinner or acetone (dark stones only!)


Small amounts can be removed with lacquer thinner or scraped off carefully with a razorblade. Heavy paint coverage should be removed only with a commercial "heavy liquid" paint stripper available from hardware stores and paint centers. These strippers normally contain caustic soda or lye. Do not use acids or flame tools to strip paint from stone. Paint strippers can etch the surface of the stone; re-polishing may be necessary. Follow the manufacturer's directions for use of these products, taking care to flush the area thoroughly with clean water. Protect yourself with rubber gloves and eye protection, and work in a well-ventilated area. Use only wood or plastic scrapers for removing the sludge and curdled paint. Normally, latex and acrylic paints will not cause staining. Oil-based paints, linseed oil, putty, caulks and sealants may cause oily stains. Refer to the section on oil-based stains.

WATER SPOTS AND RINGS (surface accumulation of hard water)

Buff with dry 0000 steel wool.


Older stones and smoke or fire stained fireplaces may require a thorough cleaning to restore their original appearance. Commercially available "smoke removers" may save time and effort.


Etch marks are caused by acids left on the surface of the stone. Some materials will etch the finish but not leave a stain. Others will both etch and stain. Once the stain has been removed, wet the surface with clear water and sprinkle on marble polishing powder, available from a hardware or lapidary store, or your local stone dealer. Rub the powder onto the stone with a damp cloth or by using a buffing pad with a low-speed power drill. Continue buffing until the etch mark disappears and the marble surface shines. Contact your stone dealer or call a professional stone restorer for refinishing or re-polishing etched areas that you cannot remove.


Efflorescence is a white powder that may appear on the surface of the stone. It is caused by water carrying mineral salts from below the surface of the stone rising through the stone and evaporating. When the water evaporates, it leaves the powdery substance. If the installation is new, dust mop or vacuum the powder. You may have to do this several times as the stone dries out. Do not use water to remove the powder; it will only temporarily disappear. If the problem persists, contact your installer to help identify and remove the cause of the moisture. SCRATCHES AND NICKS
Slight surface scratches may be buffed with dry 0000 steel wool. Deeper scratches and nicks in the surface of the stone should be repaired and re-polished by a professional.

Making and Using a Poultice

A poultice is a liquid cleaner or chemical mixed with a white absorbent material to form a paste about the consistency of peanut butter. The poultice is spread over the stained area to a thickness of about 1/4 to 1/2 inch with a wood or plastic spatula, covered with plastic and left to work for 24 to 48 hours. The liquid cleaner or chemical will draw out the stain into the absorbent material. Poultice procedures may have to be repeated to thoroughly remove a stain, but some stains may never be completely removed.

Poultice Materials
Poultice materials include kaolin, fuller's earth, whiting, diatomaceous earth, powdered chalk, white molding plaster or talc. Approximately one pound of prepared poultice material will cover one square foot. Do not use whiting or iron-type clays such as fuller's earth with acid chemicals. The reaction will cancel the effect of the poultice. A poultice can also be prepared using white cotton balls, whitepaper towels or gauze pads.

Cleaning Agents or Chemicals
Poultice with baking soda and water OR one of the powdered poultice materials and mineral spirits.


Poultice with one of the powdered poultice materials and 12% hydrogen peroxide solution (hair bleaching strength) OR use acetone instead of the hydrogen peroxide.


Poultice with diatomaceous earth and a commercially available rust remover. Rust stains are particularly difficult to remove. You may need to call a professional.


Poultice with one of the powdered poultice materials and ammonia. These stains are difficult to remove. You may need to call a professional.

Poultice with dilute ammonia OR bleach OR hydrogen peroxide. DO NOT MIX AMMO-NIA AND BLEACH! THIS COMBINATIONCREATES A TOXIC AND LETHAL GAS!   Applying the Poultice
Prepare the poultice. If using powder, mix the cleaning agent or chemical to a thick paste the consistency of peanut butter. If using paper, soak in the chemical and let drain. Don't let the liquid drip.

Wet the stained area with distilled water.
Apply the poultice to the stained area about1/4 to 1/2 inch thick and extend the poultice beyond the stained area by about one inch. Use a wood or plastic scraper to spread the poultice evenly. Cover the poultice with plastic and tape the edges to seal it. Allow the poultice to dry thoroughly, usually about 24 to 48 hours. The drying process is what pulls the stain out of the stone and into the poultice material. After about 24 hours, remove the plastic and allow the poultice to dry.

Remove the poultice from the stain. Rinse with distilled water and buff dry with a soft cloth. Use the wood or plastic scraper if necessary.

Repeat the poultice application if the stain is not removed. It may take up to five applications for difficult stains.

If the surface is etched by the chemical, apply polishing powder and buff with burlap or felt buffing pad to restore the surface.
Dos and Don'ts
DO Dust mop floors frequently

DO Clean surfaces with mild detergent or stone soap

DO Thoroughly rinse and dry the surface after washing

DO Blot up spills immediately

DO Protect floor surfaces with non-slip mats or area rugs and countertop surfaces with coasters, trivets or placemats

DON'T Use vinegar, lemon juice or other cleaners containing acids on marble, limestone, travertine or onyx surfaces
DON'T Use cleaners that contain acid such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners or tub & tile cleaners

DON'T Use abrasive cleaners such as dry cleansers or soft cleansers

DON'T Mix bleach and ammonia; this combination creates a toxic and lethal gas

DON'T Ever mix chemicals together unless directions specifically instruct you to do so

Call your professional stone supplier, installer or a restoration specialist for problems that appear too difficult to treat.

(Information provided by the Marble Institute of America) 88e

Emerald Ridge . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Emerald Ridge (A+R Granite B)
Granite - Polished - 3cm

Blend of greens, grays and whites with darker black veins.

Fantasy Brown - 10223.8111 . Quartzite/Marble - Polished - 3cm
Fantasy Brown - 10223.8111 ()
Quartzite/Marble - Polished - 3cm

A blend of warm and cool tones brown, beige, white, gray and gold, making it go with most design aesthetics

Golden Crystal . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Golden Crystal ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A dynamic granite with tones of grey, brown, white and some black, giving it a golden feel.

Golden River . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Golden River ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A truly stunning alabaster white threaded with ocher, gold, silver grey, and black flowing veins for a high contrast appearance.

Golden Thunder . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Golden Thunder ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

a beautiful very dynamic flowing pattern stone of brown, white and black with some red and beige.

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Granite Works is the premier manufacturer of custom natural and engineered products in the twin tiers. 

Our dedicated team of professionals will work with you to design, fabricate and install the product that you have always dreamed about.

We offer an extensive variety of natural stones and man-made materials to choose from.

Whether it's installed or just delivered, our products promise to please with exceptional quality at a competitive price. Try us for your next countertop, vanity top, fireplace, table top, tub surround, shower or tile project. 

We would love to meet you!
Please contact us to schedule your appointment.
We are happy to meet with you, at no charge of course.

Granite Works LLC
Phone: 607-565-7012, Fax: 607-565-8115
133 William Donnelly Parkway, Waverly, New York 14892
Email: info@nygraniteworks.com
GEO: 42.00978,-76.521535


Visit our showroom and warehouse, with the largest inventory in the area.

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Kashmir White . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Kashmir White ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A grey with pockets of cream and flecks of browns and garnets.

Lapidus . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Lapidus ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

Visually active granite with rich golds and browns with small flecks of light grays and creams.

Lennon - 10153.7592 . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Lennon - 10153.7592 ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A unique granite stone, white and blue undertone with shades of brown and grey throughout.

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Waverly NY 14892

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1. Choose Your Countertop Stone & Options!
2. Countertop Templating
3. Installation!


Azul Platino
Azula Platina (Azul Platino) ... In Stock Details

Barrow (ThunderWhite/ Typhoon White) ... Not Shown / Not In Stock

Black Pearl
Black Pearl (Black Pearl) ... In Stock Details

Blue Pearl
Blue Pearl (Blue Pearl) ... In Stock Details

Giallo Ornamental
Celestial Shift (Giallo Ornamental) ... In Stock Details

Crystal Couloir (Dallas White) ... Not Shown / Not In Stock
Cypress Canyon (Bainbrook Brown) ... Not Shown / Not In Stock
Durango (Crème Carmel) ... Not Shown / Not In Stock

Verde Butterfly
Emerald Ridge (Verde Butterfly) ... In Stock Details

Masada Sun (Desert Brown) ... Not Shown / Not In Stock
Peppered Ash (Blanco Taupe) ... In Stock
Potala Sky (Tan Brown/Cranberry Brown) ... In Stock
Roaming Mist (Valle Nevada) ... In Stock
Santa Cecilia (Santa Cecilia) ... In Stock
Takoda Dawn (New Venetian Gold) ... In Stock
Talulah Pearl (Caledonia) ... In Stock
Ubatuba (Uba Tuba) ... In Stock
Summit (St. Lucia) ... Not Shown / Not In Stock
Tabernas Rock (Giallo Fiorito) ... In Stock
Tauro Leaf (Moon white) ... Not Shown / Not In Stock
Jasper (White Sparkle) ... Not Shown / Not In Stock
Galactic Storm (Cosmic Black) ... Not Shown / Not In Stock
Sierra Blanca (Snow Drift) ... Not Shown / Not In Stock
Grey Current (White Ice) ... Not Shown / Not In Stock
Vena (Bianco Lucre) ... Not Shown / Not In Stock

Luna Pearl . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Luna Pearl ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A small intricate pattern of grays and whites.

Luxury Brown . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Luxury Brown ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

Dark brown color tones with white and black.

Marble Countertop Care ()

Despite a reputation as high-maintenance, Marble has as classic, luxurious look and is used in many kitchens. Some feel, marble acquires a patina over the years, view this as an asset. Care Tips:

Mombasa . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Mombasa ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A brown granite with green and grey.

Moon Light . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Moon Light ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A bright ivory, silver-gray, bold black and garnet speckles granite texture look.


Granite, Granite-Schist, Marble, Gemstone, Soapstone, Quartzite, Quartz, Calcite

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Your Natural stone investment will never depreciate in value and will add value to your home. As with most investments there is cautionary information that we like to provide to you.  Product education is very important to us and to you. This document is intended to disclose information on the natural product you are purchasing.

The following is an excerpt from Section 14 of A Homeowners Guide to Natural Stone Countertop Installation published by The Marble Institute of America: Your stone may or may not contain one or more of the following: 

Fissures occur naturally in many stone types.  A fissure is defined by the American Geological Institute as an extensive crack, break, or fracture in the rock, which may contain mineral-bearing material.  The term fissure is used commercially in the stone industry to describe a visible separation along intercrystalline boundaries or the voids between mineral crystals.  This separation may start and stop within the field of the stone or extend through an edge.  A fissure differs from a crack in that it is a naturally occurring feature in the stone.

Cracks occur in stones as a result of mechanically induced stresses during handling, fabrication, transport, or installation.  When cracks are detected in slab material prior to fabrication, the best method is to simply avoid them during the layout process.  In stones with lesser soundness properties, this option may not be possible.  When working with such stones it is common practice to repair cracks by cementing them together with epoxy or polyester resin.  Repaired cracks are not indicative of defective product or workmanship.  

Chips can occur in stones either as a result of sawing operations or handling. Chips may be repaired with epoxy or polyester resin if the completed repair is consistent in color and texture with unrepaired areas of the slab. 

Pitting of the countertop surface, particularly in granite, is a common characteristic of natural stones.  Granites are made up of several different minerals, each mineral having a different hardness.  Granites contain quartz, feldspars, biotite, amphibole, ferrous titanium oxides, and other minerals.  On the Mohs Scale, diamonds are the hardest mineral, with a rating of 10.  Quartz and feldspar have a hardness of 6.5 to 7 and are very durable.  Biotite (mica) is very soft (2.5) and flakes easily.  All true granites have biotite in their composition.  Because biotite is soft and flaky, the first few layers are removed during the polishing process, causing pits throughout the slab.  Some granites have more biotite throughout their composition than others.  The higher the biotite content of the stone, the more pits it will have.  Most polished igneous rocks will have varying degrees of pits, depending on the amount of biotite, muscovite, and phlogopite in their composition.  The pits do not make the granite less durable or otherwise inferior. Pits are common in all granites and should be expected.

Maintenance of natural stone can sound overwhelming. It really is a simple process and there are options on how you can maintain your natural stone. With proper maintenance, the process of replacing your kitchen countertops will never have to be done again. This investment will outlast generations.  One option would be to seal it annually. This is a very simple wipe on wipe off process. We have Restoration Packages available if you would rather leave it to the professional.  Another Option would be to use our Stone Tech Care Kit. This product is a cleaner with a built in sealer. This product would be the only product you would use on your stone and on a daily basis. It seals while you clean.

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Normandy . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Normandy ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A primarily gold stone with accents of cream, grey and black, showing lot of eye catching movement.

Orion White . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Orion White ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A consistent swirl of white, taupe and black.


Congratulations! You are considering making an investment in your home and your future and we are excited to be a part of it.

We want this process to be fun and enjoyable, but also smooth, professional and most of all, we want to ensure your upmost satisfaction.

Please take a moment to get familiar with our processes. This is a friendly informational guide to the countertop installation process.

Getting an Estimate

Narrow down your options to at least three colors. With so many beautiful options this step can sometimes be overwhelming. No worries. Our friendly sales team is here to help with that. We welcome you to our showroom to view our inventory. Bringing a sample of your cabinet, tile or other items that may affect your decision can help this process along.

LIGHTING IS A KEY PLAYER. We have many samples of our inventory available,
and we encourage you to take home samples whenever possible.
* Narrow down an edge style. These options are available to view in a completed countertop within our showroom.
* Narrow down a sink option. We have several sink options on display in our showroom, as well as faucets and lighting fixtures.
* Bring us a sketch of your project. It can be a rough sketch of your countertop with dimensions or you can work with one of our friendly sales staff to develop one.
* Narrow down a backsplash option (granite, tile, etc.) - we have several options to view in our showroom, and we can order samples for you also.

Selecting the Actual Granite Slab
* Make an appointment to view slabs. 
* Bring key items that may affect your decision. (Cabinet door, paint swatch, floor sample, tile, etc.)
* Actual slabs should be tagged & approved for your project prior to templating. We are happy to hold slabs for you for a deposit or a confirmation of order from your vendor.

Scheduling for Template and Installation

Before we can schedule anything, we need to know the scoop! Every detail of your job matters to us. Everything matters!!! Your edge profile
selection could dictate how your backsplash gets fabricated for just an example.

All installations are scheduled for 10 business days after your template visit as long as all your choices are in stock and available. We do offer expedited delivery as an upgraded option.

We need you there!! Please be on site at both the template and installation visits.

Cabinets receiving countertops must be permanently installed, set and level before a successful template can be created.

Digital templates are always more successful if we are able to template bare cabinetry. If this is not possible, please be sure to remove all items off of the countertop before the template visit.

If your sink was purchased outside of Granite Works, we must have access to the physical sink at the time of the template visit. It is very helpful if the sink is in the same room we are templating.

* Apron front/farm sinks must be installed prior to the template, unless the manufacturer requires otherwise.
* Any items requiring a cut out and a hole drilled must be on site at time of template, such as cook tops, down draft units, faucets, soap dispensers.
* Final determination of the seam placement is done by our fabrication team. Do you want get involved? Great!!! Take advantage of our Digital Layout option!
* Appliances that will be next to a countertop should be on site, but not necessarily installed. At template, it easier to get a more precise measurement when an appliance is NOT installed. However, we would like it on site. At installation, not having the appliance installed minimizes the risk of damage to the appliance. See your sales representative with any further questions regarding having your appliance on site.
* Please secure any pets. We would feel terrible if they got loose. Pets can also be a tripping hazard and safety is top priority.

* Signed template dimensions will be placed on your slab by our fabrication team, who will determine best placement. Some granite has variations and movement. Get involved!! These granites may require you to attend a layout session at the fabrication shop or email confirmation. Appointments should take place the day after the template visit to assure our 7 day turn around commitment.

* All faucets & other accessories requiring a hole to be drilled will be done during your installation visit.
* Our installation crew will install your undermount sink and/or test fit your drop in sink. Faucets & other accessories and the reconnection of your plumbing must be completed by your contractor or plumber.
* We do not caulk the top of your backsplash. We recommend using
paintable caulk.

Finishing the countertop area
* Faucets, cook tops, etc. must be installed by your contractor. Granite Works is not licensed to perform such work. We highly recommend you hire a plumber or an electrician.

ENJOY and Maintain your countertop
* Granite Works, LLC. offers a 3 pack Care Kit, a product produced by StoneTech. Using this product on a daily basis will eliminate any annual sealing.
* If you feel that the Care Kit is not right for you, you should reseal annually while using a cleaning that is geared for stone. Sealer creates a temporary barrier between a spill and your stone. Wipe up any spills as soon as possible and remember to wipe dry.
* Stay away from any cleaning products that contain vinegar, ammonia, bleach and any citric acids such as lemons or oranges.
* Placing hot pots or pans is acceptable with most stones. Use a trivet on stones that we do not recommend placing hot pots or pans on.
* Cutting on your countertop is acceptable with most stones. But don't use your favorite knife (granite can dull your knife). Protect your surface with coasters, trivets and placemats when necessary.
* We also offer hassle free Restoration Packages. Ask your Sales Associate for information.

We look forward to your project!

Please take a moment to review the following Documents. Feel free to print them. These documents are simple and easy and are required to be signed prior to scheduling. Call us with any questions. We are here to assist.
. Check List/Process Information
. Natural Stone Acceptance
. Seam Education

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Peppered Ash . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Peppered Ash (A+R Granite A)
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A low variation granite of whites and grays.

Persian Antique . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Persian Antique ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

Displays flaky black and white crystals over a creamy white base in an inconsistent and unpredictable pattern.

Persian Pearl . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Persian Pearl ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A creamy white beige background with black, yellow, beige.

Persian Treasure . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Persian Treasure ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A beige granite with tones of gray, black, tan.

Portinari . Marble-Quartzite - Polished - 3cm
Portinari ()
Marble-Quartzite - Polished - 3cm

A Marble-Quartzite, Exotic Stones from Brazil with Beige, Brown, Blue, & Cream tones.

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Process Check List ()

River Bordeaux . Granite - Polished - 3cm
River Bordeaux ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A cream, gray, burgundy colored stone.

Roaming Mist - 10115.7270  . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Roaming Mist - 10115.7270 (A+R Granite B)
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A white background tone with constant variations of grey and black flecks.

Rocky Mountain . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Rocky Mountain ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A flowing motion stone with black, white, garnet and tones of brown.

Saint Laurent . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Saint Laurent ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

a gold, rust, beige stone with cream and white veins.

San Luis . Granite - Polished - 3cm
San Luis ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A cream with flowing tones of gray, brown, black with a hint of burgundy.

Sand Cream - 0401.6696 . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Sand Cream - 0401.6696 ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A kind of beige granite with tones of browns, whites & greys.

Santa Cecilia - G2002-3CM . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Santa Cecilia - G2002-3CM (A+R Granite B)
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A consistent pattern with a mix of yellow, gold, black and burgundy bursts.

Seam Expectation and Clarification ()

Countertop Seam Education

Granite Works feels that product education is very important to having a successful project together. One topic is seams. We ask that you please have realistic expectations of a seam in your natural stone or quartz countertop.  This documents allows for us to provide proper education on countertop seams.

A seam in our countertop materials should not be the first thing you notice when you walk into the room. A good seam will be something you can both see and feel but still not strikingly noticeable.  We have samples of seams for you to view our quality in both a granite countertop as well as quartz.

As veteran fabricators, Granite Works always works to accomplish a tighter fit than the industry standards sets forth. Industry standards from the Marble Institute of America can be found in the Homeowners Guide to Countertop Installation. We have this document available at your request. It discusses how it is recommended that countertop seams can be up to 1/16 wide with a +/- tolerance of 1/64. It also discusses how lippage of the stone is sometimes unavoidable due to permanent warp in the countertop material. Sometimes, even minor amounts of lippage are noticeable. No detectable lippage should be visible in the front and no detectable lippage should be visible in the back. However, 1/32 maximum is acceptable near the center of the seam.  Here is a diagram for better clarification:

The location of your seam is placed in the least vulnerable area for breakage. There tends to be some controversy as to whether seams should be placed in the center of a sink or in the center of a cook top cut out. Granite Works, LLC, does not recommend this with most applications, however if you prefer to have a seam in either of these areas please let us know and we will give our best recommendation for seam placement.

Layout appointments are suggested on stones with movement and/or flow. We will know the length and width of your material and will be able to determine precise location prior to cutting your slab(s). Layout appointments allow for you to vocalize your seam location preferences and the pattern of your countertops.  We ask that you either be present during this process, or for your convenience, we can offer this appointment digitally, via email.

Countertop seams are boned with an epoxy similar in color to the countertop material. These seams are never bonded with silicone.

During installation, typically, our first attempt to fit the seam together isnt perfect. It may take a few attempts to dry fit and remove the tops from the home to make adjustments as needed. This process could require multiple attempts to achieve an acceptable fit. No need to worry, this is a normal procedure.  We ask that you please make yourself available for your installation. This is the perfect opportunity to address and discuss and concerns prior to the countertop being permanently installed.

We thank you for taking the time to read this document, and allowing us to educate you on Countertop Seams and we are excited for you to enjoy your new countertop!
By signing hereunder, I acknowledge and accept the information provided to me respecting countertop seams.

Homeowner ______________________________________
Date ________________________________

Showroom/Warehouse Visit Preparation ()

Helpful Points:
1. View countertop options at bravoresourcesinc.com (view inventory)
2. Use Kitchen Visualizer (test options)
3. Email a general layout with measurement to sales@nygraniteworks.com (this will help us be prepared to go over your quote at time of visit)

General Info:
Porosity: Most to Least Marble - Granite Honed - Granite Polished - Quartz - Man Made Quartz (Sealants are used on pores stones)

Mohs Hardness Scale: Softest to Hardest
Soapstone 1 · Slate 2.5-4 · Calcite‎ ‎3 · Marble 3-4 · Limestone 3-4 · Travertine 4-5 · Sandstone 6-7 · Granite 6-7 · Quartzite 7 · Quartz 7 · Diamond 10

Heat Resistance: Most to Least
Granite • Marble • Limestone • Quartz (Trivets/Hot Pads are recommended on all surfaces to prevent potential color change, burns, cracks)

Generalized Cost in Square Foot (sf):
(Stone Cost/Templeting/Fabrication/Instulation)
*$40-60sf (most affordable - class A granites)
*$60-80sf (many stones & quartz)
*$80sf and Up (rarer & exotic stones like Golds, Reds & Blues)

Silestone Care and Maintenance ()

Silestone Quartz is a cleaner, safer surface. With the unique combination of built-in antimicrobial product protection, National Sanitation Foundation Certification and GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification, Silestone Quartz is easier to clean and keep cleaner. Silestone is safe for areas where food preparation could take place and protects the quality of your indoor environment.

Silestone Quartz Daily Cleaning Routine For Silestone Quartz with a polished finish, we recommend you use a mild household cleaner, such as 409, Fantastik, Lysol, or Windex. In case of stubborn spills or stains, soak the area for up to 10 minutes with one of the above cleaners and vigorously wipe away with a non scratch Scotch Brite pad. Silestone LeatherTM does show daily living more frequently and therefore requires more daily maintenance than other Silestone Quartz products. For your daily cleaning routine we recommend Countertop MagicTM follow instructions on bottle of cleaner.

Silestone Quartz Common Use The natural quartz in Silestone makes it the toughest interior surface available on the market. It resists scratching, staining and scorching better than any other natural stone or solid surface. Do avoid excessive force or pressure because that may mar or chip the surface. Don't worry about spills from coffee, wine, lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, makeup, and many other common household products; just avoid harsh chemicals. And don't worry about dropping a lit match onto your Silestone countertop; it won't scorch. But, use trivets when placing any hot items to avoid thermal shock.

CAUTION The following will harm Silestone Quartz: Drano, Liquid Plumr, oven cleaners and floor strippers. Do NOT use these or any other harsh chemicals on your Silestone surface.

CAUTION Do NOT use crock pots or electric skillets while in direct contact with your Silestone surfaces. Always place them on a trivet or cutting board to protect your countertop. (Review your electric appliance manual as a reference.) Silestone is a stone product. As with any natural stone, certain exposure to heat may cause cracks due to thermal shock.

Silver Mist . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Silver Mist ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A black and dark gray base with veins of white with tones of cream and tan.

Solarius . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Solarius ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A yellow and gold background with darker veins of brown and gray.

Storm Night . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Storm Night ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A stunning granite with intricate veins of black, gold, grey, brown, rustic and pinkish hues.

Sucuri Brown . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Sucuri Brown ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A dynamic stone with tones of white, gray, garnet, brown, tan and black.

Tabernas Rock - G3001-3CM . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Tabernas Rock - G3001-3CM (A+R Granite C)
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A very coarse-grained granite, ochre-yellow, yellow-pink or brown, with big, yellowish feldspar phenocrysts (partly with a grey core) granite of the Precambrian period.

Takoda Dawn . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Takoda Dawn (A+R Granite B)
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A warm tan stone with subtle veining of amber, white and black.

Talulah Pearl . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Talulah Pearl (A+R Granite B)
Granite - Polished - 3cm

An intricate granite with a hue of plum color with shades of grays and white ranging from charcoal to light gray.

Treasure Island . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Treasure Island ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A dynamic stone with tones of cream, tan, gray, black and brown.

Typhoon Gold . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Typhoon Gold ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

Amazing granite type with earthy shades of rich burgundy, gray, white, beige and gold veins and swirls.

Ubatuba -  . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Ubatuba - (A+R Granite B)
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A stunning and very popular dark granite.

Venetian Gold . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Venetian Gold ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

Features beige and golden tones with light veining of deep reds, grays and browns.

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White Paradise . Granite - Polished - 3cm
White Paradise ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A creamy white background with varying shades of grey, tan, small garnet crystals, quartz and feldspar crystals.

Why Granite? ()

Why Granite? 

For centuries granite and marble have adorned palaces like the Taj Mahal, the pillars of Cathedrals all over the world, and even the White House. Next to diamonds, granite is the most durable natural stone in the world.

Granite, the earth's most plentiful and durable stone, finds new and surprising applications in a modern world millions of years after it was formed deep within the earth. Granite is an igneous rock. Granite is actually magma which has solidified over millions of years and cooled. It is then removed from quarries in a huge block form. It is then cut down into different sizes by a diamond wire saw which slices it like bread! The slabs are then placed on a conveyer belt to a site to be polished by a high resin polishing machine. Once the slabs are done being polished they are put into containers to be shipped all over the world.

Granite can withstand temperatures up to 900 degrees without damaging the surface or the integrity of the stone. It is virtually indestructible and is very easy to maintain.  No harsh abrasive cleaners are needed. Only dish soap and water. The minerals that make up granite (mica, quartz, feldspar, and hornblende) cannot harbor any bacteria so therefore worrying about using bleach for clean up is a thing of the past! So why wouldn't you choose granite over all those other surfaces? It has many advantages over them.

Traditionally used for beautiful memorials, today granite is making its place in homes and businesses as more and more people are discovering the beauty and versatility of this natural product.

Granite can be used to achieve a warm or cool look; it can be rustic or refined, casual or elegant. Because it is one of the hardest materials available, it is also virtually maintenance free. Unlike many other surfaces, our granite will not stain. Due to the hardness of the stone, you can cut directly on a granite surface without scratching the surface and without dulling your knives.

Granite offers an ageless beauty and timeless durability to any home. Whether it be kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, fireplace hearths, or granite floors. Granite has withstood the test of time; we're sure it can withstand your home.

Granite Works has 100's of slabs in stock with more coming in every week. We can offer you a vast variety of beautiful, colorful, striking granite.  Feel free to come to the shop and browse our inventory of stones, or look online at samples. Granite Works has very competitive pricing, even when compared to other alternative products. So please, contact us and let us make the ultimate product for you.  

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Winter Breeze - 0038.3763  . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Winter Breeze - 0038.3763 ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

A unique granite with a predominance of white and gray, also some shades of cream and green.

Winter Wood . Granite - Polished - 3cm
Winter Wood ()
Granite - Polished - 3cm

Bold strokes of black, brown, and gray with green accents.