Kitchen Granite Countertops

Granite Countertops Fabricator And Installer in Chicagoland

Best Prices On granite Countertops in the Chicago And suburbs

At MGT Stone, we excel in creating granite countertops that are not only visually stunning but are crafted to stand the test of time. Renowned for our meticulous craftsmanship and a diverse selection of granite, we bring your vision to life. Reach out to us to explore our range and bring the timeless elegance of granite countertops into your home.

What Is Granite and How Granite Countertops are made?

Granite countertops are crafted from granite, a naturally occurring igneous rock known for its strength, durability, and exquisite beauty. Granite is formed through the slow crystallization of magma beneath the Earth's surface and primarily consists of quartz, feldspar, and mica. These mineral components give granite its wide range of colors and intricate patterns. Throughout history, granite has been highly valued for its hardness and resistance to abrasion, making it a preferred material for both construction and decorative purposes. Granite's natural allure is characterized by its speckled appearance and a diverse selection of color options, which span from subtle earth tones to bold and dramatic hues. Each granite slab boasts a unique pattern that can never be exactly replicated.

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What is the Process of Granite Extraction

The process of extracting granite begins at the quarry, where large blocks of this igneous rock are cut from the earth. This extraction process involves various methods, including drilling, jet piercing, and the use of diamond wire saws that make precise cuts to reduce damage to the stone.

Once extracted, these large blocks are then transported to processing plants where they are sliced into slabs using high-precision machinery. The granite slabs are then polished to achieve the desired finish, bringing out the natural colors and patterns of the granite. This meticulous process ensures that each slab retains its unique beauty and structural integrity, ready to be transformed into stunning granite countertops.

Are There Any Disadvantages of Granite Countertops?

While granite countertops offer numerous benefits, there are a few disadvantages to consider. One of the main concerns is their porosity; if granite is not properly sealed, it can absorb liquids, leading to stains and bacterial growth. Additionally, granite's substantial weight requires strong support systems, which might not be suitable for all kitchen designs. The installation process can be complex and typically requires professional handling. In terms of cost, granite tends to be more expensive than synthetic alternatives, making it a higher upfront investment. Lastly, while granite is durable, it can chip or crack under extreme force or if a heavy object is dropped on it.

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Why Choose Granite Countertops from MGT Stone?

  1. Enduring Beauty: Our granite countertops epitomize enduring beauty. Crafted from natural stone, they are not only stunning but also age gracefully, adding a touch of timeless elegance to your kitchen or bathroom.
  2. Strength and Durability: Marble and Granite Tech countertops are as strong as they are beautiful. Crafted with precision, they withstand the demands of busy Chicago households, promising decades of use.
  3. Color Variety: We offer a wide spectrum of colors to cater to your individual tastes. Whether you're drawn to striking blues that make a statement or prefer the refined and understated allure of marble whites, our selection has something for everyone.
  4. Property Value Enhancement: Granite kitchen countertops and granite bathroom countertops are highly sought-after features among Chicago homebuyers. By choosing Marble And Granite Tech for your countertop installation needs, you're not only investing in the present comfort and aesthetics of your home but also securing a brighter future for your real estate investment. Our expert craftsmanship ensures that your granite countertops are not just a functional asset but a valuable selling point, helping you maximize your property's potential and return on your home.
  5. Natural Resilience: Granite is a naturally resilient stone that can withstand the test of time. It's resistant to chipping and cracking, ensuring that your countertops maintain their integrity even with daily use and wear and tear.
  6. Heat and Scratch Resistance: Granite is naturally resistant to heat and scratches, making it perfect for the demands of daily kitchen countertop use. You can safely place hot pots and pans on these countertops without worry. Granite boasts inherent resilience against both high temperatures and scratches, rendering it an ideal choice for the rigors of everyday kitchen activities. With granite countertops, you can trustingly position sizzling-hot pots and pans directly onto the surface without the slightest concern. This remarkable durability not only safeguards your countertop from unsightly marks but also ensures it remains a pristine and functional centerpiece of your kitchen for years to come. Say goodbye to the fear of scorching or nicking your countertop – granite's enduring strength has got you covered.
  7. Easy Maintenance: Maintaining the beauty of our granite countertops is a breeze. Routine cleaning and sealing keep them looking flawless, ensuring that they remain a focal point of your home for years to come.
  8. Unique Patterns: Each slab of granite is unique, with distinctive patterns and veining. When you choose MGT, you're getting a one-of-a-kind piece that adds character and exclusivity to your space.
  9. Environmentally Friendly: Granite is a natural and sustainable resource. By selecting granite countertops, you're making an eco-conscious choice for your home.
  10. Experienced Craftsmanship: With years of experience, our craftsmen are experts in working with granite. We take pride in every detail, ensuring that your countertops are not just functional but works of art.

Elevate Your Home with Our Beautiful Granite Countertops

At MGT, we take pride in crafting exquisite granite countertops that are not just beautiful but also masterfully fashioned to ensure decades of enjoyment. Our mission is simple: to provide Chicago homeowners with granite countertops that elevate both the aesthetics and functionality of their spaces.

Granite, a unique natural stone, has long been celebrated for its timeless beauty and touch of sophistication. When you choose MGT for your granite countertops in Chicago, you're selecting a level of quality and style that stands the test of time.

Surface Material and Granite Selection & Competitive Pricing

MGT Stone has hundreds of natural granite slabs in stock to choose from, and we consistently get new, unique stones into our Barrington-based warehouse. We are also able to get more granite colors from our network of local slab distributors. Remnants, which are leftover pieces after slabs have been cut, are a great option for smaller projects. We quote each project individually to ensure the most competitive pricing.  Whether you are looking for a dramatic piece with a lot of veining or a more subtle & natural countertop, Marble and Granite Tech has the selection to help find the right fit for your room.

The Most Sophisticated Granite Countertops Facility in the Midwest

There are many reasons to work with our company for your granite countertop. In addition to our huge selection of popular colors, we also offer the most sophisticated vein matching for your project. Learn more below, and schedule a design consultation today to get an estimate on your granite countertop project. Look at some of our reviews and gallery.

Range of Edge Options

Although the edge style of your granite countertop may seem like a small detail to the overall surface, at MGT we understand that the right countertop edge can pull a room together. An edge can highlight the shape of cabinetry in your kitchen or provide a popular cottage-chic feel to your space. From a sleek, modern beveled countertop to a premium fancy ogee edge, we offer a full range of edge options to bring your space together.

Sophisticated, Patented Vein Matching Technology

Our patented Vein Matching Technology is one of the most important reasons to work with our company. We pride ourselves on our vein-matching technology, which allows us to match the veins in two different slabs to give your countertop a consistent look. Each top is digitally placed on a picture of the actual slab prior to cutting so that all veins can match exactly for the desired effect.  An email of this plan is sent to you before we start cutting so that you can be sure the areas of the stone you love most are well placed. The result is a gorgeous granite countertop that will fit the aesthetic of your home or office. Our vein matching technology also reduces material waste because our waterjets can cut precisely and need very little margin.

Professional Installation

Our professional installing crews take time on each job to make sure that each countertop is installed exactly the way our customer would like. Our crews & installers are clean and make the construction reviews & process as smooth as possible, leaving you with a gorgeous new kitchen or bathroom countertop. MGT seams are well under industry standards. In addition, chips caused by normal wear and tear (not dropping a cast-iron skillet on it) are covered free of charge and completed when we are in your area for another install.

Custom Projects Beyond Countertops

Marble & Granite Tech is Chicagoland’s leading custom granite countertop supplier fabricator.  We work with customers across Chicago, including near Chicago suburbs.  From the residential customer to contractors, let us help you get started on your countertop project, fill out our Design Consultation Form today! If you need more information, please see our Granite FAQs page or give us a call at (847) 713-8023

Your Questions, Our Answers: Navigating the World of Quartz, Granite and Quartzite Countertops

FAQ: Your Questions Answered

What exactly is granite?
Granite is an igneous rock formed from cooled magma beneath the Earth's surface. It mainly consists of quartz, feldspar, and mica, giving it a unique blend of colors and patterns. Granite is valued for its durability, resistance to abrasion, and natural beauty.
Why Choose A Granite Countertop - Pros And Cons?
Pros of granite countertops include their durability, resistance to heat and scratches, aesthetic appeal, low maintenance requirements, and the ability to increase home value. Cons include their porosity, which can lead to stains if not sealed properly, the heavy weight requiring sturdy support, the higher cost compared to some materials, and the possibility of chipping or cracking under extreme force.
What makes granite countertops a good choice for kitchens and bathrooms?
Granite countertops offer a combination of durability, heat resistance, and aesthetic appeal, making them ideal for both kitchens and bathrooms.
How often do granite countertops need to be sealed?
Granite countertops should be sealed every one to two years, depending on usage and the specific type of granite.
Can granite countertops withstand hot pots and pans?
Yes, granite countertops are heat resistant, allowing you to place hot pots and pans on them without damage.
How do I clean my granite countertops?
Clean granite countertops with mild soap and water. Avoid acidic or abrasive cleaners to maintain their finish.
Is granite more durable than other countertop materials?
Granite is one of the most durable countertop materials, resisting scratches, heat, and general wear better than many alternatives.
Can granite countertops be customized in terms of shape and size?

Yes, at Marble And Granite Tech, we offer custom shaping and sizing to fit the specific dimensions and design requirements of your space.
How the cost of granite countertops compare to other materials?
The cost of granite countertops is competitive with other high-quality materials, offering a balance of durability and elegance.

Are you looking to renovate your kitchen or bathroom?

Contact us today! Trust Marble and Granite Tech Inc to deliver exceptional results and transform your bathroom or kitchen into a stunning and functional space.

Granite Countertops Supplier in Chicago Area

Marble & Granite Tech, Inc. has been creating natural stone countertops for decades. We fabricate countertops and vanities for kitchens, bathrooms and bars. We can also create outdoor living areas, tables, accent pieces, fireplace surrounds and desks. We precisely fabricate and expertly install granite and quartz countertops using our patented vein-matching technology, along with a range of specialty stones including marble. If you’d like to update your countertops and cabinets, we invite you to experience our showroom in Barrington, Illinois, where you can immerse yourself in a world of possibilities. Discover our extensive collection of materials, including stunning granite, luxurious marble, elegant quartz, and exquisite porcelain slabs. Additionally, we offer a diverse range of samples from various suppliers, ensuring you find the perfect fit for your kitchen or bathroom project.

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