Stones and Brands We Carry
- SenSa Granite
- LG Hi-Mac
Piedrafina – Recycled Marble
This is perfect for bathroom remodels such as:
- Shower walls
- Shower floors
- Tub surrounds
- Sink counters
The purchase of granite, marble or quartz countertops is an investment in your home that will last a lifetime. As with any investment, research is an important first step. We here at Jacksonville Granite thought it would be helpful to put together a Shopper’s guide to help education you on the process of stone countertop fabrication, installation and maintenance.
Deciding on a Stone
The first step would be choosing a material to have your countertops made form. There are a few different options so let’s have a brief look at them.
Granite is a natural stone and the most popular choice for countertops. Granite comes in a myriad of colors and patterns so you are sure to find one that suites your decor. This natural stone ranks 7 out of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness (a diamond ranks 10) and is nearly impervious to scratches. Granite is also extremely heat resistant and will not be harmed by hot pans. Your granite countertops will need to be sealed to protect against staining. Sealers have come a long way in recent years and are easy to apply and can last for up to 20 years. Overall, granite is a great low maintenance and durable option for your countertops with unmatched natural beauty.
Our Granite Inventory
SenSa granite is maintenance-free, premium natural granite. SenSa granite is treated with a revolutionary stain protection treatment called SenGuard and comes with a 15 year stain warranty. SenGuard is a protective agent on a small molecular level that penetrates the stone’s porous surface to form a chemical bond. This protective agent changes the surface tension of the stone, creating resistance to liquids and providing durable and long-lasting stain protection. SenGuard offers a superior protective shield that chemically anchors to the stone’s surface creating a permanent bond.
Marble is a natural stone known for often having attractive veins and patterns. Marble is softer than granite and therefore not as scratch resistant. Most marble ranks 3 out of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness and is heat resistant. Your marble countertops will need to be sealed to protect against staining. Sealers have come a long way in recent years and are easy to apply and can last for up to 20 years. Overall, marble is a very beautiful choice for countertops but careful consideration should be made when choosing this stone. Talk to us about whether or not marble is right for your particular application.
Our Marble Inventory
Soapstone is a natural stone normally found with a very soft feeling polish and attractive look. This stone is impenetrable and therefore cannot be stained making it a great choice for countertops. Soapstone needs no sealer. In fact you can’t seal it because of its non-porous nature. Some people will apply oil to the surface to enhance the color of the stone. Soapstone is softer than granite and therefore easier to scratch. Light scratches are easily repaired with 220 grit sandpaper. Overall, soapstone makes for a great countertop due to its beauty and non-porous nature.
Quartz or engineered stone is a composite of quartz and resin manufactured for countertops. There are several brands of this type of countertop material such as Zodiaq, Silestone, Ceasarstone and Cambris. This type of man-made material comes in a variety of colors and usually has a more consistent pattern across the slab. Quartz countertops are not as scratch resistant as granite but are harder than marble. There is no need to seal Quartz countertops. It is not a good idea to put hot pans on the surface of these countertops as they can be permanently damaged by the high heat. Overall, quartz countertops are relatively heat and stain resistant while offering a wide variety of colors to choose from.
Countertop Edge Options
Here are the different styles of edges available for your countertops.
*Upgraded edges priced per linear foot
Cabinets for the kitchen, entertainment center or other projects are investments to enhance the look and style of your home or office. At Jacksonville Granite we offer several different lines of cabinetry to accommodate different project budgets. We have custom, semi-custom, and standard cabinet lines for different uses and budgets. We offer lines such as Kemper (a Masterbrand cabinet), Waypoint, Armstrong, as well as a few others. Options for re-facing or resurfacing existing cabinets are also available. We are a Veteran owned and operated facility that carries American made products. All of our products come with a warranty.