Omni Surfaces Frequently Asked Questions

By Omni SurfacesQ&A0 comments
This is a list of our frequently asked questions. Click on the questions below to find out more!     1. What makes granite one of the hardest building stone? 2. What do the finished surfaces of granite look like? 3. Why is granite an excellent material for kitchen countertops? 4. ...

What is the best way to clean marble and other stones?

By Omni SurfacesQ&A1 comments
The old rule of thumb is never to use anything you wouldn’t use on your hands. Never use powdered cleansers or abrasive pads to clean your stone. Even "soft scrub" type cleaners contain pumice, which is powdered volcanic stone, and might damage your stone countertops or floors. ...

Is it necessary to seal stone?

By Omni SurfacesQ&A1 comments
Since mineral surfaces are quite porous they absorb liquids, which may result in discoloring and staining. Although there are many commercial grade products available on the market which may bring the stone to its to its original luster, taking simple precautions and regular maintenance ...

What’s the difference between marble and granite?

By Omni SurfacesQ&A1 comments
Although both are stones and both are quarried from the earth, granite and marble (and marble’s relatives – limestone, onyx and travertine) are very different from each other. Granite is formed deep in the earth’s mantle at extremely high temperatures, and is a very ...

What do I need to consider when buying marble or granite?

By Omni Surfaces1 comments
Because it is a natural stone, marble -and more recently granite- has been blessed with a remarkable natural beauty that has captivated humans throughout the ages. Inherent in such natural products is a certain lack of predictability that sophisticated architects and designers celebrate. ...

Is your granite real and why is it so inexpensive?

By Omni SurfacesQ&A0 comments
All the granite products sold by Omni Surfaces are genuine granite, produced from the natural rock and are first quality. We are able to sell at such low prices because we ship directly from the production site, in addition to cost reductions owing to our huge volumes in shipping.   < ...

Can I use granite tiles on shower walls?

By Omni Surfaces0 comments
Granite tiles can be used on shower walls. It is recommended to use cement backer board or hardy board with a waterproof membrane to avoid transfer of moisture. It is also recommended to seal the granite after installation to avoid water absorption and mildew formation.    < ...

Can I use granite tile for bathroom flooring?

By Omni SurfacesQ&A0 comments
Like any other smooth surface floor, the polished surface of a granite bathroom floor can be slippery if it gets a lot of water and is walked on with improper footwear. A honed granite surface is therefore recommended for bathrooms.    < Back to FAQ

Why is granite an excellent material for kitchen countertops?

By Omni SurfacesQ&A0 comments
Next to diamond, sapphire, and ruby, granite one of the hardest natural product on earth. Once polished, natural granite will maintain its high gloss virtually forever. Normal use of kitchen knives, cutlery, and cookware leaves no scratches. Heat has almost no effect on natural granite, ...

What do the finished surfaces of granite look like?

By Omni Surfaces0 comments
Granite can have four main finishes: polished (shiny), honed (matte), flamed or brushed (textured). The polished and honed surfaces are flat and smooth. The flamed and brushed surfaces are flat and textured. The polished surface is shiniest, while the brushed surface reflects the ...

What makes granite one of the hardest building stone?

By Omni Surfaces0 comments
Granite is formed by solidification of liquid magma (molten rock) under the pressure of earth's crust. It is composed of Feldspar, Quartz, Mica, and other minerals, making it one of the hardest stones in the world. It has been used for building and decorative purposes for centuries. ...
PlayGranite Countertop Slabs granitecountertopslabs

Granite Countertop Slabs

Granite Countertop Slabs   With all of the choices available to homeowners today, shopping for a kitchen or bathroom countertop can seem daunting. There are various man-made surfaces, such as laminates, which are less expensive than other options, but which may need replacing ...
PlayExotic Granite Slabs for Texas Homes exoticgraniteslabstexas

Exotic Granite Slabs for Texas Homes

Exotic Granite Slabs for Texas Homes   The kitchen countertop is one of the spots where family and friends gather. Whether you’re baking cookies with the kids, chatting while preparing dinner or pulling up a stool to eat breakfast at the island, the kitchen counter is at the ...
PlayExotic Granite Slabs for Louisiana Kitchens exoticgraniteslabslouisiana

Exotic Granite Slabs for Louisiana Kitchens

Exotic Granite Slabs for Louisiana Kitchens   Exotic granite is a beautiful option for those homeowners who want to make natural stone showcase design element for their home. Vivid colors, bold veining, unusual patterns and other dramatic features are sure to make any room in ...
PlayDurable Countertop Slabs for Your Kitchen durablecountertopslabs

Durable Countertop Slabs for Your Kitchen

Top Choices for Durability   If durability is what you want in a countertop, there are three choices that are both extremely durable and very attractive. The two hardest natural stone slab countertop materials are granite and natural quartzite. Both score high on the Mohs scale ...
123»