Omni Surfaces Frequently Asked Questions

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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 ...

Is your granite real and why is it so inexpensive?

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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 tile for bathroom flooring?

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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?

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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, ...