Touchstone Granite & Marble Corp. is owner operated. We opened our new Texas location in January 2008, after 10 years of success in Atlanta, Georgia & the San Francisco Bay Area.
Touchstone Granite & Marble Corp. does no marketing, therefore we rely solely on customer referrals and word-of-mouth. Our workmanship is of the highest standards, as we continue to provide our customers with the best customer service in the area.
We offer a fast turn-around time for all your granite projects.
- Kitchen Countertop Remodeling
- Bathroom Countertop Remodeling
Our competitive rates have earned us excellent repeat business from builders and satisfied customers.
About Natural Stone
What is Granite?
The word 'Granite' is used by people who sell and purchase cut stone for structural and decorative use. These 'granites' are used to make countertops, floor tiles, curbing, building veneer, monuments and many other products.
In the commercial stone industry a 'granite' is a rock with visible grains that is harder than a marble. Under this definition gabbro, basalt, pegmatite, schist, gneiss, syenite, monzonite, anorthosite, grannodiorite, diabase, diorite and many other rocks will be called 'granite'. The collection of images at right illustrates the range of rocks that might be called 'granite'.
What makes Granite the best investment choice?
Granite is ideal for kitchen countertops because its polish is resistant to acids such as citrus and vinegar and to scratching from knives, pots and pans. Granite is commonly used for countertops as well as for floor tiles, wall tiles, other surfaces such as fireplaces, columns, balustrades, water tables, steps, thresholds & windowsills. It's much harder then marble and can be used practically for anything in your home or business.
About Engineered Stone
Engineered stone is a composite material made of crushed stone bound together by a polymer resin. It is used primarily for kitchen countertops. Related materials include geopolymers and cast stone. Unlike terrazzo, the material is factory made in slabs, cut and polished by fabricators, and assembled at the worksite. Engineered stone is typically worked in the same way as natural stone using a water jet cutter or a diamond blade.
Engineered stone is typically less porous, more flexible, and harder than natural stone. The material is sometimes damaged by direct application of heat. Quartz engineered stone is less heat resistant than other stone surfaces including most granite, marble and limestone; but is not affected by temperatures lower than 150°C (300°F).
Types of Engineered Stone
QUARTZ & RESIN COMPOSITES Most engineered stone products consist of at least 90 percent natural quartz bound together by resins.
- DuPont Zodiaq
- LG Viatera
- Silestone (With built-in Microban antimicrobial protection)