Does granite scratch?
With normal everyday use, the granite will not scratch. However, if it does happen to scratch, depending on how deep it is, the scratch can usually be buffed out.
Can you put hot things on it?
Unlike any other solid surface, granite can take the heat from hot pots and pans directly from the stove or oven.
Why does granite range in price?
Durability of granite for inside application is virtually identical for all granites. The price differences come with the net usage from each granite quarried
How often do I need to seal my countertops?
The sealant we use generally only requires one application which we do at the time of installation.
How do I care for my granite countertop?

Granite is a very easy surface to care for. When we install your granite countertops, we apply a silicone impregnator to seal your tops.

The impregnator soaks into the stone and will protect it for 10-15 years as long as no harsh chemicals or abrasives are used on it.

All Agranites can be cleaned with mild soap and water. Most can be cleaned with a Windex type product (with vinegar), however this is not recommended for the lighter stones. We also carry a stone cleaner that can be used on granite or marble.

If you find a greasy film on your countertops that cannot be removed with the Windex or stone cleaner, you can use a little bit of denatured alcohol in the area to cut through the film. Just spray some on and wipe with a soft cloth or paper towel. Do not do this more than once every few months.

What are the price variations between granite, quartz, and marble?
The prices vary according to the customer’s choice of either remnant pieces or full slabs. Customers are encouraged to purchase remnants to minimize their cost while still delivering the highest quality.
What services do you offer in regards to vanity tops?
Vanity top services vary depending on the area the customer would like to surface. There are four different types of quartz to choose from, as well as granite and marble.
What do you offer for steps, stairs, walkways, and floors?
For these services, we offer granite and marble.
How safe are the outdoor walkways?
For outdoor walkways, the customer would need to install the polished side of the surface face-down to avoid slipping when wet. Our installation services guarantee your outdoor walkway will be safe.
Can I customize my fire pit?
Yes, you can. We provide high quality pavers and have a vast selection of natural stone pavers to choose from. We will work with you to create one that will fit your yard and needs.
Do you offer cleaning for natural stone?
Yes, we do. We offer that service along with stain removal and sealing. This will add more durability to your natural stone. The sealant will last 7 to 10 years.
How do I care for my marble countertops?
Marble is vulnerable to acids, so do not use any acidic cleaners. It is important to use cleaning products that are designed for natural stone to ensure you don’t cause any damage to your marble countertops.
Should I use marble or granite for my kitchen countertop?
Marble isn’t recommended for kitchen countertops because it can scratch easily and certain acidic substances can affect it. Granite is the second hardest stone and doesn’t scratch. It is great for kitchen countertops because it can withstand the hot heat from pots and pans during cooking.
What do you have in your inventory?
We use granite, marble, quartz, and natural stone for our projects, but the slabs and remnants changes day to day. Stop by to see our full selection to choose the one that’s right for you.
What do you offer for bar tops and outdoor areas?
Granite or soapstone work best for outdoor exposed areas.
What should I consider when purchasing granite?
Each slab of granite is unique, so coloring and veining will vary. Sample stones may not show what the entire slab will look like, so it is important to have the opportunity to view the full slab that you will be using for your project. However, those characteristics are what will make your granite countertop different from the rest.
Why should I install natural stone in my bathroom?
It is much easier to clean than other countertops and is durable against scratches, dents, and scuffs. This will allow you to enjoy your countertop and not have to worry about replacing it anytime soon.

Call us at 413-596-3144 for more information. Granite Creations is your quality granite and natural stone fabricator in Western MA.