The Granite Countertop Process: From the Ground to Your Kitchen

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Everyone knows granite countertops are beautiful, durable and essential elements in any kitchen remodel. But, have you wondered how this natural stone, once nestled in the earth becomes the beautiful granite countertops you see in your kitchen? As expert fabricators and installers of granite countertops for all of Minneapolis, we’d like to tell you more about the whole process from quarry to countertop. And, when you’re ready to get started on new granite countertops of your very own, come see the experts at Imperial Counters; we hope that with our expertise and guidance, you’ll be able to find the right countertops for your unique home.granite countertops

Digging & Cutting

Unlike other resources pulled from the earth, granite is actually found quite close to the surface. As a result, shallow quarries are all that is needed to get the granite into manageable blocks for shipment. Most of the world’s granite is found in Brazil but must go to a country with advanced machinery to get cut into slabs.

Polishing & Shipping

After the cutting, the next step is for the granite to go through large polishing machines. For slabs of granite to finally make it to becoming your beautiful new granite countertops, the polished granite slabs are sent to our showroom for you to look through and decide which is the best option for your unique home. Granite offers an incredibly wide selection of colors and styles to choose from; and that’s because it was made by the earth! And, since it is not man-made, no two slabs of granite are exactly alike. If you would like to have a large selection to choose from, come to see us at Imperial Counters!


Next, our skilled craftsman using advanced machinery turns the slab of your choice into the granite countertops to be installed in your home. Imperial Counters will make sure the slab of granite you choose is fabricated to your specifications and properly fitted and installed for the best look. Whether it’s a large kitchen island or a small bathroom vanity, our team can help you get the granite countertops you’ve always wanted.

Ready to get started? Give us a call today and allow us to get your granite countertops underway! To see our selection and to learn more about granite countertops for your Minneapolis home, we welcome you to visit our showroom at Imperial Counters. You can also give us a call at 651-437-3903 or contact us for more information or a free online estimate.