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Welcome to Cataraqui Granite Company

Our website provides photos of our work, customer testimonials, links to our suppliers with live products, as well as sinks & faucets. There is a resources page with information on the advantages of different types of natural and man made stones, what to do before, during, and after the process of purchasing a new countertop, and how to properly take care of it.

Customer care is very important to us and is truly reflected in our work. Visit our Hwy 38 location in Kingston and explore our indoor and outdoor displays in person.

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Why Choose Cataraqui Granite

For over 20 years, Cataraqui Granite has provided the Kingston Community with top-quality kitchen countertops, flawless craftsmanship, and professional installation.

For trustworthiness, reliability, professionalism, and quality, choose Cataraqui Granite.

We are thrilled with our granite. The guys did an amazing job today. Your company shines. We are so happy we came back to Cataraqui Granite. Thank you.

Deb & Jim Harris

Countertop FAQs

Can my countertop chip, crack, or scratch?2024-06-03T13:28:45+00:00

Like any solid surface, high impact blows can harm granite or quartz. Marble can also bruise from a blunt impact. Because of its crystalline structure, it can chip if subjected to sharp hard objects. Sintered Stone has a glass content and could shatter (like glass) if it receives such an impact. Any stone can be scratched by another stone.

Can my countertop withstand heat?2024-06-03T13:32:12+00:00

Heat from pots and pans or burning liquids will not affect granite under normal circumstances. Quartz on the other hand can sustain minimal heat. Excessive heat can cause unreversible discolouration or burns. Sintered Stone can withstand a lot more heat than quartz.

Will my countertop Stain?2024-06-03T13:32:33+00:00

Granite itself is approximately 95% stain resistant but, we recommend using a food grade, silicone impregnator on all natural stone products. Some stones require multiple coats. This will insure lasting life and beauty. We also offer a polish that contains sealer for a long-lasting seal and shine. Unsealed, granite can absorb stains such as oil, which can ultimately cause dark spots or discoloration. Oil Stain remover can be used to get stains out of natural stone.

Aluminum and some black rubber appliance feet can leave a mark on stark white quartz. They will clean off with the proper products. Quartz does not require any maintenance as it is 99.9% non-porous.

How do I clean my countertops?2024-06-03T13:33:17+00:00

Natural stone and Quartz should be cleaned using a mild phosphate-free, biodegradable liquid dish-soap, soap flakes or powder which contains no aromatics, followed by a thorough rinsing and drying with cotton-flannel or chamois.

Some soaps are made from animal fat and can leave an oily residue over time.

Stubborn spots on quartz can be removed using methods recommended by each individual quartz brand.

How much can I overhang my countertops without support?2024-06-03T13:35:29+00:00

You can cantilever granite up to 10″ with sufficient support on the fixed end and with a large enough piece. Never cantilever unsupported granite where it might receive excessive stress like someone sitting on a counter or stepping on a counter to change a light bulb. You must have support underneath for these situations. Never put weight or stand on or around cut-outs in the counter, such as the skinny piece in front of the sink or cooktop. You will break the counter. Quartz can go up to 14” unsupported. Infinity brackets are popular for unseen support. We offer these brackets for sale.

Can I see the seams?2024-06-03T13:35:50+00:00

Seams are not invisible, and the patterns will not line up perfectly. We do our best to match pattern. In natural stone this is very difficult, as every single slab is different. It is easier to match pattern in Quartz as it is man made patters that repeat. We use a machine that sticks to the countertop using a vacuum pump holding it level and tight while the glue dries. The quality of the seam being level and visible is based on the amount of warpage and thickness variation in the stone. Some brands are better than others. We have examples of seams in the showroom.

Can I cut on my granite countertop?2024-06-03T13:36:16+00:00

Only if you want to ruin your good knives. Granite is harder than your knife blades and will dull them very quickly, if you use the countertop as a cutting surface. Always cut and chop on a wooden or plastic cutting board.

Why does my granite have dull spots, pits, and micro-cracks?2024-06-03T13:37:23+00:00

Granite, which is crystalline in structure, always has tiny pits – spaces between the various mineral crystals. Different minerals that make up the stone reflect light differently. Some spots can look shinier than others. Granite sometimes has natural fissures as well, which may look like cracks, but are not structural defects and are a naturally occurring result of the immense heat and pressure which formed the granite eons ago. These characteristics are part of the natural beauty of stone and will not impair the function or durability of the material. A product of nature cannot be expected to look manmade.

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