Granite Countertops

The allure of granite is unique, engaging and ever changing, with no two slabs ever being exactly identical. The composition of granite varies greatly and may have natural imperfection. Granite is porous and must have a sealer applied. Granite will require some maintenance both cleaning and resealing.

A-Right Where Does Granite Come From?

Granite is believed to have been formed 300 million years ago. It began as a mass of molten rock formed by volcanic activity about 11 or 12 miles below the Earth’s surface. Magma gradually rises to the surface where it began to cool and solidifies into granite.  The colors are amazing and the material extremely durable.  Great characteristics for countertops.  Come see our granite selection in our facility in Shawnee, KS.

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A-Right What Is a Granite Countertop Made Of?

Granite is crystalline and will always have tiny pits or spaces between the various mineral crystals. It’s not uniform in color or pattern, nor is it free of blemishes.  Granite also contains natural fissures that appear to be cracks.  They are not structural defects and will not impair durability.

Granite is composed primarily of feldspar, quartz, and mica. These minerals are what give it its various colors. The white mineral grains in granite are feldspar, our planet’s most abundant rock. The light gray, glass-like veins are quartz.  The black, flake-like veins are biotite or black mica.

A-Right Granite Adds Value & Won’t Depreciate

Unlike synthetics, granite presents a surface depth that seems almost three-dimensional.  Regardless of its finish, granite creates an immediate impression of elegance and is considered a definite plus on any real estate broker’s checklist.

Granite is frequently used in more applications than just kitchen countertops. It is cool to the touch, and presents an image of classic grace and beauty with its unique variations in color and veining.  Each specimen is a natural work of art.


A-Right Granite Cleaning (Recommendations)

Granite can be cleaned with a mild liquid dishwashing detergent or a stone soap with warm water.  Too much cleaner may leave a film or cause streaks.  Rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth.

Minimize soap scum by using a squeegee. A non-acidic soap scum remover or a solution of ammonia and water can also be used. Over-use of an ammonia solution may eventually dull the stone’s surface.

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SCI Granite Collection

SCI currently offers 14 granite program colors.  These colors are categorized in price groups 1-5.  Our program granite is sold by the square foot and can be seen in large displays in our professional showroom in Shawnee, Kansas.

Special Order Granite

If we don’t have the material color that you are looking for in our program line up it’s likely we can get it. Hand select materials are usually purchased by the slab.

SCI Granite Collection

Group_One Group One Granite

Verona White Granite

Verona White

Azul Platino Granite

Valle Nevado

Azul Platino Granite

Azul Plantino

Silver Pearl Granite

Silver Pearl/Steel Gray – P/B

Black Pearl Granite

Black Pearl – P/B

Group_2 Group Two Granite

Silver Cloud Granite

Silver Cloud

Negresco Hones Granite

Negresco – H/B

Group_3 Group Three Granite

Himalaya White

Bonno Granite


Blue Dunes Granite

Blue Dunes

Saratoga Silver Granite

Saratoga Silver – H/B

Black Forest Granite

Black Forrest – P/B

Group_4 Group Four Granite

Titanium-Leathered Granite

Titanium Leathered

A-Right Edge Profiles

Ease Edge


Beveled Edge


Waterfall Edge


Demi Bullnose Edge

Demi Bullnose

Full Bull Nose Edge

Full Bullnose

Ogee Edge


Triple Pencil Edge


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Surface Center Interiors

The preferred countertop fabricator & installer in the Kansas City area

Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Appointments highly encouraged

12800 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Shawnee, KS 66216