• How long have you been in business?
  • How long will your job take to complete?
  • How can I set up an appointment?
  • Do you carry insurance?
  • What should I know about choosing granite?
  • What's the difference between marble and granite?
  • Is it necessary to seal stone?
  • What is the best way to clean marble and other stones?
Castle Tile, Marble & Granite is a family business specialized in the selection, fabrication, and installation of natural stone. With over 3 generations of expertise in this industry, we can proudly say we have the knowledge and experience to take your dream home and make it reality.
Our standard return time is 7 to 10 business days .
No need for appointment, walk ins are always welcome, also we have a "web quote" option on our exciting site that the customer can fill and send to us.
Granite is a natural stone. It is very hard and durable, heat and scratch resistant as well as easy to maintain. Aside from the practical aspect, granite is very versatile in the design field. It comes in various colors and structural compositions. We stock more than 2000 slabs and more than 200 colors to choose from on site. All stones are not exactly the same, each lot will have unique characteristics attributed to the specific granite. Because it is a natural stone, it has been blessed with a remarkable natural beauty that has captivated humans throughout the ages. Inherent in such natural products is a certain lack of predictability that sophisticated architects and designers celebrate. Consumers who are less acquainted with the material expect the stone ordered to be identical to the picture or sample they were shown. Although sample stones are intended to be representative of the quarry's product, the material quarried at one time may differ slightly in color and veining from the sample. Moreover, even a single marble or granite slab will possess a certain amount of color variation from one end to the other. Interior designers and architects have come to view this tendency of natural stone as an advantage. Slight irregularities can be pleasing, introducing an element of the natural into human-designed spaces, whether residential or commercial.
Although both are stones and both are quarried from the earth, granite and marble. Marbles relatives ? limestone, onyx and travertine) are very different from each other. Granite is formed deep in the earth?s mantle at extremely high temperatures, and is a very hard, resistant stone made of crystallized minerals. The marble family, limestone, travertine, marble, onyx, starts out as sediment, animal skeletons, shells, plant matter and silt at the bottom of bodies of water. After millions of years this solidifies (lithifies) into stone. Because its main component is calcium, it can be affected by acids such as vinegar and citrus beverages.
The old rule of thumb is never to use anything you wouldn't use on your hands. Never use powdered cleansers or abrasive pads to clean your stone. Even "soft scrub" type cleaners contain pumice, which is powdered volcanic stone, and might damage your stone countertops or floors. Never use any product which is acidic; this includes substances like ammonia or many common liquid cleaners such as Windex. You should always use sealers and cleaning products designed specifically for natural stone.
Warm soapy water will do the trick. Or use cleaners specifically formulated to help clean and protect stone surfaces.