Granite Slab

General Questions

How big is a slab of granite?

A standard granite slab typically measures between 45 to 60 square feet, making the slabs generally 9 to 10 feet in width and 5 to 6 feet in height. They are then cut to a predetermined size for easier distribution and installation. Any size customization should be reviewed with your contractor.

How much does granite weigh?

An average slab weighs about 1000 lbs, but the weight of granite is contingent upon its density, with various thicknesses yielding different weights. On average, a 3/4″ thick granite slab weighs approximately 13 pounds per square foot, while 1 1/4″ thick granite comes in at around 18 to 20 pounds per square foot, and 2″ thick granite registers at roughly 30 pounds per square foot. Additionally, it’s worth noting that darker granite stones typically exhibit greater weight compared to their lighter counterparts. An average size granite slab that might go into your kitchen can weigh anywhere between 700 and 1200 lbs.

Where to buy granite slabs?

Arizona Tile has a rotating stock of over 60 different styles of granite slabs in a variety of colors and sizes. Have a look at our selection by touring our virtual slab yard, contact us directly, or stop into one of our locations today.

Are granite countertops heat resistant?

Granite possesses inherent heat resistance, and any risk of heat damage arises primarily from uneven heating. Placing a hot pan briefly on your granite countertop is unlikely to result in lasting harm. However, we advise against this practice, not for the sake of the granite but for your own safety and convenience.

How thick is a slab of granite?

A standard granite kitchen countertop usually measures 1-1/4 inches (3 cm) in thickness. This dimension strikes an ideal equilibrium between durability and aesthetics, enabling the granite to endure daily wear and tear while maintaining its visual appeal.

How to clean granite countertops?

Avoid the use of harsh chemicals, acidic cleansers, or abrasive scrubbing implements when cleaning granite. Instead, opt for warm water, gentle dish soap, and a soft microfiber cloth when cleaning. It’s advisable to refrain from using vinegar, as it can dull the granite’s appearance and compromise the sealant. Consult one of our tile & stone professionals for more information on maintenance tips.

Should granite be sealed?

Granite is known for its low-maintenance and remarkable durability. Yet, to uphold its stain-resistant qualities, occasional maintenance is necessary, involving the resealing of the material. In its untreated state, granite is porous and readily absorbs liquids, hence the importance of sealing it to enhance its stain resistance.

How to get stains out of granite?

While it can be difficult to remove stains from granite countertops, it is not impossible. A stain on granite indicates that a substance has penetrated the stone’s pores, necessitating the use of a poultice for removal. Poultices are highly absorbent materials that infiltrate the stone’s pores, attracting and extracting the substance from the granite through a chemical process. Consult one of our tile & stone professionals for more information on maintenance tips.