Granite Countertops

Countertops in Granite

Granite Countertops, can be found right here at your local granite countertop store. Be sure to stop by HMKS slab yard to view the beautiful slabs in our countertop program. Understanding your stone characteristics make choosing granite a welcome addition to any home renovation.


What is Granite? This stone is from an igneous rock with the strength of diamond. Therefore, it has been used as a building material for centuries. Characteristics of granite mineral is composed primarily of quartz, mica and feldspar. Including other minerals, and these minerals are what give the stone its colors.

Characteristics of Granite

Granite has tiny pits or spaces between the various mineral crystals caused by small black crystals found throughout the slab. In short these pits don’t make the granite less durable and are common in all granite. This stone also contains natural fissures. Which are visible separations along inter-crystalline boundaries. They may appear to be cracks but are in fact, not structural defects and will not affect the structure or durability of the stone. Therefore, it is easy to clean and maintain and its beauty is incomparable to similar man-made equivalents.


For all its strength, however, this stone is not unbreakable, it can be chipped or cracked if struck with a heavy object. It can also be broken if dropped. Although this stone is tough and resistant, it can be scratched by cutlery. Therefore, the use a cutting board on your granite countertops is best protection against scratches.

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Granite Adds Value To Your Home

VALUE ADDED: As for its design advantages, stone countertops are each unique in its look, because no two pieces of granite are the same. Therefore, it’s beauty and durability make these countertops attractive to real estate brokers and adds value to your home.

Finishes And Textures Of Granite

STONE FINISHES: Most granite countertops are polished.  However, you can order a more natural stone countertop with alternative finishes. Such as, honed, leathered, antiqued, brushed, flamed, or velvet finish.  These natural stone finishes may affect consistency, stain resistance, and appearance.  For example, honing dark colors can lead to fingerprints, and water spots.  Be sure to ask your sales representative questions regarding the various natural stone finishes. Choose your stone finishes that are a fit with your lifestyle and expectations.

Stone Use And Application

STONE APPLICATION: Granite can be used for many different applications such as, kitchen countertops, islands, vanities, makeup stations, bar areas, fireplace surrounds, laundry rooms, back splash, accent wall or shower walls and tub surrounds, or take it outside to an outdoor living space.  This stone can provide a range of feeling determined by the color, style and finish from a elegant feel to a more industrial style.  As well as it gives you many options to create your special space in anything from traditional to contemporary to farmhouse to rustic. 

HMKS Stone Solutions, aka HighMark Kitchen & Stone offers a large inventory of material from full granite slabs, or browse through our granite remnants for those smaller projects.

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Kitchen & Bath Design

Granite in your home is beautiful. As well as adds value. Therefore, when designing granite countertops for your home consider your edge profiles. For a heartier rustic edge add a chiseled edge to your granite. Another option for adding substance and beauty is a 6CM edge profile with a bullnose. Be sure to ask one your countertop designer about edge profile options.

Visit the Granite Slab Yard

Local Granite Countertop Store, Slab Yard, and Fabrication Shop.
Stop by our Countertop Store and HMKS Slab Yard located at 601 East 1st Street, Casper, Wyoming.

8:30AM – 5:30 PM, Monday thru Friday
Saturday’s or by appointment

Call 307-262-5999 for an appointment to meet with a sales representative to choose your stone.

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Professional countertop designers, fabricators, and installers.

HMKS Slab Yard has a large inventory of remnants and slabs available for viewing. Such as granite, marble, quartz, and soapstone for your countertops. Follow HMKS Stone Solutions on Facebook or LinkedIn for professional and residential countertop services.