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The Ultimate Granite Countertops Quiz
by Staff
Granite countertops can add a natural and valuable look to your home. Although they can be quite expensive and the installation process can be complicated, once installed granite countertops will last forever. Have a go at this quiz to learn all about granite countertops.

What is granite made from?

  • molten rock
  • solidified lava
  • compressed sand

Which of the following words may be used to describe granite?

  • soft
  • crumbly
  • hard

Why is granite useful for kitchen countertops?

  • It doesn't blister.
  • It is flexible.
  • It chips easily.

How does granite get its coloring?

  • from the effect of the sun on the rock chemicals
  • from different mineral crystals
  • from dye

How long is a typical slap of granite?

  • 3 feet
  • 5 feet
  • 7 feet

If you would like to cut your granite at home, what sort of saw blade will you need?

  • a brass blade
  • a diamond blade
  • a steel blade

How can you avoid chipping the edge of the granite?

  • Use collars on the sides of the blade.
  • Try to keep very steady when you saw.
  • Use a softer type of granite that won't chip as you saw it.

What is the easiest way to create design edges on your granite?

  • Have a professional company do it.
  • Buy a special edge-shaping machine.
  • Both of the above.

How much does a thinner-sized, finished slab of granite weigh per square inch?

  • 8 pounds
  • 13 pounds
  • 19 pounds

What must you do when installing granite countertops?

  • Measure accurately.
  • Cover the cabinets.
  • Wear safety goggles.

What should you put down between the subcounter and the granite?

  • cardboard
  • oil-based paint
  • plastic sheeting

Where is the best place to have slab seams placed?

  • over the oven
  • over well-supported cabinets
  • next to the sink

What sort of material is used between the two granite slabs?

  • silicone
  • rubber
  • glue

Why is it a good idea to seal granite?

  • It absorbs moisture.
  • It is porous.
  • It can be scratched.

How often do you need to seal your granite countertop?

  • upon installation only
  • every month
  • every year