Natural Stone Resources

Granite Countertops & Memorials – SD, MN, ND, IA & NE

Here are a few useful resources and information about granite and other natural stone countertops.

Why Granite Countertops?

Just the facts! Granite is an outstanding material for home, office and beyond.

Natural Stone Care & Cleaning

Tops to take the best care of your new granitemarble or other natural stone countertops and vanities from Rausch Granite.

Planning for Natural Stone Countertops – Our Tips For Getting Started

We do not want you to have any surprises or unanticipated cost to complete your project.

The History of Natural Stone

A majority of natural stone comes from Italy, Spain, Turkey, United States, Mexico, China, Taiwan, India, Greece, Canada, France, and Brazil.

The Many Textures of Natural Stone Countertops

There are many different types of stone available today. When stone is ordered, it is fabricated with a particular type of surface.

The Colors of Natural Stone

Certain additive minerals blended in to the calcium during formation of the natural stone creates their brilliant colors.

Measuring the Hardness of Natural Stone

The objective of the MOH Scale is to measure stones resistance to hardness.