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Granite Education

Oklahoma Granite and Stone has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to countertop education. Scroll down to view key points and industry terminology.

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Learn more about Granite Slabs, Stones, and great Sinks!

Suppliers sell us 15+, 3cm, 1.2" granites, the "thicker" ones, at $9.95 SF or less. We sell at WHOLESALE. 

Popular stones seen on TV home shows, in house-design magazines, or viewed online.

WELL-KNOWN SLABS FROM ALL QUARRIES AROUND THE WORLD

Stones that bring kitchens and baths to life. The multi-hued "Designer" slabs start at $15.95 WHOLESALE.

Granite's a bargain. Our cost-pricing lets stone COMPETE WITH LAMINATE!

Quartz, quartzite, marble cost more than granite. Nice stones with limits. We'll help you compare.

Whatever stone you choose, it's always WHOLESALE.

CLICK JUST BELOW TO SEE MORE STONES, MANY UNDER $10 SF, WHOLESALE TO YOU.

VMC Stone (Note that the left-side pricing button only shows on laptops & PC's). 

70% OF OUR CLIENTS PICK STONE UNDER $16 SF AT  WHOLESALE.

Some people like the look of man-made quartz. 2-3x the cost of Level-1 granite. Smaller slabs.

 

Quartzite is a real-stone version of quartz. Different striations and design colors. Very costly. Sometimes fractures easily.

Granite at our wholesale is very affordable. The slabs are like snowflakes; no two exactly alike!

NO MATTER WHAT STONE YOU LIKE, WE'LL FABRICATE AND INSTALL AT JUST $28 SF.

No up-charge for complex patterns, round corners, busy stones, high-iron, or extra seams. $28 SF, PERIOD.

 

Choice of 4 FREE EDGES, too.

See something you like? Our Designer will help you pick the perfect stone at our cost.*

 

* Stone yards sell to the trade only. NO customer pricing, to protect other shops who buy from them, then do markup. We sell at cost. You'll always hear wholesale prices from us.

Yards open Mon-Fri 8-5, Saturday 9-12, some until 2pm. Call/text for an appointment. 918-747-7893.

 

When you choose slabs with us, you get an invoice-copy at the yard to show our cost. 

OUR PRICE IS YOUR PRICE.

We fabricate GRANITE, QUARTZ, MARBLE, QUARTZITE, AND ALL "STONE" MATERIALS.

Great Sinks for Less!

See our catalog of sink offerings

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Stone Countertop Trade Terminology

Alphabetized for Homeowner Knowledge:

1.2 CM - 1/2" synthetic marble used to line showers or cover walls, where strength and thickness is not as important.​

2 CM
- Two centimeter thickness = .8", or "three-quarter inch". Good for vanities. Only slightly  cheaper than 3 CM.

3 CM - Three centimeter slab thickness = 1.2", often said "inch and a quarter". First choice in kitchen countertops.

Bonding - Installation of undermounted sinks or double-thick countertop edges with high-strength epoxy mixes.

Corbels - L-shaped or flat iron brackets on 8"+ overhangs to avoid stress cracks.

Dimension Stone - Stone quarried into blocks for end-use, like stone-counter slabs.

Drop-In - Sink mounted on a counter from the top. Flange all around it covers the edges of a rough-cut hole.

Edging - Counter edges are shaped with various profiles of diamond grinding-bits.

Engineered - Synthetically created countertops, different from those found in nature.

Fab - Labor to transport slabs, template patterns, cut to size, grind edge profiles, cut and drill holes, polish and seal.

Granite - Hard, natural, igneous rock, made of quartz, mica, feldspar. Quarried from mountains around the world.

Granite Backsplashes - 4" rear-counter risers, normally done on vanities, but rarely in kitchens anymore (Think tile!).

Honed/Brushed/Leathered - Most slabs are polished, but honed = matte, brushed = bumpy, leathered = bumpier.

Laminate - Thin plastic, veneered to layers of pressed-board. The most common name is Formica.

Lead-Time - Days/weeks from the time Clients choose their material to installation of a job.

LF - Linear foot/feet. Also called RF or running feet. Straight-line distance, as opposed to SF.

Marble
- A natural limestone, crystalized as calcite & dolomite. MUCH softer than other stones.​

Mohs Scale - 1-10 hardness scale; Friedrich Mohs, 1822. Diamonds 10, granite/quartzite are 8 or 9, quartz 6-8, marble 4.

Polishing - Wet-sanding with multiple grades of abrasives to create a smooth and shiny countertop surface.

Quarry
- Deep excavation to get raw-stone to the surface.

Quartz - Material man-made from silicon-dioxide poly-resins under pressure. Much higher cost than natural stones!​
 
Quartzite - Metamorphic sandstone baked by tectonic heat-pressure in the earth’s crust. Priciest  stone material.

Remnants (fall-off) - Slab pieces left after fabrication. Under 2x2 ft are normally discarded.

Rodding - Insertion of tubular rods (stainless, fiberglass) sometimes used to strengthen certain counter areas.

Sandstone - Natural stone equal in hardness to granite. Very porous. Hard to find, and needs specialized sealants.​

Seal - Application of a chemical countertop-sealant to further increase the spill resistance.

SF
(Square Feet) - Width x depth (wall to front edge), in inches, divided by 144 = SF. 

Sink-Setters - Brace-brackets used to add more strength to an under-mount kitchen sink.

Slabs
- Flat pieces of natural or synthetic stone, quarried or molded to about 100-140" wide and 60-82" high.

Soapstone - Natural stone. High talc content. Fractures easily. Frequent oiling needed to maintain the original look.


Solid Surface - Resin-based counters; can look like stone. Common names are Corian, Wilsonart, and Swanstone.

Template - Final drawing of cabinets, sometimes using paper or foam strips, to create a counter-cutting layout.

Under-mount - Sink installed beneath a counter, bonded in place. Finished-stone edges overlap 1/4" into the bowl.


Vessel - Sink that sits entirely on top of the counter. The top is not hole-cut, just drilled for the faucet and drain holes.

Shop Lingo:

A-Frame - A-shaped frame, mounted on a trailer or truck to transport stone counters.

 

Bridge Saw - Huge overhead saw with a diamond-blade, to cut/shape slabs into counters.​

 

CNC - Computer Numerical Control. An automated-cut version of a large bridge saw.

 

Cuts - Slices with diamond blades & bits to create counters or "mount" sinks etc.

 

Dolly - Wheeled, U-shaped cart with pads and clamps, used to move countertops from an A-frame trailer into a building.​

 

Fab Table - A big, often tilting ("tilt-table") steel platform to cut and fabricate stone slabs.

 

Rail Saw - A much smaller type of granite saw used for cutting slabs to countertop size.

 

Shims - Composite or cedar wedges to level variations in the top edges of cabinets.

 

Tooling - The use of cutters, grinders, polishers, etc. to fabricate raw-stone slabs into finished countertops.

We hope this helps you to know the stone-counter trade. We try to educate; so you can choose the perfect material, color, pattern, edge, sink, etc. - IT'S GOOD TO KNOW THE BUZZ WORDS!

Please call or text with any questions. We're happy to advise on all jobs, from a small vanity top or table to the largest kitchen.