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Granite Countertop Installation and Repair in Bingham Farms

Need a granite countertop for a project in Bingham Farms, MI? You are in luck! Granite is our specialty – from us handling the whole project to just supply materials, we can supply you with the material and labor to get the job done. Contact us to received a free quote.

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Should you install dark or light countertops? Dark colors are quick show dust but look very elegant. Light colors are more likely to stain but brighten the area and make the room look bigger. Consider that Abella’s other customers in Bingham Farms, MI have almost split this answer in the middle with about 50% choosing light tops and 50% choosing dark, so whatever you choose there is no right or wrong answer.

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Definitions of Thermal Properties of Natural Stone (Shelby Township, MI)

What is Coefficient of Thermal Expansion?

The Coefficient of Thermal Expansion is the rate of expansion of a natural stone (or any other material indeed) when it is exposed to a defined rise in temperature. A low Coefficient of Thermal Expansion will reduce the probability of thermal cracking in cladding materials that are exposed often to huge changes of temperature with in short timespan. The Coefficient of Thermal Expansion is usually measured in figures like this example: 6.1 x 10-6 K-1.

What is Thermal Conductivity Coefficient?

Most natural stones have a Thermal Conductivity Coefficient of above 2, and often even 3 W m-1 K-1. Glass, for example, usually has a Thermal Conductivity Coefficient of about 1 W m-1 K-1. Less thermal conductivity, of course has advantages especially when using a natural stone as outside wall cladding material as it increases insulation and thus reduces energy consumption.

What is Specific Heat Capacity?

The Specific Heat Capacity is the amount of heat (energy) required to raise the temperature of 1 kg of a substance by 1° K. The specific heat capacity of most types of granite is somewhere around 750 J kg-1 K-1, while the average specific heat capacity of marble is about 880 J kg-1 K-1.  According to graniteland.com

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