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Granite Countertop Installation and Repair in Garden City

Want to hire a granite company that services Garden City? Abella Stone might just be the answer. Our team of trained designers, fabricators and installers can help you find the perfect stone for your new countertops. Request a free estimate by email or phone, or just stop in to talk about your project.

Michigan Granite & Natural Stone Contractor in Garden City

So you have already owned granite and love the look but are wondering what else can be done to the countertop to add a new dramatic look? Abella says, backlight it! Other customers in Garden City, MI have installed lights underneath special colors of stone that are translucent so the stone will "glow" when the lights are turned on. No matter which color of stone used, the finished result is sure to be a great new look.

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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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