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Granite Countertop Installation and Repair in Peters

Do you live in Peters, MI and want a new granite countertop? Abella Stone can upgrade your existing counters with a variety of natural stones including granite, marble, limestone, onyx, travertine, quartz, semi-precious, precious, shell stone and coral stone. With such a selection, we can offer you a multitude of colors, patterns, and textures. Call us today or come visit our full size slab showroom.

Michigan Granite & Natural Stone Contractor in Peters

An outdoor kitchen and bbq can utilize natural granite for its countertops. Although you may have a color palette in mind, know that on bright sunny days, dark colors will be drastically hotter than light colors – sometimes even too hot to touch! Also know that in Peters, MI you should only install a SWR, severe weather rated, granite that can withstand the seasonal changes of our northern climate. Abella Stone can show you SWR granites from current our inventory at our full slab showroom.

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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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