We really look forward to working with your on your next project.
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MARBLE WITH AN OGEE EDGE
TRADITIONAL KITCHEN WITH SOAPSTONE
SOAPSTONE MAKES AN REALLY GREAT COUNTERTOP
EASED EDGE DETAIL
WHITE QUARTZ WITH CLEAN A MITERED EDGE
OGEE OVER BULLNOSE
LEATHERED NEW VENETIAN GOLD GRANITE
SIENNA BORDEAUX GRANITE WITH AN EASED EDGE DETAIL
TRADITIONAL AND TIMELESS
BROWN QUARTZ WITH AN OGEE EDGE DETAIL AND SURFACE MOUNT SINK
BARRACATO GRANITE WITH COMPOSITE SINK
EXOTIC GRANITE MAKES A GREAT CHOICE FOR YOUR KITCHEN
SPLIT FACE BACKSPLASH
GIALLO RIO GRANITE IN A CONTEMPORARY KITCHEN
WHITE MARBLE COUNTERTOPS WHIT A WOOD BUTCHER BLOCK
WHITE QUARTZ IN A EUROPEAN STYLE
WHITE QUARTZ IN A VERY MODERN SETTING
CALCUTTA MARBLE ISLAND
LEATHERED MATRIX GRANITE ISLAND
QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS ON THE PERIMETER
GREY QUARTZ IN A MODERN KITCHEN WITH STONE FLOORS
CHARCOAL COLORED QUARTZ SLAB WITH INCREDIBLE DETAILS....LOOK AT THE OVENS
EXOTIC GRANITE COUNTERTOPS, GLASS BAR, AND STONE FLOORING....WOW!
GRANITE WRAPPED ISLAND WITH A GLASS TOP
VERY CLEAN LINES IN A CONDO
GREY SOAPSTONE WITH WOOD RAISED BAR
TRADITIONAL GRANITE COUNTERTOPS
SUPER MODERN CONDO COUNTERTOPS
VERY MODERN CHROME FAUCET WITH EXOTIC GRANITE TOPS
ARCTIC WHITE GRANITE WITH A BEVELED EDGE DETAIL
SUPER MODERN KITCHEN WITH QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS
MARBLE IS AWESOME IN BATHROOMS
YES...THE SINK IS A BOULDER
QUARTZ UNDERMOUNT TUB DECK
SLAB TUB DECK AND VANITY
OGEE EDGE DETAIL
TRAVERTINE DONE RIGHT
MARBLE SLAB VANITY
GRANITE MASTER BATH
GRANITE MASTER BATH
GREEN QUARTZITE TUB DECK
RED QUARTZITE VANITY.....LOOK AT THAT POLISH
ALL THE RIGHT DETAILS IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES
MODERN LIMESTONE SLAB BATH
PRISTINE WHITE MARBLE FROM ITALY
SLAB VANITY AND TUB DECK
VERY COOL BACKSPLASH
TRADITIONAL AND CLASSIC
SLAB VANITIES, CURB AND SHOWER SEAT
GRANITE DOES THE JOB AND LOOKS AMAZING
MOMBASA GRANITE FROM BRAZIL
CREAM COLORED MARBLE
GRANITE SLAB VANITIES
WHITE QUARTZ WITH A WATERFALL
GRANITE MASTER BATH
SLAB TUB DECK
CHECK OUT THE REST OF OUR GALLERIES
Our Stone Shop
CHRIS IS CORING HOLES FOR SINK CLIPS
BRING IN A SLAB FOR LAYOUT AND CUTTING
INSPECTING THE SLAB AFTER CUTTING
HAMMING IT UP FOR THE PHOTO
OUR CRAFTSMAN ARE THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS
WE TAKE CARE TO MAKE SURE THE JOB IS DONE RIGHT
CORING HOLES FOR THE FAUCET
LASER GUIDED PRECISION BRIDGE SAW
THAT AMAZING STONE IS CALLED LAPIDUS
POLISHING A SINK CUTOUT
WE FINISH THE COUNTERS BY HAND TO ENSURE IT COMES OUT RIGHT EVERY TIME
IT IS HARD WORK....YOU GET TO ENJOY THE RESULTS
WE USE DIAMOND PADS AND WATER TO CREATE THE POLISH
NO CHEMICALS ARE USED IN THE PROCESSING OF STONE
ATTENTION TO DETAIL MATTERS.
TEAMWORK IS CRITICAL WHEN FABRICATING STONE
WE USE VACUUM PODS TO LEVEL AND TIGHTEN THE SEAMS
OUR SEAMS VERY TIGHT AND SMOOTH
THE PORT CITY OF VITORIA IN BRAZIL IS WHERE LOCAL GRANITE IS SHIPPED ABROAD
BRAZIL IS A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY
THE ROAD TO CACHOEIRA BRAZIL WHERE MANY FACTORIES ARE
LOCALS SELLING FRUIT
CHECK OUT THE REST OF OUR GALLERIES5
ANCIENT MOUNTAINS OF GRANITE
BLACK GRANITE QUARRY
CREME BORDEAUX QUARRY
PARTITIONING A GRANITE WALL INTO BLOCK
TRIMMING A GRANITE BLOCK
A QUARTZITE QUARRY
INSPECTING A BLOCK AT THE QUARRY BEFORE TRIMMING
BLOCKS MARKED FOR SHIPPING TO ITALY
THIS IS A BLOCK YARD AT A FACTORY
LIFTING A GRANITE BLOCK FOR PLACEMENT IN THE GANG SAW
GRANITE BLOCK SAW (ALSO KNOWN TO AS A GANG SAW)
ADDING SERIAL NUMBERS TO SLABS AFTER CUTTING THE BLOCKS
CUT SLABS WAITING TO BE RESIN SEALED
SLAB HAVING EPOXY RESIN SEALERS APPLIED AT THE FACTORY
THE RESIN IS GROUND OFF THE SURFACE DURING POLISHING LEAVING THE SLABS SEALED
THIS IS A BRAND NEW AUTOMATED GRANITE POLISHING MACHINE AT A FACTORY
SLABS BEING POLISHED ON THE MACHINE
INSPECTING A FINISHED SLAB FOR IMPERFECTIONS
THOUSANDS OF SLABS POSITIONED IN THE FACTORY FOR BUYERS TO EXAMINE
MANY OF THE FACTORIES DO NOT HAVE WALLS (KEEPS THE BUILDING COOLER)
EXAMINING A BUNDLE PRIOR TO PURCHASE
HURRICANE GRANITE BEING INSPECTED
CLOSE INSPECTION ENSURES EXCELLENT QUALITY
INSPECTING SIENNA BORDEAUX SLABS IN CACHOEIRA BRAZIL
BREATHTAKING EXOTIC STONE IS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR NEXT PROJECT
LOOK AT THAT OLD GRANITE MOUNTAIN IN BRAZIL!
GRANITE BLOCKS HEADING TO THE FACTORY - POLISHED SLABS GOING TO PORT
The first step is calling us or filling out the form below so that we can contact you!
We are proud of our skilled staff, high tech equipment and technical know how. When you call on us, we respond.
We make more than countertops
SKETCH YOUR KITCHEN
We would like you to make a simple sketch of your kitchen. This makes it easy for us to give you an accurate complimentary quote. Simply click the image on the right for an example.
If you prefer, we will gladly come to your home and measure the project for you.
Click this image to learn how
PICK A STONE COLOR
After we study your sketch and understand your design goals, we can help you select the right color for your project. We have been assisting customers with design considerations for years.
We purchase stone and quartz from every major supplier in the area.
We will help you pick your slabs
Once we figure out the scope of your project we create very precise templates of your cabinets. These are used to make the parts that become your project. Precision is our watchword.
We can also measure without tearing out your existing countertops.
We also remove existing counters
CUTTING THE STONE
We are proud of our skilled staff, high tech equipment and technical know how.
Our investment in technology ensures your project is cut to exacting specifications and the parts fit right every time. We would love you to visit our shop to see for yourself.
Our laser guided saw.
SHAPING & POLISHING
Once the shapes are cut we use diamond tools to router different edges on the stone.
Once the edges are shaped our team uses water cooled diamond polishing pads to make your project shine.
(no chemicals are used, just water and diamonds)
Polishing makes it shine
On After the parts are cut, edged and polished they are care fully loaded and transported to your home for installation.
We treat your family and your home the way would like ours to be treated, with care and respect.
You enjoy the results
My name is Chris Mills and I have been building projects using granite, quartz and marble for over 12 years. My shop does all the work in-house, we never use sub-contractors.
We do the job right the first time. I stand behind my work by offering a LIFETIME warranty. Yes, as long as you own your home, I will ensure your products perform as promised. Give us a call, you will not be disappointed!
See Chris on You Tube
Chris Mills putting the finishing touches on a granite kitchen.
We are easy to find
Call us at 570-840-4176 If we don't answer right away, leave a message and we will be in touch with you very soon to help you build the project of your dreams.
Please call for an appointment to visit our showroom in Dumore Pa.
"The team at Champion Granite
is in your corner"
Marble is metamorphosed sedimentary carbonate rock. Limestone or dolomite (carbonate rocks) are the typical base minerals. The recrystallization of the carbonate minerals result in Marble.
Often, the original structure of the carbonate rocks are modified during the metamorphism to render the marble unrecognizable from its original state. The swirling and veins in marble often result from mineral impurities which are in layers in the original limestone or dolomite.
Granite is normally a coarse grained igneous rock that is comprised of quartz, feldspars and micas. The quartz will be be the lighter color minerals with the remaining consisting of feldspars and muscovite. The dark minerals are hornblende or biotite. Granite is by far the most common rock found in the outer crust of the planet. Granite is formed by the cooling of magma in the ground.
As the name implies it is a countertop product that is made of quartz and resins. Before granite slabs were resined Engineered Stone had one major advantage over its natural counterpart, it was difficult to stain. Now with the advent of resined slabs that advantage is gone. The primary difference is the appearance. Man made products come in a large range of consistent colors which do not occur naturally in nature.
You often see engineered stone being used in commercial setting or contemporary ones. You get to decide which look is best for your project.
In most cases the answer is never.....or years and years after it is installed. Sealers are solids that have been emulsified in a solvent. They are designed to penetrate the stone taking the solids with them. When the solvent evaporates (think paint) the molecules lock into the stone and seal it. Combine one good coat of a quality sealer (which we will do for you in our shop) with the resin applied by the factory you will have a very stain resistant top that will be virtually maintenance free. Rarely, if ever will you need to seal granite that has been resined and properly sealed.
Over time, in the unlikely you do see some water absorb into the stone simply reseal. We can help you if your countertops need to be resealed.
Often people make the mistake of assuming that if it is more expensive then the slab is better quality. Often in our industry stone cost has more to do with availability, competitive quarries...in other words; Does color come from multiple locations creating a price competitive market? So the simple answer is: No....the cost has nothing to do with the structural quality. The more complex answer is Yes.
For example; Santa Cecilia Granite is available from many sources so the base price of the granite is fairly low. In that group there: First Choice Material, which is has nicest even looking coloring and movement. Then there is Second Choice Material: This will look close to first choice but have minor color variations which make it slightly less expensive then the first choice. The final classification is Commercial Grade Material: This class of stone will have things that make it look less then desirable, spots/eggs of color that do not match the “Norm” for that material. This is the lowest cost.
These ratings are subjective and have to do with what the granite looks like. At the end of the day all three classification will perform perfectly in your kitchen but the “quality” is based on the subjective appearance.
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