We are the Premier Granite Fabricator in Northeast Ohio since 1919

CCS has been proudly serving the Northeast Ohio area for over 90 years. Builders, designers and homeowners have come to depend on Canton Cut Stone to fill their marble and granite needs. In addition to marble and granite we are also an authorized dealer for DuPont Zodiac solid surfaces.

Canton Cut Stone prides themselves on outstanding quality and customer service through dedication, hard work and listening to our customers needs.





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Canton Cut Stone

6570 Promway Ave NW
North Canton, OH 44720

330.456.8408

Serving the greater Canton area for 91 years!

Frequently Asked Questions About Granite

1. Can I cut on my Granite countertop?

Only if you want to ruin your good knives. Granite is harder than your knife blades and will dull them very quickly, if you use the countertop as a cutting surface. Always cut and chop on a wooden or plastic cutting board.

2. Can my granite top be damaged?

Like any solid surface, high impact blows can harm granite. Because of its crystalline structure, it can chip if subjected to sharp hard objects. Unsealed, granite can absorb stains such as oil, which can ultimately cause dark spots or discoloration. Heat from pots and pans or burning liquids will not affect granite under normal circumstances.

3. Does granite stain?

In general, no. All stone, however, is porous to some extent, but Granite has very little porosity. Most colors will never show any moisture. A few colors may show some moisture if exposed for a period of time. For example, a puddle of water left on the counter for 30 minutes for some colors, may show a dark spot when the water is wiped away. This spot will then dry up and no evidence will show. Only a few colors demonstrate this trait. Our installers will seal the countertops after they are installed. Also if AGM daily granite cleaner is used there will be no need to reseal the countertops because cleaner contains some sealer and every time the countertops are cleaned they are also being sealed at the same time.

4. What is the difference between granite and marble?

The main difference between granite and marble is that granite is a highly dense material composed deep inside the earth’s core while marble is formed from sediments under the seabed. Both solidify into stone after millions of years but the mineral composition of the two stones makes marble and granite react differently to various chemicals and household cleaners

5. Is marble suitable for a kitchen countertop?

No, marble is not a good choice for a kitchen countertop. Although it can be sealed, it is not as dense as granite and therefore it is more porous and susceptible to being stained in a highly used area like a kitchen. It is much softer and it will chip and crack under frequent use. Marble can be used for a number of various applications like fireplace surrounds, tabletops, saddles, and shelves. Ideally it can be applied to a number of projects in the bath area like Jacuzzi surrounds, vanities, floor, and shower paneling. Generally you can safely use marble in low traffic areas.

6. Can I set hot pot on my granite countertop?

Granite is formed by extreme heat and pressure combined beneath the earths crust. It cannot be affected by heat from a cook top or frying pan. A lit flame placed under the granite will have no melting effect and will not leave any burned or scarred marks.

7. Where can I use marble?

Outside of your kitchen, there are many areas marble can be utilized. Marble has been used in all areas of the home since ancient times. It has proven to be durable and aides in creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The most popular application is in the bath area such as vanities, flooring, tub-surround and shower walls. Other areas include shelving, fireplace surrounds and tabletops.

8. Do I need to seal my granite or marble?

Yes. You should seal your natural stone at least once a year. Granite and marble are natural products, not man made, and are therefore porous materials susceptible to absorption and staining.

9. What if I spill something on my granite?

You should always blot up spills immediately. Clean the surface with a mild detergent (dish soap) or a stone cleaner. Never use vinegar, lemon juice, abrasive cleaners or any acid-based cleaners (bathroom/tub & tile cleaner) on your natural stone surface.

10. Can I cut directly on my granite countertop?

Yes - but we do not recommend it. Granite is much harder than a knife blade, which will cause them to quickly dull. We suggest that you always use a cutting board of some kind when cutting and chopping.

11. Can I set a hot pan directly on my granite countertop?

Yes. Because granite is formed by a combination of extreme heat and pressure deep within the Earth, it cannot be affected by heat from a hot frying pan.