Granite Empire is a family-owned and operated business that started in 2008 with a small team. By now, we have grown to a successful company, well-known and trusted on the market for providing products and services of outstanding quality.
We are proven experts in everything related to the unique design of marble, granite and quartz countertops and other items crafted from these materials. Our team employs both their hearts and expertise into work, proven by the outstanding results delivered to each and every client. We do our best to meet your needs and outperform your expectations.
We treat our clients as partners and are doing our best to earn their appreciation, respect and long-term partnership.
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WHO WE ARE
Granite Depot fabricates and installs stone countertops from beautiful and durable material in Knoxville, TN and surrounding area
Start of activity
Years of experience
Assortment of products
We produce elegant countertops from granite, marble, and quartz for your remodelling projects.
Reviews and Opinions
Great experience, and we are so pleased with our quartz countertops. Wonderful customer service. And the installer had our counters cut and returned in just a few days! We can recommend without hesitation.
Wow, I had about the hardest install you could think of, out side, down a hill up narrow stairs. But these guys stock with it. They had to come out the times! I highly recommend, what a great company!
Awesome people to work with! I’ve recommend to several others. Denise did exactly what we agreed on and was super easy working with. Very happy and pleased!
Granite Depot of the Crossroads did my countertops and from the estimate to the installation was superb! It only took 10-12 days and my countertops were done. My countertops look wonderful! Michele promised them in a timely manner and they were done when she promised. I am so pleased with this company and highly recommend Granite Depot of the Crossroads to anyone looking for countertops. Thank you
Kristina thank you so much for working tirelessly with us you are grately appreciated and to all the employees who collaborated. It’s a job welll DONE. We thanks everyone.
What are the quartz countertops pros?
Being one of the most popular stone materials used for kitchens in the US, quartz shares its dominating position on the market with granite only. The pros: stronger stone due to the 7% of polymer resins, ensuring its non-porous and almost 100% bacteria-free surface; the slope is customizable – you can choose the pattern you like, evidentiate some parts of the stone crumb and hide others; easy to maintain – unlike granite or marble – quartz countertops require just a basic cleaning and have a non-porous surface, making it impossible for bacteria to survive for a long time.
What is the difference between quartz countertops and granite?
Both stones have their pros and cons. Review their features to make a choice. Although quartz countertops are strong, durable, flexible, don’t need special maintenance and the color patterns are consistent among slabs, they have some weaknesses, such as low resistance to heat and prolonged exposure to the sun. In its turn, granite is 100% natural, thus unique and beautiful, much more resistant to chemicals than quartz and resistant to heat. You can easily put a hot pan on it, however we’d advise against doing so recurrently.
Can I cut food directly on a quartz countertop?
Quartz is a very tough and durable material, resistant to cuts and scratches unlike natural stone, so of course you can cut food on it, just don’t do this too often. We would still recommend to use a cutting board on your quartz countertops, especially when working with raw meat, to keep them looking perfect for as long as possible. The ability to resist scratches and slicing damage to the countertops doesn’t mean quartz countertops are damage-proof, nor that the marks can’t be seen at all.
Will my granite look like the online sample?
Granite is a natural stone, hence its color, tone, granularity, pattern and other variations are different at each slope. These emphasize the natural beauty of the stone. We use high-end photography and editing technologies to pick up the most suitable slabs, resembling the online images, but we suggest you look at the samples. They will give you a better idea of how your countertops will look like.