First Choice / Grade "A" -
• First Choice granite has the highest quality, with high gloss and no visible imperfection. It usually comes ready for installation without any additional preparation such as filling any fishers or extra polishing. CCD only uses First Choice stone.
Commercial Quality -
• Commercial Quality granite almost always has obvious defects, such as hairline cracks, blotches, clouds or lines. However, professionals with good trade knowledge can process Commercial Quality granite well. For example, they can grind the granite slabs for polishing to achieve a more attractive and reflective gloss. Generally, large Commercial Quality slabs have better quality compared to tiles. Buyers can buy Commercial Quality granite at a lesser price than First Choice granite without sacrificing too much quality if the customer can live with these imperfections.
Second Quality -
• The less popular Second Quality granite is cheaper and usually has many natural defects and blotches. However, experienced professionals can repair these natural defects. This way, they save money on raw-materials costs, although they also invest more time to process the granite material. A large portion of Second Quality granite might have imperfections, making it necessary to cut it into smaller pieces. As such, it is usually unsuitable for use as countertops. Careful inspection helps determine whether a particular slab of Second Quality granite is workable. Because of its price, Second Quality granite suits large-scale jobs that require plenty of granite material and is not best suited for residential applications.