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Pietra Naturale, Inc.
140 Industrial Dr.
Franklin, OH, 45005
Phone: 937-438-8882
Fax: 937-438-8360

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Pietra Naturale, Inc.
140 Industrial Dr. Franklin, OH, 45005
Phone: 937-438-8882  |  Fax: 937-438-8360  |  E-Mail:

Got a question about natural stone countertop care? Unsure which type of stone to use in your home? Don't worry! The specialists at Pietra Naturale, Inc. have the answers for you!

Visit our Showroom today! Our helpful staff is available to answer your questions and provide you with the necessary information before you make your natural stone purchase!

Pietra Naturale, Inc. is one of the  premier name in natural stone supply, fabrication, installation and finishing industry. We have been serving the Dayton, Ohio area since 1990!



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What type of stone do I use?

For kitchen countertops, we recommend using granite or quartz.  

What thickness do I use?

Most stone is available in tiles, 2 cm (3/4”), and 3 cm (1¼”) slabs. Kitchen countertops are usually 3 cm; vanities and fireplace surrounds can be either.

What about backsplash?

Backsplash can be made up of several materials.  Commonly, granite is continued for the backsplash.  A traditional application of a 4" granite backsplash is often used.  Another option is to use granite and go full height up to the upper wall cabinet. We now offer split faced stone backsplash.

Will bacteria grow on granite?

Bacteria, like any other living organism, needs something to eat in order to live; bacteria cannot eat granite.  Unclean countertops can harbor bacteria regardless of the material used.  Marble Institute of America states marble and granite have the same level of cleanliness as engineered stone.

Radon...fact or fiction?

Based on the test results and EPA standards, the Marble Institute of America concluded that granite countertops pose no health hazards to homeowners.

What type of sink will we use?

When choosing a sink you need to make sure it will fit in the cabinet and allow ample room for your faucet and other accessories. Below is some information on common sinks:

Under Mounts
These are mounted underneath the countertop and have a finished opening. The sink is secured to the granite using anchors and clips, then silicone is placed around the rim to seal it. We will attach your sink to the granite at time of installation. 

Cast Iron Under Mounts
These are one exception that we will not mount to your granite. Due to the weight, they cannot be anchored to the stone and need a support frame built inside the cabinet by a carpenter.

Top Mounts
These are self-rimming sinks, which are mounted on top of the countertop.  Top mount sinks have predetermined holes for faucets and accessories.

What type of range will we use?

Selections include cook tops, slide ins, and free standing stoves.  We ask for your selection to be at the job site at the time of templating.

What about overhang?

Standard cabinet overhang is 1 1/2".  You can safely overhang from a cabinet 10" without additional support.  If your overhang exceeds 10", you will need the necessary supports.    Please be reminded, we have supports available; supports must be in place before we can install your countertops.  Being a custom fabricator, we welcome your individual designs.

Do I need to seal my top?

All tops purchased through Pietra include a fifteen year warranted sealer which will help protect your tops against staining.

How do I clean my top?

Clean your tops with a mild cleanser.  Drying your tops after cleaning them will prevent them from appearing dull. Do not use any harsh chemicals, we carry a full line of stone care products. 

What if I get a stain?

If you get a stain, there are steps you can take to easily remove it. You may call our office for advice on how to handle any type of stain.

Where do I start?

  • We will require a cabinet layout or dimensions to provide you with a free estimate.  We specialize in personal one on one service in selecting your material which make your dreams a reality.
  • At the time of template, if you're remodeling, tops and backsplash must be removed to make accurate templates.  Please let us know if you need us to remove existing tops.
  • Installation of your new countertops is approximately 7-10 days from templating.
  • If you have any additional questions or need more information, please email us or call our office.

What nosings are available?

Shown below are the profiles of the most common edge treatments that are available.


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