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"The only word for granite, marble and quartz"

"The only word for granite, marble and quartz"


Arana Stone is a North Carolina based stone fabrication company servicing the builder, commercial, hotel, and residential remodel markets in the greater Clinton, Fayetteville, Carolina Beach, Pinehurst, Raleigh and surrounding areas.  We will travel. We have done jobs in South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virgina.

Our company began in early 2014 with the idea of delivering the highest quality custom stone countertops available. Our experience  started off about 20 years back when Marvin and Cristian were only doing installations. We've expanded our services now to include fabrication (cutting, designing, and polishing the stone).

We are a proud family-owned business, we go above and beyond so our customers are satisfied with our work. We have a large section of material, and are locally known for giving our customers the best experience.

Read ABOUT US below to learn more about our company and the tools we use to make your experience an exceptional one.

Removal and Templates

Now that your moving forward with the project we like to completely remove the existing countertops to evaluate the conditions and the level of the Cabinets. Homes that are 20+ years usually need to be adjusted so that they can withstand the weight of the new Counters. After removing the tops we start by designing your kitchen with our template material making sure everything is flush to the wall and the overhang is the same all throughout. Our turnaround time is two weeks so if you can't be without a functioning sink we will be happy to re-install your old counters temporarily while we fabricate your new tops. Keep in mind on smaller projects like vanities, Islands and fireplaces can be taken down by measurement only.


Slab Layout and Fabrication

Once the template of your project has been successfully created we start laying out the best option to start cutting the stone you picked out. We will our best to avoid any imperfections on the natural stone small fissures etc. When it comes down to unique material and special order slabs we love for our customer's to be present for the layout so you can put eyes on what the outcome of your kitchen will be. Our trained professionals will take care of the rest by starting the fabrication process using the right tools and skills by cutting , sanding and giving it that new and shiny polish that will stand out and make your kitchen look BEAUTIFUL !

Interested on the process? Watch this quick video!

Installation Process

Before The Day Of Installation

Once you have made your appointment for installation, you need to do a few things before the team arrives:

• Clear a path through your home to the job site, whether that is your kitchen, bathroom, basement, or anywhere the granite is being installed. You want to choose the closest entrance, since the team will be carrying in the slabs of granite, and the pathway should limit maneuvering as much as possible.

• Keep small children and pets out of the way for safety.

• Protect any nearby furniture or textiles from dust by covering them up.

• Clear the countertops in your home of objects to make sure they are ready for removal, if necessary. Try to limit obstacles around the workspace.

• If you have other contractors and artisans working on other projects, especially during a new home construction, then you should have them clear the area momentarily while the stone slabs are being transported to the job site.

• You have to be present during the installation procedure. Our team is going to go over the steps of installation and will need approval before finishing the installation.

During The Installation

Because your satisfaction is our main concern, we would like for you to be present during the installation. Please feel free to ask any questions before the procedure begins. Once the job commences, you don’t have to remain physically present. We need to concentrate on the job at hand and focus on the strategy for installing your new granite counters.

You are welcome to watch, but the craftsmen often prefer to work without interruptions once they begin.

Seams and Caulking

With the level of the cabinets assessed, the team then moves onto the actual installation of the granite countertop. The installation crew will lay the granite pieces out then use an epoxy glue that creates seams that will cement sections of granite, soapstone, quartz, and marble together, forming the unified countertop.

You may notice that two kinds of epoxy are used—a clear glue and a neutral one. Depending on the color of the countertop, one epoxy might be used more often than the other. This is so the seams blend in. When the seams had dried, the excess is carefully scraped off with a razor blade to make the seam as smooth and unnoticeable as possible.

Afterwards, the granite is secured to the cabinetry with something called attachment or bondo blocks. After that, you don’t need to worry about the counter moving.

Backsplash, Sinks, and Cooktop Cutouts

Other elements that need to be installed alongside the countertop include the undermount sink, cooktop cutout, and the blacksplash, if you decided that you wanted one. These elements often require minor on-the-spot adjustments to ensure that everything fits correctly. Some pieces will be a tight fight, so you might notice some of the team cutting holes slightly bigger to meet the necessary measurements of any appliances.

Keep in mind that transporting stone with holes already in the material can be risky and cause weakening. Therefore, the craftsmen often create little notches of where to cut. Upon installation, the team finishes the cuts.

A shop vacuum is used to clean up the dust. Everything is then wiped down with acetone or alcohol, removing epoxy that may have been missed, and the job site will be cleaned up as much as possible prior to the team’s leave.


Depending on the size of the counter being installed, the entire installation process can take up 7 hours, but that is the most complex scenario. On average, installation takes around 3 hours from start to finish. Once everything is done, the team will wrap up the day by giving you some maintenance instructions and a review of the job. If you are satisfied, you can start enjoying your beautiful new granite counter right away.

If you are ready to learn more about granite countertops or would like to request information and a hassle-free quote, fill out the contact form. Our knowledgeable staff is on standby and will send more information straight to your inbox

From the time you move in, we are here for you. Any time, every project, each step of the way.

How it works:

Tell us what you need

Answer a few quick questions about your project to get started. This helps us determine pricing and the right pro for the job.


We match you with a pro

We will match you with one of our professionals that is best fit for your particular project.


We're here when you need us

We will assist you whenever and wherever you need it.

Our Promise To You

We are committed to giving you excellence with every job. We are the best option for your projects.

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