What a fissure is in stone countertops.

If you are considering installing stone countertops in your kitchen or bathroom, you may have come across the term "fissure." But what exactly is a fissure, and why is it important to understand?

A fissure is a naturally occurring crack or fracture in a stone slab, such as granite or quartz. Unlike a crack, which is a complete break in the stone, a fissure is a separation or void within the stone that does not necessarily affect its structural integrity. Fissures can be caused by various factors, including the natural formation of the stone, geological forces, or even human activities like quarrying and transportation.

Why is it important to understand fissures?

Understanding fissures is crucial because it helps you make informed decisions when choosing stone countertops. Fissures are a common occurrence in many natural stones and do not necessarily indicate a faulty or defective product. However, it is important to assess the severity and location of the fissure to ensure it does not compromise the durability and longevity of the countertop.

The Impact Countertops difference

At Impact Countertops, we understand the importance of providing our customers with high-quality stone countertops that stand the test of time. That's why we take extra steps to ensure the structural integrity of our countertops, even when natural fissures are present.

One of the precautions we take is inserting metal rods on the backside of the countertops. These metal rods act as reinforcement, providing additional strength and stability to the stone slab. By strategically placing the metal rods, we can effectively minimize the risk of any potential problems associated with fissures, such as further cracking or weakening of the stone.

How does this benefit you?

By choosing Impact Countertops, you can have peace of mind knowing that our team of skilled craftsmen has years of experience in fabricating stone countertops. Our commitment to delivering premium production and professionalism means we go above and beyond to ensure the highest quality standards.

The insertion of metal rods on the backside of our countertops demonstrates our dedication to providing you with a durable and long-lasting product. This additional reinforcement not only minimizes the risk of any fissures becoming problematic but also enhances the overall strength and stability of the stone countertop, making it more resistant to everyday wear and tear.

Moreover, our excellent customer service and one-on-one personal experience ensure that you are involved in every step of the process. From the initial consultation to the final installation, our team is committed to understanding your needs and delivering a countertop that exceeds your expectations.


Understanding the concept of fissures in stone countertops is essential when making decisions about your kitchen or bathroom renovation. While fissures are a natural occurrence, the precautionary measures taken by Impact Countertops, such as inserting metal rods on the backside of the countertops, provide added strength and stability.

Choosing Impact Countertops means selecting a premier stone, tile, marble, granite, and quartz fabricator with over 30 years of experience. Our team of skilled craftsmen takes pride in delivering excellence and providing a personalized experience for each project. When you choose us, you can be confident that your countertops are not only visually stunning but also built to last.