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Comparing Marble & Granite.

Lets Compare Marble With White Granite Revered for its beauty, Italian marble offers a classic, luxurious look that stands the test of time. Carrara, Calacatta, and Statuario marbles, for example, have been go-to building materials for monuments and decorative architecture for centuries. While marble offers longevity, it doesn’t stay looking shiny and new.  So, if you’re a homeowner who likes that polished “brand spanking new” look, what do you do? White Granite just might be a solution for you. Lets back up a minute and discuss what happens to marble. Since marble is a calcium-based...

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What’s easier to maintain: Hardwood or Carpet

When it comes time to replace the floors in your home, there is no doubt that you will have a lot that you need to think about.   There are factors that you need to consider, such as whether or not you have children and pets, the function of the room, the climate that you live in, and the necessary maintenance for upkeep.   While all of our flooring can fit the needs of your lifestyle, at the end of the day, the burning question that will be on your mind is whether hardwood or carpet is easier to maintain. While we aren’t afraid of hard work and a little bit of elbow grease,...

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Subway Backsplash is in !

Featured Image:  Herringbone subway tile pattern inset into traditional offset for kitchen backsplash Subway tile adds a classic look to any kitchen backsplash and is truly a timeless design piece. If you’re considering using this versatile tile for your kitchen backsplash, here are some of the different ways the tile can be laid, each providing its own lovely effect. Subway Tile Design Patterns 1. OFFSET BRICK With an offset brick pattern, the subway tile is laid as described – like bricks. Also known as running bond, this layout is the way we most often see subway tile displayed,...

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Making the Most of a Small Kitchen

A small kitchen can present many challenges when it comes to storage but don’t let that discourage you. We have compiled a few tips to assist you in making the most of your small kitchen.   Maximize your Vertical Space Small kitchen with high ceilings? PERFECT! Don't cut yourself short by selecting shorter cabinets. Take advantage of the height and choose 42" high uppers rather than 36" high upper cabinets. You can create even more storage by stacking another smaller cabinet on top of the uppers if your ceiling height allows.   Create Storage within Storage There...

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White Countertops are the New RED HOT Trend

WHITE COUNTERTOPS: GRANITE OR MARBLE? Today with home building and remodeling at an all-time high, many homeowners are looking to white granite instead of marble to get that fresh, bright-white look for their kitchens. The difference is that marble is more to susceptible scratching, staining, and etching, while granite is virtually indestructible when properly sealed. Because so many of our clients are searching for the perfect white countertop, we created this complete guide to white granite that will help you pick the perfect countertop. HOW DOES GRANITE GET ITS WHITE COLOR? The balance...

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Charlotte’s Premier Design Center

It’s the time of the year when everyone is remodeling and we know exactly how much time and effort that is put into making your dream home a reality. At GranCreations we are your one-stop shop for all of your remodeling and homebuilding needs. From flooring to natural stone countertops, we have you covered. GranCreations, Inc., is a family-owned and operated business that imports, fabricates, and installs only the finest natural stones that are personally chosen from the countries in which they are produce. We are known for our integrity and strong work ethic in North Carolina and the surrounding...

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