Countertops

How long do granite countertops last?

There's one thing you should know about granite... the stone is already thousands o years old and they are durable enough to withstand another thousand years.Granite is incredibly strong, scratch resistant, and it can withstand heat up to 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit without causing any damage. Granite countertops can also withstand being used as a cutting board.Once sealed, granite is easy to maintain,however, it is very important to have them resealed at least once a year. By having them resealed once a year this continues to keep the vibrant colors in your stone vibrant or years to come.We...

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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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How to Match Granite & Cabinets

When it comes to remodeling your kitchen, most kitchen designers recommend that you pick your granite counters before the cabinets. While there are many subtle shades of stains and paints for cabinets that can be mixed and matched with door styles, each block of granite is a unique natural creation. If you choose a cabinet first, you are going to be limited in finding granite that really pairs well with your cabinet. Of course, if you already have existing cabinets, you have to start with what you have. In that case, when you are shopping for granite, we advise that you bring along a door...

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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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Things to Consider when Choosing a new countertop material.

As a customer, looks are important when considering what stone you’re going to purchase for your countertops. When it comes to working on a kitchen or bathroom you’re naturally going to gravitate toward elements that catch your eye aesthetically, however, another important component of any design project is function. This goes for spaces like kitchens and bathrooms, which both are the highest traffic areas in your home. As tempting as it might be to select a kitchen or bath countertop based on looks alone, there are several other things worth considering before you make a final decision....

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