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April 09 2020
They say the kitchen's the heart of the home. With so much time spent in your house's culinary center, you want it to look good.  One of the most critical choices — and expenses — in your remodeling project will be the countertops. A gorgeous slab of stone will completely transform the space. That's why you need to be sure you pick the right one.  So, check out these eight trends in kitchen countertop designs to see which would best your space. 1. Quartz Quartz remains a popular material... Read More
January 25 2020
Of all the kitchen upgrades you could make, countertops appear again and again in the number-one spot. The reason? Countertops take us so much surface area that damaged or old ones not only look bad, but they're more challenging to clean, too. So, when considering your new countertops, what material should you use? The research shows that quartz kitchen countertops are the second most popular option for homeowners. There are several reasons to choose quartz. If you're unsure if it's the right... Read More
December 17 2019
Whether you're buying a home or planning a kitchen remodel, the countertops can make a huge impact in this very important space. Before you decide what type of counters you prefer, it's important to learn about the many benefits of natural stone. When you select this type of product, you'll reap a wide array of benefits ranging from striking aesthetics to unmatched durability. Read on to discover why choosing natural stone countertops will make your kitchen more beautiful and functional.... Read More
November 06 2019
Granite is one of the most popular types of kitchen countertops. It's also a lot more affordable than many other stone countertop materials.  But that doesn't mean it's cheap.  Before you start shopping, you should know how much granite countertops cost. This will help you find the cheapest granite countertops without sacrificing quality.  We've put together this guide to help you understand the cost of granite and how to save when you're buying your new counter. So let's get started!  How Much... Read More
September 26 2019
Renovating a kitchen can be exciting. But it can also be expensive! You have your heart set on certain items and hate to pass them up simply because they don’t fit into your budget. Most homeowners have this issue when selecting the material for their countertops. Many want to go with classic granite. After all, this natural stone is beautiful and durable. And, since no two slabs are alike, every granite countertop is totally unique. But, as many homeowners want to choose granite, their... Read More
September 12 2019
A kitchen renovation not only helps you fall in love with the space all over again, it can also significantly raise the value of your home. Just ask any real estate professional and he or she will tell you “kitchens sell homes!” When it comes time to choose the material for the countertops, you have different choices available to you. Those on a tight budget may go with a laminate countertop. There’s also block wood countertops, stainless steel countertops and concrete. But not many people... Read More
December 17 2018
*/ Having granite counter tops is a beautiful addition to your kitchen, and can really transform the space. While a homeowner is replacing the countertops, they also often look at their sink to see if they’d like to keep it or get a new one. That said, most homeowners will update their sink, to match the beauty of their new counter tops. For years, under-mount stainless steel sinks have remained as a staple in kitchens. However, as technologies change and improve, people looking to update... Read More
November 15 2018
*/ People who are about to purchase a granite countertop for their kitchen or bathroom, generally have a common question in mind- How much maintenance will it take to keep my new countertops in a good shape? Granite countertops inherently make answering this question very easy: They are a perfect combination of strength, durability, and toughness, and stay fully resistant to almost all stains, hot pans, liquid, and microbial growths. So in regards to how much maintenance will be required, if... Read More
July 20 2016
Granite forms a major part of the Earth’s continental crust.  It comes in many different colors, due to the composition of minerals within the different stones. No two slabs are alike, making each counter-top something completely unique. Granite is an igneous rock formed by the magma of volcanoes. Granite is one of the hardest substances in the world.  In fact, the only thing that is harder than granite is a diamond.  This is what makes granite so sought after as a counter-top. Granite is found... Read More
July 02 2016
Igneous rock called granite, a mass composed mostly of silica and aluminum that makes up a large part of the continental crust, and comes in all the colors of the rainbow and signifies majesty and serenity. On the kajillionth day, or thereabouts, we mined that granite and we made countertops. We laid those countertops in kitchens all across the land, in condos and co-ops, in Pittsburgh and Portland. Now that the entire United States has been good and covered, from slab to shining slab, we can... Read More

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