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April 06 2016
In the past, granite selections were limited to local quarries, but today's homeowner may purchase granite products from around the world. Incorporate this durable product into your home by adding granite countertops. The granite's pattern and color pulls together all the style components of your kitchen. Gather All Materials Making a good selection for countertops requires an eye for detail. Ordering a slab and hoping for the best is an expensive risk. When selecting granite, take color... Read More
March 14 2016
Selecting the best faucet for granite countertops, consider that granite countertop faucets are constructed the same as faucets for other countertop materials. However, the mounting of a faucet in granite is different for both aesthetic and functional reasons.  Typically, you will not find a wide flange to cover industry standard holes in sink rims. With stone tops, properly sized mounting holes are bored into the stone when the tops are fabricated or during installation. What you will find... Read More
March 02 2016
Sink Style: Undermount 1. Distinctive Features: The edge lip of the sink is mounted below a solid surface countertop, so the sink effectively hangs underneath the counter, as opposed to sitting on top of it; creates a continuous flow from countertop into sink. 2. Countertop Compatibility: Best suited for solid surface countertop materials like granite, soapstone, marble, or concrete. NOT well suited for laminate or tile counters, which have too many weak points along seams and grout lines to... Read More
February 16 2016
Bathroom countertopsare available in more shapes and materials than ever before. Modern cutting and fabrication techniques mean that anything is possible, in any size. From good old formica to space-age recycled glass, there is a perfect surface for any bathroom. Granite, the dense rock produced by ancient volcanos, has become one of the preferred substances for countertops. They quarry the rock from a mountain, cut it in the shape you specify, and ship it to you. Granite can be cut in any... Read More
February 03 2016
As a general rule, an impregnating sealer should be applied to all natural stone. Now, many people misinterpret "general rule" to mean every stone absolutely MUST be sealed and often... not true.... Many types of granite and other stones never need sealing, but confusion abounds regarding this key granite counter top care issue. See your Granite supplier for there recommendations on what sealer to use. Now, How to care for your Granite Counter top: The easiest way to keep your stone looking... Read More
January 20 2016
Choosing a countertop for your kitchen can be a fun and eye-opening experience, especially when you realize how many incredible choices there are with Granite. Inspiring Colors: Hot red granites swirling with black and gray veins... peaceful blue granites patterned like waves of sand... deep green granites with sparkles of translucent quartz and silvery mica.... These are the works of art that await you, if you're willing to look for them. Traditional Favorites: Looking for something a touch... Read More
January 05 2016
Can't decide which kitchen counter top surface is the best? Well, that's not surprising given the numerous options including granite, marble, quartz, solid surface, soapstone, stainless steel, ceramic, wood and laminate, so it's tough... Many Myths and marketing messages swirl around the internet often stretching or slanting the truth. The result is conflicting or confusing information about the pros and cons of the various surfaces for kitchen countertops. This is especially true when... Read More
December 15 2015
Granite comes in various mottled shades that could either work well with your cabinetry or be a total design flop. To avoid an expensive decorating mishap, you’ll want to coordinate not only the two materials but also all aspects and features within your kitchen. Because there are endless combinations -- for example, wall color, flooring, window treatments and cabinet colors -- to synchronize, take a little extra time and explore all your granite options. In the end, the steps involved... Read More
December 02 2015
What's the best way to clean granite countertops? We've read a lot of varying views on this — use Windex! No, never use Windex! Use a special granite-only cleaner! No, you don't need a special granite-only cleaner! — but after doing our research, we think we've discovered a consensus among stone experts on how to care for granite. The best part? You really don't need any special cleaners to get those countertops shiny and streak-free. The Dos and Don'ts of Cleaning Granite DO: Make sure your... Read More
November 16 2015
GRANITE DIRECT, INC Denver, Colorado ------------------------------------ Granite has been valued for millennia for its beauty and durability. It was used in ancient Egypt to build pyramids and continues to grace today's kitchen designs. It is a unique stone in both appearance and structure that continues to meet the demands of discerning homeowners. 1. GRANITE IS DURABLE AND NEARLY MAINTENANCE FREE The stone so many have come to love is an igneous rock with a holocrystalline structure. That... Read More