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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 coordinating a countertop with your cabinetry and the... 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 granite countertop is sealed. While granite is a... 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 means that the crystals that make up the stone don't... Read More
November 02 2015
GRANITE DIRECT Granite Countertops in Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Vail ------------------------------------------------------------------- After all these years, Granite is still the countertop of choice!!! Naturally durable and virtually indestructible, granite countertops are at the heart of the modern kitchen.  The wide variety of choices available at Granite Direct gives you the option of selecting a stone with stunning color and patterns, making granite the focal point in the room. Granite Is Long-... Read More
October 19 2015
GRANITE DIRECT, INC Granite Countertops in Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Vail -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Granite has long been the reigning high-end countertop material of choice and still is. And there are good reasons for that: Granite Countertops Instantly Increase Your Home’s Value. Granite Countertops are One-of-a-Kind! Granite Countertops are Resistant to Heat, Stains, and Etching. Granite Countertops are an Affordable Long-Term Investment. It’s a fact... Read More
October 06 2015
GRANITE DIRECT, INC Granite Countertops in Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Vail ------------------------------------ Why Granite? Granite is durable and almost maintenance free, granite gives you many design options, and granite is affordable especially with our wholesale pricing! Where can I use granite tile? An incredibly durable stone, granite can be used in low and high traffic areas in a range of residential and commercial settings. Suitable for floor and wall applications, granite tile can be used for... Read More
September 21 2015
GRANITE DIRECT, INC Granite Countertops in Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Vail ------------------------------------ Besides the use of our countertops, Granite has had and still has many uses: Granite as a Building Material Granite is one of the most popular building materials. It has been used for thousands of years in both interior and exterior applications. Granite dimension stone is used in buildings, bridges, paving, monuments and many other exterior projects. Indoors, polished granite slabs and tiles... Read More
September 07 2015
GRANITE DIRECT, INC Granite Countertops in Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Vail ------------------------------------ Some Old Granite History: U.S. Geological Survey 1894 Carved Granite. Statues, capitals, keystones, and, in general, all highly ornamental designs, are worked out with chisels from detail drawings or plaster casts. It is necessarily a slow process, owing to the hardness of the rock, and the cost of such work is consequently great. The MacCoy pneumatic tool is connected to a flexible pipe,... Read More
August 24 2015
GRANITE DIRECT, INC Granite Countertops in Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Vail ------------------------------------ Some Granite History: Granite for Street Work. Paving Blocks. Experience has demonstrated that the best and most enduring streets for heavy traffic in large cities are those paved with stone blocks of proper material and size laid upon a specially prepared bed. The very hard and tough rocks frequently used, though capable of withstanding a maximum of wear, soon become smooth and glazed under... Read More
August 12 2015
GRANITE DIRECT, INC ------------------------------------ What is Granite? Granite is a light-colored igneous rock with grains large enough to be visible with the unaided eye.  It forms from the slow crystallization of magma below Earth’s surface.  Granite is composed mainly of quartz and feldspar with minor amounts of mica, amphiboles and other minerals.   This mineral composition usually gives granite a red, pink, gray or white color with dark mineral grains visible throughout the rock. The Best-Known Igneous Rock Granite is the best-known... Read More

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