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July 29 2015
GRANITE DIRECT, INC Trends are showing that safe, neutral countertops are out and countertops with more texture, color and patterns are in. “When it comes to countertops, creativity is back in vogue.” Instead of architects, designers and homeowners purely focusing on resale, they are focusing on creating unique designs that speak about the homeowner’s personal style. Today’s hottest countertops are showing more colors, textures and patterns. Homeowners are opting for more eye-catching countertops that make a strong statement. This means we can... Read More
July 01 2015
GRANITE DIRECT, INC Wholesale Granite Will Save You Money. When purchasing granite slabs, wholesale will ensure the best price and give you the freedom to choose the ideal slab for your home or project. This also provides you the peace of mind that the slabs will match as they have all come from the same location. As granite can vary greatly, it is very important to have even-patterned and even-colored pieces if you want your project to have continuity. Having a large batch of granite it the best way to ensure consistency and this can only be... Read More
June 16 2015
GRANITE DIRECT, INC Why is granite good for kitchen counters? Granite is highly resistant to scratching, cracking and staining, and is impervious to heat. Daily kitchen activities pose no problem and it can take a hot pot without the use of a trivet. This makes granite an ideal choice for countertops. Can granite crack? Not with ordinary use. Granite is most susceptible to cracks during shipping and installation. Normal use will not overstress this durable material. (Normal use does not include standing on the counter tops!) Can you scratch... Read More
June 02 2015
GRANITE DIRECT, INC Granite Granite, which makes up 70–80% of Earth's crust, is an igneous rock formed of interlocking crystals of quartz , feldspar , mica, and other minerals in lesser quantities. Large masses of granite are a major ingredient of mountain ranges. Granite is a plutonic rock, meaning that it forms deep underground. Slow cooling gives atoms time to migrate to the surfaces of growing crystals, resulting in a coarse or mottled crystalline structure easily visible to the naked eye. Geologists have debated rival theories of granite'... Read More
May 20 2015
GRANITE DIRECT, INC Granite is a natural stone and has been used as a building material for many centuries. Granite is an igneous rock, which means that it is formed by volcanic activity, which strength approaches that of diamonds. The granite mineral composition is composed primarily of quartz, mica and feldspar as well as other minerals. The minerals are what determine the color variations in the stone. Granite is blasted from quarries in large blocks and then sliced like a loaf of bread to create bundles. The granite slabs in that bundle... Read More
May 06 2015
GRANITE DIRECT, INC Granite, A natural surface that is simple to care for, granite is an igneous stone that comes from volcanoes that are rich in silica. Granite countertops, granite vanities, and granite tile are one of the most commonly used surfaces in home construction and home remodeling projects. Granite is also used throughout the world in commercial buildings such as hotels, malls and office buildings. Granite is extremely popular due to the magnificent clusters of color that it provides along with its durable hard surface. There are... Read More
April 22 2015
GRANITE DIRECT, INC Granite has remained the material of choice with new homeowners and homebuilders alike.  In the kitchen especially, granite countertops were not and are not a fade to come and go.  Many homeowners are choosing to upgrade their homes for a better resale value and granite (and other types of natural stone) is currently the number one choice for countertops. Grays with hints of gold, copper and pearl creates a clean, open look in the home but adds warmth as well.  Grays compliment practically any cabinet color and serve to add... Read More
April 07 2015
GRANITE DIRECT The processing of granite monuments was carried out by thousands of people for centuries but the time factor played no decisive role since the aim was to make beautiful, precise, monumental and grandiose products. The Greek civilization left a small number of granite products since marble was the Lord in ancient Hellas. It was used to build the world famous monuments in Athens. And yet, we have to mention Agamemnon's tomb in Mycenae made of green porphyry. The Romans, who used the knowledge and experience of their ancestors,... Read More
March 09 2015
GRANITE DIRECT The concept granite is not a clear notion to many people in the modern high-tech and computerized world. It is still a common belief that every polished stone is marble. In fact, the difference between marble and granite is very big. Marble is a carbonate rock that is easy to grind and polish but has lower hardness compared with granite. The products made of this material are not resistant to the adverse weather conditions, which makes them suitable mainly for enclosed spaces. However, marble is much more richly colored and... Read More
February 18 2015
GRANITE DIRECT, INC The processing of granite monuments was carried out by thousands of people for centuries, but the time factor played no decisive role since the aim was to make beautiful, precise, monumental and grandiose products. The Greek civilization left a small number of granite products since marble was the Lord in ancient Hellas. It was used to build the world famous monuments in Athens. And yet, we have to mention Agamemnon's tomb in Mycenae made of green porphyry. The Romans, who used the knowledge and experience of their... Read More

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