Things to Look for in Selecting Granite Countertops

You need to choose a granite “color” that, no matter what possibilities of shades and veins exist, will work in your room.

Deciding granite countertops are what you want for your kitchen and bath areas was easy. No one needs to “sell” granite; it’s the obvious choice for new home builders and renovators because of its sustainability and beauty. The way you select your granite is important. Because of the variations in color, each slab of the same granite may be very … [Read more...]

History of Granite and Quartz

Thanks to technological upgrades, granite slabs are easier to mine and cut with less expense.

“Granite is the signature rock of the continents. More than that, granite is the signature rock of the planet Earth itself. The other rocky planets – Mercury, Venus and Mars – are covered with basalt. Only Earth has an abundance of granite.” – Andrew Alden, Geological Writer In the 26th century BC, granite was used in pyramid construction, but … [Read more...]

Time to Update Your Kitchen? Consider Granite!

Here are the top 5 signs that it's time to upgrade your kitchen.

Top 5 signs you desperately need a kitchen upgrade: Your 1972 butcher block laminate counters look butchered. Your tile backsplash would be nice if each tile didn’t have decorative roosters. They stopped making avocado green appliances in the ‘80s. The cabinets smell funny, but no one is laughing. You’re tired of smiling and saying, “Yes! … [Read more...]