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Granite Countertops: The Ins and Outs

Countertops are crucial to any kitchen remodeling or design project, and granite countertops are the automatic choice for most homeowners and contractors for such projects. However, when you are a noob, and there is a wide array of options for kitchen countertops, it becomes difficult to sift through the marketing conundrums and make the right…
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Farmhouse Sinks – The Charm of a Trendy Old Style

The Farmhouse-style sinks have come a long way since they first appeared in Europe in the late 17th Century. It's undeniable  how much they have increased in popularity in the last five years or so and today they have become a focal point on any kitchen style from traditional to rustic,  and even the contemporary kitchen styles have…
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Granite Countertops Cost: Facts You Should Know

Granite countertops started becoming popular way over a decade ago, and they still continue to be one of the most popular countertops choices for years to come. However, homeowners should know some facts about granite countertops cost before actually going out shopping for them. You should know what factors – other than colors, patterns, and designs…
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Kitchen Countertops: Let ‘Purple Rain’ Shower on It

Purple is one of the less cherished colors on the color wheel. You’ll see many colorful kitchen countertops but purple, for some weird reasons, does not make the cut often. However, that doesn’t mean purple kitchen countertops cannot have a place in your kitchen remodeling project. In fact, the incorporation of purple into your kitchen…
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Quartzite and Quartz Kitchen Countertops: What’s the Real Difference?

Quartz and Quartzite are two common choices for kitchen countertops, but they are two separate materials with some significant distinctions. However, many consumers don’t know the differences between these two materials. [caption id="attachment_2916" align="aligncenter" width="936"] Brittanicca from Cambria[/caption] So, here we go again.... What is Quartz? Quartz is a man-made product, a.k.a. an engineered stone.…
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New Year’s Granite Special

Hello there!  I'm glad you're here!! If you're ready to start the New Year with hands on that kitchen remodeling project or just maybe you just wanna give a new look to those outdated kitchen countertops....  We got a Great Granite Special going on right now!!  Here are  five of our most popular colors that can certainly add…
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Is it about time to undertake a kitchen remodel project?

If you’re living in the same house for over ten years, without giving any TLC to  your kitchen, chances are that it look a little bit neglected and you should be planning to have it upgraded. Especially when you’re planning on putting your house on the market, within the next few years. Unfortunatelly, there's quite a few…
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Lace White Leathered Countertops

Lace White The Perfect Vintage Countertop Look !   This was a very  slow paced project, but I got to tell you, I couldn't be more proud of how it turned out! Although it was still a job in progress when I took these pictures, I was already drulling over it!! We used four slabs used…
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Sandalus Leathered Granite

[caption id="attachment_2815" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Kitchen Island with Sandalus Leathered Granite[/caption] Large kitchen island with Sandalus Leather granite, ogee edge, and white fireclay farmhouse sink. Fabricated and installed by Quality in Granite.    
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Granite Countertops Atlanta

 Granite Countertops  Atlanta   Shopping for Granite Countertops in Atlanta have never been more affordable! However, that is only true to the extent that you get a quality product at a competitive price, along with and a great service at the first time. Here at Quality in Granite Countertops, we offer you more than 20 years…
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Lagoon Silestone Countertops

Lagoon Silestone is a perfect combination of Quality, durability and trend!! This color can be a great alternative for many of the natural white marble options. On top of having a clean and elegant kitchen or bathroom countertops, Quartz products brings along the durability and care free maintenance. No doubts, this is a win win…
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White Marble Countertops

  Wet Bar with white marble countertops, ogee edge profile, white bianco carrara marble subway tile back splash, white glass-front cabinets. Source: Rosen Custom Homes
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All the Beauty of White Granite and Marble Countertops

White granite and marble countertops have been the most popular choices during a kitchen or bathroom renovation and new construction these days. From Houzz, Pinterest, Zillow.com and many other home improvement sources we can see white countertop colors being such a predominat choice all across the Country. Scroll down and see some beautiful white granite…
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Does your Modern Kitchen feels like home?

How far out can you go into the whole modern kitchen concept and still feel the warmth of a place you can home? “Home is where the heart is” and my heart is too warm for the cold and minimalistic style they call “ modern".  That’s what I heard from one of my customers the other day and…
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Caesarstone Countertops turning your house into a Home.

Caesarstone quartz countertops are a unique blend of both technology and nature. Caesarstone has the ability to retain its natural beauty without the need for waxes or sealants and is virtually maintenance-free. It's perfect for any interior space and can also maintain incredible flexural strength. Simply put, Caesarstone surfaces can outperform marble or any other…
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Carrara Marble – top 3 Quartz alternatives

"I love the look of the Carrara Marble, but having marble countertops in my kitchen it’s too high maintenance for me! What are my marble look alike alternatives?" That is a typical love or hate type of deal and day after day, one of the most asked questions I get from my customers. My answer…
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Himalayan White Granite

Himalayan white granite is one of the most popular white and gray colors. This material has  a soft gray veining and it has   a very competitive price point. This Brazilian granite has a clean and soft veining  pattern with mixes of gray, black and a soft  cream background. [caption id="attachment_4203" align="alignnone" width="1632"] Himalayan White - New…
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Natural Stone Countertops Basics!

Natural Stone Countertops Basics They say that what you don’t know can’t hurt you!  But let me tell you something…. it can sure destroy one of the most valuable investiment you make in your home!! Your natural stone Countertops!! So, before you venture into the wonderful world of “choosing your Natural Stone Countertops”…. let me…
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White Granite Countertops

White granite countertops have  become one of the hottest trends within the natural stone countertop surfaces in the recent years. White granite is sort of a relative term when talking about granite colors. There’s no such a thing as a pure white granite, but if what you are really looking for is a natural stone option…
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Got an Outdated Bathroom? Give it a New Look!

Trends come and go, and if you’re like thousands of homeowners  faced with the need of improving that outdated bathroom, but still don’t you want to spend a ton on that project…. The solutions comes down to “being creative”! But, above all, creating a room that reflects your personality and lifestyle still the most important aspect of…
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SOAPSTONE COUNTERTOPS

 Technically speaking Soapstone is a very dense rock with talc been one of its main elements. Its wide variation on the talc component is the responsible for its hardness variation. This hardness will vary from 30% to 80 percent, notice that the lowest that percentile the hardest the stone grade will be. The talc component for the…
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Got a Granite Countertop Project?

Got a granite countertop project? Don't Stress yourself, We  have  a Few Tips  for you... Okay let me guess… you finally got your husband to agree with that long dream of having your kitchen renovated…. Hahaha! " You wish!!  "You might be saying…. But still, even if all you got right now is the financial approval to start working…
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Natural Stone adds Value, Beauty and Elegance to your Home

  There's no doubt that natural stone adds value, beauty and elegance to your home. For hundreds of years it has been the premium building material of choice since the beginning of time. Quarried from rock beds formed over millions  of years, natural stone is used in residential and commercial setting comes from all parts of the…
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Granite Countertops in Atlanta – Get your fabricator’s Help.

Getting help of your Atlanta granite countertop  fabricator when upgrading your kitchen countertops doesn’t only means that they will be replacing your old existing ones. It means that they will be working alongside with you guiding you and instructing you about what would be the best buy for your money and helping to find the…
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How to Select a reliable Local Granite Fabricator

Selecting a reliable local  Granite  Fabricator in your  area will not be a too difficult task, however, be prepared to put hours, if not days on this first stage of your granite counter top buying process. Thanks to today's technology where we can all  have access to any information with just a few clicks of a mouse, this selection process will  be…
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Kitchen marble countertops – unmatched Beauty

Man can't duplicate the uniqueness of nature's perfect creation! Don't you just feel like dying over such beauty?  I do!  They can say whatever they please but the fact is that kitchen marble countertops have that unique and elegant feel that pulls together your entire home decor! They might not be a good fit for every  family's lifestyle,…
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Granite Prices are better than Ever!

Quality and granite prices has never been so affordable! Isn't that great news? specially if you are  ready to start that particular project. After all the, no matter what your circumstances are, if you are planning on remodeling and upgrading your home because after all the running around,  open houses and home shows and hours…
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Granite Countertops Shopping? You should read this…

Granite countertops shopping ? Did you finally decided on getting those outdated counter tops replaced? Now is the best time! Here are a few things you should consider that would not only save you time but it will also, help to narrow down your options and keep you within you budget. The final cost your…
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Caring for you Marble Countertop during this Holiday Season

Caring for your marble countertop during the Holiday Season, should not become a nightmare and prevent you from enjoying your family and friends during  this time of celebration. If you are one of the many homeowners who have a marble counter tops surface in your kitchen; you are not alone. Here are a few reminders…
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How to Choose Your Granite Countertop Stone

Before selecting your perfect stone for your counter tops, here a few tips that will save you a lot of headache and frustration down the road of maintaining your natural stone as beautiful as when you first got them installed. I come across clients regularly that have their minds made up about  a specific stone.…
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How to Choose Your Natural Stone.

Before selecting your perfect stone for your countertops, here a few tips that will save you a lot of headache and frustration down the road of maintaining your natural stone as beautiful as when you first got them installed. I come across clients regularly that have their minds made up about a specific stone. All…
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Soapstone Countertops

Simple reasons to have a Soapstone Counter tops in your kitchen! Beauty - Soapstone is unmatched in its natural beauty and is the perfect solution for homeowners who don’t want shiny stones. Soapstone Countertops will not burn - Stop worrying about setting a hot pot or pan down on your soapstone countertop or fumbling with…
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How I Got into the Granite Countertops Business.

How I Got into the Granite Countertops Business. Being born and raised in a third world country, I never had any contact with natural stone, although my country is one of the largest suppliers of natural stone in the world, specially granite. Only after a few years living here  in the States I was introduced…
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Care and Maintenance of Granite Countertops

Care and maintenance of your granite countertops is very simple and will enhance and lengthen the beauty of your countertops. In addition to dusting, you should clean natural stone on a regular basis with warm water and a mild cleanser. Abrasive cleaners should not be used under any circumstances. Avoid using cleaners with ammonia (unless…
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