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Where Does Granite Come From and How Does it End Up in Your Home?

We all love our granite countertops, but have we ever stopped to think about where it comes from and how it made its way to our kitchen islands? Well, granite is an igneous rock that is formed under the Earth’s surface from magma cooling and hardening. The wide variety of colors found in granite is because of the percentage of minerals that cooled and hardened within that area, whether it be quartz, feldspar, and other minerals. The slabs of granite in our warehouse are dimension stone - where the stone is cut out of a quarry and into large blocks of granite. From there, it is cut into a specific length, thickness, and width, and then it is ...

How to Care for Your Marble Countertops

  Everyone wants their kitchen to have an elegant feel to it and marble countertops are a classic, timeless beauty, - if they are taken care of correctly. Marble has been used for centuries to construct historic pieces of beautiful architecture and can take any space and make it feel elegant and refined like your kitchen belongs in the Louvre in Paris.   Marbles are wonderfully durable materials, but choosing a marble countertop means a different set of expectations.  Marbles need to be sealed, just like a granite countertop.  If sealed properly, your marble countertops will be as stain-resistant as any other surface.  Sealers ...

How to Care for Your Quartz Countertops

In recent times, quartz surfacing has been gaining immense popularity among homeowners.  Quartz surfacing is a very stain-resistant material, which is a big selling point for busy kitchens with busy families.  Cleaning is simple, with no more than a mild dish soap and water typically needed.  Quartz countertops also don’t need a sealer to prevent staining like natural stones.  Quartz countertops are also very scratch-resistant, just like granites.  While no countertop material is scratch-proof or stain-proof, quartz surfacing is very resistant to these things. There are, however,  a few characteristics of quartz countertops ...

Granite Uses Throughout History

  Granite has been used for hundreds of years to create a beautiful, timeless look for a variety of different things. Some examples of this are Mount Rushmore, curling stones that are used in the sport of curling, and the Arlington Memorial Bridge in D.C. The use of granite is deliberate because of its durability as well as its beautiful natural colors. Curling stones have to be able to absorb repeated impacts and not chip as well as be able to maintain a smooth surface to be able to glide on the ice and granite was the perfect solution to curling stones being constantly chipped and dulled after practices and competitions. Granite has ...

How to Care for Your Granite Countertops

We all want things in our home to be easy and flow smoothly.  Less care, less maintenance, less worry.  This sentiment most definitely extends to our kitchen countertops.  These are the workhorses in the kitchen.  We prepare food, we set dishes, we enjoy our family and friends.  The kitchen has become the center of the home, and your countertops are the center of your kitchen. Many homeowners fail to realize that the upkeep of your granite surfaces is just as important as finding the right look. Every slab of granite is unique and there will never be the same exact pattern on any other slab; we want to make sure you have the knowledge about the ...