6 Easy Ways to Care for Your Granite Countertop

»Posted by on May 27, 2013 in Granite Countertops, Granite Countertops Blog | 0 comments

6 Easy Ways to Care for Your Granite Countertop

Granite has been a material of value since it was first discovered. Its strength and endurance has been cherished since the days of Ancient Egypt. Some of the pyramids contain significant amounts of granite. Now, granite is one of the most sought after materials for kitchen countertops. Adding granite to a kitchen can greatly increase the value of a home and add a sense of luxury to any lifestyle. Maintenance, though, is very important. To properly take care of your granite countertop, so that they hold their shine and their value, just follow these six guidelines. Daily Maintenance Daily maintenance is important when taking care of your granite countertops. Working in the discount real estate business I have seen many stains on granite countertops that drove the...

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Countertops….So Many Choices!

»Posted by on Feb 22, 2013 in Granite Countertops, Granite Countertops Blog, Granite Slabs | 0 comments

Countertops….So Many Choices!

There exists a myriad of different types of gorgeous countertops—looks, feels, and colors that can make a renovator’s mouth water.  Let’s take a look at a few, out of the many, and point out what you should know when comparing one choice with another. Stone: Granite is included in the “Stone” category and rates at the top for resistance to heat and cutting.  One does need to be careful, however, with unintended impacts since granite can chip and crack.   Newer granite should be sealed about once every ten years. Over 100 different color patterns are available; and not only does granite come produced as slabs, it is manufactured in tiled pieces, as well.   Granite is a natural rock and is harvested from...

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Giving Your Kitchen a New Look for Improved Function and Appearance

»Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in Granite Countertops, Granite Countertops Blog, Kitchen Design | 0 comments

Giving Your Kitchen a New Look for Improved Function and Appearance

Kitchens are one of the first rooms in a home that today’s homeowners consider for renovation. Kitchens have changed quite a bit over the years. Whether you plan on staying in your home for many years to come or are planning to sell your home, updating your kitchen is a worthwhile investment. As with any type of home renovation project, it will pay off to do your research first before getting started. Every homeowner has a different idea of what their kitchen needs, and carefully assessing your personal goals will help you to achieve the best outcome. A new kitchen benchtop can do wonders for your kitchen’s makeover. Today, there are more choices than ever as far as kitchen benchtops are concerned. Laminate, granite, marble, and stone are just a few...

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Pros and Cons of a Granite Countertop

»Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in Granite Countertops, Granite Countertops Blog | 0 comments

Pros and Cons of a Granite Countertop

Granite countertops have become more widely used over the past decade. As cabinet structures have gotten stronger and people started realizing that granite could really last for the entire life of the house, it became more practical to utilize granite. The processing has also been brought down in price due to the mass use of the product, helping to further decrease the cost and the cost of installation as competition tends to bring things into a reasonable price range. As with any counter choice, there are pros and cons. Pro: Very Durable Granite countertops are very durable. Other substances tend to break down over time, stain or even get cut marks in them. Granite is so strong you are likely to see little to no degradation over time, making the counters last...

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Tips to Create the Perfect Country Style Kitchen

»Posted by on Oct 4, 2012 in Granite Countertops, Granite Countertops Blog, Granite Kitchen Islands, Granite Tops Trends, Kitchen Design | 0 comments

Tips to Create the Perfect Country Style Kitchen

In England’s green and pleasant land, nothing epitomises classic styling more than the English country kitchen. Always the hub of the home, the characteristic country kitchen offers a light and functional workspace created with natural materials such as wood and stone. In today’s modern world, the country style kitchen remains as popular ever and the combination of traditional materials with modern gadgets can result in the creation of a stunning space that will never lose its appeal. Kitchen Units For a long lasting, timeless country style kitchen the units simply have to be of wooden construction. Choose either shaker style doors or classically beaded doors for added interest, and if the look of solid oak is not to your taste, choose painted doors in...

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Most Popular Countertop Materials

»Posted by on Apr 7, 2012 in Granite Countertops, Hardwood Countertops, Laminate Countertops, Marble Countertops, Quartz Countertops | 0 comments

Most Popular Countertop Materials

When designing a kitchen, there are many things to choose and decide on. These include the cabinet style, material and color, the sinks, the handles, the appliances, and the countertops. There are many different materials that can be used for kitchen and bathroom countertops. Some of the more popular ones include laminate, ceramic tile, and granite countertops, as supplied by GraniteCountertops-Toronto.com. There are pros and cons to each type of material used, so it’s important to do your homework first before you decide on what kitchen countertops is right for you. Not only do you have a choice of various materials, but there are also various patterns and colors to choose from as well. Here are some of the most popular materials used for kitchen...

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