Countertops….So Many Choices!

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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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Marble versus Granite Kitchen Countertops

»Posted by on Jan 22, 2012 in Granite Care, Granite Countertops, Granite Faucet Tops, Granite Kitchen Islands, Granite Slabs, Marble Countertops | 0 comments

Marble versus Granite Kitchen Countertops

Granite – one of the most popular materials to be use for kitchen countertops, but there are plenty of other variants of a natural stone that can be used for kitchen countertop and other elements in your home. Actually natural stones, such as marble or sandstone, may very well be used in a bathroom. Marble is also ideal for fabrication of fireplaces, floors and so on. There are certain aspects of each type of a natural stone that are necessary to considering when making a choice for its use in a certain area of your home. Granite is one of the firmest natural materials. It is capable of sustaining levels of extreme stress, is tolerant to high temperatures and will not stain easily. The removal of stains from granite is something that can be done with ease....

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Granite Countertops: Pros and Cons

»Posted by on Jan 21, 2012 in Granite Countertops, Granite Kitchen Islands, Granite Slabs | 0 comments

Granite Countertops: Pros and Cons

Granite – one of the most beautiful natural stones that can be utilized in manufacturing of Granite Countertops. However, like any product it has its pros and its cons. Pros of a Granite Countertop: Uniqueness – The drawing on the granite surface is natural, and each plate will differ a little. Your kitchen granite countertop will be completely unique. Resilient to scratches – A granite countertops is very durable and impervious to scratches. Countertops fabricated from other materials scratch easily. Resilient to high temperatures – you can place absolutely any hot object onto your granite countertop (i.e. frying pans, pots) and they won’t burn your granite countertop. Naturally Beautiful – Granite is one of the most...

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How do I choose a granite color for my kitchen table-top?

»Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 in Granite Countertops, Granite Kitchen Islands, Granite Slabs | 0 comments

How do I choose a granite color for my kitchen table-top?

This is a multi tier question. The foundations of choosing your granite table top color are universal and are also applicable to choosing your kitchen countertop color, your bathroom faucet top color, etc.. After evaluating all pro’s and con’s you have your mind set on a granite table-top. Consider the following in your choice of granite color: Step 1: First of all decide, whether you want a dark or light granite. If your kitchen is in dark tones a dark granite table-top will make its even darker. Apply the following rule – a dark kitchen is better complimented by a table-top with a lighter granite color range. If your kitchen is bright and well lit choose a dark granite table-top color to compose a more favorable look. Step 2: Further, decide...

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Applications of granite

»Posted by on Jan 18, 2012 in Granite Countertops, Granite Faucet Tops, Granite Kitchen Islands, Granite Slabs | 0 comments

Applications of granite

Granite is considered to be the strongest natural stone. Starting from ancient times it has often been used in architecture as an ideal building material for realization of various projects and ideas. Extraction of this material is conducted in many countries of the world, and the primary repositories of granite are located in Turkey, China and Spain. Due to it’s resistance to high temperatures, pollution and atmospheric precipitation granite is often applied to internal and external furnish of premises. High stability to mechanical loadings make this natural stone an ideal material for surfacing of floors and external platforms. Granite is a highly resilient and long lasting material. Unlike marble, granite possesses high resilience against external...

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What is granite?

»Posted by on Jan 18, 2012 in Granite Slabs | 0 comments

What is granite?

Granite is the most widespread stone in the continental earth. It’s created by the most gifted architect – nature. The granite structure includes rock minerals: feldspar, quartz and mica. Granite has a large enough granular structure and is extremely durable. The majority of grains of which the granite consists are irregular. Granite Coloring: it can have light grey shades, in its natural form it is also common to encounter pink shades of granite. Yellow and even green color often form some of the most interesting stones. This material is of a natural origin and always possesses a unique texture. Granite is ideal for covering large surfaces like countertops, table tops, kitchen islands and faucet tops. This natural stone can turn nearly any mundane...

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