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Why Are My Granite Countertops Dull?

Why Are My Granite Countertops Dull?

Are your granite countertops looking dull and lifeless, despite spending so much time, money, and effort maintaining it? Have you tried all the latest cleaning products and have practically lost hope in regaining its lost luster? If yes, it's most probably because you...

Coffee Maker on Quartz Countertops?

Coffee Maker on Quartz Countertops?

If you are anything like me then coffee is your daily ritual that is likely to never escape your indulgences. I love coffee and for that reason, I am writing this post. A lot of people are emailing me asking about a coffee maker on quartz countertops. Will it stain if...

Top Ten White MSI Q Quartz Colors

Top Ten White MSI Q Quartz Colors

White quartz countertops are among the most popular go to when updating your kitchen countertops. In this article, you will see the top 10 white MSI Q Quartz colors available. Quartz countertops are durable, sleek, and beautiful. Because of their durability, you can...

What Causes Granite to Crack

What Causes Granite to Crack

I have been receiving a ton of emails asking me what causes granite to crack. It seems that a lot of my readers are experiencing this problem so I plan to address it. First of all, do you really have granite? You are welcome to send me a picture via email by using the...

Different Brands of Quartz Countertops?

Different Brands of Quartz Countertops?

  Many homeowners wonder how important the brand of the quartz countertop is when researching and buying quartz countertops. Yes! There are numerous brands of quartz countertops on the market. Each brand offers its own color palette, manufacturer's warranty,...

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Granite Countertops

Granite is a light-colored igneous rock with patterns and veining. Granite is mostly white or light background with patterns or veining stretching throughout the rock giving the stone character and its natural beauty.

Granite is an igneous rock with between 20% and 60% quartz by volume and at least 35% of the total feldspar consisting of alkali feldspar. Check out our granite color library.

Wood Countertops

Wood countertops are typically 1.5″ thick and laminated. This type of countertop will keep a rustic feel in your kitchen or bathrooms. A lot of projects use a natural stone perimeter and wood countertop for the island.

Wood countertops are also known as butcher block. This countertop material is very popular in many areas of the USA.

Travertine Countertops

Travertine countertops are very durable and offer a wide variety of characteristics and features. A lot of quarries offer cross-cut or vein-cut options which add even more character.

Most people use travertine countertops in their bathrooms due to the fact that it will soak up water and moisture.

Quartz Countertops

Quartz is a man-made material formed with high heat and resin. Veining is typically created with coloring machines that can mimic marble or other natural materials. These characteristics can be repeated giving the same patterns which are great for countertops and attractive to homeowners.

There are many quartz brands available with different patterns available. Check out our quartz brands and color library.

Marble Countertops

Marble is a soft material used in many building applications. It is mostly sought after for its unique beauty and brilliant characteristics. Marble is a metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite. Marble is mostly white with beautiful gray or cream colors throughout the stone.

Marble is a great choice for a bathroom vanity or shower curbs. Check out our marble color library.

Solid Surface Countertops

Solid surface countertops are man-made material used commonly in new construction homes. This material is good for homeowners on a budget but want great designs budget-friendly. Lately, the price of solid surface has gone up and is almost comparable to low-cost granite options.

Some homeowners choose a solid surface for the simple fact that you will not see or feel the seam where the pieces are joined together. There are many solid surface brands offering variations in color options.

Quartzite Countertops

Quartzite is a very hard material in many beautiful creamy white and exotic colors. This material is excellent for many different applications especially kitchen countertops. Quartzite is a popular choice for higher-end projects due to the higher price.

Quartzite is a great material because it is very hard to scratch and is extremely durable just like granite or man-made quartz countertops.

Soapstone Countertops

Soapstone is a beautiful material commonly used in higher-end countertop projects. Soapstone is usually a gray to black color with veins that give it so much beauty and character.

Soapstone countertops are very soft and can scratch easily. Soapstone also requires more maintenance than granite or quartz countertops.

Stainless Steel Countertops

Stainless steel countertops are very popular among chefs and people with a very industrial type of style. Stainless steel can be used to chop foods, prep foods but most importantly it is the most sanitary of all surfaces. That is the reason most restaurants use stainless steel.

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