From Granite Countertops To Granite Sinks…



Most people realize that we fabricate and install granite countertops, granite islands, and granite vanities, but did you know that we can also make granite sinks? While the undermount sink is probably the most popular sink with granite because of the clean look it provides, we do get requests for granite sinks from those customers who want to carry the “granite look” through from the countertop to sink.

Below are 2 photos of a ramp sink we fabricated and installed from Peregrine granite:

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Following are 2 photos of a granite flat-bottom sink before installation:

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Whether you are interested in granite counterertops, or a granite sink to go along with your countertops, we’d be happy to help you out with colorselections and answer any questions that you may have. Please stop by our showroom, or give us a call.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Granite on April 27th, 2009 by Barb | | 2 Comments



Ya Gotta Keep ‘Em Separated!



The other day, while I was at the gym, walking on the treadmill, the song, “Come out and Play” by The Offspring came up on my MP3 player. I don’t know if you are familiar with it, but it has a catchy, repetitive lyric, and it just sort of stuck in my head…

“Ya Gotta Keep ‘Em Separated.”

While the song, is about teenage gangs in schools, and racism, that catchy lyric made me think about work. I thought, “Oh Great,” just what I was trying to escape from. Well—we can try and control our thoughts, but it was too late. I was already composing this blog in my head, and thinking about how hard we have to work these days to get orders signed, with so much price slashing going on.

In today’s economy, more people than ever are looking for a “bargain price.” What they may not realize, however, is that bargain is not always a deal! I’ve wrote about this topic before, but I hope to get through to some consumers here. While you may find some fabricators out there selling their granite countertops for $39/SF, or some other ridiculouslly cheap price, keep in mind you get what you pay for, (or maybe not).

The other week we had a call from a consumer that was wondering if we would pick up some granite from another fabricator and install it for them. The fabricator apparently went out of  business and stiffed the customer and now they were asking if we’d even be around to help them out…Good Grief!

Remember—”Ya Gotta Keep ‘Em Separated!”

Sure you can find fabricators out there that will sell you cheap granite countertops, but you must also consider if they will be there for you down the road, or if they can provide you with a quality product.

You can also find reputable fabricators, like PGC, that sell their granite countertops at a competitive price, provide a quality product, and who will be around down the road for any service you may need.

I don’t know about you, but I’m usually willing to pay a little more for the satisfaction that it brings.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Granite, Industry News on April 23rd, 2009 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Granite Countertops—Fabulous Flow!



 

When it comes to selecting granite for your countertops, you can choose a granite that has a consistent look, or one that has flow and movement. While consistency can be nice, I personally tend to favor granites that flow. They definitely add character, and when you walk into a kitchen with a flowing granite island, or countertops, you immediately know it is genuine stone.

If you select a flowing granite, keep in mind that flow match between backsplash, seams, or pieces is not always possible for various reasons. At PGC, we always do our best to achieve that perfect look.

Speaking of perfect look—I wanted to share a few photos showing flow match between granite countertops and granite backsplash. Notice how “the look” just seems to continue up through the backsplash. Wow!

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Thanks for reading!

Barb

 

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Posted in Granite, Seams on April 20th, 2009 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Recipe: Crispy Roll



Here’s a quick, easy dessert to try I found in the Company’s Coming Kids Cooking cookbook. I made it last weekend, along with some carrot cake to share for Easter dinner. It was definitely a hit, especially with kids.

Crispy Roll

1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
3 Tbsp. butter

6 cups rice krispies

Filling
1/2 cup butter softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup cocoa
1/4 cup water
1 tsp. vanilla flavoring

Put the syrup, sugar, peanut butter and butter into a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Remove the saucepan from the heat.

Mix in the rice krispies until coated. Place the waxed paper on the counter that has been dampened with water, so the paper will stay in place. Press the cereal mixture into a rectangle about 10″ x 15″ on the waxed paper. Let stand for 15 to 20 minutes before putting on the filling.

Filling: Put all 5 ingredients into a bowl and beat on medium speed until smooth, adding a bit more water if it is too thick to spread. Spread over the rice cereal mixture using a rubber spatula. Roll as for a jelly roll, using the was paper to help get it started. Wrap the rol in plastic wrap and chill. Slice thinly to serve.

Enjoy!

Barb

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Posted in Cooking in your kitchen on April 17th, 2009 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Come and Gone…April 15th!



Well, that time of the year has come and gone….TAX TIME!! I am sure some are experiencing relief, while others are ecstatic with their returns. We all know that people are being a little more cautious on how they spend their money these days. People want to get the best “bang for their buck”.

So why not help stimulate the economy and take advantage of our 8 Specially priced colors, Top-10 colors, Exclusive colors, and hundreds of remnants that we offer? With the return of Spring, and beautiful weather, now is the perfect time for a remodel project. You will not only be getting a great selection, but also superior quality and top notch customer service (exactly how you want to spend your hard earned money)!

Whether it be a kitchen, bar top, bathroom, or a fireplace, we have a huge selection of granite to choose from. Click on the links to see some great project ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

Feel free to share…

Angie

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Posted in Granite on April 16th, 2009 by Angie | | 0 Comments



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