Seams To Me: Love Your Granite Countertops

In our showroom, we get asked a lot of questions in regards to seams.

  • What will the seam look like?
  • Will the seam be noticeable?
  • What kind of gap will there be?
  • How are the seams filled?
  • Will a seam be needed?
  • Etc.

A lot of times, having a seam will be determined by the size of the countertop, or island, and the size of the slab, or piece. Many times, seams are unavoidable, but that does not mean that they have to stand out like a sore thumb. At PGC, we always do our best to make the seam tight. In most cases, we use epoxy along with our seam setter to snug each piece of granite together, so the seam is less noticeable. We also try and match the flow of the stone as best as we can. A perfect match however, is sometimes hard to achieve with colors that contain a lot of movement. Again— it depends on the overall slab layout and kitchen design.

Following are a few pictures of seams I wanted to share:

Chestnut Brown granite

Typhoon Bordeaux granite

Blue Pearl granite

Thanks for reading!



Posted in Granite on August 4th, 2010 by Barb | | 0 Comments

Granite Countertops—Up Close And Personal

When it comes to granite countertops, we get asked a lot of questions in our showroom in regards to color. While color choice is often a personal preference, and many times determined by other things such as cabinet choice, paint, or other decorating options, many customers still appreciate guidance. Since all granites are composed of a variety of minerals, it is best to take a close look at their characteristics.

For example, if a customer is interesed in say—a beige color, there are still quite a number of choices to be made and questions to be asked including the following:

  • Are you interested in a tight pattern, or tend to like more flow, movement, veining?
  • How about quartz? Do you like a color that contains large areas of quartz?
  • Do you like the reflective, mirror properties of mica?
  • Is the granite the focal point of your project? If so, are you looking for something dramatic, or unique?

No matter what look you are trying to achieve, we are here to help and answer your questions. Please stop by our showroom.

Thanks for reading!



Posted in Granite on August 2nd, 2010 by Barb | | 0 Comments

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