Happy Holidays



We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Hope you enjoy your time with family and friends.

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Following are our Holiday Hours:

Tuesday December 24th (Christmas Eve) – Closed
Wednesday December 25th (Christmas Day) – Closed
Thursday December 26th – Closed
Friday December 27th – Closed
Monday December 30th – Open regular hours
Tuesday December 31st (New year’s Eve) – Open 8:00 to Noon
Wednesday, January 1st (New Year’s Day)—Closed

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Company on December 23rd, 2013 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Delight Your Guests With A Chocolate Bordeaux Bar Top!



In this blog, I wanted to feature a few photos of a Chocolate Bordeaux bar top we recently fabricated and installed. Chocolate Bordeaux is a beautiful color with shades of cream, gray, brown and white and is quarried in Brazil. Chocolate Bordeaux typically contains areas of quartz and mica that give it depth and some reflectivity.

Let’s take a look at the bar top:

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Chocolate Bordeaux Granite

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Chocolate Bordeaux Granite

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Chocolate Bordeaux Granite

If you are interested in doing some remodeling and adding a bar top, or other countertop, make sure you stop by our showroom. We are always happy to help with color selections.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

 

 

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Posted in Bar tops on December 19th, 2013 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Top 10 Reasons To Add A Granite Countertop To Your Home…



While there are many reasons consumers are attracted to granite for countertops, in this blog, I thought I would list the Top 10 reasons to add a granite countertop to your home. So here goes…

 Top 10 Reasons To Add Granite Countertops To Your Home

  1. Beautiful—Granite is a beautiful product. Formed by nature, granite has an aesthetic appeal all its own and a timeless look, unlike any other countertop material. It is no wonder that granite is the most popular choice for countertops among consumers.
  2. Affordable—Granite is no longer considered a product just for the elite. Over the years, it has come down in price and is affordable for many. In fact, it is less expensive than quite a number of man-made products, depending on the color and most fabricators have a variety of pricing categories, which allows consumers to choose a color for their budget.
  3. Low Maintenance—Granite is a low maintenance product and is easy to maintain. Most granite surfaces only require that they be cleaned with some hot water, dish soap and a soft white cloth . Spills and messes should be cleaned in a timely manner, as with other countertop products on the market.
  4. DurableGranite is one of the most durable materials available for countertops. Scratching and staining on granite surfaces is rare because its hardness factor.
  5. Hundreds of Color OptionsThere are literally hundreds of colors to choose from with granite. From bold to sub-dued to consistent to flowing, I am be sure you will find a color that is just right for you!
  6. Heat Resistant—For everyday cooking and baking, granite is heat resistant. Placing hot pots and pans directly on your granite countertop will not harm them, although many consumers still prefer to use hot pads and trivets.
  7. Cooks Love it—If you like to cook, or bake, having a granite countertop is a bonus! Many people love rolling bread dough, or cookie dough directly on the surface, not to mention setting hot pans on it, which makes it easier to multi-task.
  8. Sanitary— The food industry plus the medical industry use granite in various applications, not to mention the The Center for Disease Control, CDC, does not have any records of people becoming sick from bacteria in granite.
  9. Adds Value With people staying in their homes longer these days, more and more consumers are investing in a granite countertop because it adds value! Why not enjoy your home while you are there and benefit from the investment when it is time to sell?
  10. Personalize—There are plenty of options, when it comes to granite. Whether you like a consistent look, or one with variety that includes veining, movement, or a flowing pattern there are are plenty of choices to fit your style.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Granite on December 18th, 2013 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Mix & Match Countertop Materials To Create A Unique Look…



Over the last several years, it has become popular to mix and match not only wood tones, but also countertop materials, as well…And why not? Mixing and matching materials allows the consumer to really personalize their space and also creates a unique look.

With so many colors available and a variety of countertop options, it makes sense that  some people are opting to pick more than one. Contrasting countertop materials may even help tie some color tones together.

Let’s take a look at a recent kitchen we fabricated and installed with 2 different countertop materials:

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Contractor: Tomco Company Inc.
Aspen White Granite Island; Dupont Zodiac Storm Gray

This kitchen shows an Aspen White Granite Island with Dupont Zodiac Storm Gray perimeter tops. Notice how the two materials compliment each other.

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Contractor: Tomco Company Inc.
Aspen White Granite Island; Dupont Zodiac Storm Gray

The lighter island top with dark colored wood cabinets also contrasts well with the darker colored perimeter tops to the white cabinets. The other decor also works well to tie it all together.

If you are looking at combining several material options for your countertops, make sure you stop by our showroom. We not only have a large selection of granite available, but also provide a number of “quartz” products including: Caesarstone, Silestone, Difiniti, Dupont Zodiaq and Hanstone.  We are always happy to help you with your selections.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

 

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Posted in Granite, Quartz on December 17th, 2013 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Granite Countertops—Polished vs. Honed What Is The Difference?



In our showroom, we often get asked the question, “What is the difference between a polished finish and a honed finish?” Well the best way to explain this is with a visual example.

Let’s take a look…

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Mesabi Black Granite Sample (Left Side -Honed Finish, Right Side-Polished Finish)

The granite sample above shows the color, Mesabi Black, with the left side hooned and the right side polished. Notice how both finishes are both smooth, but have a different look. The polished finish has a mirror, gloss finish and is reflective in nature. It is by far, the most popular and best choice for granite countertops in regards to staining and scratching factors. The honed finish offers a matte finish, that has a dull look and is typically non-reflective. It is also a fairly popular choice for granite countertops, but a honed material is more susceptible to staining and scratching than one that is polished.

Whether you are looking for a polished finish for your granite countertops, or a honed finish, we can help answer your questions. Make sure you stop by our showroom today.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Uncategorized on December 12th, 2013 by Barb | | 0 Comments



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