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Archive for the ‘ Granite ’ Category

How to Take Care of Your Granite Countertops

Monday, March 18th, 2019

With these few simple tips you can keep your granite looking good as new.

Granite is a beautiful addition to any kitchen, but it may seem difficult to maintain. But you don’t have to worry. With these few simple tips you can keep your granite countertops looking good as new.

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Everything You Need To Know About Granite

Friday, October 20th, 2017
Everything You Need To Know About Granite

Known for its durability and versatility, granite has almost become a go-to material for kitchen remodels and new homes.

Known for its durability and versatility, granite has almost become a go-to material for kitchen remodels and new homes. With many uses, including in engineering, buildings, sculptures, memorials, and even the sport of curling, granite is probably best known as a popular option for countertops, usually in the kitchen and sometimes in the bathroom. If you’re working on a home remodel or are designing your dream home and have considered using granite in your new space, it’s probably because of those aforementioned benefits. Have you ever thought about how granite is formed in the earth? Here is a rundown of everything you need to know about granite. (more…)

The Basics of Granite

Friday, May 12th, 2017
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Granite is one of the most popular picks for home renovations inside including but not limited to: countertops, floor tiles and stair treads but it has also been relied upon for outside projects to add a polished solid dimension to any space.

Granite is one of the most popular picks for home renovations inside including but not limited to: countertops, floor tiles and stair treads but it has also been relied upon for outside projects to add a polished solid dimension to any space. Such a commonplace element may not be understood by everyone though; this week we will be exploring the basics of granite. (more…)

Where Does Granite Come From?

Friday, March 4th, 2016
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Where does granite come from before it is shaped and polished?

While everyone knows that granite and natural stone make beautiful signs and hardscaping, not everyone knows where these popular materials come from and how they are made. How does granite get from deep within the earth’s core to your backyard or business? (more…)

5 Things You Never Knew about Granite!

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

We know that granite has a rich history, but generally, we don’t know much else.

You aren’t going to get quizzed on any of this if you’re using granite in a masonry project, but it’s fun just to learn and appreciate the history of this natural stone. We narrowed down five interesting facts for all of you granite enthusiasts.

Granite Facts

You aren’t going to get quizzed on any of this if you’re using granite in a masonry project, but it’s fun just to learn and appreciate the history of this natural stone.

1. Granite’s Long History

Since granite is a natural stone, and it has been used as a building material for several centuries. Most people don’t realize that granite is an igneous rock, which means it was formed by volcanic activity. (more…)

Choosing the Right Masonry Contractor

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

When remodeling or constructing a new building, quality stonework can add a unique, ageless aesthetic. Regardless of whether you know exactly what you want and how you want it or if you only have the vaguest idea, picking the right masonry contractor is the biggest factor in your satisfaction with the result. There are several strategies that you can employ to make sure you find the right masonry contractor for your work at the best price.

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Make sure that you can find qualiy masonry at a good price.

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The Best Way to Keep Your Granite Clean

Sunday, April 19th, 2015
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Keep your granite sparkling!

While granite is a sturdy material with a lot of style and class, it still requires regular cleaning maintenance in order to look its best.  The key way to protect granite from dirt is to clean it on a regular basis and let its natural beauty shine through.  The best way to clean it is with the tried-and-tested method of soap, sponge, and elbow grease.  It takes a little work to clean such a surface, but a proper cleansing treatment will make a granite counter, table, or other such surface looking good for a long time to come. (more…)