Can I Put Hot Pans on Granite Countertops?

Granite and Heat

Generally speaking, it is usually safe to put hot pots and pans on granite countertops. As a natural rock material, granite is one of the strongest, least flammable materials. It can withstand heat over 450 degrees. In fact, we dry granite countertops off with torches in our fabrication shop. Read more

Where to Find the Best Prices on Granite Countertops

How do you know where to find the best prices on granite countertops when there are so many places that seem offer the best deal? Much of the time the prices all vary and can fall in a seemingly vast range. It can be hard to figure out what is a fair price and what’s a good deal. So maybe rather than starting with “Where do I find the best prices on granite countertops?” the question should be, “What can I expect to pay for granite countertops?”

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5 Facts About Granite Countertops That Everyone Should Know

Granite is my favorite material to work with when creating a kitchen countertop. I’ve heard some pretty big misconceptions over the years. I’d love to clear those up for folks considering granite. Here is my list of 5 facts about granite countertops everyone should know. Read more

How to Choose a Kitchen Countertop

There are so many materials and styles out there, making it hard for someone trying to determine how to choose a kitchen countertop. There are many different styles to choose from and it seems like a new material is making an appearance—or a comeback—every year. It can be overwhelming. Read more

Top 5 Questions to Ask Before Buying Granite Countertops in Olive Branch

Are you considering an upgrade to granite countertops? Do you have questions to ask about the process? Aside from the obvious ones, there may be some that haven’t crossed your mind. We’ve compiled the top five most often overlooked. Read more

Top 3 Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Kitchen Remodeling Company

If you are looking for a kitchen remodeling company, there are definitely a few key questions you should ask first. You should arm yourself with as much information as possible about the job, the company, and the materials that’ll be used before you start moving forward with a kitchen remodel. The more you educate yourself before the job, the better off you will be. Although no job is ever completely hassle free, the more you know about the details, the less likely you are to have any surprises. Read more

7 Great Resources for Kitchen Remodeling

We love gorgeous remodeling projects, and love seeing before and after pictures. If you are planning (or still just dreaming of) a remodeling project, then you’re in luck.

Granite Resealing: How to check if you should reseal your countertops

Labor Day is right around the corner and the leaves will be turning to the beautiful colors that we all love. Cooler temperatures are on the way. Soon, we will be spending more time in the house, and in the kitchen. Just like the maintenance you do in the yard to get ready for fall, it’s time to do some maintenance in the house. Is it time to re-seal your beautiful granite counter and vanity tops? Before you re-seal, it’s best that you test it first

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What You Should Know About Granite Counter Top Prices

There are many factors that go into the pricing of granite counter tops. Accessibility, quality, craftsmanship all go into this process.

  1. The location from which granite is quarried has a great deal to do with cost. The accessibility and the quality of the granite is key information when pricing. Granite is quarried from around the world: Spain, Brazil, Turkey, India, and China, just to name a few. The more exotic the stone, the more it will cost you. Rarity and the color of the stone is another factor.
  2. Fabrication also impacts cost. Granite is one of the hardest substances there is (up there with diamonds). That being said, granite must be cut and polished using special tools such as saws that use diamond blades, grinders and multiple buffing pads. Read more

Colors and Textures of Granite

When choosing granite there are as many colors and flavors as ice cream. More than 100 varieties of colors and textures of granite exist. When choosing granite take time to visit a granite distributor to view the many colors and patterns that are available to you. Read more