The Granite Blog

8 Practical Tips When Designing Your Kitchen Island

By umgranite | May 25, 2018 |

Planning a kitchen renovation soon? Have you thought about installing a kitchen island or perhaps updating your existing one? A kitchen island is a must-have for many homeowners or buyers. This feature is extremely useful and versatile, it’s safe to say it makes life a lot easier. It lends additional storage space and also offers…

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How to Keep Your Quartzite Countertops in Good Shape

By umgranite | May 11, 2018 |

On our previous post, we talked about the advantages of quartzite as a surfacing material. It’s a lot durable than marble and granite but as with any other natural stone, it still requires care. Very little maintenance at that, though. You want to ensure that your new countertop investment will last a long time and…

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[Infographic] 6 Advantages of Quartzite as a Surfacing Material

By umgranite | Apr 27, 2018 |

In the midst of a kitchen remodeling project? You may have already considered granite being a popular choice for countertops. You may have also come across marble as you search for kitchen surfacing options. But have you already heard about quartzite as a kitchen countertop material? What is Quartzite? Quartzite is also a hot contender…

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Tips to Choosing the Best Kitchen Countertop Color

By umgranite | Apr 13, 2018 |

Your kitchen countertop is a huge investment in itself. Once you are done deciding which material to use, the next step is to choose a color. Several factors can impact your decision. The design theme of your kitchen, your personal preference, as well as the gravity of work your kitchen will endure will all need…

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Care and Maintenance Tips for Your Marble Counters

By umgranite | Mar 30, 2018 |

Falling in love with marble counters is easy. The challenge comes in keeping them spotless. Since marble is a porous material, it can be prone to stains and scratches. Protecting your kitchen countertop investment will require some effort. However, if you don’t mind little imperfections on your marble countertop, everything should be fine. Why Marble…

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How to Care for Your Granite Counters the Proper Way

By umgranite | Mar 16, 2018 |

Granite is among the most, if not the most popular kitchen countertop choice for residential properties. It has earned a positive reputation for its reliability and attractiveness. Every slab pattern is unique and there are several colors homeowners can choose from. But as with any other investment, it’s necessary to care for granite countertops the…

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Which Kitchen Countertop Edge Should You Choose?

By umgranite | Mar 2, 2018 |

After choosing a material for your countertop, the next thing you need to decide is the type of edge you’re using for it. Many homeowners are wondering how a particular edge detail can affect the overall look of their kitchen. And which one they should go for. As they say, it’s the small details that…

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Which Type of Bathroom Sink is Best for You?

By umgranite | Feb 16, 2018 |
Different Types of Bathroom Sink

When it comes to designing your bathroom, it pays to be cautious which type of sink you’re going to install. Vanities and bathroom sinks differ in style. Some homeowners even feel overwhelmed with the choices that confront them. At the end of the day, you’ll want a sink that matches the size of your bathroom,…

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Protect Your Outdoor Kitchen with these Winter Care Tips

By umgranite | Jan 30, 2018 |

As the brutal winter weather sweeps through the South, you may be thinking how your outdoor kitchen will cope. If you have winterized your home way ahead of the cold season, that’s great. But if you have set aside preparing for the winter this year, sure there will be lessons to learn. Your outdoor kitchen…

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Choosing the Best Material for Your Bathroom Counters and Sink

By umgranite | Jan 16, 2018 |

Your bathroom is another part of your home that’s truly a joy to design. Unlike your kitchen, you have more freedom when selecting materials to use for your countertop and sink. After all, this area doesn’t get as busy as your kitchen. It also doesn’t take a beating as hard as your kitchen does. But…

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