Granite Countertops

Masters of Great Seams

Why are some seams noticeable and some nearly invisible? Three different factors affect how invisible or how noticeable a stone countertop’s seam appears. 1) Width of Seam 2.) Grain Match 3) Glue color match. Width of Seam It might look like “fat seams” are not touching each other and the glue is simply filling the…

Masters of Great Seams

Why are some seams noticeable and some nearly invisible? Three different factors affect how invisible or how noticeable a stone countertop’s seam appears. 1) Width of Seam 2.) Grain Match 3) Glue color match. Width of Seam It might look like “fat seams” are not touching each other and the glue is simply filling the…

Engineering the Perfect Seam

Engineering a great seam isn’t quite as simple as pushing two pieces together. A lot of care goes into the fabrication of the sides to get a tight and lasting fit. First we triple mill the top area smooth to aid in the bonding. Next the surface is highly textured to provide maximum area for…

Benefits of Choosing Granite for Your Kitchen Design

If you’re remodeling your kitchen before the end of the year, you want a design and material that is functional and elegant. The choices you are presented with can be overwhelming. How do you know which material or stone is best for your house? Every person is unique, and different materials complement the different décor…

Santa Cecelia Granite Countertops

Santa Cecelia Granite Countertops Santa Cecelia is a beautiful Brazilian granite that has a rich cream color background with black veins and red inclusions (mineral deposits). Being a fabricator I closely inspect and select bundles and containers of stone. This stone “Santa Cecelia” looks very different each time I see it. Sometimes the quarry cross…

In the Spotlight: Bianco Antico

in the spotlight 6-14-12.jpg bianco antico stone.jpg (source) Today we’re putting the spotlight on a beautifully dimensional granite option: Bianco Antico. With shades of ivory, cream, brown and gray, this stone is full of mica, giving it a subtle sparkle that adds depth and movement in the light. Ranging from lighter and more open patterns…

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