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Granite Countertops and Natural Fissures

Published October 21, 2014

Granite and quartz countertops have progressively replaced marble tops and have become more common in kitchen and bathrooms because of the numerous advantages they provide over marble. Before we go into what fissures actually are, it is important to understand that they are completely different than cracks. A fissure is a naturally occurring characteristic developed by natural stone during their formation which can be described as weak points that are susceptible to cracking. Though, it is extremely rare to find fissures cracking during normal usage.

 

Natural stone are contiguous along fissures, hence, there is no separation developed over the surface and fissures run along smoothly without creating any depressions. It is possible to see and feel these fissures but as long as the stone’s surface is finished correctly there will be no depression or canal of significant depth evident on the surface. Hence, they will not affect the performance of the countertop in any way possible and you have nothing to worry about the bacterial growth.

 

A crack on the stone’s surface is a physical separation which is easily perceptible. It might be a hairline crack which doesn’t appear to have any significant separation. This hairline crack would not affect the stone in anyway unless you put the countertop through some heavy wear or because of some reason a lip is formed around the crack. It is only when a lip is formed you will find dirt etc. collecting on the surface which may result in bacterial growth.

 

In case of small cracks along the surface of your granite or quartz countertop, you can use a resin to fill it but it is important to make sure that the resin is absorbed into the stone uniformly. In some cases you can also apply permanent surface coatings of adhesives such as acrylic and epoxy.

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Tips on Buying Wholesale Granite Countertops

Published February 21, 2014

According to modern trends, granite happens to be the most used material for different kitchen remodelling and bathroom renovation projects. The reason is pretty obvious and spontaneous; granite is durable, cheaply available and has good richness in aesthetic values. Moreover, it is available in a number of colours. But to make granite show its real colours and value, you have to maintain it on a regular basis. Despite this striking constriction, granite rules the heart of those looking to give their kitchens and bathrooms a totally different and unique look. It also happens to be the most preferred choice of house renovators because of its ample as well as cheap availability.

But since people prefer to do renovation on their own, the vendors cheat them and they start taking granite as an expensive choice. For them, here is a piece of advice that granite is not expensive at all, if you decide to buy wholesale granite countertops. It is easy to buy cheap and granite countertops for your home, but for that, you will have to follow the ideas given below, as they would guide you on buying cheap granite countertops.

 

The first step you need to follow in this pursuit is to decide and define the colour of countertop, as they are available in a vast range of colours, brands, styles and grades. Once this factor is thought upon, you can go around the markets and check out various vendors. In this step, you will have to see that you check out vendors who deal in selling wholesale granite countertops. Most vendors dealing in granite countertops hesitate to sell them on a wholesale basis and thus they are very expensive. Thus, it is better to confine your search to those ready to buy kitchen tops and bathrooms tops on wholesale rates.

In this context, a number of companies give you a sample piece to you so that you can match it with your existing decor of your kitchen or bathroom. Most of them also have software that could give you a better idea of which texture, pattern, colour or style would match your choice or the existing decor.

 

Another thing that you can do in this context is to search for those selling wholesale granite countertops either from physical market or on the Internet. The arrival of the Internet has made it extremely easy to look out for vendors who are ready to deal with you on your terms and conditions. Those engaged in selling granite countertops at wholesale rates are surely beneficial as compared to the vendors not interested in selling granite countertops.

 

Next step in this process is to collect their product catalogue and compare them with each other in terms of price, quality and other standards. Upon comparison, you can select the vendor that suits your budget and offering you a healthy amount of discount. You need to make sure that you check the warranty provided by the company to cover any kind of damage, including cracks, stains and other problems that may arise in the due course of time.

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Tips on Buying Wholesale Granite Countertops

Published February 21, 2014

According to modern trends, granite happens to be the most used material for different kitchen remodelling and bathroom renovation projects. The reason is pretty obvious and spontaneous; granite is durable, cheaply available and has good richness in aesthetic values. Moreover, it is available in a number of colours. But to make granite show its real colours and value, you have to maintain it on a regular basis. Despite this striking constriction, granite rules the heart of those looking to give their kitchens and bathrooms a totally different and unique look. It also happens to be the most preferred choice of house renovators because of its

ample as well as cheap availability. But since people prefer to do renovation on their own, the vendors cheat them and they start taking granite as an expensive choice. For them, here is a piece of advice that granite is not expensive at all, if you decide to buy wholesale granite countertops. It is easy to buy cheap and granite countertops for your home, but for that, you will have to follow the ideas given below, as they would guide you on buying cheap granite countertops.

 

The first step you need to follow in this pursuit is to decide and define the colour of countertop, as they are available in a vast range of colours, brands, styles and grades. Once this factor is thought upon, you can go around the markets and check out various vendors. In this step, you will have to see that you check out vendors who deal in selling wholesale granite countertops. Most vendors dealing in granite countertops hesitate to sell them on a wholesale basis and thus they are very expensive. Thus, it is better to confine your search to those ready to buy kitchen tops and bathrooms tops on wholesale rates.

 

In this context, a number of companies give you a sample piece to you so that you can match it with your existing decor of your kitchen or bathroom. Most of them also have software that could give you a better idea of which texture, pattern, colour or style would match your choice or the existing decor.

 

Another thing that you can do in this context is to search for those selling wholesale granite countertops either from physical market or on the Internet. The arrival of the Internet has made it extremely easy to look out for vendors who are ready to deal with you on your terms and conditions. Those engaged in selling granite countertops at wholesale rates are surely beneficial as compared to the vendors not interested in selling granite countertops.

 

Next step in this process is to collect their product catalogue and compare them with each other in terms of price, quality and other standards. Upon comparison, you can select the vendor that suits your budget and offering you a healthy amount of discount. You need to make sure that you check the warranty provided by the company to cover any kind of damage, including cracks, stains and other problems that may arise in the due course of time.

 

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Renovate your Kitchen with Durable and Superior Quality Kitchen Granite Countertops

Published October 1, 2013

Granite countertops are becoming increasingly popular among customers for being installed in kitchen. A number of companies offer a wide and exclusive range of superior quality kitchen granite countertops at affordable prices. Countertops made from granite not only impart an elegant look but are also highly durable due to inherent strength of material used. Numerous benefits are offered by granite worktops which add

to its market value and make it a nice replacement option for countertops made from other materials.

 

One benefit offered by kitchen granite countertops is that of stain resistant quality imparted by their smooth surface. Apart from this, granite worktops are also hard wearing and do not crack easily. Inherent ability of granite to withstand high temperature and pressure conditions makes them scratch resistant also. It is also quite easy to maintain such worktops due to their highly polished surface. Regular cleaning with mild solutions is sufficient. Apart from this, various color hues and patterns are also available in granite countertops, so you can choose any color from a wide array of options offered by companies. Some preferred colors include brown, grey, beige, green, cream, etc.

 

Granite countertops not only enhance visual appeal of your kitchen but act as an ideal worktop solution due to high range of functionality offered. Premier companies also offer free installation services at your home, so you need not hire any other professional. Professionals also pay heed to your requirements and help you find a perfect solution from an extensive range of available choices, thereby providing you complete satisfaction with their amicable services and high quality products.

 

So if you are planning to remodel your kitchen, then kitchen granite countertops are an ideal as well as comprehensive solution for you to choose.

 

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Granite for Sale in St. Louis allow you to Remodel your Kitchen and Bathroom

Published September 25, 2013

Granite is a durable rock that is composed chiefly of three materials which are:  feldspar, quartz and mica. All three minerals are clearly evident in Granite due to their distinct colors. Feldspar is the most abundant mineral among all three. The toughness of granite makes it a favorable stone in construction. It is mainly used as flooring tiles in commercial & public buildings and monuments. Polished granite is a trendy choice for kitchen & bathroom worktops because of its aesthetic qualities and high durability. Using granite as a kitchen worktops or flooring tiles is getting pretty popular in the city of St Louis. And understandably, as a result, there are plenty of stores that offer granite for sale in St Louis.

Gimagesranite countertops provide aesthetic beauty as well as durability at the same time to convert your kitchen into a magnificent place where you will enjoy cooking. Its natural beauty and hardness like diamond make it a perfect material for countertops.  Granite countertops are also used very vastly in bathrooms, lavatories and workrooms. It resists scratches, heat & stains.

Granite for sale in St Louis is available in 4 varieties depending on its quality and price range. Level 1 granite

offers the cheapest granite to be used as a countertop in your kitchens & bathrooms while level 4 granite is comparatively costliest among all, exudes supreme beauty and is available in more design and colors than rest of three varieties of granite. Premier stores are present in St Louis that sells these granite products and are very popular among residents because of their budget friendly rates, quality of products and free installation & maintenance services.

 

Rush to your nearest store to buy granite for sale St Louis and change your kitchens and bathrooms.

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Granite Counterparts for sale in St Louis – Redefining look of your home

Published August 31, 2013

Granite is an igneous rock whose formation takes place due to extreme levels of heat and pressure in volcanoes. Huge pieces of granite rock are cut down into smaller pieces with modern state-of-art machinery. Granite rocks are sawed into slabs with varied thickness and are further polished using abrasives and diamond wheels to enhance their shine and beauty. Granite slabs are categorized into varied categories based on its color and patterns.

Installing impeccable  finished adds stunning look to your kitchen and bathroom provides  prerogative experience to home owner

 for lifetime. Granite countertops for sale in St Louis Granite countertops for sale in St Louis are one time investment and an ideal choice for kitchen and bathroom interiors. The popularity of granite countertops is due to its unmatched physical beauty and durability. Elegant collection of beautifully patterned granite is definitely a surpassed combination of durability and luxury.

 

Granite is heat proof and stain resistant. Kitchen is highly used area of your home. So, it is necessary to use a material which can tolerate high heat and is not easily cracked or broken. Replacing existing countertops with elegant yet stylish natural stone increases value of your home. People who are searching for new home are attracted by beautifully designed kitchen and near by space in just first look. Contemporary furnished kitchen are never overlooked from the eyes of a potential customer. Once you have installed magnificent granite countertops, a resale bonus will be added to your home whenever you will list it for sale.

 

It is the best material which can withstand high scratches and is more durable and stronger than any other solid material. So, just forget about everything once you have installed them in your kitchen and bathroom which has ability to withstand any unwanted damage from hot pans, iron straighteners and high temperatures.

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Granite FACTS!!!

Published December 14, 2011

Granite Facts

 

What is granite?

 

Granite is a tough, durable rock composed primarily of three different minerals. These minerals are easy to see due to their different colors. The white mineral grains found in granite are feldspar. It is the most abundant mineral found in granite. The light gray, glass-like grains are quartz, and the black, flake-like grains are biotite or black mica.

 

Granite and marble. How are they different?

 

Marble is simply limestone that has been compressed and/or heated deep within the earth’s crust. Unlike granite, marble was never molten rock, but it may have been heated and squeezed enough for the limestone grains to bend and flow. Marble is also made up of only one mineral — calcite — a relatively soft mineral with a hardness of “3″. Calcite is a common mineral — all limestones and nearly all seashells are made of it, but it does not occur in granite. Because marble is made entirely of calcite, it is much softer than granite.

 

How was Elberton granite formed?

 

Elberton granite began 325 million years ago as a large, hot (1300 degrees to 1400 degrees Farenheit) mass of magma or molten rock. This magma originated when some of the earth’s crust melted — probably at a depth of about 11-12 miles. The magma rose upward and came to rest about nine miles beneath Elberton. There it cooled very slowly — taking more than a million years — and solidified into granite. That was more than 300 million years ago.

 

Since then, the granite has been pushed upward, and the land above it has been removed by erosion. The result is a granite deposit that lies just beneath the earth’s surface where it can be easily, safely and economically quarried.

 

How much granite is in the Elberton area?

 

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EGA QUALITY REPORT:

 

The Stone Industry recognizes granite as one of the hardest of all natural stones. Elberton Granite has been a stone of choice for public and private memorials as well as countless commercial uses for almost 100 years. In 1969 the Elberton Granite Association contracted with the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) to run a blind test on samples of Elberton Granite as well as a few samples from other areas. The tests were done to determine the physical and mineral properties of Elberton Granite and how it compares with other granites. The results of these tests have been shared with the industry for decades.

 

We have installed hundreds of jobs of low prices on these granite countertops all over the St. Louis, Mo area. Most of our granite are

on sale all the time. Please call our St Louis office for more info.

 

United Granite

3218 Samuel Shepard dr

St. Louis, Mo 63103

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Why Choose Us For Your Granite Needs

Published December 14, 2011

At United Granite we listen to our customer’s needs, provide professional and technical assistance, start and finish every job, on yime and on budget, deliver superb craftsmanship and treat employees with respect. We  work to provide you with service you won’t find at the large home centers and prices that are competitive! Our business grows by happy customers referring us to their friends and family. We will not stop short of having every customer a satisfied customer ready to give us a referral! We can turn your kitchen into a masterpiece of form and functionality. Our manufacturing facility and professional installation services allow us to custom build countertops to fit any kitchen or bathroom. Whether you’re looking to upgrade kitchen counters to granite countertops, remodel a bath vanity, or design other unique solid surface applications. We offer the finest quality work at competitive prices.

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