Granite Countertops Fabrication Process

Nothing completes a kitchen look like granite countertops. Granite, marble, quartzite or soapstone countertops or vanity tops give an aesthetic and impressive appearance to a kitchen or bathroom. The natural coveted and beautiful stones has been used to construct and decorate homes since the days of ancient Egypt. The processes that involve extracting, cutting, finishing, [...]

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Countertops Measuring Tips

Countertops Measuring Tips Once you have decided to fabricate and install your stone project, the next step would be the actual measuring of your countertops. The following tips will make the process much easier and more efficient for you and your granite fabricator. At the time of the final countertops measuring and templating, a decision [...]

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Granite Countertops Pick-Up Tips

Granite Countertops Pick-Up Tips   Granite Countertops for pick-up are fabricated to your specifications. You are responsible for the final dimensions of your countertops and a legible shop ticket. The shop ticket with the drawing/template is made according to your specifications including dimensions, backsplashes, sinks, hole cut-outs, edge profiles, stone color and overhangs. It is [...]

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How To Draw A Layout of Kitchen Countertops

To draw a layout of kitchen countertops may seem complicated, but with these tips, your layout will be ready in no time. Start by drawing your counters as simple rectangles and squares. Graphing paper works best, but a clean sheet of printer paper will work too. The layout doesn’t have to be to scale, but [...]

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Granite Counter Tops From Quarry to Kitchen

Fabricating Granite Counter Tops.  Granite Counter Tops From Quarry to Kitchen. Everyone notices a smooth, clean finish of granite kitchen counter tops. This coveted and beautiful stone has been used in construction and remodeling of homes since the days of ancient Egypt, and the processes that involve harvesting, cutting, finishing, and installing stone slabs have [...]

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Granite and Marble Design Ideas

Granite and Marble Design Ideas. More ways to incorporate granite and marble in your home. Everyone wants their house to look beautiful. Having the right kinds of things in the house is important. Not quantity but right selection and quality matters. Too many things stuffed in the room will make it look worse. If an [...]

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How To Measure Kitchen Countertops

How To Measure Kitchen Countertops Many kitchen countertop shops offer in-home measurements and installation. However, handy homeowners can save money by measuring and installing the countertops themselves. Your fabricator will ask for the measurements of your counters. However, fabrication sometimes requires full-size templates. If your kitchen is made of 90-degree cabinet sections, templates are usually [...]

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What is Stone

What is Stone? Natural stones are categorized into three geological classifications by their respective formation processes: Sedimentary, Metamorphic and Igneous. Each category can be either Calcareous or Siliceous. Calcareous stone is composed mainly of calcium carbonate, a mineral compound found in stone, shells and pearls. Siliceous stone is composed mainly of silicates, such as quartz, [...]

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What is Marble

What is marble? The word marble comes from the Greek mármaros which means shining stone. Marble names are derived from locations of the quarries. Carrara from Italy, Pentelicus from Greece, Proconnesus from Turkey. Marble is simply limestone or dolomite rock that has been compressed and/or heated deep within the earth's crust. Marble contains clay minerals, [...]

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Countertops Installation Tips

Countertops Installation Tips   On average, a kitchen counertops installation lasts from 2 to 5 hours. Before the installation please remove all items from existing countertops and from the base cabinets. Make sure that walkways, driveways and project sites are accessible. All your cabinets should be installed and leveled; all your appliances, sink and faucet [...]

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What is Granite

What is Granite     The word granite comes from the Latin word granum which means grain in reference to the coarse-grained structure of the a crystalline rock. Granite is a natural crystalline ingenious rock composed mainly of feldspars and quartz with minor amounts of mica and amphibole minerals. Granite began as a hot, 1400 [...]

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How to Choose the Right Granite Color for Your Kitchen

How to Choose the Right Granite Color for Your Kitchen Granite slab warehouse in IL While remodeling your kitchen you may feel overwhelmed. Everything these days comes in multiple options, including your choice of granite colors for kitchen countertops. All of them are beautiful and because granite is a natural material, each slab [...]

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Granite and Marble Makes A Good Impression

Granite and Marble Makes A Good Impression For thousands of years granite and marble have been thought of as the most luxurious building material available. From palaces in Rome, Greece or Egypt to some of the most important buildings throughout history, granite and marble have been associated with wealth and success. What better way to [...]

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Granite Countertops Installation Do It Yourself

Granite Countertops Installation Guidelines Tools required: - Straight edge - Spirit level - Tri-square - Drill bits with suitable drill for granite - Suitable saw (Hand held) for granite - Jig Saw (for wood) - Polishing heads - Adhesive (Akemi, Araldite, Polyurethane glue) 1. Prepare the base: The existing cabinets should be firmly fixed in [...]

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How to transport granite countertops

Transport granite countertops - Do It Yourself Once granite countertops are installed, they are nearly indestructible, but in transit, granite is quite fragile. Most granite shops provide installation services that include transportation. Handy homeowners can save money by installing the counters themselves. With the right equipment and preparation transporting granite can be effortless. Granite is [...]

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Types Of Marble Flooring

Types Of Marble Flooring Breccia Marble: This kind of marble is very popular with a wide variety of colors. This type of marble is formed out of landslides, by mud flows, submarine debris flows or avalanches. When the tiles are installed on floors or walls, we get an aesthetically appealing design. Its patterns are so [...]

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Marble Flooring

Marble Flooring Marble has been the preferred choice of the wealthy since time began and the trend has not changed. On a global basis there is a lot of demand for marble flooring. Even today, those who can afford spend extra money on marble, end up purchasing it. Marble floors will last long, look beautiful [...]

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Countertops Order Process

Step by Step Countertops Order Process When you are ready to place your order with Factory Plaza, our expert staff will review each step of the countertops order with you to ensure a smooth buying experience without surprises or hidden costs. Call us today for a free consultation: Phone: 1-630-616-9999 Toll Free: 1-866-903-1626 Below are [...]

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Countertops order process useful tips

Granite and marble countertops order process useful tips When you are selecting a granite slab, keep in mind that slabs vary in size. Your counter top may be longer than the length of the slab. In this case it may be necessary to seam your counter tops together. This is fairly common. The effectiveness of [...]

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Cleaning Countertops

Cleaning countertops comparison. Which is the easiest to sanitize? Laminate, wood, tile, concrete, stainless steel, and granite are the most common materials used for home counters. When choosing a surface, appearance and price are always the top priorities. However, homeowners should also consider the sanitary properties of each material. In an experiment published by the [...]

By | 2014-04-03T16:28:47+00:00 January 19th, 2014|Granite & Marble Care|0 Comments

Kitchen Countertops Comparison

Compare kitchen countertop surfaces  Laminates (Formica): Made of synthetic material, a thin layer of plastic that is glued to particle board or wood. Acrylic or Polyester Plastic (Corian etc.) Unlike laminates acrylic and polyester plastics are homogenous throughout the material. They come in polished or matte finish. Often more expensive than granite. Advantages: Disadvantages:  - [...]

By | 2014-04-08T19:25:55+00:00 January 19th, 2014|Granite and Marble Countertops Tips|0 Comments

Granite Care and Preservation

Granite Care: Clean surfaces with neutral, mild household cleaners, few drops of dishwashing detergent or Murphy's Oil Soap©" and warm water or use natural stone care products. Too much cleaner or soap may leave a film and cause streaks. If this happens, clean up excess soapy film with clear, warm water and a clean sponge [...]

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