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Kitchen and bath expert, Passion for natural stones, granite, marble and kitchen cabinets making. Over 30 years of experience in kitchen remodeling.
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Myths about Quartz

Myths about Quartz Quartz and quartzite are the same - False Quartz is man made and quartzite is a natural stone. Quartz is a brand name for the “engineered” slab that is made from ground quartz mineral combined with polyester resins to bind the material and pigments to give its color. Quartzite, a natural stone [...]

By | 2019-05-20T22:04:46+00:00 May 20th, 2019|Countertops|0 Comments

Kitchen Islands

Kitchen Islands The kitchen island became almost a default part of every new kitchen and the kitchen is often open to other rooms. Adding an island to your kitchen is a great way to increase both counter space and storage space. Islands add counter space Having more counter space adds obvious benefits: more room for [...]

By | 2019-04-28T17:15:46+00:00 April 28th, 2019|Countertops, Kitchen Cabinets|0 Comments

What Are The Popular Styles Of Kitchen Cabinets

What Are The Popular Styles Of Kitchen Cabinets Are you thinking about kitchen remodel and have no idea where to start? This article will help you decide which kitchen style would be your favorite. Traditional Kitchen are classy, elegant cabinets that have truly stood the test of time. Natural materials are usually used for traditional [...]

By | 2019-02-08T23:26:57+00:00 February 8th, 2019|Kitchen Cabinets|0 Comments

The truth about 350% tariffs on Quartz 

The truth about 350% tariffs on Quartz  Cambria’s trade petition, which is simply an attempt to fatten its already high profits to the detriment of other manufacturers in the U.S. quartz industry, as well as U.S. quartz consumers. Over 50,000 American manufacturing jobs in the U.S. fabricating industry are being threatened by trade restrictions proposed by [...]

By | 2019-04-28T15:38:29+00:00 February 3rd, 2019|Countertops|0 Comments

Myths about Granite

Myths about Granite Hot pan or pot will cause granite countertops to discolor or crack. Unlike Quartz countertops (man made surface) that will discolor if you place hot pots on it, granite counters are heat resistant. You can place dishes straight from your oven onto the granite countertop without a problem. The heat from pots [...]

By | 2019-01-17T22:54:19+00:00 January 17th, 2019|Countertops|0 Comments

Granite Journey From Quarry To Your Kitchen

Quarrying First, the raw granite is mined from the granite rocks in the earth. Granite blocks are obtained from special sites that are known as quarries. Today, most of granite used for countertops in United States come from Brazil, India, Italy, Norway and China. In order to get the granite into transportable blocks, small holes [...]

By | 2019-03-02T15:47:37+00:00 December 27th, 2018|Countertops|0 Comments

ABCs of Kitchen Cabinets and Specifications

ABCs of Kitchen Cabinets and Specifications Style, type and price of kitchen cabinets are one of the most important things to consider when you are thinking about remodeling and designing your kitchen. A thoughtful remodel can make a kitchen functional and enjoyable, whether cooking dinner or hosting a party. Kitchen Cabinets Styles: Raised Panel cabinet [...]

By | 2019-03-03T16:47:05+00:00 November 20th, 2018|Kitchen Cabinets|0 Comments

Melamine Kitchen Cabinets

Melamine Kitchen Cabinets Melamine kitchen cabinets are known for their attractiveness, durability, and affordability. Due to its construction, melamine is an incredibly popular option for kitchen and bathroom cabinets worldwide. In the USA melamine is mostly used for office furniture. How melamine boards and doors are made? Melamine board is a particleboard laminated with hard [...]

By | 2019-03-25T13:30:44+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Kitchen Cabinets|0 Comments

Quartzite countertops Pros and Cons

Quartzite countertops Pros and Cons What is Quartzite? Quartzite is a very hard rock that was originally pure quartz sandstone. (Do not be confused with Quartz brand name which is man-made product. Read more at www.factoryplaza.com/quartz-pros-and-cons) Through a process of high heating and pressurization, sandstone is converted into Quartzite. This process is usually related to [...]

By | 2018-10-18T15:48:51+00:00 October 18th, 2018|Granite, Marble|0 Comments

Quartz Pros and Cons

Quartz Countertops Pros and Cons What is Quartz? Quartz is a man-made product. This "engineered" stone is made from ground quartz mineral (about 92 percent), combined with polyester resins to bind it and pigments to give it color. For some designs, small amounts of recycled glass or metallic flecks are added to the mix. Marble [...]

By | 2018-09-28T18:48:17+00:00 September 28th, 2018|Countertops, Quartz Countertops|0 Comments

Acrylic Kitchen Cabinets

High Gloss Acrylic Kitchen Cabinets Acrylic strength, durability and the elegant look is what makes acrylic one of the most popular kitchen cabinets materials. What is acrylic? Acrylic is a hard synthetic high quality plastic, it represents a family of petroleum-based thermoplastics. Acrylic has many brand names or trademarks: Plexiglas, Lucite, Crylite, Perspex, Oroglass, Optix, [...]

By | 2019-06-08T14:07:47+00:00 July 11th, 2018|Kitchen Cabinets|0 Comments

Granite Office Desks

Spice up your office desks with granite, nano glass or Quartz tops. Granite slabs can be used to create custom desks. Executive Desk can be topped with an elegant granite top that adds sophistication and a touch of earthiness to the space. Granite or marble signifies majesty and serenity. Natural stone is affordable, durable and [...]

By | 2018-06-18T22:45:27+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Granite, Marble, Table Tops|0 Comments

Quartz Countertops

Quartz Countertops Quartz Countertops Selection and Free Estimate  Quartz countertops, known also as man made countertops or engineered counertops,  have the best properties of natural stone and laminate countertops. They are made of 92% natural quartz, mixed with resin binders and pigments. Quartz counters along with natural stones are among the most popular kitchen countertops [...]

By | 2018-09-28T18:55:45+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Quartz Countertops|0 Comments

Kitchen Drawing Plan

Materials needed: Measuring tape, one foot ruler, pencil and a calculator.  Start your drawing by marking the locations of all openings and fixtures.  Starting from the left corner, measure the entire length of the walls at 2 locations: just above the floor and below the ceiling.  Measure the doors and windows from [...]

By | 2019-03-03T16:51:30+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Kitchen Cabinets|Comments Off on Kitchen Drawing Plan

Granite Countertops Fabrication Process

Nothing completes a kitchen look like granite countertops. Granite, marble, quartzite, dolamite or soapstone countertops 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, and installing [...]

By | 2018-11-03T13:38:51+00:00 May 1st, 2016|About Granite and Marble|Comments Off on Granite Countertops Fabrication Process

Soapstone Countertops Care and Maintenance

How to keep your soapstone countertops looking great! Soapstone countertops sealing and maintenance can be done by anyone because it is easy. Soapstone countertops after installation can be left without any impregnation but some people like to saturate the stone with a mineral oil or wax. Use cloth to apply the mineral oil onto the [...]

By | 2019-02-23T16:39:37+00:00 July 1st, 2015|Soapstone|Comments Off on Soapstone Countertops Care and Maintenance

Granite Advantages

Granite Advantages   Granite is a natural crystalline ingenious rock that is chiefly mined in India, Brazil, and China. Granite has a lot of good properties include a distinct pattern, varied colors, durable, heat and scratch resistant. Among many granite advantages one is that granite is luxurious, durable, and diverse natural material to use in [...]

By | 2015-06-20T13:02:23+00:00 June 20th, 2015|Countertops|Comments Off on Granite Advantages

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 [...]

By | 2015-06-13T15:12:34+00:00 June 13th, 2015|Granite and Marble Countertops Tips|Comments Off on Countertops Measuring Tips

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 [...]

By | 2015-06-06T16:20:23+00:00 June 6th, 2015|Do It Yourself, kitchen coutertops|Comments Off on Granite Countertops Pick-Up Tips

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 [...]

By | 2018-07-12T23:05:34+00:00 May 21st, 2015|Countertops, Do It Yourself, kitchen coutertops, Kitchen Remodeling|Comments Off on How To Draw A Layout of Kitchen Countertops

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 [...]

By | 2015-06-20T13:04:52+00:00 August 23rd, 2014|About Granite and Marble, Countertops|Comments Off on Granite Counter Tops From Quarry to Kitchen

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 [...]

By | 2016-07-22T15:20:26+00:00 August 9th, 2014|Home Decor|Comments Off on Granite and Marble Design Ideas

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 [...]

By | 2019-09-16T19:45:06+00:00 July 25th, 2014|Do It Yourself, kitchen coutertops|Comments Off on How To Measure Kitchen Countertops

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, [...]

By | 2015-01-10T11:20:58+00:00 July 1st, 2014|About Granite and Marble, Granite, Marble|Comments Off on What is Stone

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, [...]

By | 2015-01-10T11:26:05+00:00 June 25th, 2014|About Granite and Marble|Comments Off on What is Marble

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 [...]

By | 2018-06-02T23:56:56+00:00 June 10th, 2014|Countertops|Comments Off on Countertops Installation Tips

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 [...]

By | 2014-09-16T15:33:18+00:00 May 30th, 2014|About Granite and Marble|Comments Off on What is Granite
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