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Which Countertops Show the Fewest Fingerprints? 

February 02, 2018
Q: Fingerprints and smudges are a huge pet peeve of mine. Are there any surfaces or colors that help hide fingerprints? 

A: Unfortunately, there’s only way to completely avoid fingerprints and smudges on your countertops: Don’t use them. Even if you live in a household without children, you’re likely to find the occasional smudge or print. Regular wipe downs with soft clothes are the best way to tackle prints. However, that being said, there are some things you can keep in mind when choosing your countertop that may help you reduce the visual annoyance of fingerprints. 
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Ideal Materials for Seamless Countertops 

January 25, 2018
Countertops with few or no seams offer a blend of practicality and modern style. Eliminating seams or grout lines not only continues the visual interest of a design, but it significantly reduces the places where grease and grime can collect and harbor bacteria. Continuous, smooth surfaces are far easier to clean making them a more sanitary choice. 
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New Year, New Trends: Dedicated Countertop Areas for Chopping and Baking

January 05, 2018
It’s a new year, and that means it’s time to look at the new décor trends. What can you expect to see in 2018? When it comes to countertops, there’s a definite trend toward specialization; as in dedicated areas for tasks like chopping, baking, and food prep. 
 
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We’re the Perfect Partner for Your Larger Projects

December 22, 2017
For over 25 years, Marble & Granite, Inc. has been importing high-quality stone and surfacing products from around the world. But we’re more than just a stone retailer. We’re your partner for any project, from beginning to end. 
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Where Does My Countertop Come From?

December 09, 2017
As you probably know, most of the natural stone we sell at Marble & Granite, Inc. comes from abroad. Whether it’s marble from Italy or granite from Brazil, much of our inventory travels a long way before it gets to our showrooms. Ever wonder how that process works? 
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Dress Up the Kitchen for the Holidays

November 20, 2017
The holidays are upon us! In fact, they’re here! Some of you may be showing off your brand new kitchen to friends and family for the very first time this week when you host Thanksgiving dinner. For others, maybe the holidays are a reminder that it’s finally time to shop for those new countertops! 
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Comparing the Costs of ColorQuartz and Granite 

November 14, 2017
If you’re researching countertops and surfacing options, you’ve very likely heard of quartz, the engineered surface that’s nearly indestructible. Quartz surfaces can withstand twice the impact of natural stone and it’s also more flexible, completely non-porous, and absolutely maintenance-free. One of the most asked questions about quartz is regarding the cost. Homeowners want to know: How does a surface that sounds almost too good to be true stack up in price with natural stone? 
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7 Reasons to Choose ColorQuartz…that have nothing to do with durability and ease of maintenance

November 02, 2017
7 Reasons to Choose ColorQuartz…that have nothing to do with durability and ease of maintenance

If you’re shopping around for surfacing material, you probably already know that quartz surfaces are durable and easy to maintain. They’re stain, scratch, and heat resistant. They’re easy to fabricate and hygienic. Here at Marble & Granite, Inc., we carry the ColorQuartz brand of quartz surfacing. What you may not know is there are even more reasons to consider ColorQuartz from Marble & Granite, Inc. 
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New in the Showroom: Rosso Fiorentino Quartzite

October 30, 2017
Looking for the very latest beautiful material for your next project? This beautiful Brazilian stone, Rosso Fiorentino Quartzite is new to our Marble & Granite, Inc. showrooms. 
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Mixing Manmade Materials With Natural Stone

October 23, 2017
Mixing and matching kitchen cabinetry colors is a current design trend, but this stunning kitchen from TBR Marble & Granite of Foxborough, MA proves that mixing multiple surfaces works wonders too. In fact, combining various colors, textures, and materials can lead to a visually stunning, harmonious space. 
 
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