What Is Etching?

April 11, 2018
What is Etching? 
If you’ve been shopping for marble countertops, you’ve likely heard the term “etching.” Some designers and/or stone suppliers might use the word when trying to talk you out of choosing marble. But what does this often-scary word actually mean? 
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We'll Save You Time!

March 26, 2018
At Marble & Granite, Inc., we recognize that your time is valuable. The building and remodeling process is a huge time commitment. Though it can be inconvenient at times, in the end it’s well worth it. We do everything we can to make it easier for you along the way, which includes making it simpler to see what’s in stock right at your fingertips. 
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Full-Height Slab Backsplashes are Trending 

March 15, 2018
Full-height slab backsplashes are a major trend in the kitchen right now. Whether homeowners are seeking a bolder, more unique look or desiring less maintenance, slab backsplashes are an excellent choice for either situation. 
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Quartz and Quartzite: Similar Names, COMPLETELY Different Surfaces

March 08, 2018
It happens on a regular basis: A couple comes into our showroom to explore their countertop options and they ask to see the natural “quartz” slabs we have available. Or sometimes they’ll ask to see the manmade “quartzite” surfaces. Quartz and quartzite sound the same, so it’s not surprising that folks are tempted to use the two terms interchangeably. However, we’d like to emphasize that quartz and quartzite are not the same. 
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Celebrate The Versatility of Tile! 

February 23, 2018
February 23 is #NationalTileDay! Why not celebrate with a trip to Marble & Granite, Inc.

National Tile Day recognizes a timeless element of architecture and design. Around the world, tile plays a variety of roles, revealing its durability and flexibility over thousands of years. From the modest to the sublime, tile proves to be one of the most practical building materials around. 
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White Vanity Tops and Other Top Bathroom Trends

February 22, 2018
If you’re working on a new bath or a bath remodel, you’re probably wondering what’s trending in the bath for 2018. Between fresh fixture finishes and white vanity tops that wow, there’s a lot going on in the bathroom. 
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What Countertops Go With Gray Cabinets?

February 12, 2018
Gray is everywhere! It’s a versatile neutral that’s anything but boring. Kitchen and bath experts have been reporting on this trend for cabinet finishes for quite some time and we’re meeting more and more customers who are coming in and looking for countertops to coordinate with various shades of gray.  
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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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