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Inside a Granite Quarry

Granite Quarry

You know your high-end granite comes from a quarry, but what exactly goes on in these labor-intensive spaces? Quarries are found all over the world, and the type of granite that comes from each is unique (as is every slab, of course). The biggest gra ...

Custom Granite vs. Regular Granite

Custom Granite

What makes custom granite different than the ready-to-go slabs you see at many countertop shops? First things first: All granite is unique. It’s a naturally formed material that takes thousands of years to rise from magma chambers to the earth’s ...

Quartz Countertops for Investment Properties

Quartz Countertops

The great love affair with quartz countertops has begun, and more Americans are choosing this material over granite. However, did you know quartz countertops are also a great choice for an investment property? By far, this natural stone’s No. 1-sel ...

What’s High-End Granite?

Granite Countertops

All granite is high-end, compared to manmade materials like vinyl. However, granite is a natural stone, and that means endless available varieties. Granite also can be used as a catchall term to mean granite-like materials (don’t be fooled — ther ...

Custom Granite vs. Non-Custom

Granite Countertops

Custom granite, just like anything else that’s personalized, is the only option that will give you exactly the stone you want. The odds of lucking out and finding a slab that happens to perfectly match your tastes, needs and budget are slim to none ...