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Light vs. Dark Granite Countertops: Which Option Is Right for You?

There are many styles of granite to choose from, and no two slabs are exactly the same. That is one of the benefits of granite countertops – you know you are getting a unique piece each and every time. With that in mind, there are two main categories of granite to choose from: light granite [...]

By | January 6th, 2017|Granite Countertops|0 Comments

Unexpected Benefits of Granite Countertops

Most people choose granite countertops because they are beautiful and unique. This is a great reason to select a remodeling material for your home, but there are a lot of other benefits to granite countertops to keep in mind. Not only are you getting a gorgeous addition to your kitchen or bathroom, but you are [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|Granite Countertops|0 Comments

How to Dress up an Outdated Fireplace

Is your outdated fireplace making the rest of your home look old and dreary? Do you want to do something that will make it into the focal point it deserves to be? There are many different ways to dress up an outdated fireplace, depending on how big of a transformation you want to see. Here [...]

By | December 9th, 2016|Stone Fireplaces|0 Comments

Are Granite Backsplashes Better than Tile Backsplashes?

The backsplash in your kitchen serves several purposes. It prevents water, grease and other liquids from splashing onto your drywall and it adds to the aesthetic appeal of the space. Backsplashes can also help control the heat and moisture in a kitchen so it does not get into other areas of the home. In this [...]

By | November 22nd, 2016|Granite Countertops|0 Comments

Big Kitchen Remodeling Investments That Are Worth the Price

You can complete a kitchen remodel on nearly any budget and still get amazing results. At the end of the day though, there are some aspects of kitchen remodeling that are worth investing a little extra money into. The money that you spend upfront will pay off in the long run, either in energy savings [...]

By | November 7th, 2016|Granite Countertops, Kitchen Countertops|0 Comments

Pitting in Natural Stone Countertops

Natural stone countertops like granite and marble often come with "pits" on the surface. These small imperfections are the result of the stone's porous texture, and sometimes, they cannot be avoided. Even after tedious polishing and finishing, some pitting still remains no matter what. In this guide, we will explore the process of pitting in [...]

By | July 19th, 2016|Granite Countertops|0 Comments

Granite Countertop Repairs

Because of granite's natural durability, cracks and other damages are very uncommon. Something has to be dropped onto the granite with heavy force in order for the stone to break. Nevertheless, we do come across these issues from time to time, with customers wondering if their stone countertops can be fixed. In the guide below, [...]

By | July 6th, 2016|Granite Countertops|0 Comments

Creating Seamless Granite Countertops

Seamless granite countertops are a staple of luxury kitchen designs. They are customized to hide the seams in between slabs so the countertop looks like one continual piece of stone. This is a tricky task that requires precision, quality craftsmanship, and expert-level care. Here at East Coast Granite, we specialize in creating seamless granite countertops [...]

By | June 20th, 2016|Granite Countertops|0 Comments

Kitchen Countertop Installation Procedure

How are granite kitchen countertops installed? What is involved with the process? These are common questions we get here at East Coast Granite because we specialize in new countertop installation and replacement. Every home is a little bit different, so the installation process may vary slightly from one house to the next. The information below [...]

By | June 7th, 2016|Kitchen Countertops|0 Comments

Natural Stone Countertops vs. Solid Surface Countertops

Solid surface countertops are often compared to natural stone countertops because they are designed to look like granite or marble. These products tend to cost less because they are made from composite materials, not actual stone. Before you opt for the bargain though, it's important to know the differences between natural stone and solid surface [...]

By | May 31st, 2016|Granite Countertops|0 Comments