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Tile Backsplash

July 9, 2014

Tile backsplash is a nice alternative to a 4″ backsplash cut from the full slab of material. In the image displayed is an example of Santa Cecilia granite with a nice tile. The similar colors of the granite accentuates the relationship but contrasts the natural look and modern design. There are so many options worth considering, which at times can be overwhelming. However with design websites like www.houzz.com just type in ’tiles’ and youy will get hundreds of great ideas.

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Fabricating Granite Countertops

July 2, 2014

The next step after templating is fabricating  granite countertops and making the edge. The edges are shaped to the chosen style. Then a variable speed grinder is used with polishing pads with water in order to keep the pads cool.

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Natural Stone Countertops: Pitting

June 25, 2014

 Natural stone countertops like Granite has natural imperfections. This is what makes the product so appealing to many customers. It is also very durable and can withstand a lot of wear in the kitchen over time. However as durable as it is it is not indestructible. Darker granites and a higher PSI density (pounds per square inch) which combined with its darker colors helps to withstand stains and water marks. Lighter stones have a lower PSI which makes it more porous and […]

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Kitchen Faucet

June 16, 2014

East Coast Granite routinely is asked not just about the sink but also the kitchen faucet. We sell industry standard stainless steel single or double bowl undermount sinks. They are less expensive than Home Depot or Lowes, major difference is that they don’t have a brand on them. Kitchen faucets however are more esthetically subjective for the customer and we leave that choice to them. Holes for faucets or soap dispensers are a standard hole and can be drill before […]

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Looking For Modern Countertops with East Coast Granite

June 16, 2014

If you are looking for modern countertops then you should consider quartz countertops. Quartz is man made therefore the colors don’t vary much. There are dozens of colors to choose from and are more expensive than granite or marble. They are durable but not indestructible. Another detail is that they are sized smaller than granite slabs, so depending on the size and layout of the kitchen sometimes two quartz slabs would need to be used in order to complete the […]

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Countertop Installation Procedure For Kitchens

June 10, 2014

1. Countertop installation procedure for kitchens and Internet research2. Research3. Reviews4. Email inquiry to East Coast Granite5. Customer questions6. Submit countertop dimensions7. Figure out square footage8. Suggest colors, surfaces, products. Send customer to stone yard to hand pick slab9. Provide a price quote10. Agree to price terms11. Schedule day to template12. Deliver slabs to warehouse13. Cut slab on bridgesaw with lazor guided precision14. Fabricate edging15. Cut sink out, fabricate interior16. Schedule day to install countertops,  usually 2-3 days after templating17. […]

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How To Make A Countertop Template

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June 9, 2014

What will be needed in a countertop template  is some wood strips with straight edges, a sharp knife, a glue gun and a lengthy measuring tape. It is important for the wood strips to have straight edges. After clearing the old countertops place the strips flush with the old countertops creating a pattern with the existing tops. Once the strips are in place use the hot glue gun to adhere the strips together. This will be replicated for the rest of […]

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Granite Countertop Backsplash

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June 9, 2014

Often times customers have questions whether to use granite backsplash or not. It does complete a kitchen simply and quickly, but We ultimately leave that decision to the customer. We have seen many varieties of kitchens and bathrooms and some times it work. One answer is that it covers up quickly the old area that former countertops were. However many types of tile work as well and can cover more surface area. As well countertops can be templated and cut […]

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Stone Yards in Northern New Jersey

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June 8, 2014

Most countertop fabricators and installers in the triborough region use a stone yard tosupply their customers needs. Stone yards in Northern New Jersey supply granite and marble most commonly. East Coast Granite has built long term relationships with several yards that we trust and stock quality material with great pricing that we pass along to the customer while bidding jobs. Contact us any time to inquire about countertops. 201.951.1457

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East Coast Granite

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June 5, 2014

 Our pricing includes material, templating installation and a choice of three edges. This ensures that the price is final when its provided to the customer. We charge $40.00 a sq ft starting out for roughly a dozen granite choices. These choices are Giallo Ornamental Giallo Santa Cecilia, Tan Brown, Butterfly Green, Uba Tuba, Baltic Brown, Black Pearl, Kashmire White, Salt and Pepper, Sunset Gold and Steal Gray. Tis cost is based on kitchens over 35 sq ft. The reason for […]

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