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Granite Kitchen Countertop Color Options

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Are you ready for a kitchen countertop upgrade? Natural stone options are a popular choice for homes all around the Twin Cities. If you live locally, in Apple Valley, Eagan or Minneapolis, granite kitchen countertops  are commonly used in homes all around you. Homeowners are choosing to upgrade to granite every day. In this blog, we’re going to cover some of the color options available to you when you choose granite for your new countertops.

White Kitchen Countertops
White granite kitchen countertops can be breathtaking. They’re a traditional option sure to brighten your home. White granite countertops will reflect light, so on sunny days you’ll be able to notice the gleam. Do to the flexibility of white, you can choose contrasting colors or stick to a white, cream and beige theme for your kitchen. Don’t worry about getting these countertops dirty. With the proper sealant, they’ll glow for years to come.

Black Kitchen Countertops
Black never goes out of style. It’s classily elegant, but edgy at the same time. Its sharp contrast is unmatched by other color option. You can pair a set of black kitchen countertops with white or other lighter colored cabinets for a modern design. Black countertops really give you the opportunity to get creative with the rest of your kitchen decor. If you don’t want your kitchen to look dull or lifeless, add a splash of color around the rest of the space.

The Rest of the Spectrum
Granite is an unique stone, in that it’s mineral composition changes from slab to slab. From brown to green to blue and many colors in between, you can be assured your new granite kitchen countertops will be anything but bland. No two slabs are alike! With an array of color options that span the spectrum, there’s sure to be an option that will work will for you. You won’t have to compromise or change the color theme in your home.

Want granite kitchen countertops in your home? Give us a call today at 612-822-3135 or contact us online.

Bertch Bath Cabinetry on Display at Minneapolis Granite

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We are proud to offer a fine selection of Bertch Bath Cabinetry at Minneapolis Granite. We have a large assortment of vanities on display in our showroom. These high quality vanities can be paired with your choice of natural stone top. If you are looking to update the look of your bathroom, this functional and durable cabinetry can be the perfect solution. To see all we have to offer, please stop by our Minneapolis granite countertops store. We can help walk you through the selection process.

Style Options
There are almost endless options available to you. We have 25 different door styles and limitless options for color and wood combinations. No matter your home’s decor, we have a cabinet to match it. On top of all the cabinet choices, you have the ability to pick a slab of granite to sit atop your new cabinets. We have granite slabs that range the spectrum. You can choose from black to white and practically anything in between. No matter what look you’re going for, we have options for you.

High Quality Option
Bertch Bath Cabinetry is a high quality vanity choice. They far surpass what you’ll get at a local home store. They are made of solid wood and are expertly finished. One of our favorite features about these cabinets is the self-closing hinges on the doors. These cabinets have recently become more popular among homeowners in Minneapolis. If you need a suggestion for a new bathroom vanity, Bertch Bath Cabinetry is the top of the line. This vanity will look beautiful and last for many years.

To have a natural stone bathroom vanity installed in your home, give us a call today at 612-822-3135 or contact us online.

Quartz Countertop Information for Residents of Minneapolis

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How often do you catch yourself daydreaming about a new kitchen? If you’re envious of the countertops in every home you visit, it’s probably time to upgrade. Wherever you live around the Twin Cities, including Minneapolis, quartz countertops may make the perfect addition to your home. At Minneapolis Granite, we have many natural stone products to choose from, but quartz remains one of our most popular choices. In this blog, we’re going to cover some of the basics about quartz countertops and why they may be the right fit for your kitchen or bathroom.

Engineered Quartz Countertops

Quartz is one of many natural stone countertop options you may be reviewing for your home. The quartz that is installed in homes today is actually engineered quartz. The process of engineering quartz is done to make it more durable and give it a longer life. Engineered quartz is still about 93% real, ground up quartz. The remaining 7% is a polymer resin, which makes these countertops super hard. When you install quartz countertops, you’ll have a beautiful, long-lasting countertop.

Why Engineered Quartz?

Engineered quartz has become popular in America in recent decades. They were wildly popular in Europe for many years, and have gained traction as a viable countertop option here in relatively recent years. Engineered quartz boasts an air of beauty that is timeless and elegant. Because quartz is engineered there is almost an endless amount of color options for your new countertops. The seams on these countertops matchup almost flawlessly, so you’ll have an even and seamless look. These high-quality countertops can upgrade the look of any kitchen, bathroom or countertop throughout Minneapolis.

Want quartz countertops installed in your Minneapolis home? Call us today at 612-822-3135 or Request a Free Estimate.

Why Granite Countertops?

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If you’re going to redo the countertops in your home, you’re probably looking at a couple of options. At Minneapolis Granite, there are plenty of natural stones to choose from. Why choose one over the other? In most cases, it comes down to a matter of personal preference. Each natural stone boasts options and has different qualities than the rest. But, all of them are viable countertop options. In this blog, we’re going to explore the benefits of choosing granite countertops for your home. We have a team of Minneapolis granite countertop experts to provide you with all the information you need.

Granite’s Durability

As we covered before, granite is an igneous rock formed under the earth’s surface. It is the result of magma being forced between rocks and cooling. This is a time consuming process, but the end result is very dense and durable countertop material. Granite is very resistant to chips and scratches from every day wear and tear. They need to be sealed and resealed periodically to enhance their durability. Once sealed, granite countertops are also more resistant to bacteria, making them a good countertop option for kitchens and bathrooms.

The Beauty of Granite

Granite has a natural, unparalleled beauty. It is formed under the earth’s surface; you can’t get any more natural than that! These stones are extracted, made available, cut to size and polished to be used for their intended projects.

There are an endless number of color options when it comes to granite. No two slabs are the same due to their makeup. When granite cools, it forms different crystals. These crystals are a variety of colors, which once compacted together give granite its signature look. The earth is made up of 70% granite, so there’s sure to be a slab you’ll love.

To have granite countertops installed in your home, call us today at 612-822-3135 Request a Free Estimate.

Welcome to Our Blog!

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As a locally owned and operated business in the Twin Cities metro, we at Minneapolis Granite have always prided ourselves on our work, and illustrating why we’re one of the area’s top companies for natural stone countertops.

Because of the pride we take in our work, we’re happy to launch our blog. It will be frequently updated with information on granite countertops. We will also use this blog to showcase projects – past and present – the Minneapolis Granite & Rausch Granite staff has worked so very hard on.

Not familiar with Minneapolis Granite? Please visit our home page to learn more about our company and services, or if you’re looking around at different Minnesota stone countertop companies. We look forward to working with you!