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Trends in Granite Countertops: Finding the One for You

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Granite is an elegant and luxurious choice for any room in the home. It is incredibly durable and resistant to heat, stains and scratches making it an ideal surface for the kitchen or bathroom. When it comes to these busy rooms in the home, there is nothing quite like granite. Brooklyn Park is a great place to own a home and entertain guests, so it is important to find the right granite countertops to ensure your home is living up to its full potential. Old, outdated countertops can make your home appear dated and less appealing to guests or when trying to sell your home. New granite countertops could be just the thing your home needs to approve the appearance and value of your home. When deciding on what will give you the most return on your investment, you should know what’s trending in granite. There are endless possibilities when it comes to what’s hot and what’s not, so we’ve provided a list of some of the top trends in countertops for 2017.

White on White

Stunning white or light granite countertops combined with white painted cabinets makes for a huge trend this year and the preference for white cabinets continues to soar. When combined with lighter hue granite, it makes for a distinct look that is durable and low-maintenance, perfect for the kitchen or bathroom. It creates a soft, welcoming environment that looks clean and organized. And, when properly sealed, like with Minneapolis Granite, these countertops are stain resistant.

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Kitchen Islands

No matter what style or color granite countertops and cabinets you choose, kitchen islands remain the most popular in interior design. No longer just an afterthought, many choose to match their island exactly with the rest of their kitchen countertops and plan them well in advance. Islands not only add more counter space, they are great for other activities in the kitchen such as entertaining guests or talking over breakfast.

Curves and Edge Detailing

There are plenty of choices when it comes to getting creative with granite. Bold sweeping curves mixed with vertical lines create a stunning contrast as well as a focal point in the room. And, there are plenty of choices when it comes to edge detail. Bull nose, ogee and waterfall edge treatments can all give an added element of elegance to your granite countertops.

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Coming Up Roses

Pink detailed granite integrates very well into many different kitchen and bathroom design styles. Combine neutrals, red earth tones, and a hint of rose for a softness that warms up any room. Pair your warm and rosy color detailed granite with your white or neutral wood cabinets for stylish appeal.

Come into our showroom to look at colors for your new granite counters and bring along a sample of the cabinets you’re having installed, or other elements in the room you would like them to match with. That way, you can see how everything looks together and you can be sure you get the look you want.

Are you ready to look into granite for your Brooklyn Park home? Call us at Minneapolis Granite at 612-822-3135 or contact us for a Free Estimate.

Granite Countertops: Top Five Reasons to Love

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Granite is one of the most sought after materials in kitchen countertops and serves as a beautiful surface for the home. When looking for granite countertops in Lakeville, trust the experts at Minneapolis Granite to answer all of your questions and to help you select the perfect granite countertops for you, your family and your home’s needs. In addition to its elegance, granite is also incredibly durable! There are so many things to love about granite countertops, so here are a few of our favorites:

Variety. Granite countertops are made up of various minerals, adding depth and character to each individual slab. And, since no two slabs of granite are alike, you can rest assured knowing that you will never walk into another home and see your same granite countertops. They also come in a wide variety of colors and patterns, making it easy to find the right look to complement your home’s unique style and décor.

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Complementary. Due to their multi-color nature, granite countertops complement a variety of cabinet styles, appliance colors, wood hues, wall colors and decorum. When you stop by our showroom just bring along a sample of the cabinets you’re having installed, your paint swatches, or a sample of the tile or curtains where your granite countertops will be placed, and we can help you find the best looking match!

Durability. Granite countertops are non-porous, making them stain, heat, scratch and chip resistant. They are also bacteria resistant which makes them an ideal option for the kitchen or bathroom. If you want to cut your veggies right on your granite countertops, go ahead! Just be careful not to dull your knives.

Longevity. Granite countertops are also fade-resistant. When installed by professionals and regularly cared for, granite countertops and their beauty can last for several decades!

Style. Granite countertops are unparalleled when it comes to luxury and elegance. They are an impressive addition to any room in the home, leaving a lasting impression on all who enter. Replacing your kitchen or bathroom countertops with granite countertops is the best way to instantly update the entire look and feel of the room.

As a trusted name in granite countertops for many years, Minneapolis Granite has helped countless homeowners and business owners. So, when you’re ready to learn first-hand the many benefits of granite countertops for your Lakeville home, call Minneapolis Granite at 612-822-3135, or you can contact us and get a Free Estimate.

Quartz Countertops Endure the Test of Time

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Quartz countertops enhance the aesthetic of any kitchen that they could be placed in. They can be utilized as a means to make many different types of cabinetry, or any other sort of accenting or accessory pieces jump out. Minneapolis Granite fabricates and installs these quartz countertops in Plymouth and nearby kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor entertainment areas. Nearby residents have acquired these fine quartz countertops from us and we have plenty more! We would love for you to join our list of satisfied customers!

Quartz countertops are low maintenance countertops. Sealing is not something you will need to worry about, even upon installation. Quartz countertops do not fall prey to stains (be sure to wipe up as they spilling occurs, of course). Since they are made of engineered stone, the flaws within the stones themselves can be eliminated during the manufacturing process. All cracking susceptibility is eliminated at this point also.

No two quartz countertops will ever be exactly the same. Each is its own unique work of art unto itself, the patterns emerging within the fabrication process. You are guaranteed a timeless look without a twin, no matter what color of slab you end up choosing. Fabrication—93 % quartz, 7% chemical blend—makes for a very durable material that will form your countertops, defying time and blemish for many years to come. It is a great choice for families or for those people who like to spend a lot of time in their kitchen. Quartz countertops are so gritty that they could even endure being used as a cutting board! You will not really have to worry about what you place on top of these countertops either. There is no need to overly concern yourself with what you put on top of them either!

You can think outside of the box with quartz countertops. They are by no means restricted to the kitchen. Put quartz countertops to use in any room for any purpose! Bathrooms, bar tops, outdoor coffee tables, home theater arm rests, you name it, it can be made to act as any surface you need it to! With colors and styles that add up to an endless selection, why not act now?

If you have interest in acquiring quartz countertops for your Plymouth or nearby home, give us a call at Minneapolis Granite at (612) 822-3135, or contact us online. Click here to get a free estimate online.

The Proper Cleaning of the Bathroom Vanity

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So you just had a new bathroom vanity installed in your St Paul area home. The novelty has not yet worn off and you find that you keep thinking about how to keep them looking this fresh and new for as long as you have them. The type of care your new bathroom vanity calls for is dependent upon the type of stone it’s made out of. Follow the suggestions found under each stone type mentioned below to learn how to care for that bathroom vanity as installed by the professionals at Minneapolis Granite!

Granite

Granite is a wonderful choice for the bathroom vanity thanks to its durability, its graceful look and its resistance to heat, burns and bacteria. To keep these granite vanities looking their best, wipe them down with a soft cloth and a little warm water every day. When a spill goes down, do the right and normal thing by wiping it up as soon as it occurs—especially if that which has spilt be a liquid of a darker color than the granite or if it is of an acidic nature. All of the granite that we provide is sealed during the fabrication process. As such, it is likely that you may never have to have that bathroom vanity sealed again (sometimes sealing comes down to the type of granite you are purchasing). If you are left unsure, try this simple test. Put a drop of water on top of your vanity. If the drop beads and stays until you wipe it away, your vanity does not need to be resealed. If that very same droplet absorbed into the countertop, then you will need to have the granite resealed. A resealing, if your counter falls in the category of needing it, should not be needed until a few years after it’s been installed.

Marble

Marble is thought of as a soft stone, certainly more so than granite. It certainly does make for a handsome bathroom vanity surface. Use a soft cloth and warm water to clean it on a daily basis, also like its granite counterpart. Once wiped admirably with warm water, dry it off as efficiently as is possible. While there are some higher end cleaners available on the market that are designed specifically for marble, only go here if you feel that the suggestions above somehow do not cover your needs. Be ultra-careful in the application of these cleaners, following the instructions to a ‘T’. Before you make a direct application with a marble-specific cleaner, test it on a hidden or harmless area of the bathroom vanity.

Would you like to learn more about getting a new bathroom vanity in your St Paul home? Call Minneapolis Granite at 612-822-3135 or contact us for a Free Estimate.

Kick it in Your Kitchen With Granite Kitchen Countertops

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We here at Minneapolis Granite would like to share with you some of the great things about granite in general as well as granite kitchen countertops for your Edina home. Edina and local denizens are fully aware that we are one of the area’s top choices for granite kitchen countertops. As such, we would like to share some insight into what makes this rock such a great choice for countertops in your home. Here are some exciting fun facts about granite.

  • The second hardest stone on earth, granite is nearly as hard as diamonds on the Moh’s Scale.
  • Many believe that granite is unbreakable, if not indestructible. Not true. Granite can certainly be cracked or chipped if hit by an object that is heavy enough to alter it. Always be mindful of heavy objects that can “fall” one way or another in and around your granite kitchen countertops.
  • Resistant to heat and scratching, your granite kitchen countertops can take some level of a beating and be none the worse for wear. Nonetheless, it is highly advisable that you use a cutting board, largely to spare your knives (and not really your granite kitchen countertops).
  • Granite is found throughout the world, It is a prominent presence in Brazil, India and the United States.
  • Rock climbers love granite! It’s the rock they climb!
  • Granite is great for kitchen countertops in Edina and beyond, thanks to its overwhelming durability. Busy families no longer need concern themselves with having to be too careful around their granite kitchen countertops so long as the proper time is taken to clean, maintain and reseal it on a schedule.
  • Reseal your granite kitchen countertops roughly every 12 to 18 months to enable them to stay as lovely as the day that they were installed in your home.
  • Radon does exist in granite, but it comes in such small trace amounts that it will not emerge as a problem as it does from the ground through your basement or lower level to infiltrate the rest of your home.
  • Granite kitchen countertops emerge in a vast array of colors and patterns, ideal to match any home’s décor.

Are you ready for granite kitchen countertops in your Edina home? call Minneapolis Granite at 952-746-4690 or contact us and Request a Free Quote.