Blog Category: How To Select Granite

May 11, 2018
How to repair your granite countertop?
Granite countertops usually last at least 10-20 years. However, from time to time things happen. It is part of life. That is why we created this nifty little guide to help you repair your granite countertop if something does go wrong. Before we talk repairs, let’s talk about prevention While stuff happens, here are a […]
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March 16, 2016
8 WAYS TO USE BLACK COUNTERTOPS IN YOUR KITCHEN DESIGN
Most homeowners shy away from using black countertops for fear of their kitchen becoming too dark and uninviting. This is no longer the case. Here are 8 ways of using black countertops that will leave you with an envy-inspiring kitchen. Creams and Colors Using black countertops doesn’t mean you have to pair it with white everything to avoid the […]
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March 01, 2016
MSI QUARTZ VS. GRANITE
Deciding on the perfect stone countertop can be the hardest part of planning a kitchen renovation and the first major step is deciding upon your material. At Granite Selection, we offer a wide variety of quality stones, including various reputable quartz brands, granite, marble, and travertine. While every material we offer has major advantages, each offers a unique look and set of […]
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February 02, 2016
HOW ARE GRANITE COUNTERTOPS INSTALLED?
Buying a new stone countertop can be a long, frustrating and expensive endeavor. At Granite Selection, we pride ourselves on supplying our clients with high-quality stones, affordable prices, and unbeatable customer service. Here are the 10 simple steps involved in purchasing and installing a new countertop with Granite Selection. Measure Your Countertop You can either do this […]
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January 25, 2016
HOW TO AVOID HIDDEN COSTS WHEN BUYING KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS
Many countertop suppliers will advertise low prices to attract consumers, and then, once the customer has agreed to purchase, the company will add on additional fees, turning that bargain into a headache. To keep your wallet safe, we have identified three steps to help you avoid hidden costs when buying kitchen countertops.  1. Educate Yourself In […]
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January 19, 2016
WHAT COUNTERTOP GOES BEST WITH YOUR LIFESTYLE?
Choosing a stone countertops can be overwhelming. There are so many stone types and colors to choose from, that many people focus on the design and forget to think about how their countertop will work with their life. Do You Prefer Natural Stone? Some people simply prefer the look and feel of a unique slab of natural stone. If […]
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January 13, 2016
2016 CABINET TRENDS AND THE COUNTERTOPS TO PAIR THEM WITH
Here at Granite Selection, we like to keep track of all kitchen design trends, not just countertops. Through our research, we have compiled the top 6 kitchen cabinet trends of 2016 and added our suggestions of which of our countertop stones would pair nicely with them. Personalized Cabinets One size fits all not longer fits all when […]
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January 05, 2016
PURCHASING GRANITE COUNTERTOPS: HOME DEPOT VS. GRANITE SELECTION
If you own your own home, perform modest renovations and home improvement, or have any experience with DIY construction projects, you’ve probably been to Home Depot more times than you can count. Why? Aside from the hotdogs, Home Depot has built its reputation as a one-stop-shop for all your home-related needs, managing to undersell virtually […]
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December 07, 2015
HOW TO CHOOSE A GRANITE COUNTERTOP COMPANY
Purchasing a granite countertop is a substantial investment in your home and happiness. While they are expensive, when fabricated and installed properly, they can last virtually indefinitely. A good granite countertop may very well be the last surviving piece of your home. The only way to guarantee the longevity and appeal of your granite countertop […]
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September 23, 2015
CHICAGO GRANITE INSTALLATION: THE GRANITE SELECTION DIFFERENCE
Each and every employee that is involved in a Granite Selection installation has at least 10 or more years of installation experience. Through our combined years of experience as ggranite countertop installation contractors, we have seen it all, and can therefore swiftly and accurately address any issues as they arise. Experienced Employees We take pride in […]
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