Myth Busting: Do Granite Countertops Produce Radon?

A naturally occurring gas produced by the decay of uranium in rocks and soil, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. It is odorless, colorless and tasteless. When released into the atmosphere as rocks decay, radon is harmless. But when trapped inside a building or house (usually in basements or crawl spaces), it can lead to lung cancer, a disease that kills 20,000 Americans each year. Continue reading

Why Are Granite Countertops So Popular?

Have you ever wondered what makes granite such a popular kitchen countertop material, why so many homeowners would rather choose this product over the wealth of other available options? There is more than one answer to this question, but the best and possibly most agreed upon is that granite is versatile in ways that other materials are not. It offers buyers the best of both worlds with respect to aesthetics and durability.

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Can I Cut on My Granite Countertop?

One of the common misconceptions people have about their granite countertops is that they cannot be used to cut on directly. Before we discuss why granite and some other stone alternatives are the go-to choice for homeowners searching for a reliable kitchen countertop surface, it is important to remember that no material is scratch- or damage-proof. Stone is susceptible to harm, although it takes much longer and much greater intensity for these results to occur.

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Maintaining Your Granite Countertops

As far as kitchen countertops are concerned, granite will never go out of style. There are certainly many types of stone countertops to choose from these days, such as quartz and marble, that rival this timeless classic in terms of beauty and durability. However, there is something about granite that the vast majority of homeowners and first-time home buyers cannot resist.
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Choose Our Next Slab Sign

Premier Surfaces is offerings its customers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, better than any sale we have promoted in the past or any new product to come across our showroom. We are currently in the process of changing our granite slab entry sign and need your help putting the best message on there!

If you visited us before, you have probably seen the sign perched near the parking lot entrance with the catchy words “They may have installers….we have graninators” listed in bold, eye-popping colors. We cannot lie, we feel this message is ultra clever, unique and it sums up our business very well.

The time has come for a change though, and we are stumped on what to say. Want to be the lucky winner and have us choose your phrase?

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Tips for Matching Your Countertop Color

Interior design is both an art and a science. The innovative use of space and light along with the interplay of colors, shapes and textures demands both discipline and creativity. In designing active spaces such as kitchens, the aspect of functionality is added to the equation. Homeowners and designers alike face the challenge of getting the right mix in order to end up with a space that works well and is appealing to the senses.

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