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How to Give Your Kitchen a Contemporary Look

Kitchens are no longer a place where people just cook their dinner. Contemporary households often have a place where family members can do many things other than cooking and eating. Of course, you can gather with friends, study, relax or do whatever you want in an old-fashioned kitchen too, but wouldn’t it be much better

The Ultimate Glossary of Fabricator Terms and Phrases

You just returned from your local fabricator, all excited about your granite countertop installation. But as you think back to your conversation with the fabricator, you wonder what some of the terms mean that he mentioned. What’s a honed finish? He mentioned something about a bullnose finish. What’s that? And you faintly remember him referring

Granite Countertops Are Just the Beginning

There are plenty of reasons why homeowners love granite countertops: the luxurious look of the stone, the ease of maintaining it, and the value it adds to a home being just a few.  Without a doubt, granite is a timeless look can be customized to enhance any kitchen. But at EZ Tile and Marble, we also

California Homeowners Can Be Held “At Fault” When Hiring Unlicensed Contractors for Remodeling

The California Professional Association of Specialty Contractors (CALPASC) is encouraged by the uptick of home remodeling that is currently ongoing in the Golden State. At the same time, these professionals are concerned that you may incur liabilities that you do not even realize exist. For example, did you know that California homeowners can be held “at

Why Choose a Local Fabricater and Installer vs Home Depot or Lowes

When the automated menu on the phone for the company you’re desperately trying to get a hold of tells you that your call is valuable to them, do you believe it? When you’ve made it through the line 50 customers deep at Walmart and the cashier asks if you’ve found everything you’re looking for, do you really think they care? Unfortunately, these are just a few of the things that come from living in the big box, automated, computerized, superstore world that we live in. We’re missing that personal touch, that human, caring, you-matter-as-a-customer way of doing business. In a word, craftsmanship.Viatera Quartz Countertops

One area that the difference between those two approaches can be seen is in the installation of your granite countertops. Seems straightforward enough, right? Let’s take a closer look at the difference between a local fabricater and installer versus one of those big box stores like Home Depot or Lowes .

First of all is the overall difference in approach.  Let’s face it, the super-store guys couldn’t care less if you’re satisfied or not. They’ve got about a gazillion customers, so what’s it to them if they lose one, two, or a dozen due to a poorly done job? On the other hand, your local guy knows that his bread and butter is coming from happy, satisfied customers from a quality job done well. They realize that word of mouth can keep their doors open or close them. The important thing about this attitude difference is that affects everything else that each of them will do.

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Granite Fabrication: Beautiful and Affordable

Customizing a home or office? You need a material that will last a lifetime as well as look great. Granite seems to be the best choice for those looking for an affordable solution that can be used in many different applications. Here are some reasons why granite stands out among the competition.

Granite Slab waiting for fabrication at the EZ Tile & Marble Countertop Shop

Granite Slab waiting for fabrication at the EZ Tile & Marble Countertop Shop

  1. Durability is one of the main selling points in granite fabrication. Granite resists scratches, chips, and stains; it also will not burn. It is a natural occurring elemental rock which is mined in quarries through out the U.S. and all over the world. Granite’s tough quality can outlast most other kitchen and bathroom materials out there such as wood or tile.
  2. Practicality of granite applications trump that of other materials. Granite is completely heat and water resistant. It can take a hot pan or skillet direct from the heat without blistering or bubbling. It is a completely non-porous igneous rock that will not mold or mildew allowing for ease of cleaning and sanitizing.
  3. Uniqueness of granite material is unmatched. Since granite is a naturally occurring element, each slab is uniquely beautiful. Though colors may resemble one another, the patterns within are unlike any other previously mined. Lightness, darkness, and veining are one of a kind through out each piece.
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Granite Countertop Installations Among High Value Projects Says Remodeling Magazine 2013 Cost vs. Value Report

If you have been aching for an excuse to start that next home remodel project but want to back the expense with hard data on the value, now you might have the perfect reason. According, to the Remodeling Magazine 2013 Cost vs. Value Report lower costs and stabilizing home prices have bumped up the cost-value