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New Kitchen Cabinet Styles

If you are looking for new cabinets for your kitchen, it’s important to know your options. With so many new kitchen cabinet styles available on the market, it can be difficult to know which style will best suit your kitchen. At Express Cabinet and Granite, we’ve put together a guide on the latest styles to …

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Granite Vs. Concrete Countertops

When choosing between granite and concrete countertops, there are several factors to consider, from pricing and heat resistance to appearance and color options. To help make your decision easier, the experts at Express Cabinet and Granite have put together a guide on both granite and concrete countertops. Granite Countertops Pros and Cons A major pro …

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Should My Countertop Have A Larger Overhang?

A countertop overhang is a lip that extends over the cabinets, typically about 1- 1/2 inches, to prevent spills and crumbs from getting inside the cabinets. By increasing the size of this overhang, you not only further protect your cabinets, but you can increase seating, food prep space, and more. How Much Space Do I Need …

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What are the Most Popular Granite Colors for 2022?

If you are considering granite countertops for your kitchen, you may be wondering what color to choose. Granite is a natural stone that lasts long, withstands heat, and offers a beautiful aesthetic. It is also available in a variety of colors and patterns.

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What Granite Is The Hardest?

When choosing granite for your countertops, there are a variety of factors to consider, such as the strength of the stone. Every stone had its own strength rating, also known as Mohs hardness, which identifies the strength and hardness of every natural mineral. When compared to other stones, granite has a great hardness. When choosing …

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Why Do Granite Countertops Need To Be Sealed?

While granite is one the most durable countertops options, it does require some maintenance to keep its beauty and resilience, which includes sealing the granite. Without a proper seal, granite can collect moisture and germs, making your food preparation area unsanitary. Reasons You Need to Seal Your Granite Countertops Stone sealer is one of the …

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What Are The Different Grades Of Granite?

The grade of granite is simply a measurement of the structural quality of this natural stone. There are three different grades of granite: Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3+. The scale for determining the grade of granite starts with Level 1, which is classified as “low-grade” granite, Level 2 as “mid-grade,” while Level 3+ …

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How Thick Should Granite Countertops Be?

When choosing granite countertops for your home, there are several factors to consider. You have multiple choices to make from colors to edges when selecting granite countertops. Another factor to consider is the thickness of your countertops. The thickness of your granite countertops will determine the cost and the overall look of your countertop design.

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11 Common Granite Countertop Installation Mistakes

If you are thinking about buying and installing new granite countertops, there are several mistakes that you need to avoid during the purchase, installation, and maintenance of the countertops.

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What Granite Countertop Edge Should I Choose?

Part of choosing your countertops includes choosing the type of edges you’d like to have on them. The edges of your countertop provide a beautiful, eye-catching look, and they also affect how easy it is to clean and maintain the countertops. Some edges can be more difficult to clean, while others may be sharper and …

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