How Are Quartz Countertops Made?

Quartz countertops have rapidly become a popular alternative to granite countertops. While most people know that granite is formed within the earth over millions of years, the origin of quartz being used for countertops tends to be a bit more mysterious. If you’ve ever seen a small rock at a gift shop labeled “quartz”, it’s…

How To Remove Stains From Quartz Countertops

There are plenty of ways that a quartz countertop can become stained. Given their most common location, the kitchen, it’s easy for them to get stained by things like sauces, condiments, oil, or even things like permanent markers or nail polish. Not to worry though – given that quartz countertops are low maintenance, it’s simple…

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How To Take Care Of Quartz Countertops

Quartz is a tough and durable stone that makes for beautiful and long-lasting countertops. Since quartz isn’t porous like its counterpart granite, it is much easier to keep it free of bacteria, grease, and dirt and is generally low maintenance. But in order to get the most out of your quartz countertops, there are a…

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The Ultimate Granite Buyer’s Guide

As Austin and San Antonio’s granite countertop experts, we’re commonly approached by friends, family, and customers with questions about purchasing granite for their homes. Over the years we began to realize that we were answering the same types of questions over and over again. In response, we’ve created this epic granite buyer’s guide!

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How to Care for Granite Countertops

Granite countertops are resistant to staining and easier to clean when properly sealed. A good sealant will penetrate deep down and keep bacteria out of tiny crevices in the stone, also helping to prevent staining. Find out everything you need to know about sealing your granite countertops.

Countertops Cost Guide:
Budgeting for a Countertop Upgrade

Creating a Countertop Budget Determining your kitchen or bathroom countertop budget can be a more complicated process than most people think. Replacing a countertop involves more than just removing the old one and installing the new one. There’s removing and replacing backsplash and laminate sheets, reconnecting plumbing, paint touch-ups, and installing a new sink or stovetop. You…