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8 Steps to the Perfect Countertop Installation

Did you know October is kitchen and bath month? Well, it is! It’s a great time to upgrade your countertops because now is the best time to do it before the holiday season. To help you prepare for your countertop installation, we have prepared this handy dandy guide to ensure you know what to do and expect in a countertop remodel.

1. Budget

The first thing you will want to do in any home project is to establish your budget. Having your budget planned out beforehand will help you avoid unnecessary costs down the line, and guide you through the process. By have an allotted amount, you will have a realistic expectation of what you will be able to accomplish in any project.

2. Plan

Planning is important when taking on any project and this goes for countertop installations too. You want to be prepared for extra help or if there might be delays with family schedules. It is good to plan ahead to know that your project will come out just the way you want it!

3. Know Your Space

If you are changing the layout of your kitchen or bathroom it’s a good idea to have an idea of what you want and don’t want for your new look. Cutting Edge Countertops’ knowledgeable team will be able to provide further assistance as to what can be done, the opportunities that lie ahead and so much more. Some things to take into account for a complete renovation are plumbing, electrical connections and traffic patterns in the home.

4. In-Home Measurement

Before you head off to the showroom and slab house it’s very important to take some measurements and dimensions of your current space. These don’t have to be exact but they will give us an idea of how much work needs done on your installation before we get started.

5. Select Your Slab

This is the fun part: selecting your favorite countertop material. At Cutting Edge Countertops, our extensive selection of countertop materials includes stunning natural stones like marble and granite, durable quartz, adaptable solid surface and more. We offer surfaces from the top manufacturers in the country with over 500 different slab types and edge details. Click here to view our wide portfolio of countertop brands, materials, colors and finishes to find the perfect match for your home.

6. Measure & Template

This is when things get real! It’s time to plan and schedule a team member at Cutting Edge Countertops to visit your home to template your space and gather all of the necessary information about your installation. No one wants surprises with extra charges or unforeseen problems that can come up during any installation, that’s why we take highly accurate measurements that’ll give you the perfect amount of space for your counters.

7. Prepare your Home

On the day of your installation, it’s important to clear pathways and entryways for our team to carefully enter your home with your new, gorgeous material. Please remove all items from existing counters to ensure a smooth removal and installation process.

8. Leave the Rest to the Pros!

It’s time to sit back and relax while we do the work, and we promise, this is going to happen quickly! Your new countertops will be installed and ready for you to enjoy in no time. Once the work is complete, our installers will review the job with you and answer any questions you may have.

Looking to understand the process in more detail? We have ironed out our customer experience cycle so you can read further into the nitty gritty of the countertop installation process.

We can’t wait for you to start your home renovation shortly! Be sure to contact us when you are ready to start your project and our team will be happy to assist you every step of the way.

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Are You Ready For Kitchen & Bath Month 2021?

Did you know that the US has a kitchen and bath month? I bet you do if you’re a remodeling enthusiast. But if you’ve just stumbled on this reality here, then “Yes!” we do. It is an annual designation coined by the National Kitchen and Bath Association in 1982. The NKBA couldn’t have picked a better strategic month than October. It marks the end of summer, welcoming the dawn of winter. The holidays offer a chance to spend time indoors, welcoming guests virtually every day. Granted, it would be best to ensure that your kitchen and bath define your personality while maintaining a stylish and refined space. Here’s the Big Question: “Are you ready for October?”

At Cutting Edge Countertops, we’re passionate about countertops and can help you upgrade your home in readiness for the holidays. Whether it’s your bath vanities, laundry room, bar tops or kitchen countertops, we can transform these spaces into your home’s highlights by upgrading your surface materials. We boast a curated collection of compelling countertop material including quartz, granite, marble, quartzite, soapstone and compact surface. We have the knack for identifying quality and eye-catching countertop materials to match your design preference, personality and budget.

Are You Working on a Budget? Leverage Our Remnant Program

If you are purchasing new countertops for your kitchen, consider giving other areas of your home a refresh at the same time to take advantage of some savings. We offer a Remnant Program that includes an extensive remnant collection – perfect for bathrooms, laundry rooms, bar tops and more. And, when you spend $1,500, you can shop our low price of $34/sq. ft. remnants when your kitchen and remnants are installed at the same time.

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Countertop Designs to Inspire You

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If you are considering a kitchen or bath remodel and need some inspiration, you can start by visiting our Inspiration Gallery. Additionally, our team of expert Design Consultants can assist you with your home remodeling project. We encourage you to schedule an appointment to meet with one of our knowledgeable Consultants to walk you through the countertop process, understand your needs and help you identify the best material for your project. During your visit, you can view our full-slab indoor showroom with anywhere from 50 to 100 slabs.

Is your home October-ready? Cutting Edge Countertops has been building relationships and trust since 2006. Call us today at 888.515.8677 and let us help you remodel your home for the holidays.

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The Top Five Trending Granite Colors

Granite has always been a top choice due to its strong characteristics: it is extremely durable, can withstand heat (you can place a hot pan directly atop the surface without damage), is scratch-resistant and, is stain-resistant. Because of these benefits, it is a great option for a kitchen countertop. But, are you interested in using this surface but want your kitchen to look modern as well? We will tell you the top five trending granite colors and help you find a stone that perfectly fits your style and design ideas. Natural stone is trending, and matching it with popular designs will make your kitchen the envy of the neighborhood.

Granite comes in a variety of colors, finishes, and patterns. Still, when undergoing a renovation project, it can be overwhelming to decide on a countertop, especially with the abundance of countertop options that are available today. Here is a list of our top 5 trending granite countertop colors to help you decide on your next material!

Valle Nevado

Are you a fan of intricate designs? Then Valle Nevado granite is right for you! This light cream natural stone is beautifully detailed with deposits and flecks of natural minerals. Valle Nevado also pairs well with dark or light cabinetry thanks to its white, black, gray and taupe specklings.

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Dallas White

Dallas White is a favorite for granite countertops due to its bright appearance. It intertwines gray and lavender shades with a luxurious creamy undertone. Its subtle burgundy specks contrast with the rich white background making Dallas White unique.

Thunder White

Do you like the elegant look of marble but prefer the extreme durability granite offers? You can have both with Thunder White Granite! This stone mixes gray, white, and cream swirls with small red flecks. It’s mined in India and gives the appearance of marble with its details that emulate the veining of White Carrara. It looks especially good with dark wood cabinets, and using reds in your kitchen will bring out the flecks in the stone.

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Azul Platino

Azul Platino

Azul Platino granite has gained popularity for homeowners looking to update their kitchens and bathrooms because of its cool, almost grey-blue tones. Each slab is one-of-a-kind; no two are precisely the same — just like today’s homeowners and their lifestyles. You can further customize Azul Platino granite with a variety of countertop edges.

Steel Grey

Make a statement in your kitchen or bathroom with bold Steel Grey granite countertops! Featuring shades of grey, black, browns and blues, this granite is also available in a leather finish to give it a smooth, matte look.

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Ready to Start your Granite Countertops Project?

Countertop trends come and go, but the surface you choose will remain in your home for years to come. We always encourage our customers to pick something that makes them happy when they walk in the room and see it. Shop Valle Nevado, Dallas White, Thunder White, Azul Platino and Steel Grey countertops along with many others in our live inventory on our website or visit one of our Cutting Edge Countertops showrooms located in Perrysburg, Troy, Wixom, Noblesville and S.Indianapolis! Our experienced team is here to help educate and guide you on both the current trends and timeless classics to ensure you are confident in your choice.

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Four Unique Kitchen Countertop Ideas That Will Make You Want To Remodel

Four Unique Kitchen Countertop Ideas That Will Make You Want To Remodel

Every year new trends, styles and designs come to life persuading us with a new addition that we crave to incorporate into our homes. But some “trends” last a lifetime, offering timeless features and exquisite concepts that we will love for years to come.

At Cutting Edge Countertops, we offer a variety of countertop styles, edge profiles and more to bring your vision to life. Learn about some of the top trending looks in 2021 below and how Cutting Edge Countertops can help you bring these ideas to life in the heart of your home!

1. Dekton Countertops 

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Dekton countertops are made of quartz stone, porcelain and glass that are fused and compressed together under high pressure to create a slab material that is extremely dense and compact, hence the reason it is considered an ultra-compact material. Because of its unique characteristics, Dekton is a long-lasting product that is scratch, stain and heat resistant. Homeowners are craving a material that will last them a lifetime, without showing wear and tear, therefore, Dekton has become increasingly popular and found within many American homes.

Incorporating Dekton into your kitchen will help you feel at ease, as it will provide a low-maintenance clean up, easier cooking lifestyle and more.

2. Waterfall Edge Countertops

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A waterfall edge countertop is the next best thing in modern interior design. It is designed to make a 90-degree angle at the countertop ends. Instead of ending with a finely finished edge, the countertop seamlessly heads down the floor creating a “pouring” vision off the edge as water would over a cliff.

This style looks gorgeous on a kitchen island where you can showcase your unique style in the focal point of your home.

3. Marble Quartz Countertops

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Many people love the look of marble countertops, as it offers elegance and beauty with its subtle swirls and veining within. However, due to its natural, porous nature, marble is a softer material that may not withstand harsher interactions that often coincide with family lifestyles.

Thankfully, quartz countertops have mastered replicating the beauty of marble by recreating the lovely veining, subtle hues, delicate swirls and more that homeowners seek. Cutting Edge Countertops offers an extensive collection of quartz countertops that offers these gorgeous features, as well as added benefits. All of our quartz countertops are extremely durable and can withstand the harsh interactions of day-to-day life. No longer sacrifice beauty for functionality; with Cutting Edge Countertops’ quartz collection, you can have both.

4. Quartz That Looks Like Concrete

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Concrete gets a lot of attention for its appearance and has become one of the top countertop choices for both industrial and modern-style kitchens. As you may have guessed with quartz’s ability to replicate almost any look, texture and design, it also can beautifully portray the look of concrete. Concrete is typically more susceptible to cracking, so utilizing a concrete-looking quartz countertop is certainly the way to go! It is a durable option as it provides more strength to your kitchen countertops and comes in various colors and shades to match your interior design.

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to start working on your home remodel! Whether you are located in Perrysburg, OH, Troy, MI, Wixom, MI, Noblesville, IN, Indianapolis, IN or surrounding cities, Cutting Edge Countertops has everything you are looking for! Visit one of our showrooms to explore the various styles and designs we have on display and see which material best suits you! Appointments are encouraged so please contact us at www.cectops.com/locations to schedule your appointment today. We have a team of experts ready to help you along the way and bring your dream kitchen to life.

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Natural Stone

When you think of natural stone countertops, marble, granite and quartzite are probably the top surfaces that come to your mind. However, there are many more options! For example, soapstone is another natural stone surfaces that make great choices for countertops in the kitchen or bath. Natural stone is a classic choice for countertops because of their one-of-a-kind beauty. Here is an overview of natural stone and some information on its benefits, finishes, applications and more.

Benefits:

Since natural stone comes from mother nature, each slab is unique with different shade variations, fissures, cracks, chips, pits and pores. Don’t let this scare you away! This is what makes natural stone so beautiful! Some other great qualities of natural stone is its durability. Some natural stone is resistant to scratches, bacteria, stains, heat, and can be used for outdoor spaces. Depending on what finish you choose, it can alter the overall look and resistance of your countertops.

Pros and Cons of Natural Stone Countertops:

No matter what countertop surface you choose it will have pros and cons. It is important to take these into consideration when choosing a material for your project so that you can make the best decision based on your lifestyle and design preferences.

Granite

  • Pro: Durability – With regular sealing granite countertops are heat, scratch, chemical and stain resistant.
  • Con: Granite is a porous material so it will need to be resealed. It is recommended to re-seal natural stone countertops (granite, marble and quartzite) every 1 to 2 years to help protect against accidental staining.

Marble

  • Pro: Not only are marble countertops absolutely gorgeous but if they are well-maintained, marble can increase property value.
  • Con: Marble countertops stain easily.

Quartzite

  • Pro: Quartzite looks like marble. Its unique, swirling grey and white designs make the countertops look interesting and help create an impressive kitchen or bathroom.
  • Con: Although quartzite is strong and durable, it can be damaged by sharp objects like knives. You will also need to seal your quartzite countertops at least annually to keep it shiny and free from stain.

Soapstone

  • Pro: This is a very sanitary countertop because it is non-porous, it cleans up with mild soap and a sponge or dish rag.
  • Con: Because the stone is fairly soft, avoid cutting directly on it. Be careful not to drop heavy glass objects or cast iron pans on it. The softer nature of soapstone makes it nice to the touch but also represents its one main weakness.
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Finishes:

Finishes are the last step of the fabrication process before your slab gets delivered and installed in your home. Depending on your design tastes you can choose if you want your countertops to be smooth, textured, glossy, or have little to no shine and you achieve this is by the finish.
• Polished: To achieve semi-gloss to high-gloss on your surface, polished is the way to go. Stains are less likely to occur on polished countertops, but a potential downfall to having a high shine surface is that scratches are easier to see.
• Honed: Honed is a very popular finish for marble and creates a smooth, velvety, matte look. The benefit of having a honed surface is that scratches are difficult to see, but this makes the surface more susceptible to stains.

Care:

Caring for natural stone can vary depending on if it is granite, marble, quartzite or soapstone. You want to make sure you are taking the proper precautions and preventing any potential damage. We recommend you clean up spills with a soft cloth using mild soap and warm water. For more stubborn stains a nonabrasive bristled brush can be used. Always remember to use hot pads, trivets, cutting boards, placemats, and coasters to protect your surface from discoloration, scratches, and staining. For more countertop care and maintenance information check out our cleaning tips.

Applications:

Natural stone can be incorporated in many areas of your home. The most common places are for natural stone to be placed in the kitchens and bathrooms as countertops, but natural stone can be used in outdoor kitchens, as fireplace surrounds, flooring, backsplash and so much more.

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Natural stone is art and can be admired in many areas of your home. It’s time to add mother nature’s greatest masterpiece into your home with Cutting Edge Countertops.

Check out our resource tab for additional information on natural stone.

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Home Remodeling Experts: How To Decorate Your Airbnb And Make Your Listing Stand Out!

Home Remodeling Pros Explain How To Make Your Airbnb Stand Out From The Rest

Home remodeling experts have realized how much popularity Airbnb rentals are getting. Airbnb’s have gained a tremendous amount of momentum and exposure. People traveling on vacation are now comparing and contrasting the differences between an Airbnb and a hotel. We find that Airbnb’s can be more affordable and potentially nicer for the price. With the high demand for Airbnb rentals and the popularity of people wanting to list their property as an Airbnb, we have decided to help shed light on how to make your listing stand out from the rest! If you take a look at the Airbnb app, you will see beautiful listings with incredible views and amenities. vacation home rentals offer you a homey experience that most travelers search for. We find that the Airbnbs that are rented out the most have a very comfy homey look and feel. So what will it take in order for your listing to be the one that travelers choose?

5 Features Every Traveler Looks For In An Airbnb:

  • Wifi Connection: Most travelers may be on vacation but they will often times want to still be connected. Whether they are on a family trip or traveling for business, Wifi is a major pro or con that will ultimately make the difference. Kids, adults, and even toddlers are always using the internet to stay connected to the world. Having Wifi will significantly increase the chances of your listing appealing to the traveler. Even though most people have their own internet hotspots, providing free wifi as an amenity will make you really stand out
  • Comfortable Beds: This is key! You are more likely to get a positive review from past renters if you have a bed that is very comfortable. Sometimes it pays off to spend money in order to make money so take a trip to a mattress store and look for a bed that you believe guests will really enjoy! After all, nobody wants to wake up on the wrong side of the bed! Your home remodel does not have to be expensive. Simply look for the best offers when shopping. 
  • Free Closet Space & Hangars: No matter the reason for which your guests decided to pick your Airbnb, it is better to be safe than sorry so provide them with space to hang their clothes. Sometimes guests may need the room for a few days so make your Airbnb as homey as possible by including free closet space and hangars. 
  • Washing Machine: Traveling can be tough pretty tough on clothes. When vacationers take trips to beaches, forests or amusements parks, they may acquire a few stains to go along with their great memories. Many Airbnb users say they search the listings for rentals with access to a washing machine.
  • Parking: Guests prefer to park at or in front of the house they’re staying in. Travelers are already paying for the cost of traveling. The extra expense and hassle of inconvenient parking could cause them to choose another Airbnb.
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Appealing Airbnb Pictures That Do It, Justice.

Share accurate photos of your listing! Make sure to get all of the right angles and capture pictures that make your listing appealing and desirable. You may have the best home remodeling ever but without great pictures, nobody will be able to tell. Anytime you are starting a new rental, keep in mind the different home remodeling ideas that you can implement to make your place look homey, classy, high-end, and fresh. Consider getting creative with your photography. Maybe add flower vases, picture frames, and other ornaments to go with the theme of your home. The smallest details can be the ones that attract and appeal to your guests the most. Really take your time to think of the overall theme and what you want the rental to look like. We encourage you to think about the all-white or all-black theme. Keep your listing updated and as modern as you can. Your home decor should be seen by the world.

Decorating The Airbnb Kitchen.

Guests want the option of being able to cook for themselves. It’s one of the biggest benefits of staying in a home rather than at a hotel. Especially on a long trip, eating out for breakfast, lunch and dinner can become exhausting, expensive and time-consuming. If you renting out the entire home then make sure that the kitchen looks great! We will list below some quick tips and tricks for the best kitchen home remodeling!

Kitchen Countertops

Make sure your countertops are clean and shiny! Whether you have quartz, marble, or granite, there is a proper way to care for your countertops to help maintain the beauty. If you need repairs or new countertops then make sure to contact an experienced countertop professional.

Kitchen Cabinets

Are your kitchen cabinets old and worn out? No worries, simply look for a local cabinet supplier in the Midwest to help you get new ones or sometimes a nice cabinet refacing will do.

Kitchen Sinks

Kitchen sinks can rust and get pretty worn throughout time. This can really turn off your guests and you may end up with a bad review. Take the time to change your kitchen sinks and find ones that will last you a long time. Cutting Edge Countertops offers a wide variety of kitchen sink options for you to choose from. We have different materials like stainless steel and composite.

Clean Your Kitchen

Last but certainly not least, make sure you are cleaning your kitchen thoroughly. Double check to make sure appliances are wiped down, remove any stains and sweep or mop the floors. It is best to clean the rental the best you can after every visit.

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Bedroom Appeal And Cleanliness

You can have a blast with the bedroom decor and design by getting really creative! If you are not sure where to begin, we suggest writing down ideas on how to make the bedroom feel as homey as possible. We already covered having a nice cozy bedroom mattress so what comes next? You guessed it! The sheets and comforter! Think back to a time when you checked in at a hotel. What color were the sheets, comforter, and towels? That’s right. They are always white. White brings a sense of cleanliness that you will not find with orange, yellow, or purple. We suggest going with a white theme. It is nice to be able to see that the items you are using are clean and stain free. This is something you cannot really tell when you have other colors. Also look into adding picture frames and other bedroom decors to enhance the appeal of your home. If you already have a white kitchen then what better way to match than with an all-white bedroom!

All-White Bathroom

Not only is the all-white bathroom the most classic bathroom design trend in 2021 but it is one that stands out to the guest. All white doors, cabinets, countertops, floors, and walls stick out tremendously. You cannot go wrong with an all-white bathroom but we do however want you to keep in mind that you should be careful with care and maintenance.

If you have additional question when it comes to remodeling your home our Cutting Edge Countertops team is ready to help, contact us today to learn more or schedule an appointment at a showroom near you. For more content about kitchen design trends, countertop surfaces, bathroom remodels and more visit our blog.

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Top 5 Trending Quartz Colors

Are you ready to upgrade your countertops to a unique yet durable surface, but not sure where to start? Our trending top 5 quartz color roundup will help guide you to the perfect quartz that meets your lifestyle and design preferences. Quartz offers a variety of benefits such as durability, color consistency and its non-porous! Quartz countertops can take any kitchen to the next level visually and often become the talk of the room after a new install. Cutting Edge Countertops carries a wide shade range of quartz from top brands, so you are sure to find a vibrant or neutral quartz color that suits your style.So, if you are interested in discovering some of the best-selling quartz countertop colors in the Midwest, keep reading!

Calacatta Gold

Calacatta Gold by Silestone is patterned with a blueish and grey vein plus golden shades. This countertop can pair beautifully with nearly any design style. The gray and gold present throughout the surface allowing homeowners to decorate their space with fixtures and accents of gold, brushed nickel, black, and chrome or silver.

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Montauk

Montauk by HanStone Quartz features a subtle and luxurious, the soft pearl undertone and is elevated with warm sandy dappling and an ivory marble pattern for a vintage yet modern feel.

Italian Waves

Featuring subtle grey veins on a creamy pearl background, Italian Waves is both classic and contemporary. Italian Waves by HanStone Quartz is also durable, easy to clean and does not require sealing. Add this gorgeous quartz to your home in a variety of ways including show-stopping white quartz countertops, kitchen islands, floors, backsplashes, and accent walls.

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Pietra

Pietra by Silestone is a white quartz countertop with a mix of faint grays throughout the surface area. The stone features veining of grays, blues, and creams that create beautiful movement and dimension. The white quartz countertop pairs well with light and dark cabinetry and can be used to brighten any space.

Rocky Shores

A stunning amalgam of stone shapes in greys, taupes and creams create a highly textured surface that offers depth and proportion. Rocky Shores by HanStone Quartz delivers a naturally connected sense of balance.

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Countertop trends come and go, but the surface you choose will remain in your home for years to come. We always encourage our customers to pick something that makes them happy when they walk in the room and see it. Shop Calacatta Gold, Montauk, Italian Waves, Pietra and Rocky Shores countertops along with many others in our live inventory on our website or visit one of our Cutting Edge Countertops showrooms located in Perrysburg, Troy, Wixom, Noblesville and S.Indianapolis! Our experienced team is here to help educate and guide you on both the current trends and timeless classics to ensure you are confident in your choice.

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Why Install Granite Countertops for Outdoor Kitchens?

An outdoor kitchen is a lucrative and innovative home investment. You can decide to construct a simple kitchen, barbeque island, or a multi-functional kitchen area. When designing your outdoor kitchen, it is intrinsic to build a durable, contemporary, and functional cooking area by incorporating the most versatile granite countertops.

Why are Granite Countertops Popular?

Granite countertops have unmatched characteristics making them ideal for the outdoor space. Typically, granite comes in a wide array of color choices, multiple design options, and unparalleled durability. When compared to other countertop options, granite has superior performance.

Some reasons savvy homeowners resort to granite countertops are:

  • Can withstand high temperatures-hot pans will not burn the sturdy material
  • Granite comes in distinctive patterns and styles
  • It does not easily scratch
  • Withstands harsh environmental conditions
  • Will not dull over time
  • Easy to maintain and clean
  • An eco-friendly material
  • It is aesthetically appealing and skyrockets the value of your home
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How to Maintain the Beauty of Granite Countertops?

Although granite is a sturdy material that is not susceptible to easy damage, it is essential to protect it from extreme external elements.  The first step is using coverings such as an awning or umbrella to create an adequate shade for your countertops. These coverings prevent your countertops from being too hot in hot summers.

Some types of granite countertops are porous and will quickly absorb spills. The application of a sealer ensures your countertop is not easily absorbent and does not trap moisture.

During the cleaning process, use a non-absorbent detergent to remove spills or dirt from the countertops. Practicing intelligent cleaning hacks on your surfaces extends their longevity and ensures your surfaces remain fabulous.

Do you Want to Install Granite Countertops?

Undeniably, granite is a natural, eco-friendly material with unique patterns and colors. We advise you to install it on your kitchen and bathroom countertops due to its uniqueness and aesthetic appeal. Contact us for trendy designs or visit our showroom for more sophisticated designs and options.

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Beyond Kitchens and Bathrooms: Enjoying Natural Stone Around the House

Natural stone’s beauty and durability have made it a popular material for kitchens and bathrooms. Yet, those same qualities also make natural stone an excellent choice for other parts of the home. Homeowners can extend the beauty of natural stone to the rest of their homes with natural stone fireplaces, flooring, and bar tops.

Fireplaces

A natural stone fireplace makes a stunning focal point for any room. Since both granite and marble are outstanding materials for a fireplace, choosing between them can be challenging. A granite fireplace surround is heat-resistant and easy to maintain. Granite is available in a great variety of colors, which makes it easy to find an option for any home decor style. A marble fireplace surround adds visual appeal and elegance to a room. Marble can withstand heat and is available in color options such as white, green, and gray.

Although fireplace surrounds are popular, they’re not the only option for incorporating natural stone into a fireplace’s design. It’s possible to include options like a marble mantel or a granite hearth even when the rest of the fireplace is not made of natural stone.

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Flooring

There’s no reason to confine the beauty of a natural stone floor to a particular room of the home. While durability makes natural stone flooring more practical than other flooring materials, homeowners tend to choose natural stone flooring for its luxurious appearance. Natural products like granite flooring and marble floor tiles are one-of-a-kind by nature, which means no two natural stone floors will ever be exactly alike. Natural stone flooring is easy to clean, but it must be cleaned regularly to maintain its beauty.

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Bar Tops

The dramatic look of natural stone bar tops makes them a wonderful choice for rooms where entertaining takes place. Natural stone bar tops have an impressive beauty that other materials cannot match. Both granite and marble bar tops can withstand the heavy use that comes with frequent entertaining.

Natural stone such as marble and granite is a versatile material. Fireplaces, flooring and bar tops are just a few ways you can incorporate natural stone in your home other than by installing countertops.

So if you are looking for natural stone countertops in the Midwest, look no further! We service Perrysburg, Troy, Wixom, Noblesville, S. Indianapolis and surrounding areas. Our Cutting Edge Countertops team is ready to help, contact us today to learn more or schedule an appointment at a showroom near you. For more content about kitchen design trends, countertop surfaces, bathroom remodels and more visit our blog.

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Update Your Home With Granite Countertops

Find Granite Counters Near You

Find Granite near you at one of our Cutting Edge Countertops showrooms located in Perrysburg, Troy, Wixom, Noblesville and S. Indianapolis. We offer high-quality granite countertops that will last you a lifetime with the proper love and care. Granite is one of the most popular countertop materials around the world. This is because the characteristics of granite appeal to many homeowners, designer and builders.

Granite are a unique natural stone because no two pieces of granite are exactly alike. Each slab of granite is extraordinary and truly one of a kind! Granite adds richness to the kitchen and can really elevate a space. Find the pattern, color, design, and style of granite that goes best with your lifestyle when you visit one of our showrooms near you in Ohio, Michigan or Indianapolis.

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What Makes Granite A Unique Countertop Material?

Granite is without a doubt a longtime favorite of all kitchen and bath countertops. When comparing a granite slab to another granite slab you’ll quickly notice how different they are. The look and composition of granite is a product of the environment. Each individual piece of granite has its very own pattern shifts and color. Because of its uniqueness, we do recommend you view our granite selection in person at one of our showrooms near you.

How Much Do Granite Countertops Cost?

Although granite countertops are quite stunning, the beauty of this stone definitely comes at a price. Contact one of our granite countertop experts at Cutting Edge Countertops today for pricing. There is a lot that goes into the final cost or estimate of your granite kitchen countertop installation. How big and how much granite you will need is a big factor that directly impacts the price. However, we do not want you to get discouraged because our team is here to help you out! We also offer special countertop financing options so that you don’t have to let your budget stand in the way of purchasing your dream granite countertop.

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Do I Have To Seal My Granite Kitchen and Bathroom Counters?

The answer is simple, yes. You definitely need to seal your granite kitchen and bathroom countertops. Even after you seal your granite countertops for the first time, you have to keep maintaining them to ensure they last for years to come. Granite is a porous stone that needs to be maintained properly. If you forget to seal your granite countertops they will be more susceptible to bacteria build up, staining, and more.

So if you are looking for granite countertops in the Midwest, look no further! We service Perrysburg, Troy, Wixom, Noblesville, S. Indianapolis and surrounding areas. Our Cutting Edge Countertops team is ready to help, contact us today to learn more or schedule an appointment at a showroom near you. For more content about kitchen design trends, countertop surfaces, bathroom remodels and more visit our blog.

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