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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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Compact Surface – A Versatile Material

Compact surface is a long-term material choice for those looking to turn their homes into a unique space. It allows greater potential for installation in one piece with no cuts, no joints and no limits. You can use this material in a number of ways from countertops to cabinet door facings. Today we are going to explore the versatility of this new surface that is on the rise.

Compact Surface Shower Walls

You may have seen marble-looking shower applications and wondered what material was used to create such a stunning design. Majority of the time the surface used in these types of showers is compact surface! Because this surface is an engineered stone that is non-porous, it is impervious to water and is non-absorbent, perfect for the bathroom! Using this material for shower walls is a fantastic addition to any bathroom to create a luxurious, spa-like feeling right in your home.

Compact Surface Countertops

Compact surface countertops, unlike some other countertop surfaces, are great for outdoor applications. This is true even in the chilly winter months we have in the Midwest. Compact surface countertops will not crack or fracture even the most frigid or hottest temperatures. Also, compact surface countertops are UV resistant, which means their colors will not fade even when in constant exposure to the sun.

The color and design of compact surface countertops can be easily integrated into your current kitchen design. This engineered stone comes in a variety of earthy, metallic, and neutral designs including solid colors and washed or grainy patterns but also some with nice veining that looks like white marble.

Full-Height Backsplash

A trending design style that we anticipate to see in many homes going into 2021 is full-height backsplashes. Full-height backsplashes are a great way to create a cohesive look in your kitchen. Opting for a full-height slab backsplash requires neither grout nor sealant, it creates a seamless look in your kitchen, as the transition from your countertops to the full-height backsplash blends effortlessly to create a luxurious, sleek appearance.

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Compact Surface Fireplace Surrounds

Compact surface is a great material choice for a fireplace surround because it is a heat resistant material that can withstand extreme temperatures. Incorporating this material in the center of your home will truly transform your indoor or outdoor living space. That’s right – it can also be used outdoors, because it is UV stable! Neither high heat during the summer or extreme cold during the winter can damage it, this material allows you to get creative and showcase your favorite designs in the heart of your home!

Floating Vanities & Cabinet Door Facings

Compact surface comes in a variety thicknesses: 8mm, 12mm, 20mm, and now also in 30mm. Due to its thinner composition, when compared to natural stones such as granite or marble, it can be easily applied to floating bathroom vanities or cabinet doors to create a chic design style. It also helps to create the illusion of having a full-block of real, natural stone in your home.

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Compact surface slabs can be applied to almost any furnishing you can imagine from kitchen countertop islands, flooring, shower walls and more. With compact surfaces unique marble-like veining and representation of various natural stone textures, this surfaces can represent any design style you desire.

If you are searching for compact surface countertops in Ohio, Michigan or Indiana, stop by one of our local showrooms to explore our collection. You can contact the Cutting Edge Countertops team today to schedule an appointment to visit one of our locations in Perrysburg, Troy, Wixom, Noblesville and S. Indianapolis to assist you with your kitchen or bathroom renovation project.

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Cookies & Quartz Kitchen Countertops

Did you know, quartz kitchen countertops and cookies have gone hand in hand for far longer than you think? Quartz kitchen countertops create a kitchen space designed to give you room for family time as well as pursuing your home baking career. When you choose to install quartz countertops in your home you get aesthetics, functionality, low-risk, and cost-effectiveness all in one package.

When it comes to making memories in the kitchen easy there are many factors that come into play: lighting, flooring, wall finishes, fittings and fixtures and more. One component that stands out the most amongst them all is the kitchen countertops. Countertops are where everything happens in a kitchen. The chopping, frying, mixing and all. And, quartz happens to be a great material for this purpose. The sturdiness of quartz and resistance to heat, scratch, etch and stain puts it in a class of its own. Here are a few reasons why bakers choose quartz:

Quartz Countertops Are Not Porous

Envision the hassle of cleaning up your kitchen countertop after baking your famous homemade cookies. Porous surfaces are susceptible to oil stains and flour residue can be a hassle. These worries fade away when baking with quartz countertops. Unlike other stone surfaces like marble, quartz is not porous. That simply means your countertops do not have to be resealed. Quartz countertops are resistant to stain, mildew and mold growth. And, cleaning quartz countertops are simple as they can be wiped off with a soft cloth.

Quartz Kitchen Countertops Are Durable

Quartz remains one of the hardest countertop surfaces. It has been proven to be harder than even marble or granite. Once your quartz countertop is installed in your kitchen, it is likely your quartz countertop would last a lifetime with the proper care and maintenance. Although quartz is heat resistant, we warn against placing hot pots and pans directly from your stove or oven onto your quartz countertop. Just to add, your quartz countertop won’t crack or succumb to scratches and etches from your kids playing or other accidents.

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Quartz Countertops Are Acid Resistant 

Yes, it is true quartz countertops are resistant to acid. Since quartz countertop surfaces are impervious to food and liquid spillage, you don’t need to worry when baking your lemon bars. They won’t get damaged in the event of a spill. No matter what ingredients you might be baking with though, always take preventative measures to keep your countertop surfaces as clean and tidy as possible.

Cold Countertop Surfaces You Can Trust

When the kitchen gets hot, you can count on your quartz countertops to keep their cool. Quartz countertops don’t conform to the temperature around them. This means your butter won’t melt when you don’t want it to. It also means your cookies will cool fast, and you won’t have to wait too long to cut them into any shape you like, such as a gingerbread man or Christmas tree. In summer, their cold surfaces can be a safe space for your family to sit, eat and talk.

With materials such as quartz in your list of options, memories in the kitchen is easier than ever. So if you are searching for quartz countertops in Ohio, Michigan or Indiana, stop by one of our local showrooms to explore our collection. You can contact the Cutting Edge Countertops team today to schedule an appointment to visit one of our locations in Perrysburg, Troy, Wixom, Noblesville and S. Indianapolis to assist you with your kitchen or bathroom renovation project.

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Kitchen And Bathroom Sinks 101

The Different Sizes Of Kitchen And Bathroom Sinks

Do you need new kitchen and bathroom sinks for your home renovations? At Cutting Edge Countertops we provide high-quality countertops with outstanding craftsmanship and sinks from top manufacturers. Selecting the right kitchen sink is an important decision with many choices to make along the way. While choosing what material you want or if you prefer straight or rounded edges are important choices, one of the very first steps is to determine which style you’ll benefit from. Cutting Edge Countertops offers a complete line of sinks and accessories. From stainless steel, composite or porcelain, our selection of sinks come in nearly every size and configuration to meet every budget and lifestyle.

Kitchen Sink Sizes And Configurations

First, let’s start with the basics of kitchen and bathroom sink sizes. There are commonly three different options: 50/50, 60/40, single bowl and apron front sinks.

50/50

A very popular option for the kitchen, a double bowl 50/50 sink is perfect for multi-tasking due to its two equally sized basins. Although this offers greater flexibility in use, cleaning larger dishes may be more difficult than in a single basin sink.

60/40

A double basin 60/40 sink features two different sized sections that give you the flexibility of having two compartments while also including enough space to wash oversized dishes in the larger basin.

Single Bowl Sink

A single bowl sink can be favorable in terms of space when performing one task and makes cleaning large dishes much easier. If you’re looking to have numerous tasks going on at once, you may benefit more from a multiple basin sink.

Apron Front Sink

Also known as farmhouse sinks, the defining characteristic of an apron front sink is a large, forward-facing side that replaces a section of the counter and cabinetry. This sink is available in a single or double basin styles and add charm to any kitchen design.

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This is the first decision you need to make when it comes to choosing a kitchen or bathroom sink. Are you a one compartment family or do you like two? Was your previous sink everything you wanted or was it missing something?

Sink Materials

Next, you need to decide what you would like your sink to be made out of. There are three classic materials. Stainless steel,  porcelain, and composite.

Stainless Steel Sinks

Porcelain Sinks

Composite Sinks

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Stainless Steel Sinks

  • Compliments nearly any color or style
  • Easy to clean and sterilize
  • Unlikely to stain
  • Durable as it won’t chip, crack or fade
  • Heat resistant
  • Affordable
  • Envoirmentally friendly

Porcelain Sink Benefits

  • Available in white or ivory glossy finish
  • Adds a timeless feel
  • Can last the lifetime of a home
  • Easy to clean
  • Low maintenance
  • Can contain recycled material
  • Resistant to corrosion and discoloration

Composite Sink Benefits

  • Available in variety of matte color options
  • Durable as it won’t scratch, dent or stain
  • Heat resistant
  • Non-porous surface sink
  • Retains its color well
  • Less expensive than natural granite sinks
  • Enviormentally friendly

Protect Your Kitchen And Bathroom Countertops

Protect the beauty of your natural stone or quartz countertop with our chip minimizer sink cutout! The most common countertop service calls are to repair chips found along a sink’s edge. These re- pairs generally cost $400 – $600. By simply choosing a 4.5x lower profile, rounded edge around a sink you can avoid these costly repairs and keep your stone looking flawless. Only available on Quartz & Natural Stone.

Now it’s time for the fun part! Choosing your perfect sink!

We’d like to invite you to visit one of our five showrooms located in Troy, Wixom, Perrysburg, S. Indianapolis and Noblesville to view our sink collection along with the extensive material selection including Quartz, Granite, Quartzite, Marble and Compact Surface available at our showrooms. Our experienced showroom staff provide superior customer service and are ready to offer their product knowledge and inspire with ideas and on-trend information. They’re ready to assist you today!

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Marble Tops VS Marble Look Alike Options

Enjoy The Sleek And Sophisticated Look These Affordable Marble Top Alternatives Will Bring To Your Kitchen

Marble tops are great kitchen and bathroom add-ons that will bring your home design to life! In every home remodel and design project, the surface material for the kitchen and bathroom is something that must be considered. Marble is one of the more popular stone materials because of its undeniably beautiful aesthetic. Weighing the pros and the cons is something you must do in order to see whether marble is the right choice for you.

Marble counters are timeless, flexible, and have a premium texture that is hard to turn away from! Each marble slab is quite unique. This is another reason why it is such a popular countertop for homeowners. You can choose from a broad range of veining and colors to best fit your home design. However, we understand that marble countertops may not be the best options for every kitchen and that is why Cutting Edge Countertops has put together a list of marble look alike options.

Opulent, Sheen, & Intricate Marble Look-Alike Options

There are quite a lot of benefits that marble has to offer that is why so many people absolutely fall in love with it. Even with all of the great qualities of marble, sometimes the price range may just simply be out of your kitchen remodeling budget. This is why it is important to know that there are stone alternatives that look just like marble. Advanced technology has made it easier to recreate the sheen, opulent, and intricate marble colors and patterns using other stone material.

Why Should I Consider Marble Alternatives?

No matter which countertop material you choose for your kitchen or bathroom remodel, you will still have some drawbacks. Marble is a natural stone product that is porous and that may stain easily. Marble tops are also much softer than manufactured stones like granite. You will also need to seal your marble countertops every 6 – 12 months. This gorgeous surface material can also be a bit more on the high-end. The pros do outweigh the cons but sometimes one con can be the reason why one may want to look at other options. Below we will list the different marble look alike options that you may want to consider.

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1. Granite Stone Countertops

I know many people are going to be ecstatic when they learn that there are granite countertop options that resemble the exact look of marble. Often times, granite is a first choice option before marble is even considered, which is quite funny. They both are outstanding choices and no matter which one you choose, we know you will be absolutely thrilled! So how exactly do marble tops and granite differ? Well, granite is an igneous rock that is more durable than marble stone. The downside of both granite and marble is that they both are naturally porous which means that they may stain over time. This problem can certainly be avoided by treating them for protection against liquid penetration.

2. Engineered Stone

Engineered stone is another name for quartz. Engineered stone and quartz are used interchangeably in the industry. It is a hardy stone that feels and looks just like natural stone except it is nonporous. It also does not ask for the same amount of maintenance. Quartz is created from mainly crushed quartz & resin. Caesarstone quartz countertops use 93% natural quartz & are offered in a broad range of patterns and designs that mimic marble.

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3. Compact Surface

Compact Surface countertops offer white veining that look identical to marble. In recent years, we have received many inquiries from homeowners and luxury home builders looking for a more affordable countertop that looks like marble stone. Next time you are in the market for a remodel and you are interested in a durable and affordable counter that resembles marble, ask about compact surface countertops!

For more content about kitchen design trends, countertop surfaces, bathroom remodels and more visit our blog. You also can contact the Cutting Edge Countertops team today or schedule an appointment to visit one of our showrooms located in Troy, Wixom, Perrysburg, S. Indianapolis and Noblesville to assist you with your kitchen or bathroom renovation project.

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How To Seal Granite Countertops

If Your Countertops Failed The Water Test, Do Not Worry!

Here Is Everything You Need To Know About Sealing Granite Counters

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Sealing granite counters is a process that will allow your granite countertops to shine like new and have a long-lasting life. Many homeowners take into consideration the maintenance granite tops require when weighing the different countertop material options. Although it does require some maintenance, granite is still very much worth it because the natural stone adds value and beauty to your home. If you are interested in other durable options that do not require sealing, consider quartz for your kitchen or bathroom project.

Is Granite Porous?

Is granite porous? This is one of the top questions asked by homeowners looking for great quality countertops for their kitchen and bath. Kitchen remodeling can be a bit pricey so it is important to do your research and ask a professional natural stone expert all the questions you have prior to making your final decision on the kitchen counters you want. Granite is indeed a porous stone that requires sealing to prevent staining from liquids and harm from regular use. But how do you know whether it is time to reseal your granite countertops again? You can perform the water test on your counters to conclude whether you do in fact need to reseal them.

The Water Test To Determine Whether You Need To Seal Granite Countertops

If you are wondering whether your counters need to be sealed all you have to do is perform this easy and simple water test. Follow the steps below:

  • Take 1/4 of a cup of water and pour it on your granite countertop
  • Time the water from the moment it was poured till the moment it was absorbed
  • If the water did not absorb and it repelled instead then this means you do not need to seal
  • If the water absorbed and there is now a dark spot then this means you should seal granite counters

Granite Water Absorption

  • Instant water absorption means you should apply a few layers of granite sealant annually and wipe off spills quickly
  • 4 to 5 minute water absorption means you will need multiple layers of sealer but you will only have to reseal it every 3 to 5 years. Before you reapply the sealer make sure to use the water test
  • 10 minute water absorption means you will need to apply a layer of sealer and it may be many years until you will need to reapply
  • 30 minute water absorption or no water absorption at all means there is no need for sealer at this time
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How To Seal Granite Countertops

Remember to always test the absorbency of your granite countertops before you seal them. If your counters are absorbing any oils or liquids then a sealer will help prevent any harsh damage to your tops. There is no sealer that is 100% stain proof. A quality sealer will give you enough time to wipe off liquid spills before they stain your countertops. It is important to know that countertop sealer will not make your tops shiny. This is a common misconception. Polishing is what makes your granite counters appear shinier.

Step 1: Perform The Water Test

Refer back to the top of this article to understand and learn how to perform the water test effectively in order to find out whether you will need to seal your granite countertops at this time.

Step 2: Natural Stone Sealer

You will want to search for a sealer made specifically for natural stone so that you will not harm your countertops. Products such as MORETM Surface Care has a great selection of stone-safe options such as the Stone & Quartz Cleaner + Protector. This cleaner can be purchased in any of the Cutting Edge Countertops Showrooms.

Step 3: Read The Sealer Instructions

Make sure to read through the instructions and warning labels just for your own knowing. Instructions change from sealer to sealer so be sure to follow them respectfully.

Step 4: Clean Granite Countertops

Cleaning granite countertops is a step you must take and not forget about before sealing them. Make sure to read the guide above on how to properly clean your granite countertops or visit our countertop care and maintenance page.

Step 5: Apply The Countertop Sealer Evenly

Take the spray bottle and spray a generous amount of sealer on the countertop and let the sealer absorb into the granite stone for about twenty minutes (check instructions on the bottle for a time amount).

Step 6: Wipe Off The Sealer

Sometime you may need to apply the sealer a second time. A second coat is necessary for certain sealers so make sure to read the bottle to get the appropriate information on this! Now grab a clean cloth that is lint-free and wipe off the sealer from your countertops.

Step 7: Do Not Use The Countertop For 48 Hours

After following all of the instructions in this guide and the requests made on the sealer bottle make sure you leave your countertops alone for 2 full days.

For more content about kitchen design trends, countertop surfaces, bathroom remodels and more visit our blog. You also can contact the Cutting Edge Countertops team today or schedule an appointment to visit one of our showrooms located in Troy, Wixom, Perrysburg, S. Indianapolis and Noblesville to assist you with your kitchen or bathroom renovation project.

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Building A Brighter Tomorrow With A 10K Giveaway

Building A Brighter Tomorrow

Join us as we Build A Brighter Tomorrow with a $10k Giveaway and make a donation to Habitat for Humanity. We’re aiming to advance Habitat for Humanity’s mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Donations will directly help families in our service area with proceeds benefiting:

Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County

Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity

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During Kitchen and Bath Month (October 1 – 31, 2020), for every countertop purchase made, we will donate a percentage of the sales with a minimum total donation of $10,000! Donations will directly help families in the Cutting Edge Countertops’ service area. Act today to support the continued efforts of Habitat for Humanity!

Granite Countertops

Interested in updating your kitchen or bathroom countertops with natural stone? Consider granite! Granite is one of the most popular choices amongst homeowners for countertops. It is highly resistant to everyday wear and tear, particularly against scratching and heat. Granite is a porous material but with proper care like regularly resealing your countertop, it will last for years to come.

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Marble Countertops

Marble is a timeless material that adds a touch of luxury to any space. With its unique crystalline structure, marble kitchen countertops exude classic beauty and elegance. Our marble slab selection includes a variety of color options and patterns to choose from. We can assist in finding the perfect marble countertop for bathrooms, kitchens, living areas, and lobbies whether it be Italian Carrara, Calacatta or Statuario.

Quartz Countertops

Quartz is one of the hardest minerals on earth, making it an ideal surface material. Quartz countertop slabs consist of approximately 90% quartz mixed with resins and pigments. The outcome is an extremely durable, nonporous surface ideal for a wide variety of applications like quartz vanity countertops, kitchen islands, backsplashes and other residential spaces.  With technological innovations, quartz can resemble granite, marble and concrete stone surfaces with countless color, pattern and texture options.

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Compact Surface Countertops

If your lifestyle demands the most of your countertop, our compact surface countertops may be just the solution. Our compact surface countertops can really take the heat, boasting fireproof engineering that provides maximum resistance to both heat and fire. A non-­porous material, compact surfaces are also highly resistant to scratches, abrasions, and stains while providing incredible color stability.

Don’t forget to follow along on our blog to stay updated on the latest Cutting Edge Countertops news, countertops information, design inspiration and more! If you are interested in working with our team on your next project contact your local Cutting Edge Countertops or call ahead to schedule an appointment to visit one of our showrooms located in Perrysburg, Noblesville, S. Indianapolis, Troy and Wixom.

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To visit one of our showrooms, please schedule an appointment.

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