Last Updated on June 28, 2021

Kitchen and bath renovations can be exciting projects for homeowners.  They can also be among the most stressful and messy projects for homeowners, which can take the fun out of the process. Are you planning a kitchen or bath renovation? Today, there’s a smarter way to renovate that saves time while ensuring you’re bringing some of the finest and most beautiful and eco-friendly surfaces into your home.

This month, Granite and TREND Transformations is excited to share with you the S.M.A.R.T.E.R. way to renovate. It’s an “over the top” solution that can transform your kitchen or bathroom into the beautiful space you always dreamed it could be. Sound too good to be true? Let us—literally—spell it out for you:

“S” stands for “sustainable,” eco-friendly products

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Our eco-friendly manufacturing processes use up to 72 percent of recycled material. And, our “over the top” process means your new etherium® By E-Stone countertops can be installed without removing the old ones, which means these materials are kept out of landfills. Now that should keep Mother Earth happy!

“M” stands for “minimal mess” and disruption

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Can you imagine renovating your kitchen without the mess? Here’s how it works. If you’re happy with your kitchen layout, then your countertops and cabinet boxes will stay right where they are. Then, watch us take your “before” to “after” in as little as one day. Pretty smart, don’t you think? Watch social media influencers, The Deru Crew, who chose Granite and TREND Transformations for their kitchen renovation. You can view the full video here.

“A” stands for “antimicrobial” Microban® technology

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In this era of COVID-19, keeping your surfaces cleaner is more important today than ever before. Microban® antimicrobial technology is built into our etherium® By E-Stone surfaces, which actively reduces the growth of bacteria 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“R” stands for don’t “replace—reface”

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Do your cabinets need a facelift? Don’t replace them. Reface them! With our gorgeous selection of cabinetry, you could transform the look of your kitchen or bathroom without the mess and downtime of a typical renovation.

“T” stands for “trusted” quality

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Our customers are really smart. They trust us to know how our etheriumTM By E-Stone surfaces are made with only the highest quality materials, are built to last, and come with a Lifetime Limited Warranty.

“E” stands for “etherium®” By E-Stone

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Beauty abounds in our stunning collection of etherium® By E-Stone engineered stone surfaces. Built for durability, reliability, luxury, and—of course—beauty, you may find that the hardest part of the process may be deciding which selection to choose. We have a smart solution for that, too. Try our Visualizer Tool for kitchens and bathrooms. It’s a cool and fun way to see how your space would look BEFORE the renovation. Now that’s smart technology!

“R” stands for “resistant” to heat, stains, and scratches

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All of our etherium® By E-Stone surfaces have our proprietary ForeverSeal® technology to protect them against heat, scratches, mold, and mildew. And the best part? ForeverSeal® means you never have to seal your countertops!

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Want to see our “over the top” process in action? Check out Janet, our design guru, as she shows you how easy the process can be. Watch here.

Is your kitchen or bathroom in need of a makeover? Schedule your free in-home, or virtual, consultation and let our design professionals show you the smarter way to renovate your space. Contact us today.



Last Updated on June 1, 2021

Welcome to a special edition of the Granite and TREND Transformations blog. This month, we are thrilled to share with you that our beautiful etherium® By E-Stone surfaces are now enhanced with Microban® antimicrobial protection, making them the only engineered surfaces in the world with this built-in technology. Read on to learn how this amazing advancement in engineered stone surfaces is elevating the way today’s consumers are thinking about their countertops and other surfaces, and how the benefits of etherium® by E-Stone that you’ve come to love are sparking excitement with homeowners and business owners worldwide.

What is etherium® By E-Stone?

Very simply, etherium® By E-Stone is one of the finest surfaces available on the market today. As a part of TREND Group—a global leader in surfaces for residential and commercial use—E-Stone is an innovator in the industry that uses advanced sourcing and manufacturing processes and practices, which helps reduce impact on the environment. Using only the highest quality quartz, granite and recycled glass, our etherium® By E-Stone surfaces are handcrafted in our very own manufacturing facility in Sebring, Florida, thus guaranteeing the strength, durability and beauty of our products. It’s the peace of mind you deserve and it is part of our Lifetime Limited Warranty. Our collection is truly the surface you’ve been dreaming of. Here’s why. 

The Microban® advantage

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Today, germ and bacteria resistance are more important than ever. Microban® antimicrobial technology is built-in protection for solid products, like countertops, that works at the cellular level to continually inhibit the growth of bacteria 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Sounds interesting, right? Let’s show you how it works:

  • Full integration—The Microban® technology is integrated into the surface during the manufacturing process so it will not wear away or wash off.
  • Technology at work 24/7—Surfaces can be contaminated with microbes when a person touches it, it comes into contact with environmental conditions, or there is a lapse in cleaning. That’s where the Microban® technology steps in. The cell walls of the microbes are penetrated by the Microban® technology, preventing it from reproducing or growing.

Sounds pretty amazing, doesn’t it? Wait until you hear the benefits!

If you’re like most of us, cleaning is not on the top of your list of favorite things to do. In fact, today, we may find ourselves cleaning more than ever before. Here are some of the wondrous benefits you could begin enjoying with our etherium® By E-Stone surfaces:

  • A cleaner surface—Your surface remains cleaner between regular cleanings.
  • Visible cleanliness, invisible protection—You’ll see visible improvement of your countertop’s cleanliness without any effect on function, appearance, or durability.
  • Easier to clean and stays cleaner longer—The Microban® technology keeps the surfaces cleaner between regular cleanings.
  • Extended product life—The engineered stone countertop surface will last longer due to inhibiting the growth of damaging microbes.
  • Effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria—The proven technology inhibits the growth of a variety of different bacteria.
  • Lifetime protection—After Microban® is integrated during the manufacturing process, the protection will last the entire expected lifetime of the product.

Advantages you’ve come to love

All of our etherium® By E-Stone surfaces are made with ForeverSeal®, our proprietary polymer resin that ensures you’ll never need to seal your surface. As great of an advantage as that is, ForeverSeal® technology is the reason for other amazing benefits you’ll enjoy with our etherium® By E-Stone surfaces. Here’s a snapshot of some of them:

  • Heat, stain and scratch-resistant
  • Eco-friendly
  • Easy to fabricate
  • Lightweight with flexural strength
  • Vast variety of applications
  • Perfect for countertops, flooring, backsplashes, and custom curved surfaces, among other surfaces.

Beauty for a lifetime

Our collections are crafted with you, the consumer, in mind. We understand our customers have their own unique design styles and preferences. That’s why we offer dazzling collections in some of today’s most popular trends and timeless looks. From traditional granite and quartz to stunning recycled glass and classic marble, our etherium® By E-Stone collections offer designs that suit today’s discriminating consumer. Enjoy this beautiful gallery of photos for some design inspiration.

beautiful kitchen island

white bathroom counters

dark countertop

elegant dark bathroom counters

A smarter way to renovate

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Enjoying etherium® By E-Stone surfaces in your home is easier than you ever imagined. Our “over the top” solution makes our installation process the smarter way to renovate with little-to-no demolition, stress or mess. And with most remodeling services completed in as little as a day, you could be enjoying your new etherium® By E-Stone surfaces sooner than you ever imagined.

Want to see the process for yourself? Let Janet, our design guru, show you how. Watch here!

Is your home ready for a refresh? Schedule your free in-home design consultation and see how easy a kitchen or bathroom renovation from Granite and TREND Transformations can be. Contact us today.