Last Updated on September 20, 2019
What’s old is new again! Granite Transformations introduces Trascenda™ – our newest collection that reveals the ultimate expression of nature, art, and the human mind.
Trascenda™ encompasses three distinct collections: “Classic,” “Remastered” and “Elements of Light.” These collections appeal to both Old World style and traditional chic. With the same versatility of our other lines, savvy homeowners can expand their imaginations with these elegant collections in the design not only in traditional parts of the home (like countertops, backsplashes and oven surrounds), but in unexpected places (like waterfall ends, feature walls, shower liners, bathroom panels and flooring, plus so many more).
What makes our Trascenda™ Collection unique is the exclusive process of permanently embedding a pattern into the stone by the use of high heat and pressure. We pigment all the organic materials in the slab (such as resin, granite, quartz, porcelain and glass), while retaining all of the physical properties in the host material. We only use organic, water-based dyes and recyclable materials, which qualifies this technique as being eco-friendly. The result is a timeless product that can withstand heat, impact, scratches and stains – while also remaining chemical-resistant and non-absorbent.
Reminiscent of the world’s favorite marble, Statuario recaptures the essence of this endangered classic marble, sparking the connection between past and future.
Pietra del Cardoso
Pietra del Cardoso is named after the site where men played the traditional game of Street Bocce on an asphalt street on Easter Sunday. We remastered this color by keeping the unique blue hue and adding veins to represent the routes taken by the many bocce balls that were played on the street over the centuries.
This marble is a favorite among architects and designers and is a lighter version of Statuario, with softer and gentler tones. It was used for the construction of the United Nations Building in New York, where it was crowned: “the marble of the people.”
Carrara marble has been quarried for more than 2,000 years, making it one of the oldest marbles used in our history. Michelangelo used Carrara marble for his major works. We selected this classic marble for its history, which is engraved in Italian heritage and in several fine arts pieces displayed throughout the world.
Elements of Light
This collection is inspired by light, colors and objects found at our nineteenth century Orsoni furnace in Venice. It brings an antique charm to your surfaces in a modern and unique way.
The floor of the entrance to the Orsoni furnace in Venice is made from natural, vintage cement. It is as old and beautiful as the cement associated with the island of Portland. This color has a rich history, and it is derived from mixing stones from the island of Portland with lime and sand. This stunning product is available in lighter and darker tones and brings a unique, modern flair to any environment.
If you’re looking to add a touch of elegance and Old World style to your home, look no further than Granite Transformations. Our design experts are ready to help you choose the perfect materials for your home in the creation of your personal design style. Contact us today to schedule for your free in-home design consultation.
Last Updated on January 22, 2020
As part of our “Design Style” series, Granite Transformations will explore tips and techniques for how you can achieve a natural style design in any room of your home, along with the best material and color combinations to help create the perfect balance.
A room that exudes a natural feeling never goes out of style, and is the go-to trend for a soft and eye-appealing look that is both elegant and welcoming. Neutral and earthy hues (such as browns, grays and beiges) are the perfect backdrop for creating a space that can be “accessorized” with splashes of color to bring life and character to a room. It’s a simple form of elegance that allows the homeowner to add their own personal touches, helping to make it the place they call “home.”
Natural Kitchen – Look #1
Natural Kitchen – Look #2
Natural kitchen design is simple and elegant, as touches of color bring warmth and character to the room. Keeping the tones complementary and neutral creates harmony and eliminates the worry of designs and patterns “competing” with each other.
Choosing the right material for a natural kitchen is easier than you think. Whether you’re going for a lighter cabinet look (Natural Maple in ‘Look #1’), or a warmer look (Summer Flame in ‘Look #2’), you’ll be creating a beautiful backdrop for your dream kitchen. Adding a fun and interesting backsplash as shown above (Lemons in ‘Look #1’ and Metropolis Amber in ‘Look #2) is a great way to show off your personality while keeping the tone of the room natural and inspiring. Adding a coordinating countertop (Terra Chiara in ‘Look #1’ and Terracotta in ‘Look #2) completes the look of the room and brings another level of color and character to your kitchen.
Natural Bathroom – Look #1
Natural Bathroom – Design #2
Creating a natural design style in your bathroom is all about personality and personal preference. As shown above, the ambiance in the same bathroom exudes two distinct auras just by changing up the color scheme and adding some subtle design elements. Note that the choice of flooring plays a major role in these two bathroom designs. In Look #1, the dark floor (Vetro Moretti), reveals a striking contrast against the soft green walls, whereas in Look #2, the neutral floor (Terra Di Siena) contrasts with the dark accent wall and accessories. Mosaic tile lends beauty in unexpected places in these two looks. The backsplash (Coffee Mix in ‘Look #1’) and the striking mosaic tile accent wall (Liberty Opal in ‘Look #2’) show off just enough character to tie the look together, while maintaining a natural look that can give homeowners and visitors something to talk about.
You can achieve these looks (and so many more) by choosing Granite Transformations products.
Be sure to check out our beautiful new quartz and recycled glass colors from our Trascenda™ Collection.
Last Updated on January 3, 2020
Today’s dads are savvier than ever, so this Father’s Day, we’ve selected our favorite top nine gadgets to help him enjoy what he loves doing best. Whether it’s camping, grilling, enjoying a cold drink, or even brewing coffee on the go – we’ve covered all bases with some perfect gifts he will love to use.
For the grill master who loves tech gadgets, this is the perfect gift for Father’s Day. There are BBQ thermometers on the market today that are Bluetooth-enabled and compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch – which will make preparing that perfectly cooked steak easier than ever.
This is one tool that Dad will keep out of the garage. This sleek and versatile chef’s knife is a must-have tool for the dad who loves to cook. Having a sharp, professional grade chef knife will make him want to cook more, too.
This ingenious and convenient cutting board will become one of his favorite kitchen tools. This bamboo cutting board is not only durable, but has three built-in storage drawers to store food while he chops, which will make transporting straight into the pan a lot easier.
Now Dad can keep his beer colder longer with this innovative beer chiller. Simply freeze the chiller and its ready to go when Dad opens his next beer. He’ll thank you on those hot summer days.
Home Brewing Kit
This home brewing kit comes with everything that Dad will need to brew two separate batches of his own beer. It’s like having his own micro-brewery – and within the comfort of his own home.
Hot Dog Toaster
We couldn’t pass this one up. On rainy days when you can’t grill and a boiled hot dog just won’t cut it, this fun hot dog toaster is a great solution. Now Dad can have buns toasted and hot dogs cooked at the same time – with no mess or pots to clean.
Road Trip Grill
Take camping and tailgating to the next level with this portable grill. Dad will appreciate how easy it is to clean and transport and he’ll love the sliding side tables to keep tools and food handy.
Stainless Steel Smoker Box
For dads who love to grill, this is the ultimate grill toy that will keep things fun and flavorful. He can add smoke flavor to grilled meats by simply filling the smoker box with his favorite flavored wood chips and placing it under the grates. The smoke flavors the meat while it’s cooking and will surely earn him the title of “Grill Master”.
Granite Transformations can remodel your kitchen or bath with fewer headaches than a traditional remodel. This is because our installations take just a few days to complete, and you won’t have to deal with multiple contractors or vendors. We have a variety of gorgeous quartz and recycled glass countertop options, backsplashes and cabinets. Contact us today to schedule your free in-home design consultation.
[Images in this blog post are courtesy of: http://dodoburd.com/cooking-and-drinking-gifts-for-dads]