Last Updated on January 7, 2020

Dedication and expertise have proven to be a winning combination for Granite Transformations, an industry leader and the worldwide source for agglomerate surfaces. They have earned a stellar reputation as one of the few companies in the world that guarantees their products with a Lifetime Limited Warranty. This bold product guarantee is backed by the company’s confidence that they know and control exactly what goes into each and every product – because they make the product themselves, at their manufacturing plant in Sebring, Florida.

Sebring Florida Trend Transformations Manufacturing Facility

The company manufactures and distributes its own surfacing products in its 160,000 square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Sebring, Florida. With a space as large as nearly three football fields, the plant operates 24 hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week in the manufacture of 800,000 square meters of agglomerate surfaces and 1.5 million square meters of mosaic tile per year.

Semi-precious stones used in slabs

Consumer confidence soars with the knowledge that Granite Transformations designs and makes their own slabs to meet customer needs and expectations – with quality control protocol in place every step of the development process. The company prides itself on using green technology to ensure that their agglomerate surfaces do not produce any volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions that can hinder air quality. These strict standards have earned Granite Transformations’ products certifications that highlight their commitment to eco-friendly products and services. Granite Transformations’ products are certified by GREENGUARD and can contribute to LEED points. It should be noted also that Granite Transformations is affiliated with the U.S. Green Building Council. This added level of protection gives consumers peace of mind, as they are secure in knowing that Granite Transformations’ products are safe for their homes, businesses or anywhere these products are used.

Eco-friendly minded consumers are embracing the fact that this company’s products are made with 78% post-consumer recycled content and require 60% less raw material. Additionally, with Granite Transformations’ revolutionary installation process, less material goes into landfills. In addition to maintaining eco-friendly standards and procedures, the plant uses revolutionary mechanical technology (like axis robots) to test for thermal expansion and an exclusive heating process that is used to embed designs into slabs which are featured in their Trascenda™ Collection.

Custom slabs from TREND Transformations

The result of this rigorous process is beauty and sophistication that can only come from Granite Transformations. The company’s agglomerate surfaces are second-to-none and they continue to impress at every level. Quality products like these are only as good as the workers behind them. Every staff member of Granite Transformations is professionally trained to adhere to strict guidelines, paying close attention to detail in the development of every product. Each mosaic tile is hand-cut and hand-placed to ensure the highest quality. Products are made from the finest materials (like semi-precious stones and mother of pearl shell) which create the gorgeous shine that customers see in every slab and tile.

Mosaic tiles are hand cut

The products go through several phases of production before they are ready for the market. Granite Transformations is the only granite countertop manufacturer that uses ForeverSeal®, a polymer resin used to strengthen and seal their TREND Stone and TREND Glass Countertops, which makes them more stain- and scratch-resistant than “ordinary” slab granite that is not sealed.

The company takes the process one step further by using in-house installers who are trained by Granite Transformations to install the products according to company guidelines. This is a holistic approach that makes for a seamless process for the customer. Not having to juggle multiple contractors and vendors makes things a lot easier!

Manufactured slabs are custom cut to size

With dedication like this, it’s no wonder consumers are turning to Granite Transformations for their countertop needs. With state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, creative designers, dedicated installers and facility managers, this company has the edge in producing the highest quality materials for their consumers, while at the same time staying at the forefront of design innovation and trends in the industry.

To learn more about Granite Transformations, visit and schedule your free in-home design consultation. Let us show you how easy it is to join the family of satisfied customers who have beautified their homes with just one phone call.

Last Updated on August 12, 2016

Heading off to college can be an exciting adventure, as students embrace their new found independence and leave the nest. One of the first reality checks for students and their parents is seeing the size of the dorm room and wondering how they’ll fit everything into such a small space. Before panic sets in – keep in mind everyone is in the same boat and wondering the same thing. The good news is that students can finally get creative and personalize their own space, expressing their interests and personalities with products and hacks perfectly designed for dorm living.

The following are some helpful tips and budget-friendly design ideas to inspire turning a drab dorm room into a fun space to call your own.

Tips to Create and Maximize Your Dorm Room Space

Symmetrically Designed Dorm Room
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  • Pack the Minimum: It’s not so much what to bring than what not to bring. Packing every pair of shoes and game consoles is not the best idea on the first move. Bringing only the bare essentials is the way to go when first moving into the dorm. Additional items can be moved later – once the student is settled in and knows how much space they’re living with.
  • Maintain Symmetry: For students who are sharing a room, keeping each side symmetrical – by mirroring each other’s arrangements – will make the room look larger and more organized. Using storage bins that fit under the bed is one of the best ways to reduce clutter. Experts say to avoid buying too many large plastic bins that might take up a lot of space under the bed. Instead, they suggest using colored cloth bins, as these are more decorative and will add to the décor if they have to be out and visible in the room.
  • Decorate with Colors and Patterns: Dorm rooms can be dull and dreary, and most colleges and universities do not allow students to paint their rooms. The choice of bedding is the best place to start when planning a dorm theme. Students should pick colors and patterns that make them feel at home. (And, they shouldn’t forget to add plenty of pillows. The bed also acts as a couch, so buying large body pillows is helpful in creating a sofa-bed feel.) Another tip is to try choosing darker colors to hide any spills or stains from those late-night study breaks. To add another pop of color, students might consider adding a cozy blanket to the bed, buying a fun throw rug, or hanging curtains to compliment the comforter. These added touches will tie the room together and add a warm and homey feeling to the space.
  • Memory Wall: Students should leave the posters home and consider filling the walls with pictures of friends and family. As excited as they are about being away, they might still feel homesick. Framing personal photos of special people and memories not only creates a more mature and artistic feel to the space, but brings a touch of home to the room.

Fun and Budget-Friendly Dorm Design Ideas to Make it Your Own

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  • Removable Wall Art: This fun and creative idea is an affordable and easy way to decorate a large wall. Adding 3D texture to the picture can make the design come alive.
  • Washi Tape: This decorative paper tape is all the rage and is finding its way to the most unsuspecting places. Students are using washi tape to create fun designs on the walls and furniture in their dorm rooms, even to decorate their small refrigerators.
  • String Lights: The hanging of string lights has become a staple in dorm living. There’s something about the nostalgia and coziness of the small white lights that creates a sense of warmth and comfort in the room. Students find themselves hanging the lights everywhere – from draping them around their windows to stringing them across their ceilings.
  • Corkboards: Today’s corkboards are a far cry from yesterday’s boring brown boards. With so many sizes, patterns and styles to choose from, students are embracing all the creative ways to use these boards for both function and fashion.  Use a decorative corkboard to hang necklaces, bracelets and earrings.

For those heading off to college, Granite Transformations wishes you the best of luck in your future. For more information about Granite Transformations, please visit

Last Updated on January 6, 2020

Eyes from all around the world will be focused on Rio de Janeiro this summer as the Brazilian city will be hosting the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, beginning August 5. Amidst the excitement of this global sporting event comes the revelation of the country’s dynamic culture and history. This month, in honor of the games, we will feature a snapshot of exotic Brazilian home design trends and show you how to “go for the gold” by adding a touch of this alluring flavor to your home.

Bold colors, patterns and textures combine to create home décor that is psychedelic and chic. Below are some home design trends to inspire your eclectic side:

  • Jungle Themes: Exotic jungle themes may seem a bit overpowering, but embracing their bold colors and busy patterns can be a fun way to add a touch of the islands to your décor. This year, designers are expecting to see color clashes and vibrant patterns to coincide with this strong seasonal look. The use of bright greens and bold colors like orange, red and purple to resemble the forest’s flora and fauna is a great way to accessorize the look. To easily add a touch of exotica to your home, try placing live potted palm trees in the room. Or, add brightly colored accent pillows to your couch, chairs or bed. A striking area rug is also an easy way to pull the theme together and can create a jungle vibe to the space. Brightly colored vases, candles or dishes can also help to accentuate the space. A patio or deck space is another perfect spot to try a design theme like this.

    Potted palm trees, wood accents and bright accent colors
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  • Folk Flair: Painted furniture, floral cushions and tribal prints add up to a bohemian vibe that is fun and unexpected. Either choose one room and go all out, or pepper the look throughout your home to switch up the season and bring a renewed spirit to your space. This piece of furniture combines bold colors and patterns to create a statement that other accent pieces can be built around.

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  • Repurposing: Brazilians have a flair for turning common household items into fun and purposeful furniture and accessories. Adding a unique statement piece to any room sparks conversation and can give your home a creative edge. These skateboard stools and hanging hat lamps are perfect examples of how to repurpose common items into functional décor or furniture pieces.
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The design consultants from Granite Transformations can come to your home and help you construct a new design concept for your kitchen or bath using all of the products you love. Choose from gorgeous quartz, recycled glass, granite and mosaic tile to help your space come to life – and in a fraction of the time a traditional renovation would take. Find a Granite Transformations location near you and schedule your free in-home design consultation today.

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