Last Updated on January 12, 2022
The Perfect Granite Color
Choosing the right granite color for your kitchen may be easier than you think. Did you know experts say the color of your kitchen cabinets can be all the inspiration you need to design your dream look?
Cabinet color is the ultimate coordinating factor when choosing granite color. It is therefore a good idea to bring a sample of your kitchen cabinets when shopping for granite to help pair them up. Ideally, it’s best to choose a granite color that contrasts with the cabinets, but which also has natural veining or speckles that match the cabinet color. It’s also not uncommon to see kitchens with matching cabinets and countertops. In these cases, the contrast comes from darker veining in the granite.
Whether you’re more traditional, lean toward a contemporary look, or fall somewhere in-between, we’ve got you covered with our cabinet coordination techniques to help you choose the right granite color for your kitchen. Which one is for you?
Black and White
You don’t have to see things as simply black and white to embrace this classic look. White cabinets are a perfect backdrop for black or gray granite, quartz or recycled glass. They are a classic pairing that will keep your kitchen looking contemporary for years to come.
Cherry cabinets pair beautifully with the beige base color in this granite, Terra Di Siena. The Metropolis Bronzite backsplash highlights the bronze-colored specks in the granite, which helps tie everything together. The granite has cherry notes from the cabinets as well, which is why Terra Di Siena is such a great choice, because it matches with almost any backsplash and cabinet combination.
Nothing brings a sense of warmth to a room than a touch of green. Earthy green granite brings dark or light-colored cabinets to life by adding a natural element that delivers a sense of calm and serenity.
Choosing a countertop color that is the same as your cabinets is a win-win for those who love a sleek, clean look. To add an interesting element to the room, and for an elegant feel, try choosing a granite color that has darker grains or specks throughout.
To get one of these looks from Granite Transformations in your home, or to learn more about choosing the right granite color for your kitchen, schedule your free in-home consultation today.
Last Updated on January 22, 2020
Granite overlay countertops are gaining in popularity, as hotels and other commercial properties are getting the high-end look they want without the high price tag and downtime.
Faster process – Inexpensive option
Businesses such as hotels, spas and restaurants see commercial remodeling as a potential loss of revenue due to the downtime that’s required for a major renovation. The installation of granite overlay countertops is faster and more efficient because the overlay process covers the existing surface without the need for major demolition. It’s a smart alternative that can keep businesses open and revenue flowing.
Granite Transformations creates a template that is installed days later. Other companies and products require demolition, which causes more mess, labor, time, potential damage, and additional maintenance over the life of the product. With the ease of installation, as well as less time consumed by maintenance teams, overlaying your current countertops ends up being a cheaper, more cost efficient solution.
Easy to maintain
Granite Transformations offers a beautiful selection of products, including quartz, recycled glass and granite surfaces – all manufactured to the highest standards of safety and eco-friendliness. These countertops are not only elegantly designed based on the latest trends and innovations in the industry, but they are protected by an exclusive ForeverSeal® technology, which makes them maintenance-free and heat, stain and scratch-resistant.
All commercial renovation products are GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified and can contribute towards LEED points, which is the premier mark of achievement in green building. This is just another way Granite Transformations’ overlay countertops can bring peace of mind to business owners knowing they are installing safe products.
Granite Transformations’ surfaces are very high quality sure to last you, so there will be no need to replace them for years to come, which saves you money in the long run. Granite Transformations also offers a 5-year transferable material warranty on all commercial remodeling products.
It’s not just countertops
Granite Transformations’ products aren’t just appropriate for countertops, they can also be used for flooring, shower and tub surrounds, fireplaces, vanities and more. Cabinet refacing is another product option, as this can save time and money in commercial remodeling projects. Glass mosaic tiles are offered in a variety of versatile styles and colors, and are used for kitchen backsplashes, feature walls, flooring, bathrooms – you name it.
Read more about the countertop overlay installation process and how you can transform your home or commercial space faster than you ever imagined.
To schedule your free in-home design consultation, visit granitetransformations.com.
Last Updated on August 11, 2021
The debate continues over whether granite or laminate is the better choice for your kitchen countertop. There are several key factors to consider when making the decision, including cost, look, and quality, among others.
This month, Granite and TREND Transformations has cut through the countertop chatter with some straight talk about why engineered granite like our etherium® By E-Stone surfaces is the better choice.
Granite Versus Laminate Countertops Cost
While laminate has traditionally been on the lower end of the cost scale, today’s premium laminate is coming in at a higher cost that’s competitive with quartz and granite.
Granite vs. Laminate Countertop Quality
You can’t judge a book by its cover, and the same can be said for a laminate countertop. There’s no doubt that laminate has come a long way; so much so that today’s laminate is made to resemble granite and other types of stone. But the truth is that—beneath the surface—laminate is no match to granite when it comes to quality. Laminate consists of thick particleboard with a thin sheet of laminate over it, and has a decorative layer that’s made to replicate the look of quartz or granite. Granite and TREND Transformations combine superior engineering with the highest quality granite in the world, making its surfaces among the most popular in the home remodeling industry.
Heat can cause permanent discoloration and damage to laminate countertops. Additionally, the adhesive can react and deteriorate if the surface makes contact with temperatures above 150 degrees, causing it to burn or melt. Engineered granite is not susceptible to heat, which makes it a “hotshot” in the kitchen. So, by choosing engineered granite instead of laminate countertops, you can place hot pots or pans directly on the counter without having to scramble for a trivet at the last minute.
Scratch and stain-resistance
With laminate countertops, you’ll find yourself using a cutting board more often, since the surface is susceptible to scratches, stains, and water damage. Granite and TREND Transformations makes its own quartz, recycled glass, and granite surfaces, all of which include a proprietary ingredient called ForeverSeal® that makes the surfaces stain, scratch and heat-resistant—guaranteeing the lifetime use of the product. And unlike natural granite surfaces, our etherium® By E-Stone surfaces never require sealing, which can save you a lot of money in the long run.
Today’s laminate is available in a variety of colors and patterns, but there’s something about the beauty of stone that tops the charts when it comes to appearance. Granite elevates the look of any area and provides a high-end feel that is unmatched when compared to laminate.
Granite Vs. Laminate effects on home value
Today’s homebuyers pay special attention to kitchens and bathrooms when searching for a new home. Homes with granite countertops make it to the top of the list, since buyers will regard a lower-quality surface as something they will have to immediately replace. Although laminate countertops are a budget-friendly choice, granite is an investment that will yield a higher long-term return, while also delivering elegance and beauty for years to come. Laminate is a good choice for a part-time, temporary, low-cost solution—such as a quick fix for a rental apartment, for example.
There are not many things you can count on that will last forever. Take laminate, which you can expect to last for approximately 10 years—with burns and scratches as among the reasons you will need to replace it. With proper care, granite and other etherium® By E-Stone surfaces from Granite and TREND Transformations will maintain its beauty and durability for a lifetime. And to back that up, these surfaces come with a Lifetime Limited Warranty.
Quick and easy installation
Granite countertops from Granite and TREND Transformations can be installed over your existing countertops in as little as one day—without the stress and mess of demolition. Just imagine: You can transform the look of your kitchen in days instead of weeks. The process is quick and easy!
Contact us today to schedule your free in-home, or virtual, design consultation. Your dream kitchen awaits!