Last Updated on March 29, 2022

The countertop of today is so much more than a surface. It is a stylish showstopper that can play a starring role in your kitchen or bathroom. But did you know that etherium® By E-Stone surfaces from the engineered granite countertop manufacturers at Granite and TREND Transformations have advantages that go well beyond the construction of traditional countertops?

This month, Granite and TREND Transformations invites you to explore the exciting advantages of its beautiful line of etherium® By E-Stone surfaces. Learn how they are truly “over the top.”

Beauty and design for today’s living

Granite Countertop

Savvy homeowners have discriminating tastes when it comes to their countertops. Whether they are selecting surfaces for their kitchens, bathrooms—or both kitchens and bathrooms—they are focused on choosing countertops that are not only beautiful but will stand up to their busy lifestyles.

• Heat, stain and scratch-resistant

Here are some of the built-in advantages of our etherium® By E-Stone surfaces:

  • Heat, stain and scratch-resistant
  • Nonporous
  • Contains ForeverSeal® technology—which never requires sealing
  • Beautiful selection of today’s trendiest colors
  • Eco-friendly*
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty**
  • Manufactured in the U.S.A.
  • Wide variety of applications

Microban® antimicrobial technology is built right in

elegant bathroom

We don’t have to remind you that keeping your kitchen and bathrooms cleaner and fresher is more important today than ever before. The great news is in how our etherium® By E-Stone surfaces from our engineered granite countertop manufacturers can lend a hand in doing some of the work for you!  Here’s how: Our surfaces are enhanced with Microban® antimicrobial protection to stay cleaner, fresher, and more durable for longer periods of time. And did you know our etherium® By E-Stone surfaces are the only engineered stone products to offer 24/7 Microban® protection?

Microban® antimicrobial protection

Here are some of the ways Microban® antimicrobial protection can make your life easier and keep your family safer:

  • Actively reduces the growth of bacteria 24 hours a day/7 days per week.
  • Creates unsuitable conditions for microbes to survive and multiply. The technology will not wash off, leach out, or wear away.
  • Surfaces are easier to clean—and stay cleaner between cleanings. Product cleanliness is visibly improved without affecting the appearance, functions, or durability of the product.

A product that respects our planet and its resources

72-percent post-consumer recycled material

While the surfaces from our engineered granite countertop manufacturers may have the look of rare stone cut from select quarries, they are in fact from up to 72-percent post-consumer recycled material—bringing you the highest quality product while protecting and preserving our planet’s resources. Sounds pretty cool, doesn’t it? Here’s how we do it: The surfaces are formed by the fusion of millions of tiny pieces that blend natural stone and quartz with specially selected glass and other raw elements. The result is a strong, durable, and beautiful surface. Check out the amazing variety of places in your home where our surfaces can be used:

  • Kitchen countertops
  • Beverage bars
  • Bathroom vanities
  • Tub surrounds
  • Shower walls
  • Garage remodels
  • Flooring
  • Custom-curved surfaces
  • Children’s playrooms
  • Plus, so many more!

Installation that is “over the top”

over the top installation process

If our product advantages haven’t convinced you that our countertops are over the top, our installation process certainly—and literally—will. We do things differently at Granite and TREND Transformations. We believe less is more. Less mess, less stress and more of what you want: A beautiful kitchen or bath renovation that can be completed in as little as one day. It’s the smarter way to renovate. Here’s how the installation process works: Our beautiful line of countertops can be installed directly over your existing countertops, making the project mess- and-stress-free. You’ll see the transformation right before your eyes. Want to see for yourself? Just ask Janet, our design guru. Check her out here.

Are your countertops over the top? Now is a great time to make this happen. Need some design inspiration? Schedule a free virtual or in-home design consultation today. Our professional design consultants and engineered granite countertop manufacturers are ready to help you design your dream space.

*The etherium® By E-Stone green product lines contribute measurably to LEED ratings based on credits for Material and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation and Design. Our products are also GREENGUARD Gold certified.

**Granite and TREND Transformations offers a Lifetime Limited Warranty to its residential customers and a 5-year warranty to its commercial customers.

Etherium® By E-Stone is recognized by:

Etherium® countertop certifications

Last Updated on April 5, 2021

Today’s bathrooms are all about beauty, convenience and, of course, a little pampering. (O.K., maybe a lot of pampering.) It may not be your favorite room in the house, but it is definitely one of the most used. So, why not make it the best it can be?

As part of our continuing series of beautiful, easy, and budget-friendly ways to update your home, Granite and TREND Transformations offers, for this month, some stylish and clever tips to transform your bathroom into a beautiful, well-appointed sanctuary.

Upcycle for more storage

bathroom storage

We could all use extra storage space, especially in the bathroom. Moving an unused nightstand or small dresser into the bathroom is a clever and budget-friendly way to upcycle what you already have while gaining storage space at the same time. Try refinishing the piece or painting it a fun color to add character to the room.

A touch of nature

bathroom sink top with candle

Bringing a touch of nature into your bathroom is an easy way to add beauty and freshness to the décor of this space. Whether you pick flowers from your own garden or plant your favorite greenery in a small decorative pot, this budget-friendly decorating tip can bring a sense of cheer and tranquility to your bathroom.

Touchless soap dispenser

It’s time to ditch the soap dish and go touchless. As a partner to touchless faucets (featured in an earlier blog), the placement of a touchless soap dispenser is an easy way to restrict the spread of germs by keeping the sink a “touch-free” zone. Additionally, it’s a more fun and decorative way to display and use your favorite soap.

Self-closing toilet lids

Self-closing toilet lid

Self-closing toilet seat lids may finally put an end to the time-tested question, “Who left the toilet seat up?” This clever product idea not only eliminates the spread of germs in the bathroom but is easy to install. It is sure to become one of your favorite bathroom conveniences.

Elegant lighting

bathroom scene with tub and vanity

Chandeliers are finding their way into more unsuspecting places, as today’s homeowners are exploring their “fancy sides” and decorating out of their “traditional” boxes. Hanging a chandelier in the bathroom is becoming one of today’s hottest design trends, and you can see why. This touch of elegance not only illuminates the bathroom in style but adds sophistication to a room that is typically “all business.”

double vanity with wall sconces

And, when it comes to other types of bathroom lighting, design experts agree that the placement of sconces on either side of a vanity mirror is one of the best ways to add light where you need it most.

New showerhead and hardware

woman in shower

If you’re looking for a spa-like experience, then look no further than your showerhead. Today’s showerheads are like waterfalls for your soul. Not only will they elevate your shower experience but some of today’s brands offer energy-saving features that can help you save money on your water bill. And, if your budget allows, you may want to update your shower faucet, too!

Refresh your vanity

bathroom vanity

Does you vanity need a makeover? Before you think about replacing it, you may want to consider refreshing it with a cool paint color instead. Whether you choose a slick, trendy look or prefer a more charming, farmhouse appeal, painting or refinishing your vanity is a beautiful and budget-friendly way to update your bathroom’s appearance. Just be sure to check that it is structurally sound before you begin.

New countertop and mosaic tile backsplash

bathroom wall with Carrara marble

Are you considering a new vanity countertop for your bathroom? Our Carrara marble (pictured here), or mosaic tile backsplash—or possibly both—can be a design game changer when it comes to jazzing up your bathroom. And, our etherium® By E-Stone surfaces are the only engineered stone product with 24/7 Microban® antimicrobial technology that’s built right in!

We hope you enjoyed these beautiful, easy, and economical ways to update your bathroom. Does your bathroom need a refresh? Contact Granite and TREND Transformations for a free in-home or virtual design consultation. We look forward to hearing from you soon!