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Granite Countertop Installation and Repair in Auburn Hills

So you just purchased a home and are ready to start upgrading it to your own taste and standards, but where do you start? A quality granite countertop will dramatically increase a rooms appeal and increase your homes value. We can offer you a complete installation package or a do-it-yourself kit to install the granite countertop. To learn more and speak with one of our staff about your project Auburn Hills, MI call or email us anytime.

Michigan Granite & Natural Stone Contractor in Auburn Hills

So you have already owned granite and love the look but are wondering what else can be done to the countertop to add a new dramatic look? Abella says, backlight it! Other customers in Auburn Hills, MI have installed lights underneath special colors of stone that are translucent so the stone will "glow" when the lights are turned on. No matter which color of stone used, the finished result is sure to be a great new look.

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Marble Pros and Cons (Shelby Township, MI)

Pros:

  • When work is professionally done and high quality, marble use in home structure and design can significantly increase your house real estate market value
  • A truly unique material choice; as with other natural stone, no two pieces of marble are alike.
  • Marble enhances décor aesthetic appeal with a matchless beauty,
  • Properly cared for, natural stone such as marble is highly durable and will outlast nearly any other type building material.
  • Like other natural stone, marble is hypoallergenic.
  • Marble provides a more sanitary surface than some of the other material choices.
  • Marble flooring is easy to disinfect. I can help improve indoor air quality, as it does not trap pet dander, pollen, and other allergens the way carpeting does.
  • In warmer climates and during hot summer months, a marble floor is cooler than many other types of flooring choices.

Cons:

  • Marble requires specialized care. It will scratch, so requires use of a cutting board when preparing foods.
  • Because no two pieces are alike, matching marble tiles can be a real headache.
  • Although durable, hot items should not be placed directly on marble, or it could become scorched.
  • Marble, whether coated or uncoated, requires routine resealing to retain its beauty.
  • Uncoated marble requires extra care; it stains easily, and can “cloud.” 
  • Marble, being a porous material, is prone to staining. Food spills should be wiped up immediately,
  • Marble should be resealed periodically to maintain its attractive appearance. Annual marble restoration is recommended for flooring and countertops.
  • Like other polished natural stone, marble and granite tends to be slick when wet. Tip: although polished marble may look more elegant, honed marble (with a matte finish) is less slippery and a better choice for such room elements as floor tile. Especially in areas of the home such as the bathroom, kitchen, and front entry.
  • Marble, although less costly than in years past, is still on the expensive side.

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