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Granite Countertop Installation and Repair in Kalamazoo

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 Kalamazoo, MI call or email us anytime.

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Should you install dark or light countertops? Dark colors are quick show dust but look very elegant. Light colors are more likely to stain but brighten the area and make the room look bigger. Consider that Abella’s other customers in Kalamazoo, MI have almost split this answer in the middle with about 50% choosing light tops and 50% choosing dark, so whatever you choose there is no right or wrong answer.

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Granite Quarrying in Maine (Shelby Township, MI)

The quarrying of granite in Maine has been a commercial undertaking since the early 1800′s. Prior to the opening of commercial quarries, granite was used primarily for building foundations, road, bridge and pier construction. Although quarrying peaked in Maine around 1901, activity in Maine’s granite quarries continues to this day. At the height of the industry, granite was used as a building stone in locations all over the eastern United States. Today, what remains of the business is mostly involved in the building trades, kitchen design, and landscaping.

The primary location of the granite industry along the Maine coast aided in the transportation of this bulky product. One hundred and seventy granite quarries were listed in Maine Granite Quarries and Prospects (Rand, 1958) and the quarries are located from Calais to Jay and Kennebunk. Cut granite from quarries in Hallowell was used between 1829 and 1831 in the construction of the original Maine State Capitol building, designed by Charles Bulfinch. Oxen were used to haul the granite blocks on galamanders from the Hallowell quarries to the Weston Hill site of the new Capital overlooking the Kennebec River.

Notable buildings all over the United States were built with Maine granite from the mid-1800′s to 1910 as Maine led the country in the mining of granite. Many public buildings such as libraries, churches, custom houses, post offices, and museums were built of Maine granite. One of the most famous is the Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City, with its huge sanctuary columns made from Vinalhaven granite. According to maine.gov

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