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Smiths Creek, MI Granite Countertops, Natural Stone & Marble Company

Granite Countertop Installation and Repair in Smiths Creek

Looking to hire a granite fabricator in Smiths Creek, MI? Our company is called Abella Stone and we would like to introduce ourselves. We are a local Michigan wholesaler and fabricator of natural stone including granite, marble, and other types of stone. Here we can supply you with do-it-yourself counters or provide complete installation packages. Contact us today to discuss your project further.

Michigan Granite & Natural Stone Contractor in Smiths Creek

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 Smiths Creek, 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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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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