Granite Countertop & Stone Industry

Granite Countertops & Stone Industry News


Concerns About Granite Countertops Absorbing Germs, Mold & Bacteria

Granite Shield can protect surfaces in kitchens and bathrooms, making them ultra hygienic and free of bacteria, mold, viruses, and other toxins. With the Granite Shield sealing process your granite will be smoother, shinier and maintenance free.  Read more about
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Granite Countertop Video

This granite countertop video is a must see if you are thinking about putting granite countertops in your kitchen. It's also a must for an organization in the natural stone business. Click here for video.

More People Choose Granite Countertops, Or Silestone

More people choose granite countertops, or Silestone, a manufactured stone made from quartz and resin that ranges from $50 to $125 per linear foot. (Pricing includes installation but not charges for cutouts, such as sinks.) Kimberly Sweet, notes that although granite is still popular, custom materials, such as wood and concrete, are showing up in high-end homes. Read more about Kitchen remodeling.

Growing Granite & Quartz Countertop Demand

Continued consumer preferences for larger kitchens and more bathrooms will promote growth. These and other trends, including market share and company profiles, are presented in "Residential Kitchen & Bathroom Countertops," a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland-based industry research firm. Read more about Granite & Quartz Countertop Demand



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