Tag: granite

How to Protect Your Countertops During the Holidays

The holiday season really can be “the most wonderful time of the year,” with family and friends getting together to celebrate. However, with the holidays quickly approaching, it is easy to forget about the care and maintenance required for your countertops. Here are five tips to protect your countertops, whether you have granite, marble or… Read more »

Dishwashers and Solid Surfaces

Over the years the way dishwashers are attached has changed.  This is primarily due to the fact that many of the counters people are having installed are granite, quartz, or marble.  When formica tops are installed the dishwashers can be attached directly to the  formica tops, by being screwed in.  With granite, quartz, and marble this… Read more »

Patio Season in Buffalo

Hopefully in Buffalo the weather will begin to change and all the snow will start to become sunshine. With this in mind many people are beginning to plan their outdoor patios, outdoor kitchens, and other outdoor living spaces. When making selections for your outdoor patios their are many things to keep in mind when determine… Read more »

Antiqued Granite Countertops

There are many different natural stone finishes to use on your countertops.  They range from leathered (antiqued), honed, polished, and many more.  These finishes do not necessarily jeopardize the integrity of the granite countertops.  However, additional coats of sealer may need to be applied.  When a stone is leathered it creates a textured finish, which varies depending… Read more »

Countertop Edges-What is the best fit?

Picking your countertop edge can be a little overwhelming for some people, especially when taking specific stones into account.  When our customers are looking for edges we take three main factors into account. The most important factor to take into account is the type of stone.  A quartz countertop (engineered countertop) can have any type of edge, expect… Read more »

Preserving your Countertops During the Holidays

It’s that time of year again!  Everyone is coming over and surrounding your beautiful marble, granite, or quartz countertops.  Food and different beverages will be passed around, but how safe is your countertop. If you have a marble, you are probably aware of the different factors that can hurt your counter.  Different foods and beverages… Read more »

Kitchen Trend Watch

They just won’t go away! White kitchens continue to be a very popular trend in the industry. There are tons of stones that go great with white kitchens. There are light colored granite stones, marble of course, plenty of quartzites, and many different quartz (man-made) stones that look stunning in white kitchens. Check out this… Read more »

Porcelain Countertops from Ciot

We recently hosted an event in which we brought in some new materials from one of our suppliers in Toronto. One of the main features of the event were the slabs of porcelain from Ciot. Many people are unfamiliar with this man-made stone as a countertop surface, but porcelain is actually a great choice for… Read more »

We are back!

It has been sometime from our last post, probably close to a year, but we are back!  Things have been going great here and we have some great pictures to show you and prove it.  Below is a beautiful kitchen located right here in Buffalo NY! We absolutely love that they were able to mix… Read more »

The Production Process

Below is a video that details our production process here at Italian Marble & Granite.  Before this technology, which is shown in the video, we used cardboard templates and cut granite by hand.  Technology has definitely changed for the better!