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Should You Cut on Granite Countertops?

Ganache Granite in Atlanta

You’ve just gotten your kitchen upgraded, and you love your new granite countertops. Now you are wondering how extensively you can work on your countertops when it comes to food preparation. Granite is extremely durable and strong. However, one of the most common questions about new granite countertops is: Can I cut, slice, and dice right onto the granite surface?

The last thing you want to do is to ruin the timeless beauty of your new granite counters. So, while it is possible to cut and chop directly on your granite surface, it’s probably best to use a cutting board. If you create a meal that requires a lot of cutting, chopping, and prep work, it’s a good rule of thumb to use a cutting board because you don’t want to ruin your expensive knives. A granite surface is much harder than any knife blade and will quickly break the blade or at the very least dull it right away.

It’s one thing to quickly slice up a piece of fruit on your granite countertops, but you do need to be careful not to scratch your granite. Check out the stunning and strong Brazilian Ganache granite in Atlanta from Granite Access, a leading countertop contractor that serves both homeowners and businesses.

Creating A Modern Kitchen That’s Ready For Entertaining

Color! The most important factor in an inviting kitchen is color. The color of the walls, the color of the countertops, but most importantly the color of the cabinets. It is the staple item in the kitchen that first captures everyone’s attention. This year’s new “it” color is GRAY. Gray? That’s right, I said it, Gray. It has become the most versatile cabinet color out there. You can achieve the modern sleek look with a light crisp shade of gray or you can capture the timeless traditional feel with a deep dark gray. Matter of fact, Sherwin Williams a named Poised Taupe, the color of the year for 2017. It’s a beautiful grayish brown color. Some people may fear the change to gray because they are unsure what they would pair it with. I say don’t ever be afraid to try something new. If you need advice on color or design there is always someone there to guide you. In this case, I’d pair the Poised Taupe cabinet with either Colonial White or Bianco Carrara granite countertops. I’d also recommend the “tuxedo” cabinetry when using the darker shades. Tuxedo is simply the combination of dark and light. I’d have Poised Taupe on the lower cabinets and on the top I’d have white cabinets. This creates the illusion to a bigger kitchen. To complete the remodel, I’d choose Sherwin Williams, Moonmist, for the walls. It’s a soft hue of blue that would brighten the space. Whatever your taste may be we can help you create the kitchen of your dreams. From cabinets, to countertops, and floors. We do it all. Our top priority is customer satisfaction and that’s what we strive for with every job. Give us a call today. We’d love to help remodel the heart of your home and give you a place to enjoy time with your family and friends for years to come.

Stone Can Increase the Value of Your Home!

If you are selling your home or just wondering which upgrades offer the biggest return on your investment, here is some information that can help you.

It is common for homeowners to think that stone is pricey but what they don’t know is that stone increases the value of your home inside and out. Stone is also more affordable now than it was 10 years ago.

Granite has become the most sought after material used in homes. Its desired not only for its elegance but for its strength, durability, and heat retention. Incorporating stone into your kitchen and bathroom will last you a lifetime.

When investing in your home you may ask, where would add the most value?

  1. Update the Kitchen. The kitchen is the heart and the most important room in the home and is worth the investment. Stone can easily add life to a once dull space. Choose a natural granite stone for your countertops, an eye catching backsplash, and even add stone to your island. Your kitchen will be modern and inviting to host the best of entertainment.


  1. Update the bathroom. Turn your bath from drab to fab. Everyone wants that spa-like feel. Placing granite on your vanities will instantly add that value to the home. Finish off the update with tile flooring, new faucets and fixtures, and your bathroom will then be an oasis retreat that you will enjoy relaxing in.

If you are ready to invest in your home, let our team know. We’d be happy to complete your renovation dreams!

Your Kitchen… It’s the heart of your home!

Looking to completely remodel your kitchen? Kitchen remodeling can be a scary project to tackle but when it’s done correctly it’s something that can greatly impact the function of your home. Our team here at Granite Access can help you design a space that you will be proud to entertain in!

From modern countertops to trendy backsplashes and cabinets, we can take care of it all! You don’t need to worry about hiring different contractors to get the job done any longer. Granite Access will take care of that headache for you. Everyone will be on the same page for your design in order to complete your new kitchen upgrade with perfection.

Whether you’re dreaming of a complete kitchen makeover, or a simple upgrade, you can trust our team to grant your wishes!

Call us today and we can begin making your dreams come true!

Proper Maintenance and Care: Keep Your Countertops Looking Stellar!

We are so happy that you chose granite as a beautiful addition to your home. Granite has a natural, classic look and is durable with easy maintenance. With the proper care, your granite counter tops will last you a lifetime! That being said, I know you are wanting to know what those care and maintenance steps are.

Here are some important pointers to keep your counters shining like new at all times. First of all, depending on the type of granite you chose, you will need to apply a sealer. This keeps them stain resistant. You will need to reapply about every 2 years in order to maintain protection. Then you will need to perform daily maintenance that includes cleaning the countertop with warm soap water and cleaning up any spills immediately in order to prevent sticky grim. In general, just as you would any surfaces, you should treat your granite with the care that will last forever. These general tasks mean, although granite is heat resistant, it is still a good idea to use hot pads rather than leave a hot pan sitting on the counter for an extended amount of time. It’s also a good habit to use a cutting board rather than cut directly onto the surface with sharp knives. It also includes using coasters for cups and vases.

If you would like to know more about the maintenance and care of your granite, feel free to ask us. We want to help you keep your counter tops looking as good as the day they were installed!


Is Your Kitchen No Longer The Happy Place In Your Home? Do You Hate Your Kitchen? New Countertops Can Help!

It’s hard to be barefoot and singing in your kitchen while cooking your family’s favorite dish when you hate being in there. Does your kitchen just bring your down? Whether it be dated, damaged, or just plain ugly, new countertops can change the look and feel of your kitchen in no time! What’s even worse than the look of your current countertops is that they could be housing bacteria that no amount of scrubbing can erase.

             There is no reason to live with a kitchen that you absolutely hate! There are so many options of surfaces that you will love!

              Granite: Granite is the most popular surface we offer. Each slab is unique as nature gives us a wide variety of colors. No slab is the same! Whether you want to match the cabinets you already have or new cabinets that’s been installed, granite will be your most durable and ideal choice.

               Quartz: Quartz is becoming more popular among homeowners. It is a man-made surface composed of 95% ground up quartz and 5% polymer resins. Because of the nature of how it is manufactured, quartz is more solid and durable than granite, which is why it has become so popular in kitchens and high traffic areas. However, quartz is on average more expensive than granite.

               Marble: Marble is an elegant choice for your kitchen. It offers modern flair with crisp, bold colors. It is heat resistant but it will scratch and etch, so care must be taken in order to keep the marble looking new.

          Would you like to know more?

Contact us here at Granite Access. We’d be happy to give you a free in-home estimate!