October 10, 2007
You’ve dutifully sat down and assessed all of your options. Your floors will be done in ceramic tile, the paint will be a rich earth tone, and the kitchen cabinets are being installed on Thursday. You’ve ordered new appliances (that are due to arrive tomorrow), and the windows and blinds have been replaced as well. Without question, your kitchen is brand new.
Well, almost. Now you’ve got to sit down and determine what your countertops are going to be. Brace yourself, as the sheer number of options and varieties out there can get pretty intensive. Save yourself a bit of frustration and take our advice- you’ll be thanking us later.
May 15, 2007
Have you ever walked into a store thinking you’re going to buy something you saw online, only to find that it’s it’s completely different from what you wanted?
Imagine your kitchen with the perfect granite color, down to the details of the variation per square foot. See yourself ordering your granite over the phone, walking in and discovering that the granite is completely different from what you had in mind.
Thinking all granite is the same is like thinking all people are the same. There’s definitely a clear distinction between the two Giallo’s below, but these granite variations were chosen show just how much they can differ. It’s understandable that some people can confuse these because both their names contain Giallo, which means “yellow” in Italian.
However, Giallo Veneziano and Florito have subtle differences and similarities:
Giallo Veneziano vs. Giallo Florito
|Location||Brazil and Italy||Brazil and Italy|
|Color||Varying golds and browns||Varying golds and browns|
|Highlights||Medium amount of light colored speckles||Darker veins|
Now You Know
Understanding the variation in granite and the difference in similarily named granite protects your vision of your perfect kitchen. Always check the granite before your contractors install it, because once the granite is cut and set, it’s hard to turn back.
March 4, 2007
Giallo Veneziano is one of our most popular granites, because it goes so well with a many woods due to its varying gold and brown color.
Where Does Giallo Veneziano Come From?
Other types of granite formation create different types of granite through different types of rocks or way of formation, such as Paradiso (migmatites, slight melting of gneisses), Santa Cecila (garnet gneisses, richer in garnet).
What Cabinet Colors Go Well With Giallo Veneziano?
|• Shaker Cherry
• Raised Panel Cherry
|The gold color is a nice contrast, while the browns in the granite complement the cherry, which exemplifies its natural wood by not making it a flat color.|
|• Birch||The brown in our Birch Cabinets complement the brown in the granite|
|• Honey Maple
• Natural Maple
• Canadian Maple
|The gold color in this granite complements the maple tone of these cabinets|
|• American Red Oak||American Red Oak is between the gold and the brown in the cabinet, adding extra color into your kitchen|
|• Beech Coffee||Beech Coffee is slightly light, complimenting the golds while providing a fine contrast with the browns|
If you have any other questions about Giallo Veneziano, please feel free to contact us or leave a message in the comments.
February 2, 2007
A useful ally in your battle against kitchen countertops
A simple way to save money on granite installation is to remove and dispose of your old countertops and prepare the half-inch plywood base yourself. HGTV explains part of the process.
Our granite installers typically begin with the â€œdemoâ€ (demolition) of the countertops and put in a half-inch plywood base to support the granite. We bring the granite countertops directly to the worksite to measure and fit them, to reducing the inconvenience of not having kitchen to the shortest time possible and to prevent any possible damage from transport.
Then, all that’s left is for you to enjoy your new countertops!
January 28, 2007
Are your granite countertops starting to seem dull as a rock?
Don’t let your new countertops keep you from cooking! Granite countertops are meant to be used, since they’re incredibly durable and scratch resistant. Maintaining and restoring granite countertops is quite simple.