Why You Should Visit a Showroom Before Choosing Your Granite Countertop:

There are thousands of absolutely stunning photos of granite countertops online, but that doesn’t mean you should select a stone based solely on what you see online. The reason for this is that unlike quartz, every piece of granite is different and one piece of granite may look entirely different than another piece of the same color.

Another reason is that a lot of photos on the internet are taken with the best possible lighting and edited so that the countertop stands out.

The photos that we upload are very minimally edited (cropped with a logo added) but that doesn’t mean that the photos are entirely representative of what the countertop actually looks like. In most cases the final product looks a lot better than what you see in the photos.

But back to the topic at hand, if you fall in love with a unique piece of granite online I guarantee the slab in the showroom will look different. But different doesn’t have to mean bad! If you think about it, would you rather order countertops online without knowing what exactly they’ll look like? Or would you want to walk around a show room, look at different slabs of the same color, notice what make them unique, compare the way different stones feel, and then make an informed decision about what you want your kitchen to look like for years to come?

Luckily for you, Granite Surfaces of Texas has a showroom AND a slab yard! That means you can pick a color you like in the show room and then one of our extremely knowledgeable salespeople can walk you through the slab yard so you can pick out the exact stone that you’re putting in your home! So what are you waiting for? Stop by Granite Surfaces of Texas and let us help you pick out the perfect slab of granite for your new countertops!

How to make sure your cabinets match your countertops.

The key to making sure your new countertops match your cabinets is simple. Just pick out your countertops first! Since granite, quartz, Dekton, marble, or Curava countertops are all very unique it is a good idea to select your stone, color, and pattern first and then try to match your cabinets to your countertops as they are much more customizable.

Basically, once you select and pay for the perfect countertop material, there’s really no way to go back, but so many things can be done to cabinets to change their appearance (paints, stains, different materials) that the options are pretty much unlimited.

Once you’ve got your countertops selected there’s two different ways to pair them to an awesome set of cabinets in the following bullet points.

Contrasting – A contrasting pairing would be when the color of the countertops “contrast” the color of the cabinets. For example, a contrasting pairing would be light countertops and dark cabinets.

 

Complimentary – A complimentary pairing would be the opposite of a contrasting one. This means that the cabinets would be the same color as the countertops such as in a dark on dark or a light on light pairing.

One final tip that should be of some help to you in your kitchen remodeling journey is that it’s better to look at full slabs of granite, quartz, Dekton, marble, or Curava as they are better representative of the final product you’ll see in your kitchen. Luckily for you, we here at Granite Surfaces of Texas have a full slab yard you can browse to find your perfect countertop surface!

Introducing Curava!

If you’ve been following this blog for a while you’re probably already familiar with granite, quartz, and Dekton, but what if I told you that there’s another stone we offer that isn’t like anything you’ve ever seen before?

I’m talking about this cool new countertop surface development out of San Antonio called Curava. Curava is made of mostly recycled glass shards bound in a cement resin binder. It’s is a very low maintenance stone due to it’s composition and doesn’t require annual sealing. Curava is resistant to heat, scratches, and stains. That being said, it’s only heat resistant, not heat proof. Aside from it coming from recycled materials, the best thing about Curava is how COOL it looks! Just take a look at these photos!