Granite Countertops—Spotlight On Verde Luminous

In this blog, I wanted to focus on the color, Verde Luminous, which is quarried in India.  It contains a variety of green tones, as well as some gray and burgundy coloring. These slabs also have a lot of flow and movement, which would look great for an island, countertops, bar top, or vanity. If you are looking for a green color for your project, you might want to take a look at Verde Luminous. Make sure you stop by our facility and check out these slabs and others. You will be glad you did.

Verde Luminous Slab

Verde Luminous

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Posted in Granite, Spotlight Colors on August 31st, 2010 by Barb | | 0 Comments

Eat, Pray And…Love Your Granite Countertops!

I don’t know how many of you out there have read the book, Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, but I read it the other year and loved it. When I heard it was being made into a movie, I was a bit skeptical that a movie could capture the author’s wit and writing skill, but was anxious to go see it anyway. Well to my surprise, I did enjoy the movie, but not near as much as the book.

Another surprise to me was…the reference to 30 something’s purchasing suburban homes with oak floors, marble tiled bathrooms,  and kitchen granite countertops. Of course my ears perked up! Actually—it is not just the 30 something’s that are interested in granite. In our showroom, we have customers of all ages interested in granite, including those in their 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, and even 70’s. And why not?

Granite countertops work great for both preparing food, and an eating surface. They also are aesthetically pleasing and are very inviting for family and holiday gatherings where people get together, pray, give thanks, and eat. And what is not to love? Granite is beautiful, durable, and is easy to maintain!

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Posted in Granite on August 26th, 2010 by Barb | | 0 Comments

Granite Countertops—Watch Our You Tube Video’s…

While many of you out there are familiar with the PGC website and blog site, you can now find out more about us by watching our You Tube video’s. Check out our video’s below:

Hope you take a few minutes to check them out.

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Posted in Company, Granite, Industry News on August 25th, 2010 by Barb | | 0 Comments

Recipe: Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Here’s a recipe I got from a friend by our cabin. She made some for my birthday a few months back. It is easy to make and delicious.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

2-1 oz. squares chocolate
3 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
2 cups grated zucchini
3 cups flour
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease two loave pans. Microwave the chocolate in a microwaveable safe bowl until melted. Stir until smooth. In a large mixing bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, oil, zucchini, vanilla, and chocolate until smooth. Add the baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Fold in the flour. Add the chocolate chips. Pour the batter in the two loave pans. Bake at 350 degress for approximately 60 minutes, or until a toothpick in center come out clean.



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Posted in Uncategorized on August 20th, 2010 by Barb | | 0 Comments

Granite Countertops—Removing Hard Water Build-UP

On occasion, we get asked about build-up around kitchen, or bathroom faucets. The build-up is actually hard water deposits, which can occur over time, depending on the water available to your home. Some consumers are concerned, and often ask, “How do I remove hard water build on my granite?” Well-the process to remove the build-up, is pretty straight-forward, and easy to perform. All you actually need is a razor blade, and some steel wool.

The pictures below outline the process:

Verde Marinace granite vanity with water build-up around faucet

Use a razor-blade tipped at a slight angle from the horizontal to remove/scrape away the hard water deposits

To get the final residue, go over with a  “000” (or finer) steel wool.

Water deposits removed.

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Posted in Granite on August 19th, 2010 by Barb | | 0 Comments

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