Add Some Sparkle To Your Bathroom With Blue Galaxy Granite…



Here’s a vanity top that we recently fabricated and installed that caught my eye.

Blue Galaxy  Granite Vanity

Blue Galaxy is a beautiful color with vibrant shades of green, brown, gold, cream, blue and sometimes burgundy and looks a lot like the color, Cosmos.  Blue Galaxy is one of those stones that often contains large areas of mica, that give the stone reflective qualities. The color, Blue Galaxy, will brighten any room and when used in a bathroom, will definitely make it sparkle and stand out.

If you are doing some remodeling, and like a variety of tones, you might want to check out the color, Blue Galaxy. It is a beautiful choice. Stop by our showroom to look at this color and many others.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Bath on January 31st, 2012 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Granite Countertops—Spotlight On Black Storm



In this blog, I wanted to focus on the color, black storm, which is quarried in Brazil.

Black Storm Granite

Black Storm is a beautiful color with shades of black, gray, cream, and gold. Black Storm tends to have a gentle flowing pattern that moves from one side of the stone to the other. Like most black granites, Black Storm, captures an elegant look that is appealing to many consumers. Its rich, black tones with warm accent colors would work well in a variety of rooms including a kitchen, bar room, or bathroom. Black Storm would also make a great fireplace surround.

If you are doing some remodeling and are attracted to the color black, you might want to take a look at the Black Storm.

Here’s a photo of some of our current stock:

Black Storm Granite

Make sure you stop by our showroom to check it out.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Spotlight Colors on January 27th, 2012 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Maintain Your Granite Countertops With Ease…



Caring for your granite countertops is a relatively simple process. We do however, get a lot of questions about maintenance. While cleaning with hot soapy water is your best bet for everyday maintenance, there are a number of other products on the market for both cleaning and sealing.

Let’s take a look at our stone care products:

SCI Stone Care Kit

At PGC, we offer a stone care kit for purchase, from SCI, that includes both a cleaner and sealer. The cleaner comes in a spray bottle with a pump and is ready to use. You just spray it on and wipe dry with a clean towel, or paper towels. The sealer also comes is a spray bottle with a pump. The directions for use are straight forward and are printed on the back of the bottle. Please keep in mind, that re-sealing your countertops should only be done if you notice that your granite is taking on water. ( e.g. A water glass leaves a ring, or water no longer beads up with spills, or when cleaning.)

 

Countertop Wipes

We also sell Countertop wipes from SCI. The wipes offer a quick method for wiping down your kitchen countertops, bathroom vanity, etc. They work great for wiping up dust, especially on black granites.

 

1 Year Extended Care & Maintenance Package

We also off a  1 Year Extended Care & Maintenance Package. The package offers a worry free option for the consumer, by letting us take care of any maintenance needs. The package includes:

  •  Sanitizing and resealing all countertops
  •  Faucet deck touch up (Removing all normal hard water build up, etc.)
  • Seam maintenance (e.g. Various circumstances may cause houses to move and/or shift, which in turn may cause some seams to shift.) Affected seams would be re-shimmed and leveled.
  • Up to 3 chips repaired. While chips are rare, they can happen. (e.g. Banging pots & pans at sink area, etc.)

If you are interested in any of these stone care options for your countertops, please give us a call, or stop by our showroom.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Granite, Stone Care on January 25th, 2012 by Barb | | 0 Comments



In Living Color…



If you are doing some remodeling that includes countertops and are one of those people that love color, you might want to check out the Life Series collection of color by Silestone. The Life Series offers an array of bright, and bold colors that are definitely high energy that will add a statement to any room in your home. Whether you want to add a punch of color to a kitchen, a  bathroom, or laundry room, choosing a Life Series color, will do just that. From orange, to red, blue, or green, or more, you’ll be sure to express your personality, or mood.

Let’s take a look at the collection…

Silestone Life! Series

Orange Cool Silestone

Yellow Dream Silestone

Blue Enjoy

Green Fun

Majenta Energy

Red Vital

If you want to start living in color, make sure you check out the Life Series. Stop by our showroom to view these samples and more.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

 

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Posted in Engineered Stone on January 24th, 2012 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Recipe: Raspberry Chocolate Chip Muffins



If you are one of those people that like raspberries and chocolate, you will love this recipe. It is easy to make and these muffins are delicious!

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

1-1/2 cups flour
2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tps. vanilla
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 pkg. 10 oz. frozen raspberries (thaw a bit before using) Fresh raspberries can also be used.
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1 – 12 oz. pkg. Nestles Chocolate Chips

Topping

1/3 cup brown sugar
3 Tbsp. flour
2 Tbsp. butter

In a mixing bowl, add eggs, sugar, vanilla, and oil. Add the flour and baking soda. Mix in the raspberries,nuts, and chocolate chips. Fill muffin tins with the dough. In a separate bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour, and butter for the topping. Sprinkle the topping mixture over the muffins. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes. Serve warm, or cool and serve cold. Either way, they are good. Makes 18 muffins.

Substitution: You can use substitute white chocolate chips for the dark chocolate, if desired. I prefer the dark chocolate myself.

Enjoy!

Barb

P.S. If you like recipe’s, make sure you check out and purchase our cookbook, Indulge 101 Recipe Favorites for others. Keep in mind that profits from the cookbook will be donated to www.healinghaiti.org

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Posted in Cooking in your kitchen on January 20th, 2012 by Barb | | 0 Comments



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