If you’re considering granite countertops (or maybe a tabletop or mantel), you’ll want to gather as much information as possible so that you can make the best, most informed decision. Before you buy, here’s everything you need to know about granite countertops.


How is Granite Formed?


For those who are scientifically-minded, concerned about the environmental effects of natural stone countertops, or just want to learn more about granite, this post explains how granite is formed and mined, and how it ends up as a countertop in your kitchen or bathroom.


How to Maintain Your Granite Countertops


Here’s our guide to keeping your granite countertops sparkling clean and in great condition.


Granite and Radon: Am I at Risk?


Many people are concerned when they hear the word “radon” in association with something in their homes, like granite countertops. To find out what radon is and how it applies to granite used in home projects, read more. 


Unique Granite Countertop Ideas


A lot of people use granite countertops in their homes, but that doesn’t mean that yours have to be run-of-the-mill. This post lists some unique ideas for granite countertops that match your style and give your kitchen a unique flair.


Using Granite in Your Living Room


There are a lot of ways granite can give your living room a stunning and modern look, from a showstopping mantel to matching end tables. Read more for examples of granite in the living room that can elevate its design.


Why Granite Countertops are the Right Choice for Your Bathroom


Granite is not just for the kitchen. Check out these other uses for granite that add luxury and charm to your bathroom.


Beyond Countertops: Other Applications for Granite in Your Home


Granite is a versatile material, and it’s too beautiful to keep in just the kitchen or bathroom. This post outlines just a few of the things you can do with granite to add elegance to your home, in the living room and beyond.


Quartz vs. Granite: How Do I Choose?


Here’s a helpful comparison of the two most popular countertop materials. Also, to help you estimate the costs of your project, here’s a bonus article to help you weigh your options: Cost Comparison: Granite vs. Quartz


What’s the Difference Between a Granite Remnant and an Orphan?


Granite remnants and granite orphans have unique applications as countertops, vanities, mantles and more — but what are they? Read to learn about orphans and remnants and see if they’re right for your next renovation project  — and if they can save you serious money. 

In the market for granite countertops? Kowalski Granite & Quartz is your source for gorgeous granite slabs. Reach out to us online or give us a call at (616) 842-1951 to learn more about our current granite offerings.