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Want Looks that Last? Granite Countertops Deliver Incredible Longevity

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Looking for a natural stone countertop option that will last as long as it took Mother Nature to create it? The same stone portions of Egypt’s pyramids are composed of, granite is renowned for such timeless beauty. Could this stone, known for its ability to weather a millennia of abuse, be the right choice for your kitchen? Continue reading

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What Color Countertop Should I Choose?

Feldspar Granite countertop

With the countless colors, patterns, and finishing options available in today’s kitchen countertop materials, choosing a countertop that suits the style of your home can be quite overwhelming. Luckily, given other known variables, such as cabinetry, wall, and flooring color and style, you can find your way to your ideal selection. Continue reading

Denver-Based Granite Distributor Granite Imports Sheds Light on the Granite Packaging Process for Granite Countertops

Denver, Colorado – December 10, 2014 – For anyone looking to understand the complex granite import business, Granite Imports is sharing their experiences on the many barriers that can pose problems during the packaging process. From the various sizing requirements of each granite slab to the protection process, Granite Imports knows the ins and outs of what it takes to package and deliver granite countertop supplies properly. Continue reading

Importing granite for Granite Countertops is harder than it would appear from the abundance of local Colorado suppliers

Contractors Should Be Able to Trust That Their Granite Supplier Will Be There When Needed

Denver, Colorado – December 11, 2014 –With granite supply companies popping up all over Denver, it would seem that starting a granite import or granite countertop business would be an easy endeavor, and any company who does it is established and stands behind their products. However, Colorado-based Granite Imports wants to share their knowledge on what it takes to be a stable granite importerfor thegranite countertopindustry so homeowners and contractors can decide for themselves which company they can rely on to not only be here tomorrow, but a few years down the road too.

It takes an in-depth knowledge of granite, and an investment in getting to know the best granite quarries and owners that could be in remote areas of the world, then building the relationship to be able to hand select granite slabs based on their size, consistent color and hardness, and their rarity that influences the availability and stability of one’s granite supply.Coupled with the expensive nature of granite extraction, fabrication, and shipping makes it a tough business in which to succeed, and the experts at Granite Imports emphasize the importance of paying this huge investment in order to run a stable granite import business.

Many start up granite suppliers try to bypass the relationship with quarries that can take years to build by sourcing their granite supply completely through independent stone brokers. While this works to providequickinventory, the stone brokers provide the best material to the more established importers first and lessor quality slabs to anyone else who can afford the rest.

Homeowners, kitchen designers and builders should be aware of these factors because, unless they are willing to take a gamble on a smaller importer, or a company that is selling granite on top of other building materials, such as wood; the risk is just too great that the “wholesaler” will be able to stand behind the materials they sell even a day after the initial sale to the homeowner or fabricator. So what seems like a good deal on granite in the short-term may not be if something goes wrong with the granite countertop after installation.

With over ten years of experience in theindustry, the experts at Granite Imports have invested heavily in their network; and know what it takes to be successful in the granite countertop industry. And most importantly, they can provide the sourcing stability today as well as in the future.For anyone interested in a reliable granite source,give Granite Imports a call at 303.733.1444303.733.1444.

About Granite Imports

For over ten years, Colorado-based company Granite Imports has been importing and distributing top-quality granite slabs to the Western US for use in granite countertops. Their years of experience working with both customers and fabricators gives them a wealth of knowledge in the industry. For more information, please visit http://www.graniteimports.net/.

What Granite Finish is Right for the Granite Counter Tops in Your Kitchen Design?

Granite can vary in terms of its color, and quality, as well as texture, all of which are characteristics that are important in being satisfied with end product that could last you a lifetime. As a homeowner, ensuring that you are familiar with the various kinds of granite finishes can open your possibilities to the color of granite that you end up selecting. At Granite imports, we understand how texture can play a crucial role in determining what granite slab you select in your quest for the perfect granite counter tops. Here are the four main finishes that are most popular: Continue reading

The Rebounding Denver Construction Industry – What It Means For Granite Product Availability

Denver’s spike in residential and commercial construction permits is testament to the region’s resurrected construction industry. For many companies in the construction industry, 2013 was the beginning of black ink on the books again. Many good contractors and product suppliers did not make it for many reasons, economic upheaval not withstanding. However, according to industry experts, 2014 is expected to eclipse 2013 with more construction projects, and a broadening diversity of products and services for those companies who were able to survive the last five years.

Only those positioned to survive survived.

Granite Imports survived because we did not owe a lot of money on our buildings or inventory; we had strong relationships with quarries who were willing to work with us on consignment; and most importantly, we have loyal customers who, instead of sourcing the cheapest granite for countertops, stayed the course of demanding exceptional granite products in their construction projects. Now, as demand grows, Granite Imports is growing our inventory.If you’re new construction or remodeling involves granite countertops, we have restocked our basic materials such as Santa Cecilia, Venetian Wave and Uba Tuba; and we have also replenished our stock of some of our more popular Brazilian materials like Carnival, Cianitus (polished and leathered), Golden Taupe and Snow Flakes! In our latest travels to Brazil, also found two new unique quartzites: the Picaso and PerlaVenata.

Granite Imports has received more than 45 containers of material in the last month – that’s over 1400 slabs of new stock from which to choose for a granite counter in your kitchen, bath or commercial common area.

Premium Materials

Though a vast array of materials are available in the market that you can choose for your kitchen countertops, it is better to go for a material that you can be sure will provide instant success at installation as well as long-term durability. This is the difference between big box stores/granite liquidators and Granite Imports – the customers who buy our stone materials experience a noticeable difference in quality.

Whether you prefer Santa Cecilia, Uba Tuba, or Venetian Wave for your construction project, Granite Imports has the most diversified options in its material inventory to help you make the best choice for your granite counters.

Innovative Designs and Patterns

Another popular trend that has made granite kitchen countertops even more valuable and attractive is the availability of patterned material. Having unique design elements, these materials not only catch the viewers’ attention, but also enhance the overall look of the room. You might want to closely observe these patterned granite samples as they can become a means to fill your kitchen with a design that is truly unique.

Redefining Aesthetic Taste

Choosing the right color, pattern, or texture for your granite counter may not be something you can do on your own. So research your option before finalizing a choice. You may even want to discuss your needs, challenges, and budget with Granite Imports industry experts, who have an average of 15 years of experience in the granite industry.

Innovative Designs and Patterns Granite Counters

Since its inception in 2001, Granite Imports has been a resource for quality, unique, functional, and lasting granite counters in Denver.

Granite Fabricators Are As Important To A Quality Granite Countertop As the Stone Itself Says Granite Imports, Inc

Some would say that the material you choose for your granite countertop or sink is the number one element to a beautiful granite kitchen or bathroom counter; however, Granite Imports maintains that it takes both quality stone and quality craftsmanship to make a quality finished product. Continue reading

Composite, or Stainless? Knowing the difference between materials before selecting your new granite countertop will save you future disappointment in your final choice

According to global health experts, the kitchen sink is the area that contains the most germs in a house, even more than the trash can or toilet. It’s because the sink is used almost twice as much as any other kitchen appliance or surface. When selecting a new sink to go with your beautiful new granite countertop, it’s not only aesthetics that should be considered, but also understanding the differences between materials and how they will perform in the most used space in a kitchen. Continue reading