Category Archives: Countertop Design

Your Ultimate Guide to Understanding Countertop Edges

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New countertops can completely change and update the look of your kitchen or bathroom, with a range of color options in granite and quartz available to compliment any design. A sometimes overlooked factor that plays a huge role in the overall look and feel of the finished design is the countertop edges.  Consumers spend a […]

How to Spot Fake Granite Countertops

How To Spot Fake Granite Countertops

Love the look of a solid granite countertop? A high-end trend from the late 1980’s has become a full-on American obsession. Granite has far outstripped the previous century’s luxury favorite, marble. Granite prices worldwide have stabilized with the introduction of Brazilian and other granite. Finishing work in China, India and other places supplements that Italian […]

The 6 Best Countertop Materials for a High-End Kitchen

The 6 Best Countertop Materials For A High-end Kitchen

One of the hottest kitchen trends in 2018 is decluttering counters to create open space where friends families can come together to work, play and relax. This means that your kitchen counter is now, more than ever, the centerpiece of your kitchen. Whether you’re having friends over for a glass of wine or you’re hosting […]

Countertop Ideas: The 9 Best Countertop Materials

Countertop Ideas: The 9 Best Countertop Materials

A countertop can make or break a kitchen design. So whether you’re remodeling or designing a kitchen, you need to be able to make an informed selection. With so many different materials for countertops, it can be daunting to choose which one will be a permanent part of your kitchen. But don’t worry! We’re here […]

5 Unique Ways to Personalize Your Kitchen Countertops

5 Unique Ways To Personalize Your Kitchen Countertops

Is your kitchen due for a remodel in the near future? Or are you choosing how to design the kitchen in your new home? Whatever reason you’re designing a kitchen, don’t forget the countertops! That may sound obvious, but hear us out. You don’t want just any old kitchen countertops. Countertops are a main focal […]

8 Reasons Why You Should Consider Granite Bathroom Countertops

8 Reasons Why You Should Consider Granite Bathroom Countertops

Granite remains the most popular choice for kitchen worktops. But have you thought about granite bathroom countertops? This igneous rock was born underground under intense pressure and heat. Unsurprisingly then, it’s perhaps the most robust stone you could pick. Plus, it looks fantastic combined with chrome and shiny metals. Here’s why you should consider granite […]

How to Maximize Your Narrow Countertops

How To Maximize Your Narrow Countertops

Small kitchens can look quaint and cozy… until you get in there and try to cook. Narrow countertops instantly create a battle between prep space and storage area. It makes cooking more of a hassle than anything else. But how do you conquer that battle? There’s got to be an easy way to optimize the […]

Granite Countertops: Why They’re Better Than Marble

Granite Countertops: Why They’re Better Than Marble

Countertops are the focal point of a home’s kitchen and bathrooms. They can add a unique aesthetic that accentuates the surrounding interior design elements in a home. They’re also highly functional. Choosing the right countertop isn’t a decision you should rush into. There are a number of options, so you need to consider the pros […]

Custom Countertops: What To Consider When Choosing Yours

Custom Countertops: What To Consider When Choosing Yours

Your countertops are the focal point of the entire kitchen, so you shouldn’t settle for something you don’t really like. But there’s a lot to consider when you’re choosing the right custom countertops for your kitchen. Sometimes, the most expensive countertops aren’t the best. Before you go shopping, you need to ask yourself these five […]

8 Types of Countertops You Should Consider

8 Types Of Countertops You Should Consider

Are you looking to upgrade your kitchen style? Well, a new kitchen countertop is a great way to add style (and space) to the room you cook, unwind, and entertain in. By installing a new countertop, you can transform your kitchen from drab to fab and wow family and guests. Want a new kitchen countertop […]

Top 6 Stone Countertops That Will Never Lose Their Gleam

Top 6 Stone Countertops That Will Never Lose Their Gleam

Your kitchen and bathroom need a countertop that sustains a lot of mess and impact, but also looks attractive. This is why so many homeowners choose stone counters. To ensure you’re getting your money’s worth, you need to find stone countertops that last. You also want to make sure they will keep their fresh appearance […]

Durability: Why Quartz Counters are Best For Homes with Kids

Durability: Why Quartz Counters Are Best For Homes With Kids

As a responsible homeowner, you take renovations very seriously. You know that making the right style and design choices can affect the value of your home. When it comes to your kitchen renovation, you are probably considering which kind of countertop to install. If you have kids running around your home on a regular basis, […]

Top 8 Kitchen Trends of 2018

Top 8 Kitchen Trends Of 2018

Back in the day, kitchens used to be afterthoughts. Now they frequently serve as the backdrop for entertaining guests and spending quality time with family. Because of this, remodeling costs for kitchens are on the rise. While a popular thing to do, remodeling your kitchen can be a stressful and unnerving situation. This is mostly […]

8 Backsplash Trends to Inspire Your Kitchen Remodel

8 Backsplash Trends To Inspire Your Kitchen Remodel

Are you ready to remodel your kitchen? Maybe you’re building a new home and need inspiration. Whatever the reason, kitchens have come a long way. Today’s kitchens reflect the homeowner’s style and can be as traditional or contemporary as you desire. From cabinetry, appliances, countertops, flooring and backsplashes, you can create your dream kitchen. One […]

Functional Design: A Guide to Choosing Beautiful Countertops that Last

Functional Design: A Guide To Choosing Beautiful Countertops That Last

Are you looking for kitchen countertops that will stand the test of time? According to Home Advisor, the average cost spent on a kitchen remodel is $21,930. In the Tampa Bay area, the average cost is $13,661. But these remodels can cost tens of thousands of dollars more, depending on the extent of the changes […]

5 Countertop Ideas for Your Minimalist Kitchen Design

5 Countertop Ideas For Your Minimalist Kitchen Design

The kitchen is one of the most stressful areas of your home. Every day, you struggle to get the cooking and cleaning done before the day ends. A minimalist kitchen design would help ease the anxiety that even thinking about your kitchen causes. To understand minimalism in kitchen design, we must first understand minimalism itself. […]

Top 5 Most Important Facts About Quartz Countertops

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Quartz Countertops have become very popular among homeowners who are looking for a change in their kitchens. Replacing your outdated countertops with Quartz can turn an average kitchen into a stunning one, but is it right for your home? Here’s the top 5 Facts about Quartz Countertops so you can make an informed decision before […]

2017 Kitchen Trends That Will Continue into 2018

2017 Kitchen Trends That Will Continue Into 2018

When you’re working on a kitchen remodel, you want everything to come out perfectly in the end. But selecting all the right elements for your new kitchen can be tedious and time-consuming because of all the choices. You’ll have to decide on everything from the kitchen sink and drawers to the countertops you like best.The […]

Do Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Add Value to Your Home?

Do Kitchen And Bath Remodeling Add Value To Your Home?

Did you know that kitchen and bath remodeling often returns the cost at more than 100%? If you’re wondering whether a kitchen and bath remodel is the right choice for your home, the answer is a solid yes. In fact, kitchen and bath remodeling is one of the best ways to remodel your home. These […]

Turning Outdated Kitchens into Magazine Worthy Custom Kitchens (On a Budget!)

Do you ever find yourself staring at your kitchen hoping you could make it look a bit more modern? Is the linoleum countertop just not doing it for you anymore? Well, don’t fret. Most homeowners shy away from updating their kitchens because of the financial burden commonly associated with custom renovations. However, custom kitchens don’t […]

From Countertops to Kitchen Cabinet Doors, Important Changes to Consider in a Kitchen Remodel

From Countertops To Kitchen Cabinet Doors, Important Changes To Consider In A Kitchen Remodel

There are key areas of your home you can improve to increase your property value, and the kitchen is one of them.  In fact, it’s probably the most renovated part of the household for most homeowners. About 79% of home remodels are done to the kitchen, which goes to show its popularity. But what type […]

Important Details to Consider When Choosing Granite Tops for Your Kitchen

Important Details To Consider When Choosing Granite Tops For Your Kitchen

After years of marble being the top choice for kitchen counters, granite tops are becoming the material pros and families are choosing. Given that its more durable and won’t scratch, its a smart choice whether you’re remodeling or building your house. Perhaps you’re still choosing between materials for your kitchen. There are a lot of […]

The 5 Best Qualities of White Granite and Other Stone Countertops

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Countertops made from white granite and other natural stones are a great investment for any home. In fact, 55 percent of home buyers who purchased a home without granite countertops stated that they would pay extra for them. it’s no surprise then that granite and other stones such as marble and quartzite are popular choices […]

Cambria Quartz Countertops: Buy Direct From the Fabricator

Cambria Quartz Countertops: Buy Direct From The Fabricator

Remodeling the countertops in your home gives a great boost to the value of your property. But only if you’re selecting the right material. This is why you’ll find many homeowners choosing quartz counters. It’s an engineered stone that looks a lot like natural options, such as granite and marble. This is because it’s made […]

Digital Countertop Slab Layout


What is Digital Countertop Slab Layout? Digital Countertop Slab Layout is an optional, but important design service we offer here at International Granite and Stone.  For an additional fee, we can hand-select the parts of the slabs to use and lay it all out for you to review.  How does it Work? International Granite and […]

What are Semi-Precious Countertops?

What Is Semi-precious?

What is Semi-Precious? Semi-Precious slabs are handmade pieces of art. Natural gemstones are hand selected and arranged to create a visually dynamic, aesthetically pleasing design. They are then combined with an epoxy or resin to create large slabs. Every slab is handmade to perfection. From these slabs, we then custom cut your countertops to your […]

Edges: The Perfect Finish to your Countertop Project

Edges: The Perfect Finish To Your Countertop Project

Our Edge Selection An Ogee Flat Edge, with a piece of Half Bullnose laminated underneath Selecting a natural stone for your countertops can be a long, rewarding process.  You’ve searched for the perfect color countertops and slab and finally have it, now what? Edges are a perfect way to complement your granite or quartz color […]