IGS Countertop Installation Warranty

Igs Installation Warranty

Natural Stone Products (Granite, Marble, Quartzite) All Granite, Marble and Quartzite Countertops are made from natural stone that has been quarried from mountains all over the world. As a natural product, they are prone to variations in color, pattern, and density that actually add to the beauty and charm of the material. While Granite is a hard […]

The Countertop Template Process

The Template Process

Digital Countertop Templating: What to Expect Nowadays, we use Highly Advanced Laser Templating Systems. Your Templator will arrive in a Licensed International Granite and Stone Vehicle on the day of your Template Appointment.  From there, they set up a tripod with the laser device attached on top in your kitchen or bathroom.  The laser then […]

Digital Countertop Slab Layout

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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 […]

The Verification Process

The Verification Process

What exactly is the Verification Process? Verification occurs after your template is completed.  Your Project Manager needs to verify your drawings with the CAD team and with you. Your Template is then sent to you through a DocuSign, for you to review, accept and sign.  You’ll get to review your seam layout, backsplash height, and […]

Average Countertop Project Time

How Long Does A Countertop Project Take?

Average Project Turnaround Time After you have consulted with your Design Specialist, selected your Material, Edge, and Backsplash, your project is therefore ready to make its way down the pipeline. One to two business days after collection of payment, your Project Manager will schedule your Template Measuring Date.  Template Completion can be expected by the end […]

Chips, Cracks, and Blemishes in Natural Stone

Chips, Cracks, And Blemishes In Natural Stone

What to Expect from your Natural Stone When purchasing Natural Stone for your countertops, there will always be some imperfections that are unavoidable that are just part of the stone’s makeup.  This is a big reason why people like to hand-select the slabs before they are cut and installed, most people like to make sure […]

Meet Your Countertop Project Manager

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If there’s Something Strange, with your Countertops… Who ya gonna call?  Your Project Manager!   After your In-Home Appointment and collection of your deposit, your Design Consultant will hand off your contract, price options, discount sheet, kitchen and bath package, edge selection, and drawing to your Project Manager.  The information then gets entered into our […]

Got a Small Countertop Project? We Can Help!

Got A Small Project? We Can Help!

Are you looking to add a little bit of stone, to a little part of your home? Not only do we do Kitchens and Bathrooms, but we also offer assistance with smaller jobs that might not constitute ordering a full slab. At International Granite and Stone, we only sell you what you need, we don’t make […]

Sealing Your Countertops

Sealing Your Countertops

Protecting your Countertop Investment When purchasing Natural Stone Countertops, you want your investment to last a lifetime. Natural Stone, although from tough in nature, is susceptible to dulling and scratching if not properly taken care of as Countertop Material. The best way to ensure that your countertops remain as gorgeous as the day you bought […]

How to Keep your Countertops Clean

How To Keep Your Surfaces Clean

Cleaning your countertops correctly is the only way to ensure that your investment will last a lifetime.  We want your countertops to sparkle and shine for life.  When it comes to cleaning your stone countertops, it’s important to remember that certain products can wear down the sealant on your counters, making them more susceptible to […]

Preparing for your Countertop Appointment: Things to Keep in Mind

Preparing For Your Appointment: Things To Keep In Mind

We center our In-Home Design Consultation around you and your specific project needs.  With that in mind, keep some questions in the back of your head to ask your Design Consultant during the appointment. Before your appointment, We recommend lightly cleaning and clearing your countertops so your consultant can accurately inspect and measure your space.  Make […]

Selecting your Countertop Edge

Selecting Your Countertop Edge

You’ve picked your material, now what?  Time to pick out an edge for your countertops! Countertop Edges serve an important aesthetic purpose.  Edging can polish off your countertops and give your kitchen or bathroom that oompf you’re looking for.  First, choose your thickness, 3 CM or 6 CM.  3 CM is the standard width, with […]

Choosing Your Countertop Material

Choosing Your Material

Choosing your Material Many factors come to mind thinking about doing your countertops: Are you looking for a light or dark look?  Or do you want something with movement?  Or something subtle?  Do you want your countertops to be smooth? Textured? Matte?  Should you match your Island to the Countertops, or do something different and complementary?  […]

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 […]

Our Countertop Manufacturing Process

Our Manufacturing Process

Manufacturing your Countertops At International Granite and Stone, we use the most advanced manufacturing machines and processes on the market. Why are these machines so important? Without them, all manufacturing would have to be done manually by hand. Doing it by hand would be a slow and tedious process, which would require more labor.  The […]

How to get the look of Marble Countertops, for less!

How To Get The Look Of Marble, For Less!

Statutario Marble vs. Cambria Quartz Rosedale Marble vs. Quartz: Which one is better?  How to fake the look of Marble Marble Marble is a natural stone, formed under the Earth. The stone can be classified as a Metamorphic rock, meaning that over time, layers upon layers of limestone & calcium carbonate are subjected to heat […]

What is Marble?

What Is Marble?

Marble being harvested from the quarry What is Marble? Marble is a natural stone, formed under the Earth. Therefore, the stone can be classified as a Metamorphic rock. This means that over time, layers upon layers of limestone & calcium carbonate were subjected to heat and pressure. This creates the beautiful stone pieces that we […]

Cleaning and Caring for your Granite Countertops

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Granite Countertops: Care and Maintenance For years, Granite has long been the “go-to” stone for Countertop Projects.  Granite is a great stone to use for countertop projects because it’s very durable, easy to install, and has a lot of design variations for every home.  At least 60% of homes in North America are fixed with […]

What is Quartzite?

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Cristallo Oro Quartzite What is Quartzite? Quartzite is a natural stone, formed under the Earth. This natural stone is similar to the durability of Marble. This material can be classified as a Metamorphic rock, meaning that over time, layers upon layers of sandstone are subjected to heat and pressure, to form the beautiful stone pieces […]

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 […]

The Difference between Quartz & Quartzite

The Difference Between Quartz & Quartzite

Quartz vs. Quartzite What’s the difference between the two? Quartz and Quartzite are two similar countertops materials that have grown vastly in popularity over the past 10 years. Granite, which once was the go-to material for countertops, is slowly being phased out for the low maintenance of quartz and the beauty of quartzite. “Are they […]

BUYING COUNTERTOPS

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The Problem BUYING COUNTERTOPS Durable Granite or Quartz Countertops have become a need in today’s efficient home. Heres the traditional options to buying countertops. Big Box Stores: Great concept until you need help. The help you do find has no experience in our industry and you get little to no guidance on what it actually takes […]

Kitchen Backsplash: What is it and Why is it Important?

Kitchen Backsplash: What Is It And Why Is It Important?

Traditional Tile vs. Natural Stone  Adding tile or stone to the walls of a kitchen or bathroom vastly enhances the aesthetic of your space.  Backsplash refers to the wall space between the countertops and the cabinets.  Most commonly, a tile or stone is applied not only for good looks but also to protect your walls.  […]