Granite Tiles - Install Your Own Counters

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Granite Tile -- Tough! And even tougher to polish!

Sometimes when I am looking at a sample display of granite tiles, I have to remind myself that granite is rock; very hard and tough rock. The variety of colors and crystalline structures that are available in granite tile continues to amaze me. There are over 40 different colors of granite tile on the market today. It is this wide selection of colors that enables the home decorator to find just the right granite tile for any kitchen countertop.

Every tile color has its own distinct mineral content. Differences in the chemical makeup of a mineral not only affect the color, they also affect the hardness of the granite itself. And, this variation in the mineral make-up of each type of granite requires a different technique for polishing.

Until relatively recently, the only option for bullnosing granite tiles was hand polishing. And hand polishing a bullnose to a finish that is close to the finish of the tile face is a skill that requires a great deal of practice as well as instruction. The hand polisher learns that different crystal colors require different hand pressures as well as different rpm settings for the polishing tool. The hand polisher also learns by experience that there are some colors of granite that are so hard, that they are nearly impossible to polish by hand. Some granite minerals have a tendency to burn when they hit a certain temperature making the material dull.

While factories that process granite tile are very adept at taking into account all of these differences in mineral content with their industrial polishing systems, very, very few home craftsmen are.

But with™ you can do a great job yourself on your own kitchen (and bathroom) countertops and not have to worry about any of this!
In my next post, I’ll explain why.

The Granite Tile Guy

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Friday, March 6, 2009

Save 30% On Granite Tile

All granite tile is now on sale. You'll save more than 30% on the tile of your choice! Now is the time to enhance the beauty and value of your home with granite tile counters.

Install your counters yourself and save another 30%!!

When you buy your granite tile from Easy Granite Tile you get more than granite tile.

- You get superior quality edging. Granite tiles need to have custom edging to match the layout and dimensions of each counter. Easy Granite Tile not only provides the custom edging you need, but you get unbeatable quality from unique Easy Granite Tile automated tile edging system.

- You get superior quality tile. Easy Granite Tile selects only the best quality tiles. With our many years of experience in the granite business we ensure you get granite tile you'll be proud to show off to your friends, family and neighbors.

- You get the Easy Granite Tile Color Assurance Program (CAP). Before we begin to fabricate your tile order, we will express ship a sample to your home, complete with a finished edge for your inspection. You can check the color and quality so you know you are getting the right tile for your counters.

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Monday, February 9, 2009

Granite Tile: You Can Do a Great Job Yourself in the Color You Want.

Color variability is one of the realities of working with any natural stone, and granite is no exception. Easy Granite Tile has gone to extra lengths to provide a color-consistent line of granite tile, but the challenge of providing our customers with the exact granite product that they want does not end there.

In doing business over the internet, we are all limited in our ability to compare colors by the degree of calibration of our own video displays. That is why Easy Granite Tile has developed our Color Assurance Program (CAP.) With our CAP Program we are able to ensure that there is no misunderstanding between Easy Granite Tile and our customers with regard to the actual color of granite tile that will be in your order.

Once an order is placed and the tile has been selected, a sample of tile from the order is pulled and express-shipped to our customer’s doorstep for approval. This ensures that the color of tile our customer wanted is the color of tile he or she receives. (We also polish one edge on the sample tile.) No fabrication of any kind will be performed on the tile order until we have received color confirmation. Once a confirmation is received from our customer, we process and ship the order.

Just another reason that with Easy Granite Tile, You Can Do a Great Granite Job Yourself!

In my next post I will be showing you how Easy it is to plan your tile job using

The Granite Tile Guy

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