Granite Tiles - Install Your Own Counters

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Easy Granite Tile on TV

Did you see the granite tile installation featured on Do-It-Yourself TV last month? The program producers were in a bind. They needed a granite tile kitchen counter they could install quickly and easily. What did they do? They called Easy Granite Tile, of course. There is no better way to get granite tile kitchen counters that are easy for do-it-yourself installation.

To meet production deadlines they needed the tile ASAP. That's not a problem for Easy Granite Tile. It does not matter if you are a TV producer or a home owner, we get your tile shipped to you ASAP via Federal Express Ground shipping... and we save you a TON OF MONEY with our special low, low shipping rates. (Try our free online tile calculator to see how much you'll save.)

Do-It-Yourself TV got the tile they needed in time to meet the tight production schedule, plus they got expert advice to help them install the granite tile. That's right, even Do-It-Yourself TV programs need assistance, and just like we do for any other customer we were glad to answer their questions and help them get a quality install.

When it was completed they gave us a call to let us know that their Easy Granite Tile counter was the easiest granite tile counter they had ever installed. That's just a normal day for us... all of our customers find that with granite tile from Easy Granite Tile they get superior quality and a granite tile counter that is ready to be installed. No problems!

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

45 Degree Counter Corners

Customer’s email question:
“Thank you! Now I have a new question…our base cabinets end in a little shelf thing that has a 45 angle cut off one corner…do you do weird corners?”

Yes, we do weird corners, although 45deg corners are so common in our local market, we do not consider them weird. We don’t have that feature on our website yet, but it is on our “to-do list.” We just need the face dimension of the 45 corner for either the unfinished deck or the final finished dimension for your countertop. (Note: It is important that you have a true 45 deg. angle on your corner.)

Call our toll free prior to ordering so we can help you make the necessary adjustments to your order.

I hope this is helpful.

The Granite Tile Guy

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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, April 10, 2009

Granite Tile: Ordering Samples

When Easy Granite Tile™ was in the development stages, we realized early on that we would need to provide samples to our customers to ensure that they received the color of tile they wanted. That was the reason we developed our CAP (Color Assurance Program), where we Express-Ship a sample of the tile of the same color lot to our customer for final approval prior to edging the tile. The CAP program is activated immediately once an order is received.
However, with the growth in public awareness of Easy Granite Tile™, we have had numerous requests for sample tiles to be shipped prior to placing an order. In response to this demand, and in order to simplify things for both our customers and ourselves, we have set up a sample ordering page which is linked directly to our shopping cart.
To order a sample, just follow the links found on the Home Page and Tile Selection Page. Choose the sample or samples you would like to purchase, fill in the blanks for city and zip code, and click on the “View Sample Tile Order” button. The pricing for the sample tile (or tiles) and shipping and handling charges are displayed on the next page. When you click on the Shopping Cart button, the total is displayed on the screen. To place the order, just follow the prompts.
Ordering sample tiles does not invalidate the CAP program. A confirming sample will still be sent out once an order is placed.
It really is possible to do a great job installing your own granite tile counter top, especially when you have confidence you are getting the color you want! And Easy Granite Tile’s™ easy sample ordering system is there to help you do just that.

The Granite Tile Guy

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