Why It’s Not Necessary to Seal Quartz

Hi All,

I came across this great blog article talking about quartz and since quartz countertops are all the rage, I though I would share it:

Why It’s Not Necessary to Seal Quartz

Long story short, Quartz is more durable than granite and not porous. It can, however, still stain if you aren’t careful! Also, instead of using normal cleaners, try using specially formulated Quartz cleaners to help protect your investment.

This is definitely something to consider if you are trying to choose between the quartz and granite. We definitely have a soft spot for granite, but we cannot deny how beautiful quartz is in our kitchens and baths!

We now carry Granite Gold products, including their new Quartz Brite cleaner at our new location! Be sure to stop by and say hi!

Adding Functionaility to your Bathroom Design

Hi all!

I came across this article on universal bathroom design and thought it would be a good one to share. Don’t be afraid to add some functionality to your bathroom! With age-in-place being a major focus for ensuring that your space will work for you during different phases of your life, it is a mistake to overlook the functionality in a bathroom. New buyers will appreciate the added functionality as well! Additionally, many of these accessories have become very fashionable looking and can fit with nearly every look you are going for in a bathroom.

Hope you enjoy!

6 Universal Bathroom Design Ideas Combine Function and Fashion


Moen Universal Shower

The Solar Roof – Update

Last year we talked about the evolution of the solar panel as it in regards to the roof and how panels will begin to look more and more like traditional roof tiles.

Well now they are here; a great example of design meeting function.

Tesla has developed solar roof tiles that look exactly like a traditional roof. Check them out:

You can see more examples and concepts here: https://www.tesla.com/solarroof

These glass tiles aren’t fragile either! In fact, they are more impact resistant to hail and other debris than other roofing materials.

While they are still very expensive, we would expect to see continued innovation and affordability in the future and hopefully some competition to spur even more progress in this field.