Showing posts from November, 2017

Is Quartz For You?

If you have decided to renovate your kitchen before the holiday season and new countertops are on your list, Metro Marble & Granite  is the place you want to go. You have a lot of choices when it comes to countertops, and quartz is one of the more popular choices right now. We have put together a list of frequently asked questions to give you more information, so you can decide if using quartz countertops in your home is right for you. If you’re in the market for granite or quartz countertops in Lake of the Ozarks , stop by our showroom or visit our website! Quartz FAQs Where does quartz come from? Quartz can be found all over the world, but Brazil and Arkansas have two of the largest natural quartz mines. Even though quartz is a widely occurring mineral, high quality and pure crystals are a rare find.  What can be quartz be used for? Quartz is used in glass making and it’s a vital component in fiberglass. It is also used in sandblasting and sandpaper production.

Granite vs. Quartz

When it comes to picking new countertops for your kitchen or bathroom, there is a lot you should consider. Not only is it a big decision, but there are so many options to choose from. How do you know which option is best? That’s where Metro Marble and Granite can help! Two of the more popular choices are granite and quartz. Whether one is better than the other, or one suits your needs better, is entirely up to you. Before you decide between getting granite or quartz countertops at the Lake of the Ozarks , here is some helpful information.  Durability This should be at the top of your list when it comes down to picking new countertops. When it comes to granite and quartz, granite has been around a lot longer. Quartz is still relatively new. See how these two options compare when it comes down to durability: Scratches – both granite and quartz are scratch resistant, but that does not mean they are indestructible. Scratching is still possible on countertops and great care sho

Top Kitchen Trends

These days, kitchens have become the focal point of the home and families tend to spend the majority of their time gathered in the kitchen. Decades ago, the kitchen was hidden in the back of the house, but today, the kitchen is front and center. Metro Marble & Granite knows that kitchens have changed a lot over the past few years and planning for a kitchen remodel is extremely important. If you’re preparing for a kitchen remodel in Lake of the Ozarks , check out some of these trends for some inspiration! Quartz is Still the Favorite When it comes to high-end kitchen countertops, quartz is still king. Not only is the material extremely durable and lasts forever, it’s easy to maintain and is also anti-microbial. What’s not to love? Granite, which is the main competitor of quartz, is great too, but it does require more maintenance. When quartz countertops first came onto the market, many worried that there wasn’t enough of a variety when it came to colors and finishes. But w

Welcome to our Blog

Metro Marble & Granite at the Lake of the Ozarks is excited to join the blogging community! From the products we use, to the newest kitchen trends, we will keep you up to date on all things that have to do with countertops. Whether those countertops are in the kitchen, the bathroom, or even on a bar in the backyard, Metro Marble & Granite has you covered. Metro Marble & Granite provides gorgeous, custom granite, quartz, and solid surface countertops. Come visit us! Our impressive showroom is conveniently located in beautiful Lake Ozarks, Missouri. We have a variety of products and design options for you to look at. You will truly be inspired to transform your home and refine your environment. Our professional staff of designers, engineers, and craftsman combined with the fabrication process, allows us to expertly complete your vision. Customer service, efficiency, and value will be provided no matter the project size or budget. We make it easy to find the right