Showing posts from February, 2018

Is Your Outdoor Kitchen Ready For Spring?

Spring is just around the corner and that means that cooking outdoors will be most people’s preferred method for cooking dinner. Backyards will soon fill up with sunshine, fireflies, and people enjoying a great BBQ. Outdoor kitchens are extremely popular and we understand why. This great kitchen might be in your backyard and not actually inside your home, but that doesn’t mean you can forget to clean or maintain it. Metro Marble & Granite knows that outdoor kitchens may require less maintenance, but we know that there are a few things you need to do to make sure you can enjoy your outdoor kitchen at the Lake of the Ozarks for years to come. Wipe Down The Countertops When most people are creating their dream outdoor kitchen, they choose natural materials, such as stone or granite for their counters. Both granite and stone offer a variety of different colors and textures. While this is great for the design of your outdoor kitchen, you should keep in mind that these materia

The Big Debate: Granite Or Quartz?

When it comes to remodeling your current kitchen into your dream kitchen, you want to be absolutely sure that you are picking the right materials and these materials will stand up to the test of time. Metro Marble & Granite knows that when it comes down to kitchen countertops, there’s nothing like the debate between granite and quartz. Is one really better than the other, or do people just prefer the look of one material? We are here to break down each material and show the differences between the two. Quartz –  This material is not 100% natural, in fact, quartz is a manmade material. These countertops are created by using 95% ground natural quartz and 5% polymer resins. Granite –  This material is a very hard stone and it is 100% natural. Granite is mined from quarries all around the world, cut down to proper sizes, and then polished to the desired finish. Quartz vs. Granite Appearance - Quartz : quartz has risen in popularity in part due to its appearance. Quartz

How To: Care For Your Countertops

Updating your kitchen countertops is a big decision and there are a lot of things to keep in mind. From the design process and choosing the right countertops for your kitchen, to their aftercare and upkeep are all things you should think about before buying granite countertops at the Lake of the Ozarks . For some homeowners, how to properly clean their granite countertops is one of their biggest concerns. There is so much information out there and it can be stressful and overwhelming. Metro Marble & Granite has some easy and simple steps for you to follow in order to keep your granite countertops shiny and looking brand new. Start With Sealin g One of the most important steps in installing and maintaining your granite countertops is to properly seal them. When your countertops are installed you should have them sealed then. Granite is a durable material, but if it is not properly sealed, it can absorb spills and stains which can cause damage to your countertop. Even thoug

Live The Island Life

You’ve decided it’s time to live the island life. No, not that kind of island life. You’ve decided to add an island to your kitchen and now you have to pick the perfect material for the countertop. But where do you even start? Metro Marble & Granite knows that there are many different types of countertop materials that you can choose from and it can be a difficult decision. Knowing that you use this room every single day and it’s an important area can make your decision even more difficult. Before you decide on a material, check out these reasons as to why marble may be the choice for your kitchen island countertop.  Endless Color Options Unlike a manufactured countertop material, the color choices for marble are endless. Each slab of marble is unique and has its own color depending on the rock that was transformed. If pure limestone undergoes the metamorphism, a pure white marble countertop is created. The type of rocks creates the unique color, but the existence of othe