Showing posts from April, 2018

Spring Clean Your Countertops

Now is the time for spring cleaning and preparing your house for the summer months ahead. Whether you have already started your spring cleaning, or are dreading starting it, Metro Marble & Granite has a few helpful tips to keep in mind when cleaning your countertops. That’s right, your countertops, whether they are granite, quartz, or marble, could all use a good spring cleaning.  Granite Countertops Check the Seal Maybe it’s been a while since your countertops were sealed? That’s okay! Spring is a great time to check the condition of the seal on your countertops and reseal if necessary. Sealing your countertops are extremely important in protecting them against stains and any unwanted marks. It’s important to reseal them once a year. If you use your countertops frequently and are a little rougher with them, you may need to seal them more frequently. Tip: You can check to see if your counters need to be resealed with the water test. Place a few drops of water on top

Your Indoor and Outdoor Countertop Experts

The weather is finally starting to warm up, the grass is green, flowers are blooming, and it’s officially starting to feel like spring! It felt like this winter was never going to end. Now that spring has finally decided to make its appearance, that means that cooking and spending time outdoors will be on the top of most people’s to-do list. Hey, we can’t blame you! The spring season at the Lake of the Ozarks is beautiful. Backyards will soon fill up with sunshine, fireflies, and people enjoying a great BBQ. Outdoor kitchens are extremely popular and we understand why. This kitchen might be in your backyard and not actually inside your home, but that doesn’t mean it can't be as beautiful or functional as your indoor kitchen.  Metro Marble & Granite knows that outdoor kitchens may require less maintenance, but we know that there are a few things you can do to make sure you can enjoy your outdoor kitchen at the Lake of the Ozarks for years to come. Choosing Counterto

National Decorating Month

April is National Decorating Month, and what better room to turn our attention to than the kitchen? Kitchens are quickly becoming one of the most widely used rooms in the home. Kitchens have truly 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 usually 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 at the Lake of the Ozarks , check out some of these trends for some great inspiration! Extra Large Kitchen Islands Now is the time to live the island life in your own home. The narrow-surfaced kitchen islands are a thing of the past. Kitchen islands are no longer just for food preparation, they have become focal points and designs features in the kitchen. One of the mai

Granite vs. Quartz

While they may not seem that important, countertops help set the tone for your entire kitchen. Because of this, it’s important to choose a countertop material that will not only hold up to the daily use of your kitchen, but one that also reflects your style. Granite used to be the top choice for countertops, but quartz – an engineered stone – is making it’s way to the top. Metro Marble & Granite knows that you can’t go wrong with either countertop, but with so many choices, we wanted to break down both the good and the bad for each material. If you’re shopping for new countertops, stop by the best countertop company at the Lake of the Ozarks . Granite vs. Quartz 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 quart