Showing posts from August, 2018

Granite Myths

Granite is a mysterious stone. There are misconceptions and myths surrounding the natural stone, and as its popularity continues to increase, people have created preconceived ideas and made assumptions. Good thing Metro Marble & Granite is here to share the facts! We're the countertop experts at the Lake of the Ozarks , and we're excited to share and debunk these five myths. Read on to be mind blown! MYTH: Granite countertops are absorbent. FACT: Although granite countertops are porous, they are not absorbent. We recommend that you have your countertops sealed to prevent any staining, but it's not likely that a spill will immediately soak into your counter! We do suggest cleaning up spills as quickly as possible because of the porous nature, but granite countertops are NOT absorbent. MYTH: Once granite is stained, it's there forever. FACT: If you do happen to accidentally stain your granite countertops, no need to fear. It's actually likely that you

Ultimate Bathroom Upgrade

Ready to turn your bathroom into your own, personal, at-home spa? The bathroom doesn’t need to be the hidden away part of your home. The best countertop company at the Lake of the Ozarks has a few tips for you! Metro Marble & Granite in Lake Ozark is always hot on the trends, and we’re here to help you love the home you’re in. By embracing and refreshing the master bathroom in your home, you can take it from a forgettable space to your stress-relieving happy place. TIP #1: Replace Faucets & Light Fixtures By making the metal in your bathroom match, you can up the trendiness of your area instantly. Straying from bright, reflective silver or gold can help the utilities to blend in. Matte black or gunmetal fixtures are very “in” right now, and they can act as both a neutral and an accent depending on your other d├ęcor. If you have white marble countertops, the matte black provides a stark contrast to them. Swap out your current light fixtures for fixtures that diffuse the l

An Inside Look at Manufactured Stone

Though there may be some merit to going all natural when it comes to your stone countertops, there are some definite benefits to relying on manufactured materials too. Luckily, the best countertop company at the Lake of the Ozarks offers both! There are pros and cons to both man-made and natural stone, so it ultimately comes down to your personal preference and design plans. Metro Marble & Granite is here to give you some top insights into the real perks of owning your very own man-made stone piece. Less Maintenance Manufactured stone often requires less maintenance than natural stone options. Quartz, for instance, is generally non-porous, so it doesn’t need to be sealed. Quartz is also typically quite stain resistant. When cleaning your quartz countertop, all you’ll need to do is wipe it down with a damp cloth. If you need to deep clean, use a mild, nonabrasive soap. More Options When it comes to man-made quartz, the options are near endless. Manufacturers are continuo

Two Famous Stones

As the best countertop company at the Lake of the Ozarks , you can count on us to know all about the natural stones in our name. Metro Marble & Granite thinks natural stone is gorgeous, and we’re pretty sure almost everyone agrees with us - and has agreed for a long time! Natural stone has been used to create gorgeous art and architecture for centuries, even before your beautiful countertops. Marble and granite reign supreme when it comes to artistic creations, and we’re here to share why! Read on for a few different famous pieces you might recognize! WHY IS MARBLE USED? Marble is arguably one of the best stones to be used for its beauty in sculpture and architecture. Because of its soft nature, it can easily be cut and carved. Compared to other harder stones, marble can be delicately sculpted to bring out fine and intricate details desired by the sculptor or artisan. Marble is often used in sculptures, particularly of people, because of its almost translucent properties.

Your Outdoor Kitchen FAQs

The best countertop company at the Lake of the Ozarks doesn’t limit you to only indoor countertops! When it comes to outdoor kitchens, you know who to call for the highest quality stone for your outdoor countertops, sinks, and fireplace surrounds. Metro Marble & Granite is your expert in the industry, and we have answers to your questions. Read on for a few frequently asked questions about your outdoor kitchen. Q: I think we’re ready for an outdoor kitchen. Where do I start? A: You’ve come to the right place! Metro Marble & Granite specializes in outdoor kitchens, and we also do custom projects if you have something particular in mind. Head over to our website, , and fill out our free quote request. Tell us a little about your project, and we’ll get ahold of you from there! Q: Can I start building tomorrow? A: It depends. If you’re planning on having a movable kitchen, you can roll and go. If you’re planning on having a built-in outdoor kitche