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  • How is Granite Harvested?

    Dating back thousands of years, granite is one of the most sought-after building materials.  Granite is a light-colored igneous rock that forms from the slow crystallization of magma below Earth’s surface.  Granite is composed mainly of quartz and feldspar. It is one of the strongest, most durable substances, second only to diamonds. It is more commonly known as one of the most beautiful stones, used in famous statues and beautiful interior design. So, if granite is one of the hardest materials known to man, how is this majestic material harvested? 

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  • 5 Most Popular Granite Colors of 2015

    The classic look of granite is an upgrade that can take your kitchen countertops, bathroom countertops, fireplace or flooring to a whole new level. Whether you’re working with an interior designer or giving it a try on your own, choosing the perfect granite for your home is an exciting process. It can also be overwhelming, with so many different styles and colors to choose from. However, with the right planning and research, choosing the perfect color can be a breeze. Many people like to start by seeing what the “in” choices are. In 2015, the most popular granite colors range from fun and creative to natural and traditional, meaning there’s bound to be something here for every style. 

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  • Increase the Value of Your House by Updating Your Kitchen Countertop

    Looking to sell your home but want to make sure you are getting a great bang for your buck? Although you may love that yellow linoleum on your countertop where you once placed your kids while you were preparing dinner, a new family may not find it as charming as you do. And that’s okay because you have Granite Selection as a reliable source to help ease your stress and give your home a brand-new look.

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  • Introducing our Newest eBook 4 Must-Have Cookbooks by Chicago Chefs

    Here at Granite Selection, we have a passion for kitchen countertops, but that’s not all we’re passionate about. We also have a deep love affair with what goes on top of them.

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  • 5 Benefits of A Granite Countertop

    Have you ever wondered why people love granite countertops so much? If you haven’t owned one before, it might be hard to appreciate what is so special about this one-of-a-kind material. From its unique, beautiful colors to its durability and prestige, there are practically innumerable reasons why granite is the preferred countertop material around the world. In the interest of time, here’s just five: 

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