29 Nov 2017

When it comes to creating a stunning look in your favorite living space, you cannot go wrong with classic and durable hardwood flooring. Hardwood flooring has been an American tradition in homebuilding since the colonists discovered that they could take advantage of the plentiful forest wood to build floors in newly constructed homes. In the Colonial era, hardwood flooring was all about practicality and much less about style. Wood was a sturdy option and was often installed using different sized planks with no finishing. It wasn’t until sometime in the late 1800s that European parquet flooring began to show up in wealthy American homes. The parquet style consisted of shorter planks of wood installed in geometric patterns. The result was stunning hardwood flooring.

Today, the options in hardwood flooring are many. They range from domestic woods like Red Oak, Black Cherry and Pine to exotic options like Australian Cypress, Brazilian Redwood and Black Acacia. If you are choosing a hardwood flooring option that will be the most durable over time, it is a good idea to consider Hickory, Maple, Cherry or Oak.

Engineered wood flooring started to become popular in the 1960s. This type of flooring is created by placing a layer of completely natural wood on top of other layers of wood. These other layers are pressed together helping to create a strong core. This option in hardwood flooring can be installed in basements, over heated floors, and in other areas where traditionally natural wood flooring does not do well because of the threat of moisture in those spaces. Popular types of engineered wood flooring include engineered black walnut, tamarind, red oak and bamboo.

At Magnus Anderson, our team of flooring professionals can help you decide which hardwood flooring choice is right for you and your living space. Our Master Craftsmen are trained to provide high quality service for our customers, including creating a flooring solution that you will love at the best possible prices. Do you have a hardwood flooring space that needs to be refinished? We do that too! Our staff would be happy to talk to you about our available hardwood flooring options. Give us a call today at (910) 237-6749.

29 Nov 2017

When it comes to countertop options for your kitchen build or remodel, you really cannot go wrong with choosing either quartz or granite countertops. Both countertop options are popular among homebuilders and homeowners alike because of their polished look and durability. Still, choosing between the two could be difficult. Do you go with the tried and true granite countertop or do you go with quartz countertops, a seemingly newer option? While granite is the number one choice for countertops around the world, both quartz countertops and granite countertops did not become popular in America until the 90s. Is one option better than the other option?

To begin granite and quartz countertops differ in makeup. Granite countertops are made completely of granite and quartz countertops, while almost entirely natural, contain about five percent of polymer resins in them. Both are highly durable, but quartz countertops are nearly indestructible.

As far as appearance goes, you have many, many options with both granite and quartz. The possibilities are practically endless for both, although homeowners and homebuilders alike may prefer quartz countertops because they are easier to customize.

One huge reason why these two countertop options are the most popular is because both granite and quartz countertops are extremely low maintenance. Both simply require that spills be cleaned up in a timely manner and that they be cleaned regularly with soap and water. While you may want to have your granite countertops resurfaced every year or so because of their makeup, there is no need for that with quartz countertops.

Of course for most homeowners and homebuilders who are choosing their countertops, it all comes down to cost. The cost of installing granite or quartz countertops in your home will probably not differ that much from each other, as both average around the same amount depending on different factors.

The truth is that whether you choose granite countertops or quartz countertops, you will be choosing a high quality material that will last for a long time in your home. Creative Stone specializes in all of your countertop installation needs. Our team is experienced in helping homeowners and homebuilders choose their countertop and having it professionally cut and installed to their satisfaction. Are you considering a granite countertop? Could a quartz countertop be the solution for you? Contact Creative Stone today and let us help you decide! Call us at (910) 491-1225.

20 Nov 2017

If you have watched any home improvement television show over the past decade or so, you have likely heard the homeowner request that granite countertops be installed in the kitchen or bathroom spaces. There is just no question that granite countertops are the desired countertop around the globe by most homeowners. Here at the Fayetteville Granite Countertop Company, we get requests for granite countertop slabs often for new construction projects in the Fayetteville and Pinehurst areas. It is hard to believe that this undisputed favorite in countertop options has only been widely used in America for the past two decades.

Granite has been used for a very long time in construction. As a matter of fact, granite was used in the construction of the Great Pyramids of Giza around 2560 B.C. in Egypt. Granite is a highly durable material, and eventually it was used around the world as a countertop option in the early 20th century. Still, it wasn’t until the late 1980s that granite countertops started to gain popularity in the United States. In 1987, there were only a couple of granite countertop choices available. Now, here at the Fayetteville Granite Countertop Company, we have granite countertop options from 50 different countries around the world.

What makes granite the chosen countertop material of our customers in Fayetteville, Pinehurst and surrounding areas? For starters, granite countertops are almost impossible to break or scratch. Secondly, they are highly stain resistant and also resistant to mildew and mold. Third, granite countertops are not affected by heat. Fourth, maintaining granite countertops could not be easier. Simply use soap and water to clean them, no harsh chemicals needed. Lastly, as mentioned earlier, today there are countless granite slab choices for homeowners and homebuilders.

At the Fayetteville Granite Countertop Company, our mission is to create countertop spaces that you will love for many years to come. Our team of countertop professionals will work tirelessly from the beginning of your project until the end. Whether you are looking to upgrade your existing countertops in Fayetteville, or planning for your new build in Pinehurst, you can’t go wrong with granite countertops. Let us serve you! Contact us at (910) 483-0468 to get started in time for the holidays!