Happy Thanksgiving

macys-turkeyHappy Thanksgiving from ANO, Inc. and the Eclipse Stainless Blog. Thanksgiving is the end of I need my countertop by Thanksgiving Season and the start of I need it by Christmas Season.

Share This Post:
[Ask] [Digg] [Facebook] [Google] [LinkedIn] [Propeller] [Reddit] [Technorati] [Twitter] [Windows Live] [Yahoo!] [Email]
Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving

Uses for Granite Remnants and Scraps – Cocktail Table

In this second article on uses for Granite Countertop Remnants and Scraps we are featuring Granite benches.

cocktail-tabletable-1

 

table-2 table-4table-3

Share This Post:
[Ask] [Digg] [Facebook] [Google] [LinkedIn] [Propeller] [Reddit] [Technorati] [Twitter] [Windows Live] [Yahoo!] [Email]
Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Uses for Granite Remnants and Scraps – Cocktail Table

Countertops from Granite Scraps

In this next article for uses of granite scraps and remnants how about a new countertops. Here are some examples.

countertop-8 countertop-7 countertop-5 countertop-6 countertop-2 countertop-1

 

 

Share This Post:
[Ask] [Digg] [Facebook] [Google] [LinkedIn] [Propeller] [Reddit] [Technorati] [Twitter] [Windows Live] [Yahoo!] [Email]
Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Countertops from Granite Scraps

Uses for Granite Remnants and Scraps – Benches

In this second article on uses for Granite Countertop Remnants and Scraps we are featuring Granite benches. These are made from larger remnants. The benches can be from the simple to the complicated.

bench-3

bench-5benchbench-1 th-1th

Share This Post:
[Ask] [Digg] [Facebook] [Google] [LinkedIn] [Propeller] [Reddit] [Technorati] [Twitter] [Windows Live] [Yahoo!] [Email]
Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Uses for Granite Remnants and Scraps – Benches

Totally Off Topic – Cubs Win the World Series

So this blog post is totally off topic. It has nothing to do with countertops, kitchens, baths or design of the above. But I write this Blog and I ask my loyal readers will need to forgive this personal indulgence.

 

world-series-scoreboardw-flag-072609-160

 

 

 

 

Share This Post:
[Ask] [Digg] [Facebook] [Google] [LinkedIn] [Propeller] [Reddit] [Technorati] [Twitter] [Windows Live] [Yahoo!] [Email]
Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Totally Off Topic – Cubs Win the World Series

Re-purposing Granite Scraps – Patios

Every Granite countertop shop has stacks of remnant scraps that they pay to someone to remove. Most would be happy to find a use for these scraps and small remnants. In this series of articles, we will explore something you can do with these leftovers.  In this first article, we will explore using scraps to create walkways.

This is a video we did several years ago which shows how they created pavers from remnants.

And here are some pictures of other decks made from scraps using either the raw product or using remnants that have been cut.

deck-1

 

deck-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

deck-2deck-3

 

Share This Post:
[Ask] [Digg] [Facebook] [Google] [LinkedIn] [Propeller] [Reddit] [Technorati] [Twitter] [Windows Live] [Yahoo!] [Email]
Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Re-purposing Granite Scraps – Patios

Grading of Granite, Marble and Other Stone for Countertops

Natural stone including granite, marble, and other stones are mined from the earth, and not all are the same. Unfortunately, the grading is inconsistent and vary from supplier to supplier.  The top slabs will be called premium, designer or other designation. Lower grades are commonly called commercial , standard or builder grade. The lower quality stones may have carbon deposits that appear as black spots or patches and are generally accepted as undesirable. The lower grades will also have more muted coloring and less dramatic veining.

In the video below we asked a local stone supplier to show us the differences in color and veining.

Note the some of the most dramatic slabs include many fissures and even repairs and may be difficult to fabricate. Viens are  impurities in the slabs which can cause weak spots along with the dramatic look. These slabs most likely need a lot more work to fabricate into long lasting countertops.

Some price-based fabricators will not disclose the grade of the slab and supply lower grade to meet a price.  It is important you get good advice from a trusted source when selecting a slab for a countertop.

Share This Post:
[Ask] [Digg] [Facebook] [Google] [LinkedIn] [Propeller] [Reddit] [Technorati] [Twitter] [Windows Live] [Yahoo!] [Email]
Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Grading of Granite, Marble and Other Stone for Countertops

Granite, Stone, Marble or Quartz Dinning Table

Add color and style to your kitchen with a granite, marble, or quartz dining table top. Here are a few ideas.

$T2eC16dHJH!FFmOQ24E8BRn6HGyfOg--60_35 8 granite_kitchen_photos curvedpinkmarblerosewoodbasediningtable2 D328-33-2x323-2x124-320 D328-33-2x323-2x124-320 desertStoneDiningTable2 granite_kit_table

Share This Post:
[Ask] [Digg] [Facebook] [Google] [LinkedIn] [Propeller] [Reddit] [Technorati] [Twitter] [Windows Live] [Yahoo!] [Email]
Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Granite, Stone, Marble or Quartz Dinning Table

Granite / Stone Shelves in Shower

Modern showers, unlike bathtubs, often do not have a place to store showers necessities like soap, shampoo, and razors. Adding a shelf with granite or other stone can be both functional and beautiful.

Untitled30 Untitled26Untitled24 Untitled29

 

Untitled28Untitled23Untitled29Untitled27

Share This Post:
[Ask] [Digg] [Facebook] [Google] [LinkedIn] [Propeller] [Reddit] [Technorati] [Twitter] [Windows Live] [Yahoo!] [Email]
Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Granite / Stone Shelves in Shower

Granite, Quartz of Stone Window Sills

What can you do with the remnants from your Granite, Quartz or other stone kitchen countertop project (or remnants for other people’s projects)?  Try adding window sills. They can add class and long life to the sills in kitchens, living rooms or other heavy traffic areas. Here are some ideas.

window-sill20141010205802717granite-window-sills-p177068-2BWindow-sillbg_cached_resized_3c75b8c99efbe0c0b4b996864503be97

granite-window-sill-p24261-1b

Share This Post:
[Ask] [Digg] [Facebook] [Google] [LinkedIn] [Propeller] [Reddit] [Technorati] [Twitter] [Windows Live] [Yahoo!] [Email]
Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Granite, Quartz of Stone Window Sills