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The History of Granite Countertops

The history of granite countertops is just as electrifying as that of rock n’ roll itself. Let’s explore some major milestones in granite’s rise from ancient origins to its enduring appeal. Resting not too deep beneath the Earth’s surface, granite is the most prevalent type of igneous rock known to humankind. In domestic and international…

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Granite Countertops During the Holidays

Granite countertops during the holidays see a lot of action. It is, afterall, the most wonderful time of the year! With champagne for toasting and decadent platters for roasting, the approaching holidays provide much to look forward to. Whimsical traditions like white elephant gift exchanges, family game nights, and midnight walks under the starry skies…

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5 Common Bathroom Design Mistakes of 2022

The 5 Most Common Bathroom Design Mistakes of 2022 It’s finally time. You’ve saved up enough funds to invest in your dream bathroom design, but where to start?  Before you start dabbing your paintbrush and hammering nails, take a moment to step back and put down the drill. The fact that you have a budget…

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South Carolina Granite Countertops – Rock Solid

Rock Solid! South Carolina Granite Countertops Survive the Outdoors Our climate in South Carolina is ideal for granite, which is impervious to most anything. South Carolina granite countertops are what you’d call rock solid. Granite is the second-hardest material behind diamonds, so it’s going to be scratch- and crack-resistant. Outdoor granite surfaces in South Carolina…

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Most Common Myths About Natural Stone

What are the Most Common Myths about Natural Stone? It’s too expensive! Natural stone is hard to maintain! It’s just a fad! These are just a few myths about natural stone that we hear from time to time. In reality, natural stone is an affordable, durable, and timeless material to incorporate into various indoor and…

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How to Disinfect Granite Countertops

When it comes to cleaning your granite countertops, don’t bother purchasing overpriced cleaning solutions. The five items you need to disinfect your granite countertops and keep your granite germ-free are likely in your home already! Before You Start Before you get started, it is important to make sure that your granite countertops are properly sealed.…

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What’s the Difference Between Granite, Marble, Quartz and Quartzite

What’s the Difference Between Granite, Marble, Quartz and Quartzite? At some stage of a homeowner’s life, making a choice of new countertops will most likely arise.  If your first thought is wondering about the difference between granite, marble, and quartz, you’re not alone.  All are excellent choices to improve the look and value of your…

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Full Height Backsplashes – Pros, Cons and Options

Full Height Backsplashes – Pros, Cons and Options Full height backsplashes are underestimated design elements.  There, we said it.  Traditional backsplashes will certainly do the trick.  However, a piece of beautiful stone, or tile, covering from countertop to under cabinets is a showstopper. Even more, if you’re a cooking enthusiast, will the traditional size actually…

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Design Trends for 2022

Each year, experts predict design trends for the following year.  In 2021, designers and those steeped in all things décor made their predictions.  Our work takes us to several homes and markets, and those predictions are coming to life. Go Bold Matt Mosher, the cofounder of Dzinly, says that dark is the new white.  You’ve…

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How to Clean Granite Countertops

How to Clean Granite Countertops Cleaning granite countertops can be a bit of a mystery, right?  You may be wondering what products to use? Maybe just as important, you may be wondering what products could be harmful to this natural stone?  Guess what, it’s much easier than you might think. What Products Not to Use…

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DIFF Charitable Eyewear

DIFF Charitable Eyewear and Stone Central DIFF Charitable Eyewear.  I’d never heard of them {either}, until recently.  And by recently, I mean I had a customer tell me that the company reached out to her about shooting a commercial in her BEAUTIFUL kitchen where Stone Central had installed her countertops!!  Talk about exciting!! Why DIFF…

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Career Day at School

Career Day at School Career day at school goes a little something like this. “Would you like to come speak about your profession at our school’s Career Day,” my daughter’s teacher asks.  I thought, “Well, why not?!?! I LOVE what I do!”. This is exactly how I felt and still do more than ten years…

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Why Natural Stone and Not Quartz?

Why Natural Stone and Not Quartz Whether or not you believe in a ‘higher’ power or in my case, God, it’s impossible to look at natural stone and not be in ‘AWE’ of its beauty! When I started selling stone over ten years ago, I was knowledgeable about natural stone, granite, marbles and some limestones. …

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Keith Timmons
So, I chose these folks because of their online ratings and the fact that they are local family-owned business. Aside from some issues, I am...
Wengan Wu
Stone Central did a great job on my recent need in kitchen countertops. Many thanks to Bonni, Heather and the team at Stone Central....
Diane Thorpe
We are so happy with our new kitchen countertops and cant say enough about how much we enjoyed working with Stone Central. Excellent work...