Archive for November, 2007

A couple of years ago I ran across something that may suit your needs when it comes to resurfacing your outdated counter-tops.  There are lots of choices out there, everything from the obvious like granite, Silestone and Corian to tile and lots of choices in between.  But one you may not have heard of is Granite Transformations, known as ‘the counter-top that fits on top’.  There are three different types of surfaces they offer which may interest you, but all are installed the same way.


The Tempe-based franchise offers a unique product line all of which are manufactured from stone to create their own Mosaics, Cristallino and Rocksolid Granitä products.  Each surface can be installed right over your counter-tops which means no messy demolition and can cost less than many of the solid surface options that are out there.  And you don’t have to limit yourself to just counter-tops.  Other applications include back-splashes and kick plates as well as bathroom wall cladding, fireplace surrounds, wet bars, shower areas, vanity tops and floor tiles.


Their surfaces are created by a fusion of some of the world’s finest granites which are combined with advanced manufacturing skills, producing a lightweight, strong, durable, rock-hard surface.  Their products are imported from Italy and fused together with a state-of-the-art polymer technology to produce a high-grade, engineered surface that is scratch, heat and stain resistant.  Their work also comes with a 10-year limited warranty and your counter-tops will be maintenance free which means no annual sealing like you have to do with granite.  A standard size kitchen counter-top and back-splash takes approximately 1-2 days, considerably faster than most of the other options.  Because there is usually no demolition involved, there is minimal disruption and mess.


So, if you’re looking to add value to your home by resurfacing your counters (and save some bucks at the same time) call Granite Transformations for a quote.  A friend used them years ago and remains very happy with the result.


In addition to the after pictures, I’m also including examples of the three surfaces (below) to give you an idea of the variety of looks Granite Transformations offers. You can visit them at www.granitetransformations.com or call (480) 222-2022.

Remodeled using Rocksolid Granit™ – Rosa Tuscan

Remodeled using Rocksolid Granit™ – Grigio Stella

Rocksolid Granite                          Cristallino                                


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