Keep it Shining: Top Maintenance Tips for Stone Countertops

Choosing natural or engineered stone for your home. Caring for stone countertops involves regular cleaning, occasional sealing, and immediate attention to spills. Here is some practical advice on maintaining different types of stone countertops to ensure their longevity and beauty: 1. Granite Countertops: Cleaning: Clean daily with a soft cloth or sponge and a mild […]

Accent your New Kitchen with Multiple Stone Countertop Combinations

A recent new home installation by ESF featured both natural and engineered stone products for both the kitchen and living room. The homeowner chose Indian Black Pearl Granite for the island to help accent the kitchen. The countertop perimeter and backsplashes were done in MetroQuartz Luce Lumin. This is an engineered stone. The MQ Luce […]

The ESF Installation Truck – Branding on Wheels

Remodeling projects often involve new countertops and cabinets for kitchens and bathrooms. The US economy remains strong for countertop businesses and Elite Stone and Kitchens by Design are no exception. ESF trucks are a familiar site in northeast Iowa. with their distinctive logo and eye-catching wrap around graphics. Rickard Sign & Design located in Lisbon, […]

Learn Why Quartz may be ideal for Your New Kitchen Countertops

Quartz Characteristics What is quartz?  Quartz is a naturally occurring mineral, one of the hardest and most common minerals on Earth. For countertops, quartz crystals are mined and then ground into a powder to make up approximately 93% of the material used in quartz countertops. How are quartz countertops made?  While specific manufacturing procedures may […]

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