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Welcome to Hard Rock Stone Works Blog page.  Here you will find helpful articles on natural stone including granite, marble, quartz, quartzite, and porcelain as well as cabinetry and the latest decoration trends.

Hard Rock Stone Works is the leader in the fabrication & installation of natural stone and quartz countertops for the entire State of Michigan. We have over 15 years of experience in the industry, we stand alone at the top of the list in terms of customer satisfaction. 

Get some stone remodeling ideas here and then come out to HRSW.  One visit to our showroom is all you will need to make your fabricator choice. We have hundreds of beautiful slabs in stock, so you do not have to go elsewhere, or pick off of a sample. We also carry various slab sizes, specifically designed for the smaller projects in your life such as a powder room, or a fireplace surround. Purchasing countertops for your home can be exciting and fun.

 

 

Latest Posts

Friday, June 18, 2021
Granite: a Trend or Here to Stay?
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Countertop Seams FAQs
Monday, June 7, 2021
Expectations for Installation
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Restoring Your Granite
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Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Entertain For The Holidays In A New Kitchen!
Put some extra sparkle in your holiday get-togethers this season with a newly remodeled kitchen.  If it’s something you’ve been considering, now’s the time to make your move and be ready to unveil your new masterpiece to your invited guest!

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Friday, June 18, 2021
Granite: a Trend or Here to Stay?
Some wonder if granite countertops are a passing trend. Hard Rock Stone Works, the leader in stone countertops will tell you why granite is here to stay.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Countertop Seams FAQs
When it comes to investing in natural stone countertops for your home, everyone wants to ensure they look as good as possible! When it comes to discussing seams, many customers have questions that arise regarding seams. Check out this blog for some answers to our most frequently asked questions when it comes to seams!

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Monday, June 7, 2021
Expectations for Installation
Upgrading your home with natural stone countertops can be an exciting project. It is important to understand the installation process so you fully know what to expect when the time comes. Once you have picked your dream material and your kitchen surfaces have been properly measured, the following will be what to expect from your countertops being installed.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Restoring Your Granite
Although most natural stone countertops such as granite are extremely durable and are not easily damaged, they are prone to chemical damage such as dulling, staining, or etching. Luckily, there are measures you can take to prevent and restore your granite from these types of chemical damages.

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Monday, May 24, 2021
Chip Minimizer
Read up on the many benefits of our Chip Minimizer!

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Monday, May 24, 2021
Plan for Plumbing
At Hard Rock Stone Works we have multiple plumbing solutions and services, check out what we offer!

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Monday, May 24, 2021
Custom Layout
With the help of a Custom Layout, you can choose where your stone’s most dramatic shifts in pattern and color will appear in your countertop.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Frequently Asked Questions About Granite Countertops
Hard Rock Stone Works, the leader in stone countertops answers your frequently asked questions about granite.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Magnificant Marble
If you've thought about enhancing your bathroom with the magnificence of marble, contact Hard Rock Stone Works, the industry leader in stone countertops.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021
The Granite Yard
If you've thought about enhancing your backyard with granite, contact Hard Rock Stone Works, the industry leader in stone countertops.

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Thursday, October 1, 2020
Sienna Bordeaux Granite
Sienna Bordeaux is also known as Typhoon or Typhoon Bordeaux. It is a stone quarried in Brazil. It is durable and comes in brown, gold, creams, and beiges with deep silvery and golden veins. It is perfect for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, and basement or outdoor bar/cooking areas. This beautiful natural stone blends well with any style.  From rustic to traditional to contemporary, its simple yet classic look brings the first-class style to any room.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Countertop Overhang
A countertop overhang is a part of the countertop that extends past the cabinets and covers the drawers and cabinets to help prevent spills of crumbs and liquids from falling off the edge of the counter. A standard countertop usually has an overhang of 1½ inches. Although some countertops may have a longer or shorter overhang, this number is generally the standard length for an overhang in homes.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Why Seal Your Natural Stone Countertops?
Like many natural stones, granite is porous, meaning it is prone to staining. It is recommended that sealant should be applied to your granite countertops every 5 years to prevent staining from water, oils, and other liquids. When sealed properly, oils and other liquids will bead on top of the countertop rather than seeping into the stone.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
What Does a Stone
The Mohs scale is a tool used to define a mineral or natural stone’s strength and resistance to scratching. The scale utilizes a 1-10 ranking, 1 meaning the stone easily scratches. This scale is widely referenced in the countertop fabrication industry. The scale was created in 1812 by geologist, Friedrich Mohs. The test to determine a stone’s Mohs rating is fairly simple, it can be done by taking one stone or mineral and scrapping it against another. If a scratch is produced by the material being tested on the other stone, it is known to be harder.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
The Difference Between Cracks & Fissures
When purchasing natural stone countertops, knowing the difference between a crack and a fissure can help save yourself from wondering whether your countertop has a natural or unnatural opening. Many times in the industry, fabricators will often get calls about cracks in natural stone countertops. However, sometimes these “cracks” are not actually cracks, rather they are fissures, a natural feature of the stone that can resemble a crack. How can you tell the difference between a crack and a fissure? Here’s how:

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Etching v. Staining
Staining and Etching are two very common forms of natural stone damage that can occur if your countertops are not properly sealed. Although staining and etching can occur at the same time, they can happen individually as well, here’s how:

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Monday, July 27, 2020
Latest Bathroom Trends of 2020
If you have been at home during the quarantine and have noticed some outdated fixtures and countertops in your home, now might be the best time to invest in a small renovation.  Without committing to a full-throttle home renovation, updating a few things here and there can spruce up your spaces and breathe some life into your home again!

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Monday, May 18, 2020
8 Tips for Creating the Perfect Home Bar Setup
At home bars are becoming increasingly popular as we are all spending more time in our homes. In fact, over the last 90 days, there has been an 80% increase in Google searches for “at home bars.” Because bars and restaurants are currently closed, it seems that this may be the perfect time to start creating an entertaining bar area in your home. When creating and designing your home bar setup, homeowners are getting inventive, using previously wasted space or converting part of their basements into places of relaxation and enjoyment. Here are 8 tips to consider for your own home bar setup.

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Thursday, August 29, 2019
Granite is Great
Granite is probably the most popular name in the kitchen renovation realm and there is no doubt as to why. Granite is natural, durable and available in a wide variety of colors to suit any design taste. Why else might granite be the countertop material choice for you?

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