Kyle Murray

Kyle Murray is a contractor turned home renovation enthusiast. Kyle has been working in the renovating and flipping homes with his family business since he can remember. Kyles’s favorite part of the home to renovate is always the kitchen which is why he loves sharing his tips and tricks with readers at Marble.com

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How is Granite Mined? The Origins of Your Countertop

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Table of Contents How is Granite Mined?  What Happens Once Slabs Are Created?  How Are Slabs Turned into Countertops?    Granite countertops are commonly found in modern day homes. This beautiful natural stone is one of the most durable materials you can choose for your home and is also among the easiest to care for. If you are looking to incorporate natural beauty into your home, granite is a grea...

How to Clean Granite: Steps and More

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Table of Contents What Should You Never Use to Clean Granite?  What Should You Use to Clean Granite?  How Do You Clean Granite?  How Can You Remove Stains from Granite?  How Do You Seal Granite?  How Do You Know Granite Needs to Be Re-Sealed?    If you want to install a new countertop in your home that is both beautiful and durable, granite countertops are surely a terrific fit. In ad...

Quartzite vs. Granite: A Comparison of the Two Stones

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Table of Contents Comparisons  How does quartzite form?  Variations of quartzite  How does granite form?  Variations of granite  Appearance  Cost  Maintenance  Installation  Durability  Moisture Resistance  Heat Resistance  Resale Value  Where Should I Have Quartzite in my Home?  Where Should I Have Granite in my Home?  &...

How to Decorate Kitchen Countertops: Best Ways

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Table of Contents How to Decorate Your Kitchen Countertops  Decorative Hand Soap  Plants  Flowers  Vases  Fruit  Art  Photos  Books  Candles  Appliances  Utensils  Cutting Boards  Knife Block  Coffee/Tea Area  Canisters    From natural stone options to engineered stone and many other materials, your kitche...

Best Options for White Granite with Veins

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Table of Contents What Are the Best White Granite Countertops with Veins?  Snow White Granite  River White Granite  White Antique Granite  Ivory Brown Granite  Ambrosia White Granite  Fantastic White Granite  Sea Pearl Granite  Milky White Granite  Millenium Creme Granite  Galaxy White Granite  Ice White Granite  Ivory White Granite ...

What is Man-Made Stone?

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Table of Contents What Exactly is Man-Made Stone?  How Does Man-Made Stone Compare to Other Options?  What Are the Best Brands of Man-Made Stone?  Why is Man-Made Stone a Good Choice for Countertops?  What Are the Characteristics of Man-Made Stone?  How Much Do Quartz Countertops Cost?  What Are the Pros and Cons of Man-Made Stone?  Can You Install Your O...

Inexpensive Quartz Countertops: How to Pay Less

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Table of Contents What Are Quartz Countertops?  What Factors Influence the Cost of Quartz Countertops?  What is the Average Cost of Quartz Countertops?  How Does the Cost of Quartz Countertops Compare to Other Options?  How Can You Keep the Cost of Quartz Countertops Down?  Frequently Asked Questions  Saving Money on Quartz Countertops: What to Remember    Although you may wis...

Kitchen Cabinets and Countertops: Knowing How to Pair

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Table of Contents Pairing Your Cabinets and Countertop: Factors  What Materials Can Be Used for New Cabinets?  What Materials Can Be Used for New Countertops?  Granite  Marble  Quartzite  Quartz  Soapstone  Slate  Limestone  Travertine  Onyx  Gemstone  Glass  What Are Your Options for Pairing?  Frequently Asked Questions&...

Light Cabinets, Dark Countertops: How Can You Pair Them?

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Table of Contents Why Does Color Matter So Much in the Kitchen?  What Materials Can You Use to Achieve a Light Cabinet/Dark Countertop Look?  What Are the Best Options for Dark Countertops that Will Pair with Light Cabinets?  Summary: Best Dark Countertops for Light Cabinets    If you are looking to create a contemporary kitchen during your home remodel, using contrasting colors (light cabinets with...

Best Backsplash Materials: What Are Your Options?

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Table of Contents What Are Types of Backsplash Materials?  Kitchen Backsplash Ideas: Natural and Engineered Stone  Granite  Marble  Quartzite  Quartz  Slate  Soapstone  Limestone  Travertine  Onyx  Gemstone  What Other Materials Can Be Used for Backsplashes?  Glass  Mirror  Tiles  What Types of Backsplashes Are Th...