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Choosing and Cutting Granite at Preferred Surfaces

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 17, 2017 8:59:49 AM / by Noel Houze posted in Custom Countertops, Granite

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When it comes to cutting granite, nothing is left to chance. From picking the best slab for you to cutting the granite to fit your kitchen, bathroom or any other project, we make sure everything fits your needs and wants.

Learn the ins and outs of granite cutting at Preferred Surfaces.

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Facebook LIVE: Granite Countertop Selection Process

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 2, 2017 4:02:10 PM / by Noel Houze posted in Custom Countertops, Granite, Facebook LIVE

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Finding the perfect countertops for your kitchen and bathroom does not have to be a long or difficult process.

At Preferred Surfaces, we make the countertop selection process simple and efficient.

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Picking the Best Countertops for Your Bathroom

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 19, 2017 1:59:40 PM / by Noel Houze posted in Bathroom Countertops

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When you picking the best countertops for your bathroom, you want to make a selection that marries beauty and function. There are lots of things to consider — and lots of options — which makes the decision hard.

The countertops in your bathroom usually see less wear and tear than those in your kitchen. They don’t see nicks from knives or heat from pots and pans. They are susceptible to staining from make-up and some of the ingredients in skin care products, especially those designed for acne. 

We put together this comprehensive guide to help you make the best decision for your new bathroom countertop. We’ll weigh the pros and cons of each and give you an idea of the things you should consider.

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Facebook LIVE: Largest Selection of Granite in West Virginia

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 5, 2017 2:41:27 PM / by Noel Houze posted in Granite, Facebook LIVE

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Preferred Surfaces has more than 500 slabs of granite in inventory at any given time, with over 150 colors to choose from. 

When we saw that more and more of our customers were going online to look at examples of our surfaces and edge options, we thought we'd give everyone the opportunity to view what we have on hand by producing a Facebook Live video. 

Have a look at a our selection of granite countertops, and if you have any questions, let us know!

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Facebook LIVE: Do's and Do Not's When Cleaning Kitchen Countertops

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 21, 2017 11:42:22 AM / by Noel Houze posted in Countertop Maintenance, Facebook LIVE

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Recently, Preferred Surfaces has delved into the world of Facebook LIVE, and let us tell you--it’s been fun.

We found it’s an awesome way to engage our audience about the massive collection of 500 slabs of granite we have on any given day of the week.

We will be going LIVE at least twice a month, so read on to see what we will be discussing so you can mark your calendars!

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Quartz is Taking Over the Pittsburgh, PA, Market — Click to Learn Why

[fa icon="calendar'] May 24, 2017 2:49:03 PM / by Noel Houze posted in Quartz

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Ready to consider new countertops for your home? Or picking countertops for your custom home? Quartz is taking over the Pittsburgh, PA market — and for good reason. As it’s a non-porous surface, it’s highly resistant to staining from everyday liquids, such as red wine, coffee, oils, makeup and lemon juice. It’s also highly impact resistant, exceeding granite and solid surface in performance.

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How to Budget for Your New Kitchen Countertops in Pittsburgh, PA

[fa icon="calendar'] May 17, 2017 2:56:19 PM / by Noel Houze posted in Kitchen Countertops, Budget

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We understand that shopping with a budget can be frustrating. When something you love is out of your price range, you feel disappointed. You’re forced to make a tough decision — consider increasing the budget to get what you want or diligently stick to your budget and get what you can afford.

At Preferred Surfaces, we often see customers use most of their budget for their entire kitchen or bathroom renovation and then use “whatever is left” as their countertop budget. And though we may be biased, we think countertops should be a higher priority — not the final consideration. Read on to learn why.

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New Home Owners: Love Your House, Hate Your Countertops? Click Here.

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 27, 2017 3:09:44 PM / by Noel Houze posted in Granite, Quartz, Solid Surface, Marble, Soapstone

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You’ve just closed on your new home. It’s perfect — spacious rooms with beautiful natural light, updated flooring, space for the kids to play outside…and then there’s the kitchen countertops. They’re old and worn, making the kitchen look dated and dull.

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Pittsburgh's Best Granite Countertops: The Widest Selection in PA & WV

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 12, 2017 2:40:56 PM / by Noel Houze posted in Granite

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We love the excitement new customers have when visiting our showroom and manufacturing facility. Our staff are proud of the inventory we carry and are always pleasantly surprised at the number of our customers who travel an hour or more to shop with us. 

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Kitchen Countertop Trends in Morgantown | Fairmont | Clarksburg | WV

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 29, 2017 10:03:28 AM / by Noel Houze posted in Kitchen Countertops

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When you look online for inspiration for your new kitchen (hours of Pinterest, anyone?) it’s easy to get caught up in trends and bold statement looks. While trends are exciting and glamorous, it’s important to remember that it’s not feasible to update your kitchen every few years.

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Preferred Surfaces is the West Virginia and South West Pennsylvania’s leader in quality when it comes to solid surface countertop fabrication. With 30+ years of experience in the solid surface industry, we take pride in setting the industry standard for customer service and attention to detail.

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