Preferred Surfaces Blog

Can Granite Increase Home Value in Morgantown, WV? Click to Read More.

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 15, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by Noel Houze posted in Custom Countertops, Granite, Kitchen Countertops

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

Whether you’re remodeling your home for your family to enjoy or preparing it for sale, you
always want to make smart investments that increase the value of the home. At Preferred
Surfaces, we know first-hand that kitchens are at the top of the list when it comes to return on investment (ROI).

Kitchens are expensive to remodel — and the project can be disruptive and time-consuming. That’s why most potential home buyers list a modern kitchen at the top of their “wants and needs” list. It’s easier and more convenient to move into a home that doesn’t need any renovations.

Many home owners don’t realize that you don’t always have to remodel your entire kitchen to
give it a facelift. If the kitchen isn’t too dated and the cabinets are in good shape, consider
painting them a fresh color, like light grey or white. New hardware for the cabinets, combined
with a modern color on the wall can go a long way. And to really seal the deal — new
countertops. Can granite increase home value?


To learn more about how granite countertops can improve the resale value of a home, we sat down with Debra Sullivan, REALTOR® with J.S. Walker Associates, Inc.

Read on to learn what she thinks.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Custom Marble Countertops Morgantown, WV: Pros and Cons

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Noel Houze posted in Marble

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

Marble countertops make a statement. They’re opulent, timeless and yes, they require some extra TLC. At Preferred Surfaces, we frequently talk to customers who are on the fence about marble. And we get it — it does require more care than other surfaces such as granite or quartz. But before you rule marble out, read on for the pros and cons.
Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Big Box Stores vs. Local Businesses: Pros and Cons in Morgantown, WV

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 4, 2017 10:00:52 AM / by Noel Houze posted in Custom Countertops, Granite, Quartz, Marble

[fa icon="comment"] 1 Comment

We frequently get visitors to the Preferred Surfaces showroom who have previously visited a big box store to look at new kitchen countertops. They’re excited by our selection, but often mention that the big box store prices were lower.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Countertop Installation in Morgantown, WV: Why You Need the Experts

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 31, 2017 3:49:00 PM / by Noel Houze posted in Custom Countertops

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

You’ve finally picked out the perfect surface for your new kitchen or bathroom countertop. Many of our customers say this is the hardest part — because Preferred Surfaces have so many options! Perhaps you’re renovating your entire kitchen and this is the last step. Or you’re updating your countertops to modernize your bathroom.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

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

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

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.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

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

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

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.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Picking the Best Countertops for Your Bathroom

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

[fa icon="comment"] 1 Comment

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.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

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

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

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!

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

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

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

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!

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

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

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

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.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
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.

Recent Posts

Subscribe to Email Updates