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Reliable, Quality Hardware - Berenson Collections
15 June 2024
In the world of interior design and home improvement, attention to detail is important. Every...
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Easy Upgrades. Big Impact.
15 May 2024
Even the slightest changes or upgrades to your home in Springfield, IL have the potential to...
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Rev-A-Shelf: The Recipe for an Organized Kitchen
15 April 2024
In the fast-paced world we live in, maintaining an organized living space can be a challenge....
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The 5 Simple Steps of Remodeling
15 March 2024
At Ray’s Countertop Shop, Inc., we recognize that the bathroom or kitchen remodeling journey...
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Advantages of American-Made Countertops Crafted with Global Premium Materials
15 February 2024
Finding the right countertops for your Springfield, IL home can be overwhelming, given the...
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Bring the Warmth of Wood Inside with Butcher Block Countertops
15 January 2024
Your Springfield, IL kitchen countertops are not just a surface; they’re the heart of...
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A Glimpse into Wilsonart's® Latest 2023 Product Launches
15 December 2023
When it comes to design and innovation, Wilsonart® has once more grabbed the attention through...
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Explore 110 Years of Formica® Patterns
15 November 2023
In 2023, the Formica® Corporation marks a significant milestone: its 110th anniversary. For...
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Enhance Your Home with Anatolia Tile
15 October 2023
Upon stepping into your bathroom or kitchen, your gaze is often drawn to the tiles as the initial...
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Heat Is Not Your Friend
01 September 2023
One of the most important aspects of your kitchen is the countertops. Many homeowners choose...
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Is Cultured Marble The Right Choice for My Bathroom?
01 August 2023
Choosing a new countertop for your bathroom vanity can be overwhelming – with hundreds of products...
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Is a Karran® Stainless Steel Sink For Me?
01 July 2023
If you are in the market for a new kitchen sink, there are several aspects to consider before...
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Is Butcher Block the Right Countertop for My Kitchen?
01 June 2023
Are you considering a new countertop for your kitchen? If so, you may wonder if butcher block...
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Acrylic & Quartz Sinks: Which is Better?
01 May 2023
Are you looking for a durable under-mount sink for your kitchen? At Ray’s Countertop Shop,...
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Solid Surface: Is This the Right Countertop for Me?
01 April 2023
Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom comes with dozens of design choices that can be overwhelming...
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Is Laminate the Right Choice for My Countertops?
01 March 2023
Are you looking for a budget-friendly, low-maintenance countertop that looks stunning for your...
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Laminate Profiles & Edges
01 February 2023
Laminate is one of the most budget-friendly countertop materials on the market. With dozens...
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Celebrating 45 Years in Business
01 January 2023
Founded in January of 1978, Ray’s Countertop Shop, Inc. has been the leading kitchen and bathroom...
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Coffee With Customers
01 December 2022
Want to know what it’s like to plan a kitchen or bathroom upgrade with our team? We’ve included...
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Why You Need Solid Surface Countertops for Your Home
01 November 2022
Are you struggling to find the perfect countertops for your kitchen or bathroom? Ray’s Countertop...
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The Benefits of Formica® Silver Quartzite
01 October 2022
It’s no secret that laminate countertops are the most affordable option on the market. But...
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Cleaning with Granite Gold® for Quartz & Granite
01 September 2022
At Ray’s Countertop Shop, Inc., we are proud to offer quality countertop cleaning products...
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Kitchen Accessories for Your Home
15 August 2022
You can never have too many kitchen accessories for your home in Glenarm, IL. In fact, we’re...
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Countertops for RVs & Campers
01 August 2022
If you own an RV or are looking to invest in a used camper, there may be several updates necessary...
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Garage Workspace Laminate Tops
15 July 2022
Utilize the space in your garage by installing a workspace countertop for storage or project...
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4 Ways to Customize the Wall Tile in Your Bathroom
15 June 2022
If you’re in the process of redesigning your bathroom, choosing the right wall tile is a tedious...
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4 Things to Consider When Choosing Cultured Marble for Your Bathroom
01 June 2022
If you’re ready to start your bathroom renovation project, look no further! Ray’s Countertop...
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Check Out Our Laminate Material In Stock Now at Ray’s!
15 May 2022
When you’re looking for laminate countertops for your kitchen or bathroom, Ray’s Countertop...
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Why Military & Medical Personnel Should Choose Our Countertops
01 May 2022
As a local business in the Glenarm, IL area, Ray’s Countertop Shop, Inc. has years of experience...
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Stone Countertop Options for Your Kitchen
15 April 2022
Ray’s Countertop Shop, Inc. is the #1 option for customers looking to replace the countertops...
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Under-Mount vs. Drop-In Sinks for Your Kitchen Renovation
01 April 2022
The first choice to make when choosing a sink for your kitchen countertops is between an under-mount...
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Which Faucet from Kohler® Should You Choose for Your Kitchen?
15 March 2022
Choosing a faucet for your kitchen can be a huge decision in your renovation project. There...
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Why You Need Floating Shelves for Your Kitchen or Bathroom
01 March 2022
If you are looking for a unique way to store your glassware, towels, plates, and décor, floating...
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View Our Butcher Block Countertop Options at Ray’s Countertop Shop
15 February 2022
Are you looking for a unique countertop option for your kitchen in Glenarm, IL? Avoid traditional...
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Dual Basin vs. Single Basin Sinks: Which Meets Your Needs?
01 February 2022
Believe it or not, we spend most of our time in a kitchen at the sink, whether it’s washing...
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Benefits of Marble & Granite Patterns in Your Laminate Countertops
15 January 2022
If you’re wanting to update your kitchen or bathroom countertops and love the look of marble...
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Laminate vs Butcher Block, Which is Better for Your Kitchen?
01 January 2022
So, you’re looking to replace your home’s kitchen countertop? Whether it is falling apart with...
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Why You Need a Local Business When Remodeling Your Home
15 December 2021
Are you looking to replace your kitchen countertop? How about completely redesigning your bathroom?...
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Why Warehouse Visits Are Beneficial for Your Home Renovation
01 December 2021
Are you finally starting that home renovation project you were always meaning to get to? The...
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Personalized Showroom Appointments: View Our Countertops, Sinks, & More!
15 November 2021
Nowadays you can buy just about anything online, from clothes and groceries to car parts and...
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Customizing Your Solid Surface Countertops
01 November 2021
It is no secret that solid surface countertops are one of the best choices for kitchen and...
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4 Cabinet Hardware Options for Kitchen & Bathroom Cabinets
15 October 2021
If you’re in the process of renovating your kitchen or bathroom, Ray’s Countertop Shop, Inc. in...
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Benefits of a Tile Backsplash for Your Bathroom & Kitchen
01 October 2021
Are you in the process of renovating your kitchen or bathroom? At Ray’s Countertop Shop, Inc.,...
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4 Sink Accessories You Need for Your Kitchen
15 September 2021
When it comes to your residential kitchen, anything that can help speed up the cleaning process...
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Looking to Renovate Your Bathroom? View Our Cultured Marble Products!
01 September 2021
Are you looking to renovate your bathroom in Taylorville, IL? At Ray’s Countertop Shop, Inc.,...
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Various Sink Designs for Quartz and Granite Countertops
15 August 2021
When it comes to your kitchen and bathroom countertops, it’s essential to pair our granite...
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The Perfect Sink Options for Your Solid Surface Countertops
01 August 2021
Solid surface countertops are one of the most popular options for homeowners due to their durable,...
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Which Sink Should You Pair with Your Laminate Countertop?
15 July 2021
So, you just bought a laminate countertop or currently have one and are looking to replace...
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Knobs or Pulls? How to Design Your Kitchen Cabinets
01 July 2021
Manufacturers like Amerock are experts in cabinet hardware. Their website offers hundreds of...
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How to Choose the Right Hardware for Your Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets
15 June 2021
Your kitchen or bathroom is almost complete, but you are still looking for the perfect hardware...
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Types of Sinks to Use in Your Newly Built Kitchen
01 June 2021
Kitchen renovations are no small feat – there are what seems like hundreds of decisions to...
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What is Silestone and Why Is It Essential for Your Kitchen and Bathroom?
15 May 2021
You have looked at all the works – laminate, granite, porcelain, marble, and even acrylic,...
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Our Guide to Choosing Under Cabinet Kitchen Lighting
01 May 2021
Looking to brighten up your dim and dull kitchen? Under-cabinet lighting is an inexpensive...
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Meganite® Solid Surfaces are Revolutionary in Springfield, Illinois
15 April 2021
Meganite® is a family-owned business that has been operating for over 40 years to provide the...
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Springfield Illinois: The Top 5 Countertop Color Choices for Your Solid Surface Countertops
01 April 2021
Believe it or not, choosing a color for a kitchen countertop is much harder than it looks....
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Springfield, Illinois: Advantages of Laminate Cabinets in Your Kitchen
15 March 2021
Kitchen cabinets can cost a pretty penny when tackling a home renovation so it’s important...
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Springfield, Illinois: What to Know Before Buying Solid Surface Countertops
01 March 2021
It is important to know everything about a product, especially something as expensive as a...
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Springfield, Illinois: What is Corian and What are the Benefits?
15 February 2021
What is Corian? You’ve heard of granite, quartz, laminate, and marble countertops, but Corian?...
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Springfield, Illinois: Pros and Cons of Acrylic Countertops
01 February 2021
Pros Non-porous Surfaces A huge benefit to acrylic countertops is that they are made non-porous,...
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Springfield, Illinois: Is Laminate the New Granite? Why Laminate Countertops are the Best Option for your Kitchen
15 January 2021
I get it, laminate countertops are not thought of as the number one choice for a stunning new...
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Springfield Illinois: Top 5 Most Popular Tile Patterns for Your Kitchen and Bathroom
01 January 2021
After spending hours looking at hundreds of tile shapes, colors, and materials, now is the...
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Springfield Illinois: Glass VS. Porcelain Mosaic Tile for Your Bathroom or Kitchen Backsplash
15 December 2020
Can’t decide between a glass or porcelain mosaic tile for your kitchen or bathroom? Tile is...
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Springfield, Illinois: Why you NEED a Glass Mosaic Backsplash
01 December 2020
If you are looking for a way to add charm and dimension to your kitchen or bathroom, glass...
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Springfield, Illinois: 5 Choices to Consider When Deciding on a Kitchen or Bathroom Tile Backsplash
15 November 2020
Thinking of putting tile in your kitchen or bathroom? In any home renovation there are many...
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Springfield, Illinois: Benefits of Wall Tile in Your Bathroom
01 November 2020
There is a reason why wall tile is so universally used in the renovation world – not only does...
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Springfield, Illinois: Soho Studio Tiles: Collections and Products
15 October 2020
Soho Studio is the leader in design and quality of the largest diversified collection of mosaic...
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Springfield Illinois: Benefits of a Tile Backsplash in Your Kitchen
01 October 2020
Looking for ways to spice up your new or outdated kitchen? A backsplash is the perfect way...
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Springfield, Illinois: Why Formica’s 180fx® Laminate is the Best Option for Your Home
15 September 2020
Laminate is one of the best alternatives for customers who are looking to update any room of...
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Springfield, Illinois: Popular Granite Countertop Colors
20 January 2020
Most Popular Granite Countertop Colors For a considerable period now, granite has become one...
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Springfield, Illinois: Is a Kitchen Backsplash Worth It?
06 January 2020
Is a Backsplash in your Kitchen Worth the Investment? The key purpose of a kitchen backsplash...
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The Best Sink For Your Style in Springfield, Illinois
16 December 2019
What Type of Sink Fits Your Style? The sink is one of the most used areas in the entire home,...
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The Benefits and Downsides of Granite Countertops in Springfield, Illinois
09 December 2019
Pros & Cons of Granite Countertops For a long time, granite countertops have been one of...
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Advantages of Solid Surface Countertop Materials in Springfield, Illinois
18 November 2019
Benefits of Solid Surface Countertop Materials Are you looking for a durable countertop surface...
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Reasons to Hire a Locally-Owned Company for Your Kitchen or Bathroom Remodeling Project
11 November 2019
Who to Hire for Your Kitchen or Bathroom Remodel So you want to give your kitchen or a bathroom...
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Springfield IL: The Benefits of Having A Butcher Block in Your Home
21 October 2019
What are the Advantages of a Butcher Block? Butcher blocks in Springfield, Illinois have gained...
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Should You Buy Lighting for Your Kitchen?
15 October 2019
Kitchen Lighting in Springfield IL Your kitchen is one of the most important areas of your...
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Do Pull Out Racks Really Help Save Space?
16 September 2019
Pull Out Racks for Your Kitchen Every kitchen needs some extra space. No matter how small or...
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Kitchen Design Tips for Families with Small Children
09 September 2019
Tips for Your Kitchen Design The kitchen is an integral component of most homes in Springfield,...
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Advantages of Using Laminate Cabinets
26 August 2019
Laminate Cabinets Standard laminate is common in applications such as furniture and tabletops....
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Reasons to Purchase Laminate Countertops
19 August 2019
Benefits of Laminate Countertops Choosing the right material for your countertops is important...
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Rev-a-Shelf Ideas
29 July 2019
Need more space in your existing cabinets? Rev-a-Shelf is there to help! Any of these can...
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Laminate Cabinets
15 July 2019
Looking for something “unique”? That’s what we specialize in! Laminate cabinets for your...
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Butcher Block Countertops
17 June 2019
Beautiful Butcher Block! Butcher Block comes in several species of wood, grains, finishes,...
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Solid Surface Countertops
04 June 2019
Want a countertop that is “seamless”? here it is from Ray’s Countertop Shop, Inc.! Here...
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Military Discount
20 May 2019
We want to take the time to show appreciation to our military men and women! Happy Memorial...
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Happy Mother's Day
07 May 2019
We wanted to take this time to honor the women in the community! We want to thank you for your...
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Wooden Crobels
22 April 2019
Wooden Corbels are a great support and accent piece for any project!   Corbels can be...
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Floating Wood Shelves
08 April 2019
Floating Shelves open areas up and add extra space for décor. The shelves come in several...
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Travertine Backsplash
25 March 2019
Travertine Tile is one of the most popular. Its soft, subtle, and comes in many textures. Textures...
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Tile Backsplash
11 March 2019
Looking to make that kitchen “Pop”? We have a huge selection of Tile in our showroom! Our tile...
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Commercial Countertops
18 February 2019
We at Ray’s don’t just do residential. We do commercial products too! We have done several...
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Laminate Bar Area Countertops
04 February 2019
Laminate Bar Area Countertops Contrast your kitchen with a “Free Standing” or “Upper Bar.”...
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What are the benefits of a drop-in sink for my Lincoln, IL home?
21 January 2019
Here’s what you need to know about drop-in sinks When it comes to kitchen sinks, you...
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Can I do an undermount sink in my laminate kitchen countertop in Jacksonville, IL?
08 January 2019
Here’s what you need to know about undermount sinks Yes, you can! Ray’s has been certified...
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Benefits of working with a designer on the style and color scheme of your Sherman, IL home
17 December 2018
Here’s why you should work with a professional designer You may be tempted to remodel your...
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What type of tile backsplash is available for your Carlinville, IL kitchen?
03 December 2018
Your Backsplash Options Ray’s has several different types of tile backsplash available for...
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What style of plumbing fixtures will look best in my Chatham, IL home?
19 November 2018
Bathroom or kitchen remodeling can make your home look completely different, but making the...
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Bathroom remodeling ideas for Taylorville, IL
05 November 2018
Remodeling your bathroom can give your home an entirely new look, especially if you want to...
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What are the pros and cons of granite countertops for my Springfield, IL home?
15 October 2018
Are granite countertops right for you? Granite countertops are gorgeous and will last forever....
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What Are the Pros and Cons of Quartz Countertops for My Sherman, IL Home?
01 October 2018
You have so many more options when you’re purchasing a new countertop for your kitchen...
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