Granicrete Minnesota + Smith and Trade Mercantile = One of a Kind

Smith and Trade Mercantile of Stillwater, MN commissioned Granicrete Minnesota to create a one of a kind table. So we did just that.

Builders: Tom Eaton, Nic Lang
Designer: Nic Lang

Over 100 hours of work went into bringing this table to life. This beautiful piece features 3 layers of MDF wood and a chainsaw-chiseled edge, as well as copper piping and the Smith and Trade logo inlaid in its top. This table weighs in at 500 pounds and uses Granicrete colors and epoxy make it a truly unique piece that can never be copied.

This table will be featured in a local magazine and on TV, where Kelli Kaufer – design professional– is a guest each month. Kelli, co-owner of Smith and Trade Mercantile, commissioned this piece with the Smiths to create a focal point in their store which features local artisans’ works, as well as artisans teaching weekly classes. We even hope to teach an epoxy class twice a year!

Ready for your own custom Granicrete work? From tables to counters, flooring and more, we’ve got you covered. Contact Granicrete Minnesota at 763-367-0947 to get started.

Granicrete Minnesota & DRAS Cases, Together Again

Last year, Granicrete Minnesota worked with DRAS Cases to build bar counters for Buffalo Wild Wings made from recycled gym flooring. Well we’re back at it again.

Granicrete Minnesota and DRAS Cases for Buffalo Wild Wings

We put our NSF-certified sealers on these counters to make them bacteria-free and stain resistant. Perfect for a busy bar!

Granicrete Minnesota and DRAS Cases for Buffalo Wild Wings

These counters are headed down south to be installed.

Behind the Scenes: Reclaimed Gym Floors + Granicrete 

We love a chance to re-purpose existing materials. Recently, Granicrete Minnesota had the opportunity to re-purpose gym floors into countertops with DRAS Cases, Inc for Buffalo Wild Wings. Check it out!

DRAS Cases, Inc didn’t want to use epoxy sealers on these service counters, and they consulted Epoxy Experts US for guidance. They opted for NSF-certified Granicrete sealers. These counters are bacteria-resistant and won’t stain – not even buffalo sauce stands a chance against our non-porous sealers.

These counters will be installed in one of Buffalo Wild Wings’ many North Carolina locations.

Stainless and a Steal

Why get NSF Certified? Our Story.

Several years ago, one of our installers was doing a Granicrete bar top counter at a restaurant. When the owners asked her to do a matching counter top opposite the bar top where they prepped lemons and other garnishes for service, she was told our product wasn’t acceptable for that location in the restaurant by the state of Minnesota. We were so surprised! How could our product, which is non-porous, bacteria-free, and stain-free, not be acceptable?

After many conversations with the State of MN, we were told to get our product tested so that we could continue to do commercial jobs. We were also warned that it would be very difficult to earn the NSF Certification. To the surprise of the State Of MN, we were quickly certified!

Why should you care if your countertops are NSF Certified? Most importantly, there is NO Bacteria and NO staining on Granicrete countertops. Also, this means that our product has undergone rigorous, strict testing for high levels of sanitation and safety standards at the local, state, federal, and international level. It lets you know that you’re furnishing your kitchen with a high quality, independently certified product that makes your home a safer environment for your family.

NSF 51 Certification has three areas of concern related to materials used. Food Zone, Splash Zone and Non-Food Zone areas. Having this certification has opened up doors to us for more commercial clients including restaurants/bars, health care facilities and hospitals. We hope the next time you’re looking to add a kitchen or bar counter to your home, you consider Granicrete for all of its benefits: bacteria-free, stain-free, and more affordable than traditional countertop materials. Stainless AND a Steal!

Are your kitchens bacteria-free? If not, consider adding a Granicrete countertop to your home or business today!