Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Tovar Contracting in Salinas would like to wish you all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!
For all your flooring installation needs as well as custom fabricated granite, marble and quartz kitchen and bathroom counter tops, contact Tovar Contracting for a free in-home measure and estimate.

Thursday, December 22, 2011


When we're not doing all we can to beautify kitchens and bathrooms we here at Tovar Contracting in Salinas take time to reflect on all our wonderful clients and those who still have yet to take advantage of our home improvement services. We would simply like to take a moment to say

H A P P Y__H O L I D A Y
M E R R Y__C H R I S T M A S

We're proud to add value to our client's homes by visually updating your kitchen and bath without doing a lot of costly renovation.   As the holidays wind down it may be time to start thinking about that kitchen or bathroom remodel. So, whether you are looking for residential or commercial carpet, quality hardwood, beautiful laminate, durable tile, custom fabricated granite, marble or quartz, or an entire bath and shower remodel, Tovar Contracting can install it!

Again... thank you, our clients and our blog readers for all your support this year! We hope that going into 2012, the future is better for us all... Now, if we could only upgrade Santa's workshop with new countertops... Hmmmm....

We have enjoyed conversations with many of you, either in the comments section here on our blog, or on Twitter and Facebook, and look forward to the coming year and building on these new beginnings.  If you haven’t already dropped us an email or commented and introduced yourself, please do – we’d love to hear from you!
Until then, step back from your routines and enjoy the sights, smells, tastes, and meaning of this season, savoring each relationship, and remembering that each day we experience is a gift of grace.
Have a great holiday!
P.S.  If you’ve been thinking about remodeling your bathroom, now is the time.  We’re offering 10% off your next shower remodel!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Appealing Beauty of Granite Countertops

A granite counter top is a dream interior decor to most people who desire one. Tovar Contracting in Salinas can help you with the selection of that perfect piece of granite to finish off that improvement to your home or business.  Granite is a very trendy material that is used for kitchen and bathroom countertops and their popularity is mostly due to the natural hardness and resilience of the stone. Because of these extraordinary attributes, granite countertops are the top preference of homeowners.

The unique physical and artistic properties of solid stone surfaces deliver an unwavering value and sound investment to any home.  Besides offering unmatched sophistication and beauty, solid stone surfaces are extremely durable and require little maintenance.

The fact that granite counter tops are popular is not only because of its beauty, but it is also long lasting, making it one of the best substances to use for countertops; it is a reliable solid stone surface. The popularity of these countertops is not only in their appearance. They represent even a deeper and more essential beauty. They serve as a reminder to everyone that nature must be appreciated, and its splendor should be remembered.

Tovar Contracting invites you to take a closer look at the breathtaking beauty of natural and fabricated stone.  Contact us for a free estimate.  We are eager to assist you in any way we can for your stone surface solutions.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Refurbishing Countertops For The Holidays Will Smarten up Your Home

The holidays are coming!  Are you ready?  I didn’t think so.  Tovar Contracting in Salinas have a few tips to refurbish the counters in your home.  Many of us will be asking friends and family over to our homes for meals, parties and cocktail parties. Before we do so, now is a good time to take a long hard look at the condition of your house and try to see it through the eyes of your guests. The kitchen is the center of the home and everyone seems to find their way to it, your countertops will be the focal point if they are looking their best.

Shabby chic may be fashionable, but not for countertops, and there are ways to improve their appearance without spending a fortune replacing them. The usual problem is scratches, over a period of time, they will cause the counter tops to look dull and worn. If they are not too deep an easy solution is to first clean them thoroughly, then apply a good heavy-duty paste wax polish, similar to ones used for cars. This will give a good shine, but it is not permanent, so you will need to re-apply the polish periodically.

For a more permanent solution, look in your local DIY store for a kit which is specially designed for restoring the surface.  They usually have a primer and a topcoat. First you clean up the surface and apply the primer, once it is dry, you can apply the topcoat, which is an acrylic enamel. Several thin coats are better than one thick coat and will give a better result. The topcoat is available in a choice of colors.  Countertop refinishing works equally well on bathroom vanities, laminate breakfast bars and even cultured marble sink vanities.

Another idea if the surface is really bad and you cannot afford to replace them is to cover your countertops with self-adhesive floor tiles, but remember, the surface will not be as resistant to heat as the original. Whatever method you choose refurbishing countertops for the holidays is a good idea; it will improve and brighten the appearance of the entire kitchen.

If the options above simply won’t work and your outdated kitchen countertops are killing your desire to cook and entertain, it looks like you’re ready to replace those countertops as soon as possible.  From granite and marble, to tile and vinyl, contact Tovar Contracting to complete the job and receive the highest quality craftsmanship and service.  Check out our online coupons and save as you give your home an amazing new look and feel.

Monday, November 28, 2011


It’s that time of year again.  Family and friends will be sitting around your dining room table.  But before they pick up their dinner plates they will be checking out the kitchen.  Is yours going to WOW them this year? 
 Tovar Contracting in Salinas can provide you with inspiration and incentive to get started with a kitchen renovation or upgrade — just in time for holiday entertaining.
Host your Christmas gathering in a kitchen with the most beautiful granite countertops you can imagine.  The versatility, strength and beauty of natural stones like granite, marble and travertine, make them an obvious choice for countertops and more.
A granite kitchen countertop is a great way to visually remake your kitchen without doing a lot of renovation.  Granite can add a touch of luxury to any room.  It’s durable, it won’t stain if that glass of red wine is spilled on it, it won’t scratch and it can withstand hot pots and pans without leaving a burn mark.  Cooking a holiday meal can be a big job so it’s reassuring to know your countertop will be up to the job.
So, if you haven’t dropped your letter to Santa in the mail yet, it’s time to grab that pen and paper.  Anyone that says that Santa can’t fit a solid slab granite countertop into your stocking clearly hasn’t contacted Tovar Contracting in Salinas.  They can help you with some of the most gorgeous holiday home improvements found in Santa’s Workshop by introducing style and glamour into any room in your home with applications like kitchen countertops, vanities, floors, tub surrounds, showers and more.
Happy Home Improvement! 

Monday, November 21, 2011


In 1621 the first Thanksgiving was celebrated in Plymouth, MA. That event in history was the beginning of an American tradition, which kicks off the holiday season. That’s right, I said holiday season! It seems like just yesterday we were enjoying the 4th of July weekend. Well, now it is time to prepare the Thanksgiving table.

Oh, and don’t forget “Black Friday” that will take place the following day! A shopping event that kicks off the Christmas turmoil. In the hustle and bustle of it all, don’t forget the true meaning of the upcoming holidays. Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for the gifts in your life and the blessings that surround you. Take full advantage of the time spent with your family and friends this holiday season.

Happy Thanksgiving from Tovar Contracting in Salinas.  And, if you need that new floor installed or a new countertop for your kitchen before Christmas please give Tovar Contracting a call.  Have a safe and blessed holiday!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Well, it’s that time of year again. The halls are almost decked, candles will be lit, the turkey will be roasting and the family is on its way over. Parents, brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles – the whole family is going to be sitting around your dining room table this year. But before they flock to the table, you know they’re going to be checking out the kitchen – is yours going to wow them?

If you’re looking for a kitchen countertop that’s going to make an impression on your guests, Tovar Contracting in Salinas has the expertise, knowledge, and experience necessary to help you create it.
A granite kitchen countertop is a perfect way to visually update your kitchen without doing a lot of costly renovation.  Tovar Contracting will help you with your selection for the custom fabrication of your new granite kitchen counter top, professionally install it and show you how to care for it once it’s installed.  Nothing surpasses granite’s natural beauty and elegance. As you begin your kitchen-remodeling project, we will show you samples of the dozens of rich and sophisticated textures and colors now available for granite kitchen counter tops.

Anyone that has ever cooked a holiday meal knows it can be a big job and it’s comforting to know that your kitchen countertop will be up to the job.  For this holiday season why not give yourself the gift of brand new granite countertops? You can astonish your guests with the elegance and style that granite offers.

Contact Tovar Contracting today and let us fashion your countertops, floors and complete bathroom remodels with craftsmanship and imagination.