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Creating a Sleek and Modern Fireplace Surround

October 18, 2017
Q: We’re doing a full downstairs remodel, including our living room, dining room, and kitchen. We have a two-sided fireplace that sits between the dining and living rooms. It’s currently brick, but we’d love to glam up the space a little. We’re putting in a sleek new European styled kitchen, so we’d like to carry that vibe through the rest of the lower level. Any ideas?  

 
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Lets Compare Marble With White Granite

October 12, 2017
While marble offers longevity, it doesn’t stay looking shiny and new.  So, if you’re a homeowner who likes that polished “brand spanking new” look, what do you do? White Granite just might be a solution for you. 
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Introducing.......Our New Albany Showroom

October 04, 2017
As New England’s leading distributor of natural stone surfaces, we are proud to announce our expansion into New York. Joining the company’s headquarters in Westwood, MA and Milford, CT showrooms, Marble and Granite Albany, NY Is now open: Marble and Granite Albany, NY
Located minutes off I 87 and I 90, just behind Price Chopper on Central Avenue, our brand new showroom features 17,500 square-feet of space. Perfectly lit to display our abundant inventory of first-class stone from around the world, the new showroom features a variety of Granite, Quartzite, Marble, ColorQuartz, Neolith, and more.
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All Types of Italian Marble Are the Same, Right?

September 18, 2017
Q: We’re working on a kitchen remodel. We love the look of Italian white marble, but we’re still undecided on our slab. Our stone provider showed us three different kinds: Calacatta, Carrara, and Statuario. Does it matter which one we choose? Isn’t all Italian marble the same? 
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Want a Big Natural Stone Island in the Kitchen? Advanced Planning is a Must

September 08, 2017
You say you want your new kitchen to contain a gargantuan granite island. Well, that sure would make a fantastic focal point—as long as there’s not a huge seam running smack down the middle of it. Even though they usually can be somewhat concealed, nobody likes seams. You can see them. And even worse, you can feel them and they can interfere with cleaning. So, how can you still go big in the kitchen? Plan accordingly. 
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The Difference Between Quartzite and Granite

September 01, 2017
Quartzite is often compared to granite in terms of hardness and durability, but it’s important to know that these two types of natural stone are not the same. Since quartzite comes in colors that are trending right now, such as light gray and white, it is a popular countertop choice in today’s neutral-toned kitchen designs. It also looks a lot like marble, which many agree is the epitome of luxury when it comes to natural stone countertops. 
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Looking for Marble? Lets Talk Turkish

August 25, 2017
Did you know that Turkey is located in one of the oldest marble producing geographies in the world? For the past 4,000 years natural stone has been quarried there. With over 80 types and 400 different colors and patterns, Turkey has one of the world’s largest natural stone reserves. And the stone that comes from these quarries is of excellent quality. 
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Marble, Marble Everywhere!

August 11, 2017
From switch plates to cell phone cases…and even handbags… marble patterns are everywhere! Mother Nature’s swirling natural colors and patterns are the inspiration behind a whole new trend in interiors, fashion, and accessories. The marble look can be found in even the most unexpected places such as…
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Give Your House a New Look With Neolith

August 02, 2017
Neolith has revolutionized the cladding industry. But this durable material isn’t reserved exclusively for the commercial building sector. Neolith is a fantastic material to use on residential facades, too. It’s an incredibly durable surface that will stand up to the elements. And best of all, Neolith is easy to maintain. 
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Marble Helped Make the Grand Movie Palaces of Hollywood's Golden Age

July 20, 2017
During the “Golden Age” of Hollywood, the Movie Palace was the predominant entertainment venue. Studios built these massive, elaborately decorated movie theatres between the 1910s and the 1940s. The late 1920s saw the peak of the Movie Palace, with hundreds opening every year between 1925 and 1930. Once television came to be, movie attendance dropped and many of these opulent movie palaces were razed or converted into multiple screen venues or performing arts centers. However, scattered here and there across the United States, some of these majestic buildings still stand. And if you have the chance to get inside, you can see first hand how many theatre architects used marble to help create an atmosphere of breathtaking opulence. 
 
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