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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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Quartz is the New Top Choice For Countertops

July 11, 2017
Once upon a time, granite was the first and last word in residential kitchen countertops. When homeowners fantasized about their dream kitchens, there was no doubt that granite countertops would be a part of it. With their timeless elegance and excellent resale value, it’s no wonder that granite ruled. That is, until now. According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) there is a new number-one for residential kitchen countertops and that material is quartz. 
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Get a Spa-like Bath With Natural Stone

June 29, 2017
If you’ve spent time in a spa you know first hand how immediately upon entering, the atmosphere encourages the mind and body to begin relaxing. Soft music, candles, and refreshing scents help to create this ambiance, but there’s another element that lets us know it’s time to chill out: natural stone. Something about natural stone sends our brain signals that it’s time to unwind.
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7 Things You Need to Know About Quartzite

June 24, 2017
7 Things You Need to Know About Quartzite

If you’re shopping for countertops and other interior surfacing materials, you’ve probably come across “quartzite.” You’re not alone if you’re wondering, what is it? 

Here are seven things you need to know about quartzite: 
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