July 2012

Create an Accent Wall That Doubles as a Chalkboard with Honed or Natural Slate Tile

July 31, 2012
Slate is a metamorphic rock that has light brown to dark streaks and can be easily cut into fine sheets. With these natural qualities, slate has become a popular material for honed countertops and tile flooring. But did you know that slate is also commonly used as a natural chalkboard? 
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Use You Granite Countertop Sink & Stove Cutouts as Cooking Stones

July 26, 2012
Don't let any of your brand new, beautiful granite go to waste. When installing new granite countertops, be sure to request from your fabricator to keep any sink or stovetop cutouts. These granite slabs can be turned into fantastic cooking stones! Whether you are an aspiring culinary professional, an at-home chef or simply a foodie looking for new and easy ways to cook up deliciousness, you'll love grilling and baking with a cooking stone (that matches your countertops, no less). If you have enough leftover granite for two cooking stones, use the other as a great gift for another food-lover. 
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What You Need to Know About Warranties, Care & Maintenance for Caesarstone Surfaces

July 25, 2012

So you have decided that Caesarstone surfaces are the best design solution for your home or business. Now what? It's time to gain a thorough understanding of what is involved with a Caesarstone investment. An important aspect to note is the warranty on your Caesarstone surfaces. Depending on the type of purchase you are making, there are two types of warranties that Caesarstone offers: Residential and commercial. 

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Why Caesarstone Quartz Surfaces are an Ideal Material for Commercial Buildings & Designs

July 24, 2012

Combine a wide range of styles with durability low maintenance and an impressive warranty, and you have the prime surface material for commercial building and design. Caesarstone is available in 40 colors and patterns and 23 profiles. Made of 93% naturally strong quartz, Caesarstone is more resistant to scratches, chips and cracks than both marble and granite as well as many other natural and engineered surface materials. Caesarstone can even be applied outdoors as it has been proven to retain its color even after extended exposure to UV rays. 

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How to Use Every Piece of Stone Slabs in Bathroom Remodels

July 19, 2012

Opting to use natural stone in a bathroom is more than a design decision; it's an investment. And you can make the very most of your natural stone investment by using the entire slab so that none of your beautiful granite, marble, slate or soapstone goes to waste. After the fabrication of your vanity top, the leftover pieces of your stone slab can be employed in several other places to enhance the look, feel and function of your bathroom. 

Using the rest of your stone slab, you can design stone backsplashes, door jams, thresholds, trim, tub surrounds, shower seats or wall caps. Not only will you be taking full advantage of your gorgeous natural stone, but your bathroom will have a custom look that is cohesive, dynamic and high in resale value. Let's take a look at a few bathroom designs that show the versatility of stone. 

The rich, speckled brown granite used for the vanity top was also used for the tub surround to create stunning contrasts in this mostly white and neutral bathroom. 

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By LDa Architecture & Interiors via Houzz 

A backsplash was custom designed to frame this freestanding vanity creating a stunning focal point. 

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 By Dayna Katlin Interiors via Houzz

A slab of swirling white marble was used to create a dramatic standing tub backsplash as well as a door jam and trim in this elegant European inspired bath. 

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By Studio William Hefner via Houzz 

A marble slab was utilized thoughtfully to achieve a sturdy seat and matching threshold trim in this elegant yet contemporary shower. 

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 By The Sky is the Limit Design via Houzz

Find your perfect slab of granite, marble, slate or soapstone to design a vanity top and other design details at Marble and Granite. Begin browsing our online product catalog, which includes prices. All materials can be ordered directly from the website and shipped anywhere in the world. New England homeowners, designers or architects that would like to shop in person can visit one of our showrooms in Westwood, Massachusetts or Milford, Connecticut. 


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Caesarstone Fireplace Surrounds, a Trend in Modern Home Designs

July 18, 2012

What makes a modern home so alluring? The sleek lines, rich tones and exquisite finishes. To achieve this, many designers and homeowners are choosing Caesarstone surfaces not only for floors, walls and countertops, but for fireplace surrounds, as well. As a luxurious amenity on its own, a fireplace can only be made more luxurious with materials that optimize its form and function.  

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Top Tips for Designing Kitchens & Baths with Caesarstone

July 17, 2012

Caesarstone opens designs to innovative and creative solutions that optimize form and function. As an engineered stone composed of 93% natural crushed quartz, this industry-leading surface combines the awe-inspiring beauty of nature with the incredible performance of advanced man-made technology. 

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Pricing Granite Countertops

July 11, 2012

If you are planning a kitchen makeover, or even just considering it, one of your first priorities will be the budget. Your design, layout and selection of materials will almost always be dependent on the cost. Perhaps you are considering a granite countertop, but you’re afraid it won’t fit your budget.
At Marble and Granite Inc. our website offers a wealth of information to help you find the right product for your budget. Our selection of top quality natural stone products is sure to have a product to fit your design at an affordable price, often very competitive with other conventional – and less attractive – products.
When it comes to the budget, our website will take you through the process step-by-step. We provide a detailed project cost breakdown which explains every aspect of the pricing of your project – material, fabrication, installation and profit.
You can browse our complete line of products and see detailed pricing information for each one. Our entire inventory is divided into four budget groups in order to assist you make the best choice for your project.
  • The first group consists of budget conscious granite. These particular pieces are readily available and easily processed which enables us to keep the cost very low.
  • The second group is made up of reasonably priced granites. The material in this group is still widely available but involves more difficulty in processing.
  • The third group of granite slabs includes exclusive stones much less common than the first two groups. Along with reduced availability, the slabs in this group require more complex processing.
  • The final group is a very select group of precious stones. These pieces are available in a very limited quantity and the processing involved is extremely difficult.
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Marble and Granite Incorporated in World's Finest Monuments

July 10, 2012
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White Carrara Quarry

July 05, 2012

A great pictures of White Carrara quarry that Maurizio, our Italian buyer took. No need for words.White Carrara Quarry resized 600

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