March 2012

Marble Tiles Bring Beauty & Character to Kitchens

March 29, 2012
With thousands of colors, textures and sizes to choose from, tiles are a wonderful surface option for kitchens as the design possibilities are endless. From simple custom patterns to intricate and three-dimensional mosaic designs, tiles can turn kitchen backsplashes and flooring into dynamic designs with intriguing movement and eye-catching focal points. While ceramic and porcelain tiles are common options, many designers will agree that natural stone tiles such as marble tiles create a more polished look and are worth the extra money and maintenance, according to Elle Decor's "Kitchen Tile Shopping Guide."  
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Ceiling Systems Made Easy With NeoLith By TheSize

March 29, 2012
Ceiling Systems Made Easy With NeoLith By TheSize

Stone for a ceiling structure? You bet! Stone is a beautiful material no matter how you look at it. It is all encompassing; it has a very modern feel while embracing the days of romance, taking you back to castles and the knights of King Arthur. This is why a touch of stone fits with any decorating scheme. NeoLith by TheSize gives you stone decor veneers without all the hassle of a heavy product!

When new laminate materials are suspended from the ceiling, this small addition to the decor of a room gives a sense of elegance to the entire space. Looking at the photos allows you a general of idea of what this can do for your redecoration project, but there is no comparison to seeing the finished product in person.

The best material for this addendum is NeoLith by TheSize. This veneer is manufactured in such a way that the thickness is so slight, long slabs of it are able to be hung from the ceiling. No reinforcement is necessary, and these new laminate materials do not require calculations for structural strength, as do other stone products. NeoLith is rather incredible, actually. The innate strength is formed by its manufacturing process, which also lends to durability. There are no pores on the surface of these new laminate materials. Stains cannot set. It is nearly impervious to scratches.

Installation is simplified, as well. Because the new laminate materials are so very light, transportation, handling and placing into their final position requires such little effort. This saves you money on the labor of installation. It is a dream for the installers as well, for it is not back-breaking work to move around with it.

Shaping NeoLith into whatever configuration you wish is easy. Rounded corners, geometric figures, and sensual curves, are not only possible, but also simple.
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4 Creative Kitchen Design Ideas to Highlight Granite Countertops

March 27, 2012
With all of the unique granite colors and varieties available here at Marble and Granite, we are seeing more and more clients find new and interesting ways to incorporate granite surfaces in the kitchen. While granite countertops will always be the first and preferred choice for designers and homeowners, there are additional ways to showcase the exquisite natural movement and hues of granite. Here are four creative design ideas for incorporating granite in different ways to complement gorgeous granite countertops. 
  1. Granite cabinetry doorknobs: When it comes to luxury and high-end kitchens, it's all in the details. Granite doorknobs are a wonderful way to add unique color and texture to monotone cabinetry. 
  2. Granite tile backsplash: With thousands of granite color options, a granite tile backsplash can be designed to create a focal point as stunningly simple or awe-inspiringly intricate as you want. 
  3. Granite kitchen sink: Allowing you to achieve a seamless kitchen design, a granite sink can be custom fabricated to perfectly match or complement surrounding countertops. 
  4. Granite kitchen flooring: Whether you opt for large tiles or a continuous surface, granite flooring can add a one of a kind aesthetic to your kitchen design.
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With proper sealing and maintenance, granite can withstand water, heat and high traffic beautifully, making it an ideal material kitchen countertops as well as other areas of the kitchen. Start to explore the design possibilities by browsing the Marble & Granite products online.
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Thin is in: An Economic Solution for Great Kitchen Countertops

March 27, 2012
NeoLith Shows That Thin Is In

Why is it so great that NeoLith is only 5mm thick? That means that you are able to create kitchen renovations with a material that simply overlays your cabinets. It means there is no need to remove what is already there. And, that there is no huge mess to make, or to clean up during your kitchen renovations.

It also allows for a quicker installation and less time needed for your kitchen renovations. And, that spells savings for your pocket book. Because NeoLith is so amazingly thin, it is able to be cut in whatever shape is required to give your counter a new top. You can have a whole, new kitchen without serious construction. It can be done quickly, and you will not be eating out for weeks while waiting for your kitchen renovations to be finished.

Okay, it’s thin. That means it won’t last, right? Wrong! TheSize has created a process that allows for this material to be amazingly strong, even though it is really thin. It retains its shine; its surface cannot be easily scratched. It lasts and lasts. The great thing is, while it is lasting for all those years, it still looks as though it were added to your kitchen just yesterday. This, too, saves you money for your kitchen renovations.

NeoLith is really thin. It can be handled by a smaller crew. Because it is really light, there is no need for lots of laborers. It can be easily handled and carried from the van to the house. It can be placed on your floors or cabinets or counters with ease. No more huge crews tramping through your home.
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Affordable Kitchen Renovations Give You A Whole, Neolith by TheSize

March 22, 2012
When you look around your kitchen, do you dream about redecorating? You probably think the idea of kitchen renovations is completely out of your reach. You might think it would take too long to accomplish. Think again.


NeoLith by TheSize changes your kitchen without tearing down counter tops or cabinets. In fact, you can remove nothing. You simply add a finishing touch to what is already in place. You will be amazed how great your kitchen looks by simply adding a new finish on your old counter tops and cabinets. When the finish is NeoLith, your kitchen has a modern feel, and still retains that homey atmosphere.

Easy To Install

NeoLith is amazing. It is light and very thin. This is accomplished by the process during which it is made. Rock is quarried, made into a distinct shape, given an outer layer for protection and then baked at very high temperatures. That is what gives it strength.

It is this strength with allows NeoLith something that other manufacturers cannot. Its thickness. It takes just 5 millimeters to turn an old counter top into a thing of beauty. It also makes installation a breeze, as this is incredibly light. Where other granite is heavy and unwieldy and needs many people to install, NeoLith is light and requires a lot fewer workers, thereby saving you money. And because it is so easy to work with, your kitchen renovations are completed much more quickly. Again, saving you money.

Long Lasting

Another aspect of strength is its longevity. Normally, shortly after kitchen renovations, granite finishes are stained or scratched. Because NeoLith by TheSize has no pores, stains are easily wiped away. Objects that normally scratch do not mar the surface. And the beauty lasts for years and years.  

Order from Marble and Granite, Inc., as we can offer the most choices on colors, because we are the largest distributor. Marble and Granite, Inc. also has the most knowledge about the installation process. Therefore, you would do well to ask for our advice. We can help you which company to choose for your individual project. 

Words alone cannot do this justice. Nor can photos. They give you a sense, but not the wonder of this material. Give a call to Marble and Granite, Inc. Take a look at this finish for yourself, and understand what is meant by beautiful and affordable kitchen renovations.
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Neolith by The Size at The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show April 24-26 in Chicago.

March 22, 2012
The industry’s largest international trade show and the ultimate destination for innovation and inspiration is taking place this April 24-26 in Chicago. The Kitchen & Bath Show (KBIS) will once again feature more than 300,000 square-feet of exhibits with the industry’s newest and most impressive products, designs and technology from over 500 of the leading suppliers and manufacturers.
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Retail Store Finishing using Neolith by The Size

March 20, 2012
Retail Store Finishing

When it is time for your retail store finishing, you may wish to consider a two-tone. During the 1980s and 1990s, two-tone shops, houses and cars were quite popular. The style is beginning to make a come back. Two-toned walls and counters show a daring, yet elegant side of the proprietor. It also adds another dimension to an otherwise potentially bland space, while at the same time, making it seem larger to the viewer.

When you choose to renovate your store, you are making a statement that you are here for the long term. If you make the pronouncement of longevity, you instill a security with your customers that they are receiving quality goods and you will stand by them.

NeoLith by TheSize can help you with your retail store finishing by adding splashes of color to your establishment. Choosing this beautiful granite for your walls and counter tops, means the luster remains for years to come.

Since the material is baked in a kiln after a protective surface is added, objects are hard-pressed to mark this amazing finish. When folks plop down a large set of keys on the counter and slide them over to sign a credit card slip, the shine will not be marred with scratches. No more will your counters fade in the sunny parts of your displays, as the material is also UV protected.

This amazing stone finish from Spain is thin and light, so it is easy to handle. Yet, it is incredibly strong. And, it can contour to just the shape you want. Because of the array of colors, any scheme you imagine will come to life during your retail store refinishing.

Marble and Granite, Inc. has in stock this beautiful stone finish. You are able to choose any color in which the NeoLith is available, as Marble and Granite, Inc. is the biggest supplier in the northeastern portion of the country.

You would be doing yourself a favor to receive a recommendation from Marble and Granite, Inc. as to which installation companies are familiar with NeoLith and are the best for your project. With their excellent customer service, Marble and Granite, Inc. will make sure you have all you need for your retail store finishing and that the end product is just the way you want it! Bright, beautiful and attractive. Your retail store finishing will pull in those new customers and wow the current ones!
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Rare Blue Granite Countertops for One of a Kind Countertops

March 20, 2012

Not all granite is equal. While granite has generally become more affordable, allowing a wider range of homeowners to achieve beautiful granite countertops, there is still a large gap between granite varieties that are more available and those that are rare and hard to find. As it was quoted in a recent Channel 5 News article, "Granite is like diamonds." In most cases, it is high variation and dramatic movement and flow that makes particular granite slabs more rare and expensive rather than the color. The individual patterns of granite are what make them so uniquely exquisite. However, there is one hue that happens to be very hard to find in granite, and therefore, always comes with a bigger price tag. As the article quotes a Texas-based installer, "If someone is looking for granite that is really rare . . . choosing a a blue hue is the way to go." For those homeowners looking to make a stunning statement with their countertops, here are some of the rare blue granite slabs currently available here at Marble and Granite in Westwood, Massachusetts and Milford, Connecticut.

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Join the Marble and Granite Team to help fight Cancer

March 16, 2012

We have recently created a Marble and Granite company team to join the Jimmy Fund to Rally against cancer! This is a great way to pull together for a great cause. For each dollar donated to the Jimmy Fund, eighty-nine cents supports Dana-Farber’s lifesaving mission. With a minimum of a $5 donation you can join the team and help us reach our company goal of $500. If you would like to participate you can go to our team page by following this link and make a donation:

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Granite Countertops, CaesarStone & Antolini Luigi are the Most Coveted Materials for Luxury Kitchens

March 15, 2012
"If money was no object, what would your dream kitchen look like?" This was the intriguing question we recently came across in an article published by Cleveland Live. With no concern of budget, you would surely want the finishes or features that were the absolute best in the industry. So what are the options when it comes to dream countertops for your dream kitchen? Here's what the Home & Garden column suggested as the leading high-end countertop options for luxury kitchens. 
  1. Rare, exotic granite countertops that are quarried in Italy or Brazil. 
  2. CaesarStone's Concetto countertops made of grate agate, rose quarts, white quartz and semiprecious and precious stone embedded by hand. 
  3. Luxury countertops from the Antolini Luigi which feature gemstone, precious stone and shell stone. 
Marble & Granitecarries all three of these coveted countertop options. To browse our stunning selection, please visit the Marble & Granite products page, which lists all prices per square foot. For questions on particular slabs, please call 877-39-STONE. 
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