March 2015

ColorQuartz: More Than Just Another Pretty Face

March 31, 2015

It seems like everyone these days is jumping on the quartz surface wagon. Manufacturers and consumers alike have come to recognize the benefits of this innovative surface. Seeing the tremendous opportunities, manufacturers are getting in on the game and new brands of quartz are popping up all over the place. On the consumer end, the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) reports that quartz is the material of choice for many of today’s home renovations and new builds.

With so many available options, a lot of our customers ask why we’ve selected ColorQuartz as our brand of choice. It’s quite simple, really: ColorQuartz is more than just another pretty face…or rather, quartz.

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There’s More to Marble than Just White

March 26, 2015

When you think about marble, it’s highly likely that visions of milky white Calacatta or Carrara marble come to mind. The combination of pure white with subtle grey veining found in these two marble varieties offers a classic look that’s represented elegance for centuries. While the allure of these stunning materials cannot be denied, there’s more to marble than just white.

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The Sky’s the Limit with Neolith

March 24, 2015

Ultra-compact Neolith surfacing is one of the world’s top performing façade materials in the building industry today. This incredibly versatile material is changing the landscape as architects and builders conceive of new ways to use this “super hero” of a material.

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Countdown to Spring: A Selection of Granite Sure to Inspire Warm Thoughts

March 19, 2015

Well, March certainly came in like a lion. With spring merely hours away, we’re counting on March going out like a lamb. But just in case Mother Nature has one more freeze up her sleeve, we’ve put together a list of granite  surfacing products that will get you thinking about sunny skies and warmer weather!

Not only do their names conjure images of days spent outdoors soaking up the beach sun or frolicking in a field of wildflowers, but these granite colors offer beauty that’s sure to create a warm, welcoming environment in any space.

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Do You Really Recommend Marble Flooring?

March 17, 2015

Q: We’re building a new home. We really love the elegant look of marble, and we want to put it in our foyer. But we’re rather concerned about the heavy foot traffic. We’ve read so much conflicting advice about marble flooring. Can you help set us straight? Should we be worried or should we just go for it?

A: Go for it! Absolutely, go for it. I understand your hesitation, but the fact that you’re taking the time to ask this question lets me know that you’ve spent a lot of time doing your homework. And if you care enough to research, you’ll care enough to properly care for your marble. You’ve no doubt read some of the online horror stories, but rest assured…when you know how to properly maintain marble, it can be an enriching, elegant addition to your home that you’ll never regret.

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Beige: Anything But Bland

March 12, 2015

The color beige might sound boring. I mean… they call it “builder’s beige” for a reason. But beige doesn’t have to be bland…especially when it comes in the form of beautiful Daino Reale marble. This marble color may sound familiar. It was once one of the more popular selections for residential countertops before falling out of fashion. But, Daino Reale Marble is seeing a resurgence as the beauty of neutrals are once again prized.

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Absolutely Fabulous Black Granite

March 10, 2015

Sophisticated in appearance and versatile when it comes to design, Absolute Black granite is a popular choice for countertops. It’s available in a variety of different finishes and styles, including slab and tile options, making it an easy way to express your individual style. But when shopping for Absolute Black granite, it is important for you to do your homework and ensure you’re getting the quality of granite that you’re paying for. (Read on for information on the various classifications and more…)

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