July 2017

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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