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Where in the World is Pietra del Cardosa?

August 13, 2015

 

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New Patterns from ColorQuartz

August 07, 2015

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The Longevity of Quartz Countertops

July 24, 2015
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Have You Thought About Turkish Marble?

July 17, 2015
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Summertime Means Outdoor Kitchen Time!

July 09, 2015

After the New England winter we had this past year, we know you’re ready to bring on the outdoors now that summer is here. For many, this means the addition of an outdoor kitchen!

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Outdoor kitchen by Christopher Grubb, Arch-Interiors Design Group featuring a Costa Smeralda granite countertop. Photo by Greg Weiner. 

If you’re looking into options, we know you have many questions. Specifically, you need to know which materials will stand up to the elements through all the elements and the changing seasons we experience in this part of the world. One of the most important elements of your outdoor kitchen is the countertop. Here’s a primer of the various options available, along with some pros and cons to help you decide:

Granite Slabs

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The Allure of Greek Marble

July 02, 2015

Although Greece and the country’s escalating debt crisis is front-page news these days, it’s hard to think about Greece and not think about the nation’s rich history of marble quarrying. In fact, some of the most popular natural stone materials we offer at Marble and Granite, Inc. originate from Greece. Though the country’s financial future may be uncertain, there is no doubt about the beauty found beneath the earth in the form of the world’s most beautiful marble.

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Create Your Own Work of Art With Bianco Statuario

June 25, 2015

Once reserved for the interiors of grand palaces and estates, today white marbles such as Bianco Statuario are readily available and add the perfect touch of elegance to homes, restaurants, hotels, offices, lobbies, shopping malls, restaurants, cruise ships, building exteriors, and more.

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Reflect Your Unique Personality With Granite

June 23, 2015

Though granite is the most popular choice for kitchen countertops today, there is no reason your countertop should look just like your neighbor’s. There are as many options in granite as there are for cabinet styles and colors. Combine that with the variety of finishes available and you’re guaranteed to have a look as unique as you are.

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Cabinet Trends: Furniture-like Features Growing in Popularity

June 19, 2015

Occasionally adding an existing hutch or dresser into the kitchen or bath has evolved into building actual kitchen and bath cabinets that look like pieces of furniture. The secret is in the details.

While there is an overall trend toward simplicity and function when it comes to cabinetry, at the same time cabinets are more elegant than ever before. Not only do consumers want cabinets to perform at a higher level in strength and durability, but they also have to look the part. Incorporating exquisite furniture-style details into the mix provides the personality consumers are looking for.

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Colonial Cream—Anything But Old Fashioned

June 17, 2015

It’s true that we in New England treasure our colonial roots. We proudly trace our heritage back to the first English settlers who sailed from Plymouth, England to Plymouth, Massachusetts, through the brave Patriots’ protest against the British Tea Act, right on through 1775 when the first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired at Concord. We love our history and tradition. And when it comes to design, we embrace elements that remind us of this proud heritage. But we really love it when something gently harkens back to old times, yet celebrates modernity. Colonial Cream granite is one of those materials.

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