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The Unique Beauty of Granite

January 15, 2015

Some say that granite has seen its heyday in the kitchen. It’s true there are more surfacing choices in the market than ever before, however all things considered, the fact remains that granite is still the top seller. Why?

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The Top 4 Advantages of ColorQuartz Surfacing

January 13, 2015

Quartz surfacing has been steadily gaining market share over the past few years as architects, designers, and homeowners learn how much this material has to offer. Unlike 100-percent natural surfacing such as marble or granite, quartz is chemical, stain, chip, and crack resistant. It’s non-porous and never needs sealing, plus manufacturing processes have come a long way.

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Marble in America: Colorado’s Yule Creek Quarry

January 08, 2015

Although Italy or Spain might come to mind for most people when asked where the best marble is quarried, some of the finest marble comes from right here in the U.S.A. One quarry in particular, the Yule Creek Quarry located in the West Elk Mountains of Colorado, yields a clean white marble with a homogeneous texture, popularly known as Calacatta Lincoln, that’s made this particular quarry an interesting part of American history. 

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“Wow” With Wicked White Quartzite

January 06, 2015

Like an aerial photograph of the icy arctic, Wicked White quartzite features swirling shades of grey and white. The light and dark shades play off of each other, creating a dramatic landscape. A great alternative to marble, Wicked White adds elegance and beauty to any project. Whether used as the “main attraction” or as a backdrop (such as it is in the kitchen below from Downsview Kitchens of Boston) it’s an eye-catching option that’s practical too.

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The Majesty of Marble

December 30, 2014

Few things rival the beauty of marble. This majestic material has been used as a building material since ancient times. A favorite medium of the Greeks and Romans, marble has been a cultural symbol of refined tastes ever since. Today, marble is still a favorite material when creating a look of luxury.

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Merry Christmas from Marble and Granite, Inc.

December 23, 2014
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Spotlight on ColorQuartz: Cotton White

December 18, 2014

When white is what you want, there’s more to choose from than just marble. Made of 93-percent natural quartz, ColorQuartz is a great option. Engineered to be exceptionally durable, scratch, heat, and stain resistant, ColorQuartz is a sensible, functional and beautiful alternative.

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Calacatta…The Ferrari of Marbles

December 16, 2014

Ahhhh, Calacatta. Like the Ferrari of marbles, it symbolizes the epitome of luxury. It evokes strong emotions and is synonymous with elegance and quality. And for many, owning it is a dream come true. The proud owners of this beautiful kitchen by HB, LLC selected Calacatta Vagli for their vast center island, bringing their kitchen right into the fast lane of luxury!

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White Marbles in the USA

December 11, 2014

 Q: My kitchen designer suggested a marble for my countertop that’s quarried in the USA. Should I even consider this? The best marble is from Italy, right?

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Neolith Wins 2014 Product Innovation Award

December 09, 2014

Here at Marble and Granite, Inc., you’ve heard us singing the praises of ultra compact Neolith surfacing for some time now. The folks at Architectural Products magazine are also on board, praising the material for its “great composition and capabilities.” In fact, the publication recognized Neolith with their 2014 Product Innovation Award!

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