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The Simplistic Beauty of Turkish Carrara

December 04, 2014

While “Carrara” usually refers to a specific variety of white marble quarried in Italy, the term is often extended to similar white marbles that are found relatively nearby. Turkish Carrara offers a similar look to the Italian variety, with the same visual purity that’s just as striking.

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Deck The Halls With Neolith

December 02, 2014

The holidays are coming! You’ll soon be decking your halls with boughs of holly, if you haven’t already. But if you’re looking to do a little more renovating than decorating, be sure to check out Neolith ultra compact surfacing. It’s a surfacing material that’s definitely on our “nice” list.

The largest most compact material on the market, Neolith from THESIZE is touted for both its strength and functionality. It’s also one of the most versatile materials available. Its unique properties make it ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications— in both residential and commercial situations— including countertops, vanities, flooring, sinks, wall covering, building facades, cabinet exteriors, and more.

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Top 5 Reasons We Recommend ColorQuartz

November 20, 2014

Quartz is a fantastic and practical choice for just about any surface and virtually any setting, from hospitality and commercial projects to residential. Made of 93 percent natural quartz, ColorQuartz is the brand we recommend for countertops, floors, wet bars, walls, vanities, showers, tub surrounds, and even furniture. It’s exceptionally durable, highly scratch, heat and stain resistant, low-maintenance, and non-porous. Here are Marble and Granite’s top five reasons we recommend ColorQuartz…

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Cleaning Natural Stone

November 18, 2014

One of the most commonly asked questions we get both online and in person at our showrooms is “What do I use to clean and protect my stone?” We’re happy to help provide recommendations for cleaning products because we know your natural stone purchase was an investment. We want it to last a lifetime. And with proper care and maintenance, it will.

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Today’s Coolest Color Meets the Hottest Surface

November 13, 2014

Grey is “the” top color in design and interiors this year. Quartz is the fastest growing surfacing material on the market. Put the two together and you’ve got a sleek, sophisticated surface that’s a great backdrop for any style of décor.

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Choosing Natural Stone Tile

November 11, 2014

Whether you’re working on a shower, backsplash, floor, fireplace surround, or another surface you’re covering with tile, it’s important to choose a tile that will stand up to scuffs, spills, cleaners, and the other factors that can wear on a surface.

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Mixing Natural Stone and Quartz

November 06, 2014

When it comes to using natural stone in the kitchen, it doesn’t have to be all or nothing. There is no rule that says all of your countertops have to match. In fact, we’ve noticed a real trend towards mixing countertop materials in the kitchen. This can make a bold statement and help to create a distinctive focal point in the overall design.

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New Additions to Neolith’s Iron Collection

November 04, 2014

We love weathered finishes. We also love materials that create a distressed look without having to wait half a century for the natural weathered patina. Neolith’s Iron Collection offers a great alternative to actual reclaimed materials, especially since it also offers a durability unmatched by most surfacing choices today. Plus, they’ve added two new options to the collection, both of which are designed to provide more depth of pattern and contrast.

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Headed to ABX today? Check Out ColorQuartz

October 30, 2014

Are you planning to attend Architecture Boston Expo (ABX) 2014 today? There’s still time to check out the most current ideas in design, construction, building materials, and technologies! This week, we at Marble and Granite, Inc. joined over 400 exhibitors on the tradeshow floor demonstrating the remarkable qualities of ColorQuartz.

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Natural v. Man-made: The difference isn’t always black and white

October 23, 2014

When it comes to countertops, granite is still the number-one choice made by homeowners. But did you know that quartz surfaces such as ColorQuartz aren’t too far behind? Quartz surfaces are catching up because folks are now realizing that these materials have a lot to offer. In other words, the choice isn’t necessarily black and white.

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