Aren’t all Calacatta Marbles the Same? 

July 23, 2018
If you’re exploring various types of marble for your upcoming project, you’ve likely encountered several different types of Calacatta Marble. It’s logical to assume that because the names sound alike, all types of Calacatta are the same. But this isn’t the case. Here’s why…
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Sinks and Faucets…a Kitchen Counter’s Top Companions

July 12, 2018
No other area in the home is as hardworking as the kitchen sink. Multiple times a day, it serves as command central for all the things you do in the kitchen—and then some! This group of products (sink, countertop, faucets, and accessories) has a ton of responsibility. And they have to stand up to some pretty rigorous demands. While you’re doing your homework on the vast array of countertop options available for your new space, don’t forget to think of the sink and faucet! 
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There's More to Choosing a Countertop Than Color

June 23, 2018
While color is an important element of kitchen design, there is far more to consider when it comes to selecting a new countertop. Here are a few other things to think about when shopping around before a remodel…
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Nine Ways to Protect Natural Stone Countertops

June 14, 2018
Everyone knows natural stone surfaces are beautiful. They add a sense of unique personality to a kitchen, bath, or any space in the home. But, unfortunately, not everyone knows how to care for them. Maintenance is key to having kitchen or bath countertops that last a lifetime. It’s not hard, but there are a few “habits” you should get into to make sure your countertops stay beautiful. 
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9 Steps to the Perfect Countertop

May 30, 2018
If you’re just getting started in the process of building a new home or remodeling a kitchen or bath, we know you have lots of questions. It’s hard to know where to start, and without having been through it before it can all be a bit of a blur. If you’re not sure where to begin—or even how the whole process works, a little bit of knowledge can go a long way. We’re here to help! 
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How Much Will My Countertops Cost?

May 23, 2018
Your home is an investment, and we understand that you want the best value for your money. We also understand when one of the first questions we get is “How much will it cost?” It’s a simple question and here at Marble & Granite, Inc. we do our very best to give you a simple answer, though we’re in an ever-evolving industry. 
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Deepest Train Station in the World Gets a Makeover with Neolith

May 17, 2018
The Washington Park Tri-Met train station sits deep beneath the ground under the Oregon Zoo in Portland. Opened in 1998, it’s the only completely underground station in the city’s Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) system. Resting 260-feet beneath the surface, it’s the deepest train station in the world! 
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The Most Famous Marble in the World Comes From....Vermont?

May 01, 2018
While Italy has always been known as the home of the world’s most beautiful marble, it has some competition these days. As it turns out, some of the most breathtaking, durable marble in the world is actually right in our back yard—in Vermont! 
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Common Misconceptions About Natural Stone

April 26, 2018
The internet is a great tool for learning what we don’t know. Just “ask Google” and you can convert cups to ounces or find out where the first football game was played under lights. Unfortunately, when it comes to natural stone, there can be as much misinformation as there is good information on the internet. In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the most common misconceptions about natural stone and set the record straight. 
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Live Like a Rock Star With Natural Stone

April 17, 2018
Singer, songwriter, fashion designer, and TV star Gwen Stefani is selling her mega Beverly Hills manse. Brimming with luxurious natural stone, the 12,000 square-foot seven-bedroom home has serious star power! 
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