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A Magnificent Black Marble (or Granite) Kitchen

September 16, 2011

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Busting Some Natural Stone Myths

September 14, 2011

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M&G is Gearing up for the 2012 Earthy Color Forecast

September 08, 2011
Fall is quickly approaching, which means designers are already looking at what the trends will be for the upcoming year. Sherwin-Williams has released its 2012 Color Forecast with color palette predicting what will be the hottest interior design color trends next year. With the 4 families of neutrals, reds, blues and greens of the Colormix™ 2012 forecast, it looks like interior design will be paying great homage to Mother Nature.

Marble and Granite is thrilled with this forecast because there is nothing that will complement these earthy hues better than natural stone. Contractors, designers and homeowners will find that our selection of granite, marble, soapstone and CaesarStone® will make it easy to meet these earth-inspired interior design trends. Take a look at some of the stones that beautifully suit these four earth-toned color pallets.

Which stone do you think will be the most popular in 2012 kitchen design? How about bathroom design? Tell us your thoughts by posting a comment below!
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Should You Really Use Marble in the Kitchen?

September 01, 2011

Photo via Traditional Home

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The Benefits of Sinterlite Slabs by TheSize

July 30, 2011


The recently introduced Sinterlite slabs by the innovative Spanish surface fabricator TheSize carries properties that make this the most durable surface in the industry yet while also having several other advantageous properties.

Lightweight while still remaining thick, the Sinterlite slabs are always smoothly and easily transported and installed. These slabs also come in the largest sizes the industry has ever seen; for designers, this along with the wide range of color options make the possibilities for creativity in application absolutely endless. The material's inherent qualities make it especially ideal for kitchen and bath floors, countertops and walls.

The all natural ceramic based material is %100 impermeable and liquid resistant; this makes it extremely easy to care for and clean as it does not require any special maintaining or cleaning products. Sinterlite is hygienic as it does not give off any toxic substances and does not allow the growth of bacteria, fungus or mould. The slabs are resistant to fire and heat and will not wear, tear or bend. Last but not least, it's environmentally responsible as its productions has little to no impact on the environment, and it can be easily recycled.

Contact Marble and Granite to learn more about our line of Sinterlite slabs by TheSize by calling 877-39-STONE or visiting our showroom in Westwood, Massachusetts.



Information and photos courtesy of TheSize.
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Marble & Granite Introduces New Sinterlite By TheSize

July 25, 2011
Marble and Granite recently celebrated the launch of our new line of Sinterlite by TheSize. We are happy to introduce this new ceramic based material that offers durability and several applications. TheSize is a Spanish surface fabricator that just expanded into the United States, and Marble and Granite is proud to now be one of their distributors. The Size is already well known for their high quality porcelain stoneware building products, and now their Sinterlite kitchen and bath slabs are offering innovation, style and functionality that is sure to make TheSize an international leader in the stone industry.
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The Many Facets of Soapstone Available at Marble & Granite

July 19, 2011
Marble and Granite carries a wide variety of Soapstones to fit an array of styles and functions. To learn more about our selection of Soapstones call us at (877) 39-STONE or schedule an appointment at one of our showrooms online.

Vermont Soapstone: Originating in Brasil, Vermont is a dark grey/charcoal with minimal veining that becomes dark green when oiled.  Now available in 100"x55".

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New Iceflower: Also originating in Brasil, Iceflower has minimal veining and appears grey with subtle white spotting almost like snow.  Sizes are 100x55, but availability is limited.

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Green Soapstone: Originating in Finland, Green Soapstone has minimal veining and appears almost like Serpentine. Green soapstone is very Dense in comparison to Soapstone in Brasil and also comes in the largest size of 120x60 making availability very limited.

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Barocca Soapstone: Originating in Brasil, Barocca is light grey with minimal veining. Coming in a size of 100x56, availability of Barocca Soapstone is very good.

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Silver Soapstone: Originating in Brasil, Silver Soapstone is light grey in color with lots of white veining. Silver Soapstone comes in various options in a size of 100x55.

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Emerald Soapstone: Originating in Brasil, Emerald Soapstone is grew with green hues and lots of movement and veins. When oiled, it appears like an emerald green marble. Emerald Soapstone is rare in availability and comes in a size of 100x55.

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Grey Soapstone: Originating in Brasil, Grey Soapstone appears dark grey with a lot of movement and veins. Slightly bigger than other Brasil types, Grey Soapstone comes in a size of 110x60 and is regularly available now.

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Antolini 2011 Signature Collection

July 17, 2011
With their versatility, drama and elegance, the exclusive stones from the Antolini 2011 Signature Collection can seamlessly transform a room to be uniquely beautiful. The small palette of stones chosen for the 2011 Signature Collection were hand-selected by Alberto Antolini himself. As an inspirational and innovative trendsetter from Luigi, Italy, Antolini has become well known for producing the finest and most exceptional natural stones in the industry, and his newest collection is no exception.

The exquisite palette of the 2011 Signature Collection embodies luxury in its most natural form with various colors and textures to fit any targeted style. Take a look part of the collection and see for yourself why Marble and Granite is thrilled to offer these magnificent natural stones. To learn more about the Antolini Collection and other lines from our selection contact Marble and Granite at 877-39-STONE or visit one of our showrooms.
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The Versatility of Stone in Fireplace Design

July 15, 2011
As the focal point of the room, a beautifully designed fireplace will find use year-round whether it's for ambiance with a a candle arrangement in the warmer months or a warmth with a cozy fire in the colder months. Every piece of marble, granite and slate is different bringing exclusive elegance but they are all durable and heat-resistant making them even more ideal for a fireplace. With the freedom to the choose color, cut and shape, the versatility of stone offers endless possibilities for innovative and customized designs that reflect personal style.
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Sophisticated and Functional Stone Kitchen Sinks

July 09, 2011
Integrating stone into kitchen design is part of a well-established trend of using natural materials to elegantly bring the outdoors inside the home. Already an ideal material for countertops, backsplashes and floors, stone's durability and natural beauty make it perfect for kitchen sinks as well. A stone sink will add uniqueness that cannot be paralleled since every piece of stone is different. As the largest natural stone wholesaler in New England, Marble and Granite's selection of soapstone, granite and CaesarStone gives designers the freedom to use their creativity in designing a uniquely beautiful and functional sink.



A Soapstone farmhouse-style sink ties in beautifully to countertops while it provides functionality with resistance to heat, stains and etches (photo courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens).



This hand-carved granite apron-front sink adds a one-of-a-kind look to a kitchen design (photo courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens).



This Jerusalem Sand CaesarStone sink creates a  flawless modern look and as a non-porous surface makes for simple cleaning.



Combining two stones such as this solid CaesarStone sink that complements the Wild Rocks CaesarStone countertop makes a sleek yet still natural look.

Visit one of our showrooms in Westwood or Milford to see more of our natural stone selection or contact Marble and Granite at (877) 39-STONE.

Information courtesy of Jenny Nash of HGTV.
Photos courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens.
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