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CaesarStone Motivo Embossed Collection

July 06, 2011
Marble and Granite, Inc. has the largest natural stone selection in New England, including CaesarStone. After coming to the United States from Israel in 1999 as the original quartz surface manufacturer, CaesarStone became renowned for its superior quartz surfaces. With their plant still located in Israel next to an ancient Roman city, CaesarStone products are inspired by the beauty of the Mediterranean coast and the hard work and determination of the Ancient Roman tradition.

A loot at CaesarStone's elegant Motivo Embossed Collection demonstrates the state-of-the-art techniques and technologies used to produce premium quartz surfaces with exquisite style and exceptional durability. The Motivo Embossed quartz comes in Crocodile and Lace.



The Crocodile Embossed quartz presents a dark, sleek look with a touch of ruggedness. The Lace Embossed quartz, on the other hand, has a clean look with an intricate yet delicate pattern that adds elegance. For both, choose a polished, honed or textured finish, and a thickness of 1cm, 2cm or 3cm. The quality of the colors and textures of these two styles are backed by a residential lifetime warranty.



For additional information on the Motivo Embossed Collection, CaesarStone and other Marble and Granite, Inc. natural stones please call 877-39-STONE.

Photos courtesy of CaesarStone.
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Caring for Soapstone is Easy!

July 05, 2011
As a metamorphosed, easily worked igneous stone, soapstone has heat retention qualities that make it an ideal surface for sinks, kitchen countertops, laboratory tops, fireplace facings, inner hearths or cladding for freestanding coal or wood-fired room heaters.
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Color Series: Blue and Purple

June 22, 2011
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Blue and purple are a colors of tranquility, awareness, and success. Their versatility offers homeowners an array of design options. The showrooms of Marble and Granite hold 29 varieties of blue and purple natural stones from which to choose.

For bold kitchens and baths, Azul Bahia's gray base with dramatic violet and black veining leaves a lasting impression. This Brazilian granite will not be overlooked. The depth of Blue Polare's color appears black, with iridescent clusters of royal blue. Its  consistent color is great for homeowners seeking a solid stone with a bit of visual interest. India's Paradisio features olive, rouge, and taupe accents throughout a base of scarlet and purple. It is a truly unique and stunning stone. Also from India, Bahamia Blue offers rich, consistent color with deposits of navy blue and black.  Naminian Sky marble has a gentle, pale blue base with extreme movement, reflected in waves of gray and slate blue.

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Visit our showrooms in Milford, CT or Westwood, MA to see these beautiful products in person. Call for 877-39-STONE for questions and details.

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Maximize Light with Crystal Glass

June 22, 2011
The reflective qualities of Crystal Glass make it a stunning addition to your home. Maximize the light in any given space through the added radiance of engineered crystal products.

Crystal Glass is made by sintering crystals and glass together at high temperatures. The results can be similar to Pure White Thassos marble in consistency; other forms maintain their chunky crystal structures for a variety of color. Crystal glass is as durable as granite, resisting scratches and stains. Unlike some natural stones, it won't need to be sealed.

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Marble and Granite offers 9 Crystal Glass products. Radiant Crystalized White is a consistent, white surface with no movement like natural stone. It has high sheen and seems to emanate light from within. Yellow Topaz is a mixture of alabaster and glass with significant variations in color including yellow, gold, tan and black. The lighter crystals shimmer in the light, popping against the darker components in the slab. For more even light distribution, try  Briarwood's earthy blend of rust, brown, and creme which adds warmth to any design.
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Modern Designs with Marble

June 18, 2011
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The featured kitchen does a top-notch job of integrating classic Calacatta Original marble into a modern design. The base of the marble is radiant white with few but distinct gray veins. The overall appearance is fresh and clean, providing a blank slate for the rest of the space.

While the traditional element of the marble is reflected in the ornate crown moldings above, the kitchen maintains it modern appeal by mixing materials: marble countertops on one side, butcher block on the opposite counter and hardwood floors. The modern décor includes frameless cabinetry with minimalist hardware, stainless steel appliances.

Both Marble and Granite showrooms are stocked with magnificent marble products that accentuate modern designs. Explore our white countertop collection including French Vanilla and Guatemalan Danby.

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2011 Signature Collection by Antolini

June 15, 2011
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The legacy of the Luigi family began in 1950s when Antolini Luigi dedicated himself to the international expansion of his company, founded upon the selection and distribution of only the finest stone products. Today, his three children carry out his mission and their zest shows in every detail of the 2011 Signature Collection.

Antolini's Signature Collection makes quality and value available to clients. The 2011 line consists of 12 variations of granite and soapstone. The range of color, movement and veining in the stone provides options for distinct style preferences. For clients who prefer modern designs with subtle beauty and splashes of color, Labradorite Multicolor granite from Madagascar rises to the occasion. Its gray base is accented with veins of silver and deposits of iridescent color: rich teals, radiant golds, and muted violet add unparalleled beauty. The warm hues of Copper Dune granite are ideal for a natural enclave, possessing copper, amber, and chocolate waves with ribbons of taupe. Browse the full 2011 collection here.

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Antolini offers multiple finishes included Polished and matte Lether. Browse and order from the Signature Collection at Marble and Granite, 877-39-STONE.

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Cleaning Natural Stone Products

June 08, 2011
Congratulations! You’ve invested in quality, natural stone products that are unique and durable. To keep your natural stone looking beautiful longer, follow these simple maintenance guidelines from Marble and Granite.

Typical household cleaners are not suitable for stone. Products high in acid or alkaline cause etching and other damages, including the removal of necessary properties in the stone's sealers. Without the sealer, some stone is more likely to stain. The use of certain powers and abrasive scrubbers may scratch the surface of softer stones.

For safe cleaning, seek a PH-balanced, mild cleaner that will remove dust and soil without damaging the sealer or the stone. Using a cleaner that is specially formulated for your stone type minimizes the risk of damaging. Some designated cleaners will help to protect and reinforce your stone.

If you’re unsure about specific care issues, contact your fabricator or the knowledgeable staff at Marble and Granite, 877-39-STONE.

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Masculine Baths with Slate

June 08, 2011
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For homeowners who do not want shabby chic or french country baths with milky white marble there is a durable, fashionable alternative: slate.

Slate is a metamorphic rock with fine grains and consistent color. It comes in shades that are generally rich yet understated. In exchange for the smooth polished look of other finished natural stone, no gloss, no shine slate has a unique property all of its own. Its fine mineral composition allows it to appear sleek and wet when it isn’t, creating just enough sheen for visual interest without being shiny.  The stone is easily divided into thin plates that are perfect for bathroom tiles.

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Marble and Granite offers six types of slate in beautiful colors. Our honed black slate tiles form a solid foundation for bath designs. For a bit more variation, try our black slate with natural cleft. Our green slate with a natural cleft is ideal for baths that desire a serene, natural touch.

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Color Series: Versatile Green

June 01, 2011
Green is an earth tone that can evoke an array of moods by a simple change in hue. Pale greens promote relaxation and tranquility while saturated greens can appear regal and exhilarating. Let your room speak volumes with green natural stone from Marble and Granite.

Choose from 45 types of green granite for your kitchen, bath, or office. Earth Glitter has a base of different greens with waves of cream and brown. Our Jurassic and Turtle Green slabs display the unique beauty of natural stone at its best, with large granules and chunks of eye-catching, multicolor minerals. It is a product that is sure to turn heads. For more subtle tastes, Verde Ubatuba offers a consistent, rich green.

Irish Green Sledge stands out among the 11 green marble products offered by our company. With dramatic movement, the green base is pocked with gray and streaked with yellow and beige. In contrast, Verde Panama provides owners with a soothing greenish-gray base.

Find unique marble and granite slabs in a variety of colors at our Marble and Granite showroom, 877-39-STONE.

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Color Series: Beige & Sand

May 29, 2011
Neutral stone colors provide an excellent foundation for designs. They can also bring out the beauty in multiple species of wood cabinetry and furniture. The showrooms at Marble and Granite hold over 60 types of sand and beige natural stone products for your kitchen, bath and beyond.

Granite The beautiful Giallo Venezia of Brazil offers consistent color with fine granules resembling sand. It works beautifully in conjunction with light hardwoods. Also from Brazil, Narcarado (Quartzite) gives owners a smooth beige base with streams of rose, burgundy and touches of gold. Bring out the red tones in this stone with mahogany or cedar wood cabinetry.  To leave a bigger impression, try the bold veining and hues of Ghibli Gold from India. It is ingrained with ribbons of rust red and amber.

Marble Creama Luna of Italy provides owners with a base of consistent, milky marble with hints of gray. Its fresh color brightens any kitchen. Breccia Oniciata hails from the same country, with smooth waves of brown, tan and beige; it’s like a swirling cappuccino for your surfaces. Beige, green, and gray intertwine to bring us La Dolce Vita (Quartzite) from Australia. Its cool, earth tones are a lovely addition to tranquil baths.

Order your natural stone products from Marble and Granite. To schedule a consultation call 877-39-STONE.

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