Quartz is the New Top Choice For Countertops

July 11, 2017
Once upon a time, granite was the first and last word in residential kitchen countertops. When homeowners fantasized about their dream kitchens, there was no doubt that granite countertops would be a part of it. With their timeless elegance and excellent resale value, it’s no wonder that granite ruled. That is, until now. According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) there is a new number-one for residential kitchen countertops and that material is quartz. 
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Get a Spa-like Bath With Natural Stone

June 29, 2017
If you’ve spent time in a spa you know first hand how immediately upon entering, the atmosphere encourages the mind and body to begin relaxing. Soft music, candles, and refreshing scents help to create this ambiance, but there’s another element that lets us know it’s time to chill out: natural stone. Something about natural stone sends our brain signals that it’s time to unwind.
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7 Things You Need to Know About Quartzite

June 24, 2017
7 Things You Need to Know About Quartzite

If you’re shopping for countertops and other interior surfacing materials, you’ve probably come across “quartzite.” You’re not alone if you’re wondering, what is it? 

Here are seven things you need to know about quartzite: 
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5 Ways Natural Stone Can Increase Your Home's Value

June 15, 2017
When it comes to the housing market, first impressions count. If you’re selling your home, or even just wondering which updates and upgrades offer the biggest return on your investment, here is some information you need to know. 
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ColorQuartz Stands Up With the Big Brands

June 10, 2017
Q: While researching quartz surfacing for our new kitchen, we’re seeing a lot of information and ads for certain brands. We don’t seem to come across ColorQuartz quite as much. Why is this and does it say anything about the quality of ColorQuartz? 

A. Its true…ColorQuartz might not have the same flashy ad campaigns as some other brands.  But don’t let that fool you when it comes to quality. ColorQuartz is every bit as strong, reliable, and attractive than other brands that might be household names. In fact, ColorQuartz is the world’s leading producer of quartz surfaces designed for high-quality applications worldwide, they are based in California.  Similar to Apple, designed here and made in China.
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Outdoor Kitchen Countertops, Part 1

June 02, 2017
An outdoor kitchen can be the centerpiece of your summer! One of the most popular questions we get at Marble & Granite, Inc., this time of year is: What’s the best countertop surface to use outside? Our customers know there are endless choices when it comes to durable countertop materials, but they sometimes want a little advice about which ones will stand up to the elements and stay looking good for a long, long time.
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Show the Laundry Room Some Love

May 26, 2017
The laundry room has a tough job. It’s a workhorse much like the kitchen and the bathroom, but it’s typically not shown very much love when it comes to design. Bathrooms and kitchens typically tend to get all of the attention, and by attention we mean beautiful tile and stonework. However, as today’s laundry rooms evolve into multi-purpose spaces that are seeing more use, they are proving they are just as deserving of a little design T.L. C. as the other spaces.
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Get Your Shine On With Neolith's NanoTech Polished Finish

May 19, 2017
Are you looking to add a little luster to your project? If you are after a gleaming polished finish that radiates light and luminosity, Neolith has a new option for you to explore. The company’s NanoTech Polished finish creates the whitest whites and the darkest black options on the market today. 
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A First-Hand Look at The Quarries of Carrara

May 11, 2017
Designer Sarah Burgett-L. from Hutker Architects, Inc. recently toured some of the most famous and breathtaking quarries in the world during her visit to Carrara, Italy. She shared these amazing photos of her experience as she learned about both ancient and modern methods of marble excavation. We’d like to share them with you to give you a first-hand look at the mesmerizing visual experience of visiting these renowned Italian quarries. 
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The Darker Side of Soapstone

April 27, 2017
Soapstone is a gorgeous natural surface. When left as-is, it’s a light gray slate-like shade. And while soapstone will gradually darken over time, some prefer to have the darker look straight out of the starting gate. By adding oil or wax, the result is a shiny onyx-hued black with a bit more richness. 
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