Renovation Is More Than Marble And Granite

January 15, 2013
Marble and Granite, Inc. is the finest choice around for helping you with home renovations. We believe in making you the focus of every thought and ensure you are confident and satisfied with your choices. To put it simply, we believe in:

Customer Service

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3 Tips for Working with a Stone Fabricator

January 08, 2013

If you’re thinking about remodeling your kitchen, whether it’s because you’re bored with its design or you’re looking to tailor it more to your style, you should pay special attention to your countertops. Not only must the countertops fit the overall style of the kitchen while having a unique look on their own, they need to be durable and long lasting as well. This is why granite countertops are such a popular choice among homeowners. Granite is a natural stone that is available in hundreds of different styles and colors, and it will last practically forever. To get just the right granite countertop, it’s important that you work closely with a stone fabricator. Use these tips to do just that:

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European Style Kitchens with Caesarstone Countertops

November 13, 2012
"Functionality first is the European way." This is what kitchen designer and director of bulthaup Denver William Landeros advises readers in a recent article about how to achieve a European style kitchen by CH&L magazine. Bulthaup is a world-renowned German kitchen manufacturer famous for innovative designs that marry minimalist aesthetics with incredible efficiency and precision. In other words, bulthaup is the archetype of modern European kitchen design.
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How Thick Should Your Granite or Marble Countertops Be?

October 09, 2012

The industry standards typically hover around 1 and 1/4 inch (or 3 centimeters) for granite and marble kitchen island countertops and 3/4 inch (or 2 centimeters) for bathroom granite and marble vanity tops. But as Dorothy Draper - interior decorating icon from the 30's and author of Decorating is Fun! - used to say, "I believe in doing the thing you feel is right. If it looks right, it is right." And for some designers and homeowners today, thicker granite and marble kitchen islands and bathroom vanities just feel right! 

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Quartzites are not the same as Granite for your Kitchen Countertops

October 04, 2012
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With the new stylistic choice in countertops being light grey and white stones, a multitude of quartzites are the most optimal materials to use. It should be noted that granite countertops differ largely from quartzite and contains flaws you won't see in granite. Many selections to choose from include: Taj Mahal, Sea Pearl, Mother of Pearl, White Macaubas, Fantasy Brown and Symphony. More cream- and beige-colored ones include Nacarado and La Dolce Vita.

Whereas granite is an igneous rock found more abundantly than quartzite, deep in the earth's crust, providing the base for the many continents' sedimentary rock, quartzite consists of a larger volume of quartz than granite; under heat and pressure combined, quartzite is formed from sandstone and quartz, and with the amount of pressure undergone, empty grains of sandstone are stuffed with quartz. This means quartzite is actually harder. On the Mohs scale of hardness, from 1 to 10 with 10 being the hardest, granite measures in at around 6-6.5, and quartzite measures in at approximately 7.

The principle flaw you'll find in quartzite is its tendency to etch in certain areas of countertops. Etching, or cutting and scratching into unprotected surfaces due to acid or other other substances, can be prevented by hone finished stone rather than polish finished. Honed countertops are not reflective, unlike polished, but it's more difficult to polish stone the harder it is. Because honed stone is smoother and flatter than polished, this can help prevent etching. While not as glossy as a polish surface finish, honed surfaces on harder materials are much more durable for quartzite kitchen countertops.

When in need of a premium kitchen countertop, Marble and Granite can help give you the results you've always wanted. Whether it's for quartzite or granite countertops, at you can find the most reasonable and simple pricing for products, as well as locate fabricators and find dimensions that match your project. Visiting our warehouses in Westwood, MA or Milford, CT can offer you the option to browse through our products in person. The perfect countertop project can never be completed halfheartedly. Marble and Granite will make sure everything is handled with the professionalism and quality you deserve.
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Granite Countertops: The Right Price & the Right Dimensions

October 02, 2012
Choosing natural or engineered stone surfaces for a bathroom, kitchen or other interior space involves several decisions: size, thickness, color, pattern, edge profile and finish. That is why Marble and Granite stone provider in New England decided to make the process easier by publishing all prices and dimensions of our marble, granite, soapstone, slate, Caesarstone, Neolith and other products directly on our website
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Latest Trend in Kitchen Design: White Granite Countertops

September 27, 2012
White is the perfect color to start with when designing a kitchen. White allows the space to feel larger, architecture to stand out and textures and accent colors to really pop. But when it comes to white countertops, marble is not the only option. Here at Marble and Granite in New England, we are noticing that white granite has become very popular among homeowners and property owners, too. This is because white granite can provide the same elegant beauty as marble countertops but with the advantages of more durability and slightly less maintenance. 
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Luxury Kitchen Countertops & Bath Designs with Blue Bahia

August 30, 2012
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Use You Granite Countertop Sink & Stove Cutouts as Cooking Stones

July 26, 2012
Don't let any of your brand new, beautiful granite go to waste. When installing new granite countertops, be sure to request from your fabricator to keep any sink or stovetop cutouts. These granite slabs can be turned into fantastic cooking stones! Whether you are an aspiring culinary professional, an at-home chef or simply a foodie looking for new and easy ways to cook up deliciousness, you'll love grilling and baking with a cooking stone (that matches your countertops, no less). If you have enough leftover granite for two cooking stones, use the other as a great gift for another food-lover. 
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Granite Countertops for Outdoor Kitchens

June 26, 2012

Before the days of air-conditioning many farmhouses had separate buildings for preparing meals to avoid heating the main house with the heat of meal preparation. This building was called the “summer kitchen”. Today, air-conditioning has eliminated the need for a separate kitchen, but it is still a very desirable part of many homes, although nowadays it is usually placed outside on a covered porch or screened-in lanai so families can enjoy the outdoors while sharing summertime meals.

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