Why Marble Countertops?

January 24, 2013

The appreciation of the beauty of marble has been in evidence for centuries. From treasured marble sculptures to marble countertops, this material is one of the most prized for artisans and artists alike. Marble has lasted through the ages and has been associated with fine art, higher culture and as a lasting material. At Marble and Granite, Inc., we are pleased to include this in our inventory.   

Each marble has its own characteristic. Green marbles tend to be much harder and lacking pores; whereas the white is softer. But even amongst the whites, characteristics can be different, so each is truly unique. And though granite has its own rightful place, having been used a lot in the past fifty years, marble is the one that has stood the test of time. It is softer on the eyes, and even though it is stone, it is soft to the touch. It requires a more skilled craftsman to work with marble over granite, as it is a more delicate type of stone. Marble and Granite, Inc., can help you find yours.

Marble countertops are ideal for those who love to bake. It is a perfect surface on which to roll out dough for pastries or bread. Plus, it is resistant to scorching from hot items placed on the surface. However, because it is soft and porous, scratches and stains may occur rather easily. This is where maintenance makes all the difference. When cleaning, use a damp cloth that has a neutral pH and is specifically designed for sensitive stone. Use nothing that is abrasive - this will scratch and dimple the surface. Refrain from cutting acidic fruits on it, such as tomatoes, lemons, oranges and the like, or anything with vinegar. Follow the directions of the manufacturer and reseal the marble countertops on a specific timeline.

Marble countertops require specific care. However, properly maintained surfaces will only become more beautiful. Often during visits, folks end up in the kitchen for a cup of coffee or a snack. Marble lends a distinctive and rich character to the setting.

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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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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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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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Carrara, Calacatta and Statuario: Differentiating Between Types of Italian Marble Countertops

September 04, 2012
Derived from a Greek word that means "to sparkle, flash and gleam," marble is undoubtedly one of the most luxurious materials in the world. And although marble is extracted from quarries all over the globe, some of the most precious varieties of marble are found in Italy. The most popular Italian marble varieties are carrara, calacatta and statuario. To the untrained eye, these stones may all look like the same type of white marble. Confusion is also added because calacatta is quarried in Carrara, Italy.
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Luxury Kitchen Countertops & Bath Designs with Blue Bahia

August 30, 2012
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The Truth Behind Marble Countertops for Kitchens

August 28, 2012

A common misconception is that marble does not belong in the kitchen, and that it is better suited for bathrooms or other low-traffic areas. However, we'd like to clear up this delusion. While it is important to know that marble requires slightly more care to keep it from staining or scratching, marble can provide long lasting beauty and durability in the kitchen as long as it is installed and maintained properly. 

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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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