New Ways to Incorporate Warm Marble Countertops in the Kitchen

August 23, 2012

The rare elegance of marble cannot be emulated by any other material. With exquisite softness, distinctive coloring, and dramatic veining, every slab of marble is completely unique. Marble surfaces result in an exclusive look that is both sophisticated and inviting. 

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Marble and Granite Countertops: Nature's Magnificent Expression

August 08, 2012

The process of showing marble, granite and other natural stones to customers is extremely satisfying and full of excitement. Sales people absolutely love that expression and amazement when customers look at a slab and totally fall in love with it. And many of us often come across customers making comments like," This slab looks gorgeous. I wish I could hang this on my wall like a painting. I would not like to even cut it into a countertop". This is such an aesthetically satisfying statement which not only recognizes but also truly appriciates nature's beauty. Though all natural stones look beautiful yet there are some that you cannot resist saying "WOW".

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Caesarstone and Natural Stone Combinations

August 01, 2012
In two recent posts, we discussed the Incredible Durability of Caesarstone surfaces as well as The Not So Obvious Benefits of Caesarstone Surfaces. Now we'd like to discuss design solutions for homeowners that want to take advantage of this high performing quartz material while still getting to enjoy having gorgeous granite, marble or other natural stone in their home as well. 
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Pricing Granite Countertops

July 11, 2012

If you are planning a kitchen makeover, or even just considering it, one of your first priorities will be the budget. Your design, layout and selection of materials will almost always be dependent on the cost. Perhaps you are considering a granite countertop, but you’re afraid it won’t fit your budget.
At Marble and Granite Inc. our website offers a wealth of information to help you find the right product for your budget. Our selection of top quality natural stone products is sure to have a product to fit your design at an affordable price, often very competitive with other conventional – and less attractive – products.
When it comes to the budget, our website will take you through the process step-by-step. We provide a detailed project cost breakdown which explains every aspect of the pricing of your project – material, fabrication, installation and profit.
You can browse our complete line of products and see detailed pricing information for each one. Our entire inventory is divided into four budget groups in order to assist you make the best choice for your project.
  • The first group consists of budget conscious granite. These particular pieces are readily available and easily processed which enables us to keep the cost very low.
  • The second group is made up of reasonably priced granites. The material in this group is still widely available but involves more difficulty in processing.
  • The third group of granite slabs includes exclusive stones much less common than the first two groups. Along with reduced availability, the slabs in this group require more complex processing.
  • The final group is a very select group of precious stones. These pieces are available in a very limited quantity and the processing involved is extremely difficult.
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Marble and Granite Incorporated in World's Finest Monuments

July 10, 2012
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White Carrara Quarry

July 05, 2012

A great pictures of White Carrara quarry that Maurizio, our Italian buyer took. No need for words.White Carrara Quarry resized 600

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The Many Shades of Marble Tiles

June 14, 2012

While you can never go wrong with marble tiles in classic shades of black and white, designers and homeowners should consider the other tones and hues of marble tiles that can enhance interiors. For a recent New England Home feature entitled "Trends & Trendmakers," several designers were asked to name the new and old trends that are prevailing in today's interior designs. When it comes to current trends in floors, walls and finishes, these designers concluded that color ins "in." As New England Home writer Paula M. Bodahput it, "Pastels and neutrals will never vanish, but all the pros agree that color is back in a big way."

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Baking in the kitchen with white marble countertops

May 22, 2012
You have finally found it!  The perfect natural stone countertop for the baking center of your kitchen. The natural stone countertop has an amazing feel and it is visually striking.  It reminds you of the stone countertops in a classic European kitchen, which is what you have always desired for your home. You are just about to make your purchase when a concern crosses your mind - is it really practical and wise to install a white marble countertop in the baking center of your home?  

The short answer is YES!  And you're right, Europeans have enjoyed white marble countertops as baking surfaces for centuries.  However, when choosing white marble countertops for your baking surfaces, there are a few things to consider in preserving its natural beauty and complementing its natural aging process.


It is important to remember that, while marble is very hard, it is naturally porous and therefore sensitive to the absorbtion of oils and acidic liquids such as wine and coffee.  While polished marble is quite beautiful and shiny, it tends to lose its shine after some use and does not enhance the natural aging process of the stone.  Therefore, to maintain the look of a white marble countertop, as seen in many European kitchens, it is best to avoid polished marble for baking surfaces and instead choose white marble that has been honed and sealed by a professional.  In addition, you should clean your white marble baking surface soon after use to avoid undue staining.  

Natural Aging Process

For centuries Europeans have come to love white marble countertops for kitchen baking surfaces understanding that these countertops naturally age.  In fact, Europeans take much pride in the look and feel of their aged marble countertops.  Indeed, a well-aged white marble countertop is like a well-aged wine - both are quite rare and valuable.  A beautifully aged white marble countertop is the envy of style-conscious individuals.  Therefore, when choosing white marble for your kitchen, you should embrace this process not forgetting the preservation steps mentioned above.  Although Europeans embrace the "aging" of their white marble countertops, they also take great steps to foster the process by taking good care of the surfaces.  

There is no doubt that white marble countertops are a truly a beautiful and stylish natural stone countertop.  Once you embrace the true beauty of this natural stone countertop, you will expect nothing less for your home. You can see all your options for marbles at and, please don't hesitate to give us a call to answer your questions or give you one of our favorite bread recipes.Dalia Kitchen   

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Danby Marble: Our Domestic Material for Marble Countertops

May 16, 2012

Marble and Granite, Inc. is proud to be a stocking distributor of Danby marble.

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What You Need To Know About Marble Countertops

May 08, 2012
Marble has both a scientific and commercial definition. Scientific marble was once limestone that achieved metamorphosis from intense pressures and high temperatures within the earth. This altered its crystalline structure and introduced other minerals that produced the valuable colors and veining. Commercially, any stone capable of taking a polish (with the exception of granite) is known as marble. This includes travertine, onyx, serpentine and limestone. Marble is found in the mountainous regions of Canada, Italy, Germany, Spain, the U.S., Greece and other countries worldwide.

Most common uses of marble:

Marble adds a sophisticated element to your home, and its wonderful appearance, superior engineering characteristics, and ease of maintenance makes it a natural choice for floors, wall coverings, fireplace facing and hearth, table tops, and bathroom walls, floors, vanity tops, tub decks, and showers. Polished marble will serve well as flooring in areas where little sand is tracked onto these floors. Honed (flat finished) marble, limestone, or travertine will do very well in high traffic areas.

Care and precautions:

Marble should be cared for as you would a fine wood finish. Using coasters on tabletops and cleaning up spills immediately will preserve marble's natural beauty. Polished marble on a bathroom countertop requires you not to leave any thing that will cause rust, chemical, or food stains on the countertop, and the countertop will need to be sealed occasionally. Lemon juice or other food acids can etch polished marble and cause flat spots, and marble is more easily stained by oils, juices and metals. Stains on marble are more complicated to remove. A honed marble on a kitchen countertop is a better choice than polished. Never use bleach, Comet or acidic cleaners on polished marble. These will etch the surface and remove the shine.

Check out Marble and Granite Inc.'s wide selection of over 100 different types of Marbles.

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