Marble Fireplace Surrounds & Mantels

Marble Fireplace Surrounds & Mantels The fireplace, one of the most classic elements of a home, can greatly vary in style depending on the type of finishes and details. The fireplace has always been a strong characteristic of the home and the main source of heat in many cases. Even simple dwellings and huts often have a fireplace to heat …

Stone Countertops Honed Surface in Kitchens & Bathrooms

Stone Countertops Honed Granite and marble countertops have become the classic choice for the kitchen and bathrooms. For an updated, fresh twist on stone countertops, select a honed finish. A honed finish on stone is a soft and smooth texture with a natural looking eggshell sheen. Nearly all types of natural stone countertops are available with a honed finish. Granite, …

Modern Uses of Travertine

Earthy Chic A current trend interlaced throughout fashion and home wares can be loosely referred to as Earthy Chic.  This style is based on the principal of recycling, reusing, and repurposing to reduce the negative effects on the planet and encourage using organic and renewable resources. It encourages purchasing vintage finds instead of buying brand new and using natural materials …

Granite Fountains and Water Features

Fountains Granite is one of the most dense natural stones making it ideal for fountains and water features. Natural elements such as vegetation and water elements have a way of completing a space both indoors and out. Being able to smell the subtle aroma of flowers or herbs, for example, in a home or garden can have a calming effect …

Natural Stone Restoration in Countertops

One of the major benefits to having natural stone countertops or tiles is that they can be restored back to the original condition. Granite and marble countertops are installed as solid slabs that are either three-fourths an inch or one and a quarter inch thick. Either of these thicknesses can be restored back to the original high-polish sheen. Any pits, …

Blood Drive & Fundraiser for Grayson Hughes

Allied Stone is honored to be able to help out this sweet family in their time of need. We feel deeply for the Hughes family in their struggle with Grayson’s health at only 6 years old. We will be attending this great cause to donate blood and financial support. We only wish we could do more! Our thoughts and prayers go …

Using Granite Outdoors at Your Home

Popularity of Granite Granite is an ideal material for outdoor living areas and landscaping. Kitchen granite countertops have been a popular choice that has grown dramatically since the early 1990’s. With its ease of maintenance and strength combined with the wide variety of colors, patterns, and textures, granite countertops for the kitchen seem to be the perfect solution. It has …

Granite and Marble Products for Home

Versatility of Stone In addition to granite countertops and marble vanities, natural stone is useful in a variety of other uses. The durability and strength of granite allow it to be used in ways that wood, plastic, or even concrete would not hold-up as well. For centuries, granite and marble have been used to make household goods, furniture, and art. …

Advantages of Onyx

Onyx Countertops Onyx is one of the most beautiful natural stones. This greatly under-utilized material is versatile and elegant allowing it to look good almost anywhere. Onyx is considered luxurious in the world of stone for many reasons. This softer stone is considered more delicate than other natural stones including marble and that delicacy has its advantages and disadvantages. Although …

Leathered Granite Countertops in Kitchens

Sequoia Brown Leather Granite And Marble Countertops Granite and marble stone are continuing to be the leading choices for kitchen countertops. Natural stone has been the most popular choice for more than two decades because it’s easy to clean, highly durable, and adds an all-natural luxury to the space. Even though solid granite and marble slabs have been leading the …