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, …

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 …

The Benefits of Granite and Marble Countertops

Granite and Marble Facts Exotic Granite Counter Top Whether building a new home or remodeling, granite or marble counter tops add real estate value. Natural stone offers unparalleled beauty, permanence, and longevity that  adds true value to the home. Among homeowners, marble and granite are two of the most popular natural stones today. They are quarried into 35 ton blocks …

Book-Matching Stone Slabs Made of Granite & Marble

Book-matched Shower Walls Many granite and marble slabs have large-scale movement that look best when the pattern is matched at the seams. Large counter top areas in kitchens and bathrooms often require multiple pieces. On small projects where the surfaces can be cut out of the same slab it is easier to continue the pattern at the seams. When a …

Is Natural Stone “Green”?

There has been a debate for years about whether or not natural stone slabs are “green”. To understand the answer we must look at what it means for a product to be considered green.  A sustainable or green product is manufactured by increasing the efficiency of natural resources such as energy, water, and material usage while reducing the impact on …

Cutting Natural Stone with Water-Jets

Fireplace with water-jet cut stone Using stone slabs in intricate patterns is now easier than ever. The result of patterned stone work has become more precise and efficient with the technology of water-jet machinery. Cutting granite and marble slabs with water-jets is widely used from basic sink cut-outs in countertops to custom designed floor patterning. The sky’s the limit when …