Choosing the Correct Countertop Thickness

Countertop Edge Profile Choosing the correct thickness for your kitchen or bathroom countertop can feel like a minor decision, but in fact, it is one of the most important decisions you will make when selecting new granite or marble countertops. The thickness of the slab affects the pricing, installation method, and resistance to breakage. Most granite and marble slabs are …

Custom Furniture with Granite and Marble Slabs

Designers have been pushing the limits of furniture design for many years now. The focus over the last decade has been exploring different materials, finishes, and functions. Traditionally, solid wood furniture has been the largest selection available because of the natural beauty of the wood and easy workability. However, one of the original materials used for furniture making is stone. …

Kitchen Marble Countertops: To Use or Not To Use, That Is The Question

Some of the most beautiful kitchen countertops are created with Marble slabs. The classic color combinations and beautiful veining make the stone highly sought after. Traditionally, marble has been widely used in bathrooms and on furniture tops because of its delicate nature and artistic qualities. Since the Greek and Roman eras, marble has been known as one of the finest …

Durability and beauty of granite

It isn’t much of a wonder that granite has been in use for thousands of years in every conceivable application where there has been a need for exposure to the elements. There aren’t many materials that have more varied uses than granite. It can be both a dull and uninteresting stone, or quite colorful and beautiful. The one endearing trait …

Outdoor living areas with natural stone

Concentrating on natural stone for countertops and finishes within the home, we sometimes forget that stone has many additional uses. It can provide a wonderfully smooth surface in a kitchen application, but the same natural stone can appear in many other places without the need for having a smooth finish, allowing it to remain in its unaltered state. The More …

Fireplace surrounds used as wall art

Marble and granite are becoming clear choices for fireplace surrounds for many homeowners. There are a great many ways that natural stone can be used to make a fireplace a central feature of the room. Retrofitting a brick faced fireplace can add class and elegance to an otherwise dull situation. As fireplaces have evolved through recent history, so have the …

A new bathing experience – bathtub surrounds

More people now choose bathtub surrounds made from stone, and a great many of those are marble. The most obvious reason is that natural stone is an attractive choice, and upkeep combined with durability makes it a popular material. The old ceramic tile came in four or six inch blocks, which left a lot of grout cracks to invite mildew. …

The beauty of marble in your home

It would be difficult to find any stone more beautiful than marble. That’s why it has been used for centuries in so many different applications. For a long time, there were many commercial uses of marble, but not that many in personal residences. Part of this had to do with the cost of the materials. These stones create interesting designs …