5 Advantages of Choosing Semi Precious Countertops
Finding the right look for your home will depend on a number of factors, from the vision you have for your decor, to the practicality of the designs. When it comes to countertops, style and substance are combined by using semiprecious stones. Semi precious countertops have a lot of advantages, from their beautiful, varied aesthetics, […]
The Boston Public Library: A Marble Marvel
Architecture has evolved and transformed in so many different ways over the course of human history. From one of the first known architects, Imhotep, who designed stone structures in ancient Egypt, to modern and cutting-edge buildings that dazzle the senses and inspire awe, one factor remains at the heart of this craft: natural stone. Nowhere […]
Carrara and Calacatta Marble: What’s the Difference?
Italian marble has gained a reputation around the world as one of the more beautiful and desirable natural stone materials, and rightly so. Two of these marbles in particular have solidified their place in the stone industry, Carrara and Calacatta. They are both fine quality marbles that see a lot of use but there is […]
Choosing the Right Natural Stone Tiles for Your Home
Natural stone tiles are one of the most durable and aesthetically appealing flooring choices. Whether you are thinking of installing them in your bathroom, kitchen, living room or outdoors, stone tiles can provide you with years of enjoyment if you know how to select the right materials. Everyone has different tastes which need to be […]
Introduction to Gothic Architecture
There have been a variety of fascinating and innovative architectural styles implemented over the course of human history, from the vast and monolithic pyramids of ancient Egypt to the Neo-Modernistic designs of more recent times. Today we’re going to delve into the world of Gothic architecture, which began in the early 12th century. Symmetrical cathedrals […]
Is Onyx the Right Choice for Your Home?
Onyx is a truly enchanting natural stone with a long and fascinating history. Used throughout the ages for jewelry due to its exceptional properties when carved, this luxury stone is also quarried and sold as slabs for use as countertops, fireplace surrounds, vanities and as a decorative showpiece that makes an impressive design statement. Once […]
Limestone for Your Home: Countertops, Tiles, Fireplace and Exterior
Limestone is a diverse and beautiful natural stone that we feel doesn’t always get the love and attention it deserves so it’s time to change that. Let’s dive into all the possible home applications for limestone and learn why it can be an effective, aesthetically appealing and affordable choice for your home build or renovation […]
Marble Cleaning and Maintenance Guide
Marble is a fantastic choice for your home and in addition to being used for floor tiles, fireplace surrounds and backsplashes, you can absolutely use it in your kitchen for countertops and islands as well. If you have any concerns whether marble is the right choice for your kitchen, we wrote an article all about […]
Natural Stone Options for Your Fireplace Surround
It’s that time of year again. As temperatures drop and the spirit of the holidays starts to captivate us all, the thought of relaxing in front of a roaring fire with a cup of hot cocoa gets more and more appealing. It could be, however, that you’ve been sitting in front of the same fireplace […]
Onyx Countertops: Everything You Need to Know
A rare and beautiful stone, onyx has been used for centuries as a jewel. In fact, this semi-precious stone was often engraved to use as a seal in Ancient Rome, and has long been considered to have protective properties in India. These days, with sophisticated mining techniques that can remove large slabs at a time, […]
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