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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Quartz and Quartzite – What’s the Difference?
We often have customers asking us, “What is the difference between Quartz and Quartzite?” The confusion is understandable, especially as the two classifications sound so similar but the reality is, these materials have very different characteristics. Quartz is a manufactured product, whereas Quartzite is a completely natural stone. This gets more difficult to understand when […]
The Rising Popularity of Slate Tile Flooring
Slate tile flooring has received a rise in popularity over the last few years, as an increasing number of consumers are opting for this trendy and versatile option. In this article, we look at the reasons behind the rising popularity of slate tile flooring, along with why you might want to choose it for your […]
Should You Use Marble in Your Kitchen?
If I had a dollar every time a customer told me they want a stone for their kitchen with the look of marble but without the care and maintenance that marble requires, I would have enough riches to clad my entire apartment in the finest Calacatta. People just love marble’s aesthetic qualities but are all […]
Using Porcelain in Your Home
The Evolution of Porcelain Porcelain is being used more than ever for interior design and its true versatility is coming to light. Not just for bathrooms anymore, porcelain is seeing use on countertops, backsplashes and floor tiles in both commercial and residential projects. Although a manufactured stone, some of the designs imitate marble surprisingly well […]
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