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A backyard pool is a personal retreat where you can relax and unwind under the sun. You can enhance the experience and create a natural oasis by using natural stone on your pool deck, surround, and coping.

“People are realizing that they have a goldmine in their backyard if they can develop it,” says Jan Johnsen, owner of Johnsen Landscape & Pools in Westchester County, New York. “Natural stone is one of the best ways to create a wonderful setting.” read more

Compare and contrast features of the countertop surfaces available in today’s market. With so many possibilities to choose from, it’s hard to know which options you should consider. Think about your budget, your design taste and how your family will use your kitchen before making your decision. read more

White kitchens and bathrooms are perpetually popular. White countertops brighten your workspace, add cheer to a room, and cooperate with any color palette or design style. No wonder white stones are constantly in demand. read more
If you are looking for a sustainable material to specify in a project that will save money, time, and resources over the long-term, then natural stone should be your material of choice. Due to stone’s wide variety of aesthetics, durability, recyclability, low maintenance, and regional availability, there is no project that stone cannot enhance. These inherent qualities and characteristics make specifying stone an easy choice for meeting many sustainability requirements, including those in the LEED Rating System or Living Building Challenge. read more
When Tamara Wills, owner of Allyu Spa in Chicago, decided to open the doors of her spa almost a decade ago, her intention was to create an inviting space for guests to connect with their bodies. First order of business: to transform the industrial space at in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Natural stone plays a big role in many spa designs, but Wills took it one step further by using it as a focal point and creating a transitional piece to bring the organic and industrial feel of the space into harmony. read more
If color forecasters are to be believed, 2017 will be the year of greenery, deep purple (called Shadow), and taupe (Poised Taupe, to be exact), according to Pantone, Benjamin Moore, and Sherwin Williams, respectively. Might this year’s colors impact how homeowners and businesses choose natural stone designs? read more