Living with Stone celebrates the appeal and experience of natural stone materials for the home. It fosters a desire for organic surroundings that are the embodiment of textures, colors and durable finishes derived from only the finest quality materials. There are imitators, but no substitute for the authenticity and distinction of natural stone and no reason to settle for anything less. Living with Stone provides awareness, knowledge and inspiration for making natural stone attainable for any home. From lifestyle examples to product selection to care and maintenance, Living with Stone helps you research, plan, design, and build your dream home using natural stone!

Living with Stone celebrates the appeal and experience of natural stone materials for the home. It fosters a desire for organic surroundings that are the embodiment of textures, colors and durable finishes derived from only the finest quality materials. There are imitators, but no substitute for the authenticity and distinction of natural stone and no reason to settle for anything less. Living with Stone provides awareness, knowledge and inspiration for making natural stone attainable for any home. From lifestyle examples to product selection to care and maintenance, Living with Stone helps you research, plan, design, and build your dream home using natural stone!

Kitchen Countertop Comparison Chart

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.

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5 Questions to Ask When Specifying Sustainable Natural Stone

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.

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Fireplace Facelift: Remodel Your Fireplace in Natural Stone

Remodeling your old fireplace with natural thin stone veneers (stones sawn typically to between 1 ½” down to ¾ of an inch) or full bodied natural stones provides an updated, modern look and adds natural beauty to your space while also creating an excellent return on investment (ROI) for your home.

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How I Learned Not to Be Intimidated by My Marble Floors

I wasn’t sure how to clean marble, so I did a little internet research. What I found scared the heck out of me. For months, I just vacuumed and spot-cleaned with a moist paper towel. I was afraid to mop, since water can stain marble and I didn’t know how much was too much. Since then, I’ve boosted my confidence about caring for marble. It’s actually simple once you know the basics.

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Kitchen Countertop Comparison Chart

Kitchen Countertop Comparison Chart

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
5 Questions to Ask When Specifying Sustainable Natural Stone

5 Questions to Ask When Specifying Sustainable Natural Stone

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
Fireplace Facelift: Remodel Your Fireplace in Natural Stone

Fireplace Facelift: Remodel Your Fireplace in Natural Stone

Remodeling your old fireplace with natural thin stone veneers (stones sawn typically to between 1 ½” down to ¾ of an inch) or full bodied natural stones provides an updated, modern look and adds natural beauty to your space while also creating an excellent return on investment (ROI) for your home.

read more
How I Learned Not to Be Intimidated by My Marble Floors

How I Learned Not to Be Intimidated by My Marble Floors

I wasn’t sure how to clean marble, so I did a little internet research. What I found scared the heck out of me. For months, I just vacuumed and spot-cleaned with a moist paper towel. I was afraid to mop, since water can stain marble and I didn’t know how much was too much. Since then, I’ve boosted my confidence about caring for marble. It’s actually simple once you know the basics.

read more