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!

Pros & Cons of Granite Countertops

When choosing a countertop surface for your kitchen, there are a lot of factors to consider. If granite has made it to the top of your list, read through the article below to determine if its advantages and disadvantages make it a good choice for your family.

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Granite vs. Marble

Marble has been a popular trend in kitchen countertops for the past several years. If you compare performance characteristics in a kitchen environment, granite is the better choice.

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Granite vs. Quartzite

Granite and quartzite have very similar performance statistics. Quartzite is generally harder and denser and the pattern is more like marble which is appealing to many homeowners.

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Granite vs. Limestone & Travertine

Limestone and travertine will etch when exposed to the acids and bases present in many cleaning products and common kitchen ingredients such as vinegar, bleach, citrus, and wine.

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Granite vs. Onyx

Onyx is not a good option for most countertops, but it does make for a beautiful backsplash. Its beauty and translucence make it appealing, but still not practical.

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Granite vs. Slate

Slate slabs are generally small compared to marble and granite so more seams will be necessary to complete a kitchen project. In fact, many slate quarries are limited to tile production because of the sizes of usable material that exist.

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Pros & Cons of Granite Countertops

Pros & Cons of Granite Countertops

When choosing a countertop surface for your kitchen, there are a lot of factors to consider. If granite has made it to the top of your list, read through the article below to determine if its advantages and disadvantages make it a good choice for your family.

read more
Granite vs. Marble

Granite vs. Marble

Marble has been a popular trend in kitchen countertops for the past several years. If you compare performance characteristics in a kitchen environment, granite is the better choice.

read more
Granite vs. Quartzite

Granite vs. Quartzite

Granite and quartzite have very similar performance statistics. Quartzite is generally harder and denser and the pattern is more like marble which is appealing to many homeowners.

read more
Granite vs. Limestone & Travertine

Granite vs. Limestone & Travertine

Limestone and travertine will etch when exposed to the acids and bases present in many cleaning products and common kitchen ingredients such as vinegar, bleach, citrus, and wine.

read more
Granite vs. Onyx

Granite vs. Onyx

Onyx is not a good option for most countertops, but it does make for a beautiful backsplash. Its beauty and translucence make it appealing, but still not practical.

read more
Granite vs. Slate

Granite vs. Slate

Slate slabs are generally small compared to marble and granite so more seams will be necessary to complete a kitchen project. In fact, many slate quarries are limited to tile production because of the sizes of usable material that exist.

read more
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