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!

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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Granite vs. Soapstone

Soapstone is quite soft, making it a favorite material for the DIY homeowner for use as countertops. It is also non-porous so there is no need to seal it.

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Granite vs. Hardwood & Butcher Block

Nothing beats the warmth and traditional charm of butcher block countertops. Many homeowners are choosing to use a combination of wood and granite, or another hard surface, in their kitchens.

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Granite vs. Quartz Surfacing

Quartz countertops are a big trend in today’s market. Brands such as Caesarstone, Silestone and Zodiaq are readily available in a large variety of colors.

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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
Granite vs. Soapstone

Granite vs. Soapstone

Soapstone is quite soft, making it a favorite material for the DIY homeowner for use as countertops. It is also non-porous so there is no need to seal it.

read more
Granite vs. Hardwood & Butcher Block

Granite vs. Hardwood & Butcher Block

Nothing beats the warmth and traditional charm of butcher block countertops. Many homeowners are choosing to use a combination of wood and granite, or another hard surface, in their kitchens.

read more
Granite vs. Quartz Surfacing

Granite vs. Quartz Surfacing

Quartz countertops are a big trend in today’s market. Brands such as Caesarstone, Silestone and Zodiaq are readily available in a large variety of colors.

read more
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