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Matching Your Countertops With Your Personality

by | Jun 14, 2017 | Living With Stone

Want some quick expert advice? A Professional’s insight on design.

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Cleaning Natural Stone Surfaces

by | May 29, 2017 | Living With Stone

Protect your natural stone surfaces by avoiding these five common practices.

Targeting Architects-in-Training to Foster a Love of Natural Stone

by | Apr 14, 2017 | Working With Stone

How 2 stone companies foster a love for natural stone among local students.

Why Natural Stone Is Your Best Choice for a Poolside Surface

by | Mar 22, 2017 | Living With Stone

Can you use stone flooring such as travertine and marble around your pool?

Kitchen Countertop Comparison Chart

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Countertop Comparisons, Living With Stone

Compare countertop materials. Consider price, durability, and maintenance.

Pros & Cons of Granite Countertops

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Countertop Comparisons, Living With Stone

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.

Granite vs. Soapstone

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Countertop Comparisons, Living With Stone

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.

Granite vs. Hardwood & Butcher Block

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Countertop Comparisons, Living With Stone

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.

Granite vs. Quartz Surfacing

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Countertop Comparisons, Living With Stone

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.

Granite vs. Solid Surface

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Countertop Comparisons, Living With Stone

Common solid surface brands include Corian and Hi-Macs. They are made of acrylic and come in many colors.

Granite vs. Laminate

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Countertop Comparisons, Living With Stone

Laminate countertops have been very popular for years because they are affordable and readily available. You may know them better by the common brand name, Formica.

Granite vs. Ceramic Tile

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Countertop Comparisons, Living With Stone

Ceramic Tile countertops were very popular in the 70s. In some regions of the United States, they are still seen in many homes.

Granite vs. Stainless Steel

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Countertop Comparisons, Living With Stone

Though not common in residential kitchens, you’ve likely seen stainless steel countertops in commercial settings. They are easy to clean and heat resistant.

Granite vs. Recycled Glass

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Countertop Comparisons, Living With Stone

“Recycled” is a popular term for homeowners concerned with sustainability. These countertop surfaces are made with glass chips from a variety of materials

Getting to Know Your White Stones

by | Feb 23, 2017 | Working With Stone

Getting to know your white stones including marble, quartzite, and pegmatite.

The Definitive Guide to Quartzite

by | Jan 24, 2017 | Working With Stone

The definitive guide to a commonly mislabeled natural stone, quartzite.

Playing Hide and Seek with Granite

by | Dec 19, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

The entrance of Boston Children’s Hospital created a “hide and seek” style wall made of Mesabi Black® granite.

Fireplace Facelift: Remodel Your Fireplace in Natural Stone

by | Dec 13, 2016 | Living With Stone

Add beauty to your fireplace while creating a return on investment for your home.

How I Learned Not to Be Intimidated by My Marble Floors

by | Dec 7, 2016 | Living With Stone

How one homeowner learned not to be intimidated by her marble floors.

When Natural Stone Moves (With) You

by | Oct 18, 2016 | Living With Stone

Ideas for incorporating natural stone into your RV’s interior design.

How Does Your Stone Garden Grow?

by | Oct 17, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

How to use natural stone in your garden landscape.

Singing the Praises of Natural Stone in the Shower

by | Oct 4, 2016 | Living With Stone

What you should know before installing stone in wet areas.

The Healing Elements of Natural Stone

by | Sep 26, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

Why one landscape designer uses natural stone in hospital healing gardens.

What’s Your Stone Personality?

by | Aug 16, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

Take this quiz to determine if marble is the right choice for your home.

Natural Thin Stone Veneer: An Introduction

by | Aug 10, 2016 | Working With Stone

An introduction to using natural stone thin veneer for your project.

Two-Tone Solution: Mixing Natural Stone in the Kitchen

by | Jul 18, 2016 | Living With Stone

Using contrasting colors and two different types of stone in the same kitchen may seem unconventional, but it’s actually an attractive trend that is growing in popularity.

What Stone Fabricators Wish You Knew [For Their Good—and Yours]

by | Jun 28, 2016 | Working With Stone

From choosing a countertop fabricator to preparing for installation day.

Kid and Pet Friendly Natural Stone Flooring

by | May 16, 2016 | Living With Stone

Why natural stone tile is a good option for residential flooring.

Top Five Reasons Why Natural Stone is a Sustainable Choice for Your Home

by | May 11, 2016 | Living With Stone

In today’s marketplace, with many materials and design options fighting for your attention, natural stone stands out as the perfect choice for meeting all of your needs while also enhancing the sustainability of your home.

Meet Macaubas: Harder Than Marble but Just as Gorgeous

by | Mar 22, 2016 | Living With Stone

A case study featuring Macaubas Quartzite in a residential kitchen.

Four Myths About Natural Stone (And Why They’re Not True)

by | Mar 22, 2016 | Living With Stone

Get expert explanations for common myths about natural stone.

Romancing the Stone: In Search of the Perfect Kitchen Countertop

by | Mar 22, 2016 | Living With Stone

I was standing in the middle of a granite warehouse amid 42,000 square feet of stone slabs. My kitchen designer sent me here with just one piece of advice: see what speaks to you.

I was overwhelmed. Until I saw one particular slab. Then I was smitten.

A Monumental Stone Tribute

by | Mar 21, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

Roosevelt Island features thousands of tons of Mount Airy granite from North Carolina Granite Corp.

A Beginner’s Guide to Stone Selection

by | Mar 8, 2016 | Living With Stone

Commonly used for kitchen countertops, stone is also a great choice for fireplaces, bathroom vanities, cladding, flooring, outdoor kitchens, and fire pits. Choosing the stone best suited to your project means you will enjoy your stone for many years.