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Saving a Piece of History with Natural Stone

by | Jun 21, 2017 | Working With Stone

Stone can easily be reused, repurposed, and recycled into new applications.

Matching Your Countertops With Your Personality

by | Jun 14, 2017 | Living With Stone

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

The Mystique of Onyx

by | May 29, 2017 | Working With Stone

Even though onyx can’t be used everywhere, its appeal is universal.

Rise of the Natural Stone Countertop Video

by | May 23, 2017 | Videos

Perspectives on why natural stone is the top choice for kitchen countertops.

Use Natural Stone in Living and Work Spaces to Increase Well-Being

by | May 11, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

How Using Natural Stone in Living and Work Spaces Increases Well-Being.

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. Marble

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

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.

Granite vs. Onyx

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

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.

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. Porcelain & Sintered Surface

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

Two of the newest countertop surfaces on the market today, are Porcelain and Sintered Surface. New technology and trial and error have given way to material that mimics the look of natural marble.

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. Concrete

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

Concrete countertops were a short-lived trend in the early 2000s. They are still seen occasionally, though. They are quite porous and even with sealer, can easily be stained.

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

How Natural Stone Helps Create Balance in Spas

by | Mar 2, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

A case study on Chicago’s River North featuring a natural stone focal point.

Getting to Know Your White Stones

by | Feb 23, 2017 | Working With Stone

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

Discovering New Forms of Art in Natural Stone

by | Feb 23, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

Natural Stone creates art that becomes the focal point of any interior living space.

Natural Stone Is Going Big and Bold in Interiors

by | Feb 9, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

How designers are using natural stone to make bold design statements.

The Definitive Guide to Quartzite

by | Jan 24, 2017 | Working With Stone

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

A Wild Ride through the Rock Cycle

by | Nov 21, 2016 | Working With Stone

Learn how stone is created from start to finish.

When Natural Stone Moves (With) You

by | Oct 18, 2016 | Living With Stone

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

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.

Rock On!: Why I Use Natural Stone

by | Sep 13, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

Why one interior designer chooses natural stone for many projects.

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.

Top 3 Reasons Why Landscape Architects Love Natural Stone

by | Jul 26, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

Find out why landscape architects prefer natural stone vs faux.

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.

Going Green with Granite

by | Jun 13, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

Greens go with just about everything: with black, stainless steel, and maple or cherry cabinets.

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.

The History of Man and Stone: A Documentary

by | Apr 18, 2016 | Videos, Working With Stone

The story of how natural stone morphed from a material used almost exclusively in commercial construction to a staple for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, and other home applications is a fascinating one.

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 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.