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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.

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.

The Mystique of Onyx

by | May 29, 2017 | Working With Stone

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

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.

7 Ways to Use Natural Stone to Increase Your Home’s Value

by | Apr 25, 2017 | Living With Stone

Read how upgrades featuring natural stone can increase real estate value.

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. 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. Quartzite

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

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.

Granite vs. Limestone & Travertine

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

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.

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. Slate

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

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.

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

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.

A Wild Ride through the Rock Cycle

by | Nov 21, 2016 | Working With Stone

Learn how stone is created from start to finish.

Research for Healing at the National Cancer Institute

by | Nov 2, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

A case study featuring stone cladding in a hospital building.

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.

A Blueprint for the Future

by | Oct 10, 2016 | Working With Stone

A case study showing how cultured stone has performed in one community.

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.

Rock On!: Why I Use Natural Stone

by | Sep 13, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

Why one interior designer chooses natural stone for many projects.

Creative Reclamation: Quarry Park and Nature Preserve

by | Aug 31, 2016 | Working With Stone

What happens to old quarries after they are no longer operational?

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.

Treasures Await the Curious at Pete the Miner’s Sunrise Mine Enterprises

by | Aug 5, 2016 | Working With Stone

A miner’s gallery featuring hand-carved stone and historic mining artifacts.

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.

Forging a Path Using Natural Stone

by | Jul 18, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

A natural stone pathway forms an eloquent bridge between a home and its surroundings.

A Moment in Time: Telling the Stories in Natural Stone

by | Jul 11, 2016 | Working With Stone

What took place millions of years ago can bring appreciation for selecting stone.

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.

Using Natural Stone in the Garden

by | Jun 8, 2016 | Working With Stone

How to complement the greenery and flowers in your garden with natural stone.

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.