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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. 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. 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. 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.

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.

Natural Stone and 2017 Color Trends

by | Feb 9, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

Designers use natural stone to compliment interesting color trends.

Using Natural Stone in the Minnesota State Capitol Restoration Project

by | Jan 30, 2017 | Working With Stone

A case study about award winning Minnesota State Capitol restoration project.

The Definitive Guide to Quartzite

by | Jan 24, 2017 | Working With Stone

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.