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Steps to Take Before Visiting the Stone Yard

“Visit the stone yard and select the slab yourself,” is good advice we often hear when choosing natural stone for countertops. But a lot should go into the process before you step out into a stone yard and are overwhelmed with the number of slabs you’ll have to choose...

Do as the Romans Do when Choosing Natural Stone

The “lavish and elaborate” baths of the ancient Roman Empire can be yours when you install the elegance of natural stone in your shower. But which stone? The Romans most often chose marble, but if that’s not your style, you have other options.You can start by referring to Five Perfect...

What are the Different Brands of Quartz Countertops?

Enter a showroom, and you’ll soon become overwhelmed by the choices of brands, styles, and characteristics of quartz for countertops. Before you choose your quartz only by its color, it’s best to know what you’re buying. All quartz shares certain characteristics, but the brands vary greatly.Start by reading A Brief...

Install a Natural Stone–Topped Home Bar

Did you know you can create your own staycation destination just by installing a home bar? A bar with a natural stone top can transform your ordinary oasis into the extraordinary. Choose the luxurious look and feel of granite, the stunning look of marble, the perfect color of quartz,...

Home Buyers Want Natural Stone Countertops

A recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has determined that “…57% of home buyers prefer granite or natural stone countertops…”If you’re planning to sell your home and want an edge over other houses selling in your area, think about the benefits of replacing your current...

The Affordable Natural Stone Backsplash

The backsplash is often last on the list of decisions that need made during a kitchen build or remodel. Why not make it a focal point, a design element that’s both beautiful and functional? Backsplash designs can pull the look of your whole kitchen together or provide a perfectly...

Outdoor Kitchen Countertops—Seal the Deal with Granite

Granite’s the go-to natural stone when choosing countertops for your outdoor kitchen. It will hold up to whatever Mother Nature throws at it. But, over time, your pristine countertops might start to look a bit weathered. Not to worry. Sealing them will help prevent moisture absorption from the raw...

Caesarstone—Rich Marble Look with Low Maintenance

Homeowners yearning to place marble in their kitchens and baths can do just that with a quartz called Caesarstone. It mimics the look of marble but has the easy-care advantages of quartz.With Caesarstone, marble lovers get a luxurious marble look in a surface that needs no sealing and is...

What’s Trending for 2019? More Natural Stone

It’s not too late to update your home with a trend that will last a lifetime—adding natural stone. What are the latest trends?Read Stone and Surfacing Trends to Watch to learn how more and more homeowners are adding natural stone statement walls, stone in the bedroom, stone as art, stone in...

No Chemical Cleansers Needed for This Natural Stone Countertop

Want to get away from using harsh chemicals in your kitchen? Choose soapstone for your countertops and sinks. Like other dense stones used in kitchens, soapstone is nonporous, which makes it bacteria resistant. It’s also heat resistant, doesn’t stain, and can handle acidic foods like lemon juice. This article—Remodeling 101:...