By far, the most popular countertop materials today are granite, marble and quartz. These materials are preferred by homeowners because they’re durable, beautiful, long-lasting and have high value. They “wow” home buyers and retain their beauty for decades – or longer. …but for some homeowners, there’s always some curiosity about the alternatives. Installing something different and […]
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Your countertops might be made of a durable material like stone or quartz, but there are ways they can be damaged. You can keep your counters in good condition for decades – if you know how to do it. With the right care, your stone or quartz countertops could outlast your kitchen! Here’s what we recommend. […]
Outdoor kitchens are exciting because they bring some of our most beloved activities – cooking and eating – into the great outdoors. A lot goes into the planning and design of an outdoor kitchen, even when it comes to the counters. Before you build an outdoor kitchen this year, know what kind of countertop material is best for […]
Custom-cut countertops made from natural stone add value and beauty to your kitchen or bathroom. The multi-step fabrication process ensures that your new counters will be personally made and perfectly fitted for your home. Throughout the process, you’ll make many decisions that will influence the course of the project. Knowing what to expect and which choices […]
Natural stone countertops are a joy to behold. They gleam and shine. They provide the backdrop for your meals and meal preparation. They are also a major investment. Well-chosen stone can last centuries if properly installed and well maintained. Installation of natural stone is a process. Before you get started, here is what you need to know. […]
Granite is a favorite countertop material found in homes across the United States. It’s beloved for its natural resistance to scratches and beautiful variations in patterns and colors. To look and perform its best, granite needs to be sealed periodically. If you own granite countertops, here’s what you need to know about sealing granite. How […]
After long deliberation, you’ve finally picked the type of stone for your countertops at home. You’re done making decisions, right? Not quite! Before your stone supplier can install new countertops, you’ll have to choose a finish. Some finishes are high gloss and shiny, others have a matte appearance and texture. The finish impacts the appearance of your counters, […]
Here we are, November once again. It’s the season for cooking. The season for turkey. The season for gratitude and appreciation of that which enriches our lives. At this time of year, our kitchens take an elevated position in our household. They become more than just kitchens: they become the focus of our attention, the […]
In some of the most magnificent buildings in world, marble graces stairways and altars, mantels, and sculptures. Marble is beloved because it conveys a sense of luxury and permanence. It is elegant and sophisticated. For thousands of years, marble has been a favored building material in churches, museums, and homes. Today, it can be found in kitchens around the […]
Stone and engineered stone countertops are well known for being durable and easy to maintain. They perform best when cleaned regularly and some types of countertops require regular sealing as well. After installing natural or engineered stone, it is important to know your role in keeping these materials looking their best for years to come. […]