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Top Reasons We love Quartz

Are you considering a kitchen remodel or thinking about updating your countertops? Quartz is moving its way up to the top of the list of most popular kitchen countertop stones.

Best Products to Clean Your Natural Stone

Our kitchen countertops receive a lot of daily use. We invest a good amount of money into our natural stone countertops so it's important to clean them with the best products that will not only do its job but also out perform any other cleaner on the market

Oil vs. Wax for Soapstone

Homeowners often choose to darken their soapstone countertops and bathroom vanity tops by applying either wax or oil. This article will discuss the characteristics and uses soapstone and the difference between applying oil and wax.

How Long Will My Stone Last?

How long can you expect your natural stone countertops, such as granite, marble, limestone, and quartzite among others, to last? If the sculptures and buildings created by the master craftsman hundreds of years ago are any indications, then….forever?

Five Modern Kitchens for Inspiration

The modern kitchen is difficult to define, as there are a variety of kitchen designs which could easily have the term "modern" associated with it, new traditional, vintage modern, modern/rustic, mainstream modern, and even eco-modern.

Slate: A Rustic Addition to Any Kitchen

Slate is a foliated and homogenous metamorphic rock that is formed during transformation of mudstone and shale under low pressures and temperatures. It is durable, stylish and rustic addition to a kitchen space, but it is not as durable as other naturally occurring stones like granite, quartzite, and even marble.

What you need to know about Quartzite

Homeowners have been choosing quartzite more increasingly over the past few years as an alternative to marble or granite. While it is not as durable as granite, it far outperforms marble for its heat resistant, stain-resistant, and chip resistant qualities.

Create a Timeless Kitchen

Let’s be honest – remodeling your kitchen is never cheap, so you want to make sure to redesign your kitchen in a way that will be timeless and not appear dated in a few years. Whether you are looking to stay in your home forever, or potentially sell in a few years, the expense of remodeling a kitchen will be best positioned for a strong return on investment if you stick with a traditional design and avoid any element of design that will look like a fad in a few years.

Kitchen of the Day: Magical Uba Tuba Granite

Uba Tuba granite. Sure, it’s a silly sounding name for a natural stone, but this classic gem has become one of the most popular picks for kitchen granite countertops on the planet. A product of an enormous quarry on the southeast coast of Brazil, the country where much of the world’s granite is derived, Uba Tuba displays a deep, dark green color opening up delightful opportunities to help transform an entire kitchen. It’s time to explore the stunning effects of dark on light.

Darkening Your Travertine

If you love your travertine, but you’re not too crazy about the stone’s light shade because it shows too much dirt or it’s not blending well with your new décor and paint selections, darkening your travertine is an option. It sure is a lot more economical than replacing the stone.

Stone Spotlight: Beautiful New Caledonia Granite

New Caledonia granite is one of the most consistent and popular natural stones. This granite is primarily brown, gray, and white with hints of black clusters. New Caledonia granite works great as kitchen countertops, fireplace surrounds, bathroom vanities, and bathtub surrounds.

Marble in the Kitchen?

Its incomparable beauty makes marble a classic and luxurious material for kitchen countertops, bringing sophistication and warmth to any kitchen. It’s no surprise that white marble is still among the top choices for many homeowners, it’s been attracting fans for centuries.