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4 Ways To Choose A White Quartz

April 30, 2021|

White quartz is a popular choice for kitchen and bathroom countertops, and for good reason. Quartz, a manufactured stone made of crushed quartz minerals bonded with resin, is an incredibly durable surface. Unlike its natural stone counterparts, it requires no [...]

Benefits of Adding a Kitchen Island

March 19, 2021|

The kitchen island is a staple in many modern homes. This multipurpose, freestanding piece of furniture can be a great way to maximize open space in a floorplan. In many ways, it becomes an extension of your countertops and cabinets. [...]

Trends in Bathroom Design 2021

February 22, 2021|

In 2020, people spent more time in their homes than ever before. As a result, the latest trends in bathroom design reflect a renewed desire to bring luxury, retreat, and escape into our everyday lives. The bathroom has always been [...]

Trends in Kitchen Design 2021

January 31, 2021|

New year, new you—new kitchen? While kitchens serve a practical function, they are becoming more and more of a centerpiece in the home. It is no longer just a space to cook and wash dishes; it is also a room [...]

Telling White Stones Apart

November 17, 2020|

How to Tell If Your White Stone is a Granite, Quartzite, or Marble One of the favorite parts of my job as a roving geologist is to share not just an appreciation for natural stone, but a deeper understanding [...]

The Definitive Guide to Quartzite

November 2, 2020|

Quartzite may be the most confusing natural stone out there. A quick internet search will reveal an unsettling disparity of information. Some people say it etches. Some say it doesn’t. Sometimes you hear it’s a hybrid between marble and granite. [...]

Four Myths About Natural Stone (And Why They’re Not True)

October 15, 2020|

Natural stone is one of the most beautiful materials available for residential and commercial design. Each piece is unique, not manmade, and can fit effortlessly into a variety of decors, making it a top choice for consumers and designers. While [...]

How to Be Your Own Stone Sleuth

October 1, 2020|

Many of my articles extoll the virtues of using simple tests to learn more about the properties of natural stone. So I get a kick out of hearing about customers arriving at stone showrooms armed with lemon slices, pocketknives, glass [...]

Caring For Quartzite Countertops

September 15, 2020|

“Quartzite is nearly indestructible,” notes Louis Battista of New England Stone Technology in New Haven, Connecticut. Two of its strongest selling points is its hardness and durability. Quartzite is nearly twice as hard as glass and harder than the blade [...]

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