Entries by Samantha

Countertop Edges

Not all edges are created equal, and not all edges cost the same. Understand your edge options: Straight or Eased Edge This a square edge that is rounded very slightly to prevent damage to the countertop or injuries. This a simple option that fits in all spaces. Half Bevel Edge This edge is subtle, yet […]

Everything You Need to Know About Granite

Selecting the right countertops for your family is an important decision and can be an overwhelming decision. There are many options with many different benefits. Granite, however, is the overwhelming winner in most homes for a few reasons. Pros: It is extremely durable, The high density makes it more resistant to scratching and staining as […]

Everything You Need to Know About Soapstone

Soapstone is a beautiful countertop option that does not require a sealant and is generally less expensive than the other stone options. Unlike the other natural stones, it darkens over time due to a process similar to oxidation, and will thus develop a patina. There are steps that you can take to ensure a consistent […]

Everything You Need to Know About Quartz Countertops

Quartz has been the rising star in the countertop world due to its range of colors, durability, and its ability to resemble the natural stones. However, to create quartz slabs, manufacturers combine 93% ground quartz with 7% resins, polymer and color pigments. Since it is a manufactured stone, there is a large range of color […]

Everything You Need to Know About Caesarstone

When you have looked at Granite, Marble and Soapstone but can’t decide, it is time to consider caesarstone.  What is Caesarstone? It is a brand of quartz countertops. They have been in business since 1987 and were the inventor of quartz surfaces.  This material is engineered from a combination of crushed quartz mineral, crushed stone […]

Everything You Need to Know About Porcelain Countertops

There is a reason porcelain countertops are taking over the commercial and residential space. They are designed to create a beautiful, durable space, which is why they can be used in all spaces of your home or commercial space. Discover why they’re taking over the marketplace: DURABILITY Porcelain is designed to last, meaning it does […]

Local Stones for Conscious Consumers

Some of the most exquisite stones in the world come from Italy, Brazil, Turkey and other countries, but did you know some pretty amazing stones are quarried here in the United States? Conscious consumers are purchasing more domestic products whenever possible. The benefit to our local economy has been well documented, in addition to the […]

New Year, New Trends

While granite remains a timeless option, there are some newcomers on the scene that goes from the eco-friendly to the luxurious and will take your kitchen or bath to a whole new level. Predictions for 2020 and the upcoming decade are full of options available as homeowners make their kitchens and bathrooms a design priority. […]

A Look Back at 2019

While we wait anxiously to see the expert predictions for the coming new year, we thought it would be fun to look back before looking forward to 2020!   Waterfall Workspace.  It was predicted the popularity of waterfall workspaces would soar in 2019 and if you watched the design shows on TV or looked at […]

Make Your RV Feel Like Home with Stone Accents

The revival of airstreams have ignited a new love for the freedom of travel provided by RVs. These homes-away-from-home allow for spontaneous road trips, endless adventures, and now, some of the niceties of home. If you’re doing an extended road trip, why not make your home-away-from-home have the same luxuries as your real home? Some […]