Entries by Samantha

Stone Countertop Care

If you have invested in marble or granite for your countertops, then you certainly want to take the steps necessary to properly maintain them. While they are known for their stunning appearance, they do require special cleaning, which is not difficult or time consuming. Seal your Stone Stones are porous and easily absorb liquids they […]

Honed or Polished Granite? Which is Better for Your Home

Selecting your countertops can be a daunting task with the variety of colors, stones, edges and finishes available. If you have narrowed down your options to granite, you now must consider the finish. Honed granite is a more matte/low sheen finishes with a smooth touch. It fits in perfectly with more modern homes due to […]

Fall for Fireplaces

While it may be the first day of fall, the temperature is still hot, but that doesn’t mean it is too early to be thinking about cozy winter nights by a fireplace. Not only do fireplaces provide warmth, they also set the mood and ambiance for a space and provide a focal point. Your fireplace […]

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 […]