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A Textile Designer Turns to Natural Stone

A Textile Designer Turns to Natural Stone

“We knew Lori would appreciate the challenge of creating her signature textural effect in natural stone, and that she would help us deliver a fresh design carved in classic favorites like Bianco Carrara and Bardiglio marble,” says Nancy Epstein, founder and CEO of Artistic Tile. The resulting collections are organic, nature-inspired, super tactile, and very dimensional, either in actuality or visually.

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Know Your Minerals

Know Your Minerals

Minerals are the components of all natural stones. The color of every natural stone, whether it’s jet black, glittery silver, or a kaleidoscope of Technicolor – comes from the individual minerals. Read more in this handy guide to the ingredients of your favorite natural stone.

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5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Cleaning Natural Stone Surfaces

by | May 29, 2017 | Educate

While it’s true that natural stone is extremely durable and made to last, it is not indestructible. There is a chemistry to natural stone, and making mistakes can harm it. Protect your investment by avoiding these five common practices.

Kitchen Countertop Comparison Charts

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Educate

Compare and contrast features of the countertop surfaces available in today’s market. With so many possibilities to choose from, it’s hard to know which options you should consider. Think about your budget, your design taste and how your family will use your kitchen before making your decision.

A Definitive Guide to Quartzite

by | Jan 24, 2017 | Educate

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.

How to Care For Your Granite Countertops

by  | Feb 26, 2018 | Educate

Granite has long been a favorite choice for countertops due to its beauty and ease of maintenance. Granite is a durable material, but like all surfaces, it does require regular maintenance. We sat down with several stone care experts to learn how best to care for granite countertops.

Singing the Praises of Natural Stone in the Shower

by   | Oct 4, 2016 | Inspire

Stone can be a good choice for the shower, but it does require special care and maintenance. As long as you are aware of how to care for and maintain it, it will look beautiful for years to come.

Getting to Know Your White Stones

by | Feb 23, 2017 | Educate

White kitchens and bathrooms are perpetually popular. While there are many white minerals, such as quartz, feldspar, and calcite, they don’t always assemble themselves into a perfectly white rock. Read more about your options in natural stone.

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