Yearly Archives: 2018
Going top to bottom in high-end natural stone may not be within reach for some, but that doesn’t mean they can’t add high-end touches to their designs and give their rooms a touch of luxe with these inexpensive interior design ideas.
Bluestone is a fine-grained sandstone from Pennsylvania and New York, characterized by its grey-blue color—but it’s not always blue.
You’re facing the same conundrum that so many marble-loving home owners have wrestled with: you love real marble, but is it really worth the care and maintenance? Read this before you choose artificial or fake marble for your home.
The stone monument incorporates 27 varieties of marble and has been considered “one of the finest marble installations in the United States” in a story published in Through the Ages trade magazine in 1926.
Slate roofs are elegant and unique. They can also be costly and difficult to install. Not always, though. Here are some of the pros and cons for homeowners to consider before choosing a roofing material.
Learn more about green building for homes. Find out what LEED credits are achievable with natural stone.
Read how one family built a healthier home with building materials that promote good indoor air quality.
Millennials see natural stone as a functional piece of art. They are very knowledgeable about what they want.
Let’s explore some green stones and illuminate their properties, minerals, and geologic origins.
Some say new machines and techniques let them work more efficiently, avoid mistakes, and achieve greater precision. Here are some examples of how cutting edge digital tools are fitting into the age-old stone industry.
Outdoor kitchens afford homeowners extended livable space. Experts agree that advanced planning helps families make the most of their investment. Get ideas for your backyard barbecue design.
We sat down with several stone care experts to learn how best to care for granite countertops. How often should you reseal? What should you use to clean granite countertops?
Marble is one of the world’s most revered and useful natural materials. Read about it’s formation, patterns, colors, and technical properties.
During this panel discussion featuring a variety of talented stone industry professionals, questions were specifically targeted to each professional’s forte. Topics included: stone trends, marble vs quartz and other artificial stones.
In Barre, Vermont, residents take the town’s unofficial designation as Granite Center of the World to heart. Learn about Hope Cemetery’s monuments and memorials.
Next time you come face-to-face with a limestone slab in a showroom, pause and indulge yourself with a little mental time travel to the prehistoric, balmy ocean that created this stone.