Manufacturing Impacts: Natural Stone vs. Precast Concrete

by | Feb 24, 2022

From an overall sustainability perspective, natural stone has a lower environmental footprint than precast concrete. This is due to the minimal resources used to quarry, fabricate, finish, and transport natural stone.

Manufacturing Impacts: Natural Stone vs. Sintered Surface

by | Feb 9, 2022

Sintered surface is sometimes marketed as sustainable because it contains natural materials. But as you will see from the manufacturing process described below, the use of an energy intensive manufacturing process gives sintered surface a much larger environmental footprint than natural stone.

Manufacturing Impacts: Natural Stone vs. Porcelain

by | Jan 14, 2022

Porcelain is produced to emulate the beauty and veining of marble. But as you will see, the use of many materials and additives and the energy intensive processes involved in its manufacturing create a much larger environmental footprint for porcelain than natural stone.

Manufacturing Impacts: Natural Stone vs. Engineered Quartz

by | Dec 22, 2021

Engineered quartz is sometimes marketed as a sustainable, natural material because of the quartz in it. However, as the process of manufacturing engineered quartz depicted demonstrates, that is not the case.

Eco-friendly Cleaning Practices for Natural Stone

by | Mar 9, 2020

It is important to use the right product and process for the type of stone and specific issue you are addressing. Different stones have different characteristics and will respond differently to cleaning and maintenance.

How Do Your Countertop & Flooring Choices Impact the Environment?

by | Oct 24, 2019

Aesthetic qualities and price are often the first criteria used to make countertop and flooring selections. But have you considered if each material is eco-friendly? A material’s life cycle should be considered during your home design and renovation projects.

Granite vs. Engineered Quartz for Your Kitchen Countertop

by | Jul 31, 2019

Thought should be given to countertop material’s durability, maintenance, sustainability, and cost. Let’s take a comparative look at some of these issues before making a decision.

What Are Stone Remnants And How Can They Be Used?

by | Oct 4, 2018

The leftover materials from fabrication or construction are known as remnants. There are many different ways to address this issue and many advantages to identifying and using natural stone remnants in a project.

LEED the Way with Natural Stone

by | Apr 10, 2018

Learn more about green building for homes. Find out what LEED credits are achievable with natural stone.

Take Advantage of the Latest Technology When Designing with Natural Stone

by | Oct 24, 2017

Technology has become extremely prevalent in today’s society and the natural stone industry is not immune. In fact, we are opening up a world of possibilities for your projects that save time, money, and resources.

Saving a Piece of History with Natural Stone

by | Jun 21, 2017

How stone is reused, repurposed, or recycled for new applications and projects.

Top Five Reasons Why Natural Stone is a Sustainable Choice for Your Home

by | May 11, 2016

In today’s marketplace, with many materials and design options fighting for your attention, natural stone stands out as the perfect choice for meeting all of your needs while also enhancing the sustainability of your home.