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Granite vs. Quartz Surfacing

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Countertop Comparisons, Educate

Quartz countertops are a big trend in today’s market. Brands such as Caesarstone, Silestone and Zodiaq are readily available in a large variety of colors.

Granite vs. Solid Surface

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Countertop Comparisons, Educate

Common solid surface brands include Corian and Hi-Macs. They are made of acrylic and come in many colors.

Granite vs. Laminate

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Countertop Comparisons, Educate

Laminate countertops have been very popular for years because they are affordable and readily available. You may know them better by the common brand name, Formica.

Granite vs. Ceramic Tile

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Countertop Comparisons, Educate

Ceramic Tile countertops were very popular in the 70s. In some regions of the United States, they are still seen in many homes.

Granite vs. Stainless Steel

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Countertop Comparisons, Educate

Though not common in residential kitchens, you’ve likely seen stainless steel countertops in commercial settings. They are easy to clean and heat resistant.

Granite vs. Concrete

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Countertop Comparisons, Educate

Concrete countertops were a short-lived trend in the early 2000s. They are still seen occasionally, though. They are quite porous and even with sealer, can easily be stained.

Granite vs. Recycled Glass

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Countertop Comparisons, Educate

“Recycled” is a popular term for homeowners concerned with sustainability. These countertop surfaces are made with glass chips from a variety of materials

Discovering New Forms of Art in Natural Stone

by | Feb 23, 2017 | Inspire

Natural Stone creates art that becomes the focal point of any interior living space.

The History of Man and Stone: A Documentary

by | Apr 18, 2016 | Videos

The story of how natural stone morphed from a material used almost exclusively in commercial construction to a staple for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, and other home applications is a fascinating one.

Stone Fact Sheet

by | Mar 29, 2016 | Educate, Resources

Common Stone Types & Technical Stone Research Results.

Native Dolomite Builds Sustainable Park Design

by | Mar 28, 2016 | Inspire

Native stone influenced the design of George “Doc” Cavalliere Park in Arizona.