countertop

Got Data? Testing the Performance of Granite, Engineered Quartz, Concrete, and Sintered Countertop Surfaces

by | Nov 6, 2019 | Educate

It can be difficult to find reliable information about the practical properties of different types of countertop surfaces. In a quest to bring more data-driven information to the countertop industry, this article offers side-by-side performance testing of four categories of materials.

How Do Your Countertop & Flooring Choices Impact the Environment?

by | Oct 24, 2019 | Educate

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 | Educate

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.

Caring for Soapstone Countertops

by | Jul 19, 2019 | Educate, Resources

Soapstone is versatile and can be incorporated into a wide variety of designs. It has remained a go-to countertop material due to its long-known physical properties and classic old-world aesthetic.

Do Engineered Quartz Countertops Stain?

by | Jun 28, 2019 | Educate

Many people are curious about the differences between natural stone and manufactured surfaces, and my approach is always the same: be wary of marketing claims, learn as much as you can, understand the properties, and be informed.

Sifting Through the Confusion about Manmade Quartz Surfaces

by | May 21, 2019 | Educate

Is quartz natural stone? Our geologist analyzed samples from several different quartz manufacturers. Sort fact from fiction using real scientific data to prove performance statistics.

Caring For Quartzite Countertops

by | Apr 4, 2019 | Educate

Quartzite has been gaining in popularity as a countertop material in the past few years. With a look similar to marble and a durability comparable to granite, this natural stone seems to have it all.

How to Care for Your Marble Countertops

by | Feb 6, 2019 | Educate

One of the most important steps in caring for marble is preventing stains and etches. Prevent etching and stains by religiously using cutting boards, trivets, and coasters.

5 Reasons to Choose Real Marble for Your Countertops

by | May 29, 2018 | Educate, Inspire

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.

Why Natural Stone is a Great Option for Millennials

by | Mar 27, 2018 | Inspire

Millennials see natural stone as a functional piece of art. They are very knowledgeable about what they want.

How to Care For Your Granite Countertops

by | Feb 26, 2018 | Educate

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?

“Stone Is Art”: A Panel Discussion Hosted by Aria Stone Gallery

by | Jan 31, 2018 | Educate, Inspire

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.

What To Expect When You’re Expecting Stone Countertops

by | Nov 10, 2017 | Educate

Choosing the perfect material for your lifestyle and décor is the first step. The next phase is installation, and if you’ve never gone through the process you might not know what to expect.

Understanding the Cost of Granite Countertops

by | Nov 5, 2017 | Educate

Cost is a major deciding factor in most purchasing decisions. There are many factors that go into the process, which makes every homeowner’s situation unique.

Five Questions to Ask When Choosing Natural Stone Kitchen Countertops

by | Sep 12, 2017 | Educate

When you head to the showroom to choose your natural stone, use these five questions to ensure you choose your best option.

As Seen On: Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford

by | Aug 7, 2017 | Videos

Home owners work together to renovate their patio featuring an outdoor kitchen.

Matching Your Countertops With Your Personality

by | Jun 14, 2017 | Inspire

Experts agree that countertops should reflect your personality and style.

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Cleaning Natural Stone Surfaces

by | May 29, 2017 | Educate

Protect your natural stone surfaces by avoiding these five common practices.

Rise of the Natural Stone Countertop Video

by | May 23, 2017 | Videos

Perspectives on why natural stone is the top choice for kitchen countertops.

Kitchen Countertop Comparison Chart

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Countertop Comparisons, Educate

Compare countertop materials. Consider price, durability, and maintenance.