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Do as the Romans Do when Choosing Natural Stone

The “lavish and elaborate” baths of the ancient Roman Empire can be yours when you install the elegance of natural stone in your shower. But which stone? The Romans most often chose marble, but if that’s not your style, you have other options. You can start by referring to Five Perfect Types of Stone to Use for a Shower. It lists your best choices—marble, granite, onyx, travertine, and sandstone. With a brief description of each, you can use this as...

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What are the American-Made Brand of Quartz Countertops

Enter a showroom, and you’ll soon become overwhelmed by the choices of brands, styles, and characteristics of quartz for countertops. Before you choose your quartz only by its color, it’s best to know what you’re buying. All quartz shares certain characteristics, but the brands vary greatly. Start by reading A Brief Overview of Different Brands of Quartz Countertops to discover the differences in the brands and their quartz characteristics, and learn which brand of quartz is  made in America.

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Install a Natural Stone–Topped Home Bar

Did you know you can create your own staycation destination just by installing a home bar? A bar with a natural stone top can transform your ordinary oasis into the extraordinary. Choose the luxurious look and feel of granite, the stunning look of marble, the perfect color of quartz, or the elegance of soapstone. Whatever your definition of luxury, there’s a beautiful natural stone that defines it. Bring it home for a luxurious mini-vacation right under your roof. Read The...

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Home Buyers Want Natural Stone Countertops

A recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has determined that “…57% of home buyers prefer granite or natural stone countertops…” If you’re planning to sell your home and want an edge over other houses selling in your area, think about the benefits of replacing your current countertops with natural stone. The report offers other useful information, too, but you don’t have to read the whole report. Read U.S. Home Buyers Prefer Kitchens with Granite or Natural Stone...

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The Affordable Natural Stone Backsplash

The backsplash is often last on the list of decisions that need made during a kitchen build or remodel. Why not make it a focal point, a design element that’s both beautiful and functional? Backsplash designs can pull the look of your whole kitchen together or provide a perfectly placed startling but complementary contrast. Backsplashes can become an affordable way to upgrade your kitchen or bath before selling your home, too. This article on backsplasheswill have you rethinking its relevance.

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Outdoor Kitchen Countertops—Seal the Deal with Granite

Granite’s the go-to natural stone when choosing countertops for your outdoor kitchen. It will hold up to whatever Mother Nature throws at it. But, over time, your pristine countertops might start to look a bit weathered. Not to worry. Sealing them will help prevent moisture absorption from the raw elements, and it won’t change the appearance of the stone. Tips for Using Granite Countertops in Outdoor Kitchens gives good advice on how to keep your outdoor granite countertops performing well...

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Caesarstone—Rich Marble Look with Low Maintenance

Homeowners yearning to place marble in their kitchens and baths can do just that with a quartz called Caesarstone. It mimics the look of marble but has the easy-care advantages of quartz. With Caesarstone, marble lovers get a luxurious marble look in a surface that needs no sealing and is stain, heat, and scratch resistant. What could be better? Curious? Read Natural Looking Caesarstone to discover newer marble-looking patterns in seductive colors like smoky white, warm and cool shades of gray,...

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What’s Trending for 2019? More Natural Stone

Read Stone and Surfacing Trends to Watch to learn how more and more homeowners are adding natural stone statement walls, stone in the bedroom, stone as art, stone in classic and modern black and white, and natural stone in wet rooms, like open kitchens, open bathrooms, and mud/pet entrances. It’s not too late to update your home with a trend that will last a lifetime—adding natural stone. What are the latest trends? You have all of 2019 to get trendy! Plan to add...

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Natural Stone Satisfies when Going Green

With all of the choices that need to be made when building or remodeling, choosing natural building supplies satisfies not only the practice of building green, but your inner green, too. Natural stone meets green requirements – it’s environmentally responsible, locally available, resource efficient, durable, and sustainable, and, well, it simply feels good to use natural products. This natural stone advantage article touches on the variety, durability, green (eco) attributes, uniqueness, and value of natural stone, and can be...

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Natural Stone Outlasts a Lifetime of Trends

Trends come and go, but when you’re ready to build or remodel, take a good look at natural stone countertops. You want to invest wisely, and natural stone countertops will be the solid investment that will blend with the trends — no matter how many times you change your curtains. Why choose natural stone? Granite, marble, quartz, onyx, and other natural materials will continue to portray your style and personality trend to trend. And if you think about it,...

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