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We’re Ready to Remodel! Now…Where Do We Start?

 
Marble and Granite Inc. Wetswood, MA

Q: We’re ready to get started on our very first home renovation! Many Internet sites and blogs such as yours have helped us generate and narrow down our ideas. We’ve learned about the differences between marble, granite, quartz, quartzite and more than we could have ever dreamed existed. But now…we’re not sure where to start. Can we work directly with you or do we need to find a fabricator, contractor, or someone else?

Carrara Italy’s Rich Quarrying History

 
Carrara Quarry

If you’re a homeowner considering Bianco Carrara Marble, or a designer, architect, or builder who frequently builds with this material, this video published by Campolonghi SpA is a must-see.

The Unique Beauty of Granite

 
Titanium Black

Some say that granite has seen its heyday in the kitchen. It’s true there are more surfacing choices in the market than ever before, however all things considered, the fact remains that granite is still the top seller. Why?

The Top 4 Advantages of ColorQuartz Surfacing

 
Calypso Brown ColorQuartz

Quartz surfacing has been steadily gaining market share over the past few years as architects, designers, and homeowners learn how much this material has to offer. Unlike 100-percent natural surfacing such as marble or granite, quartz is chemical, stain, chip, and crack resistant. It’s non-porous and never needs sealing, plus manufacturing processes have come a long way.

Marble in America: Colorado’s Yule Creek Quarry

 
Yule Marble

Although Italy or Spain might come to mind for most people when asked where the best marble is quarried, some of the finest marble comes from right here in the U.S.A. One quarry in particular, the Yule Creek Quarry located in the West Elk Mountains of Colorado, yields a clean white marble with a homogeneous texture, popularly known as Calacatta Lincoln, that’s made this particular quarry an interesting part of American history. 

“Wow” With Wicked White Quartzite

 
Wicked White Quartzite Backsplash

Like an aerial photograph of the icy arctic, Wicked White quartzite features swirling shades of grey and white. The light and dark shades play off of each other, creating a dramatic landscape. A great alternative to marble, Wicked White adds elegance and beauty to any project. Whether used as the “main attraction” or as a backdrop (such as it is in the kitchen below from Downsview Kitchens of Boston) it’s an eye-catching option that’s practical too.

The Majesty of Marble

 
Italian Marble at The Breakers in Newport, RI

Few things rival the beauty of marble. This majestic material has been used as a building material since ancient times. A favorite medium of the Greeks and Romans, marble has been a cultural symbol of refined tastes ever since. Today, marble is still a favorite material when creating a look of luxury.

Merry Christmas from Marble and Granite, Inc.

 
Ugly Sweater Contest

Can you guess who won our Ugly Sweater Contest?

Spotlight on ColorQuartz: Cotton White

 
Cotton White ColorQuartz

When white is what you want, there’s more to choose from than just marble. Made of 93-percent natural quartz, ColorQuartz is a great option. Engineered to be exceptionally durable, scratch, heat, and stain resistant, ColorQuartz is a sensible, functional and beautiful alternative.

Calacatta…The Ferrari of Marbles

 
Calacatta Vagli

Ahhhh, Calacatta. Like the Ferrari of marbles, it symbolizes the epitome of luxury. It evokes strong emotions and is synonymous with elegance and quality. And for many, owning it is a dream come true. The proud owners of this beautiful kitchen by HB, LLC selected Calacatta Vagli for their vast center island, bringing their kitchen right into the fast lane of luxury!

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