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Natural v. Man-made: The difference isn’t always black and white

 
Venatino ColorQuartz

When it comes to countertops, granite is still the number-one choice made by homeowners. But did you know that quartz surfaces such as ColorQuartz aren’t too far behind? Quartz surfaces are catching up because folks are now realizing that these materials have a lot to offer. In other words, the choice isn’t necessarily black and white.

Neolith Has “Size” able Impact on Surfacing Industry

 
Facade in Neolith

The word Neolith literally means “new stone.” But ask manufacturer The Size about this ultra compact, super slim material, and they’re likely to tell you it could also be called “new and improved stone.” Formed from natural raw materials and engineered to astounding degrees of durability, Neolith is having a profound impact on the North American surfacing industry. As one of the largest East Coast distributors of Neolith in the U.S., we’ve watched the demand for this innovative material grow over the past year, reflecting the success Neolith is experiencing overall in the North American surfacing industry.

Creating Compelling Color Combinations of ColorQuartz

 
French Tan ColorQuartz

We’re stone and surfacing experts, not interior designers. However, our customers commonly ask us for suggestions when it comes to cabinetry and countertop color combinations. So we make it a priority to know the latest color and style trends so that we can make sensible suggestions that give our clients the beautiful end results they desire. One surface we’ve recently had fun “color matching” is ColorQuartz in French Tan.

Trend Watch: Seamless Surfacing

 
Frost White ColorQuartz

Ask any kitchen or bath designer about some of today’s top trends, and they’re bound to mention the shift toward “seamless.” Whether it’s in the form of integrated appliances, disguising switches and outlets so they are barely noticeable, installing shower drains that allow tile to be set right in the drain for an uninterrupted appearance, or the blending of one living space into the next (such as the kitchen and adjacent family room), continuity is a key to good design. When it comes to surfacing, going “seamless” offers a blend of practicality and modern style.

Calacatta and Carrara Marble: Aren’t They the Same?

 
Calacatta - Marble and Granite Inc.

 Q: I hope you can help settle a “debate” between my wife and I. We’re remodeling our master suite. We’ve been shopping for white marble for his and her vanity tops in the bath. We’ve been seeing Calacatta and Carrara marbles. I say they’re the same thing, but my wife insists that we go with Calacatta. Is there a difference?

Now Available: Silver Travertine

 
Silver Travertine

Now in stock at Marble and Granite, Inc., is a product we haven’t had readily available for quite some time: Silver Travertine.

Need color inspiration? Use “The Force.”

 
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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, to get a surface like this, you’d have to search high and low, sifting through slabs of jet-black natural stone for one with just the right amount of sparkle. Luckily today quartz manufacturers like ColorQuartz make it easy to get surfacing in dramatic colors with interesting patterns or shimmering particulate.

Neolith Offers New 6 mm Thickness

 
Neolith Estatuario 6mm

Ultra-compact Neolith surfacing just got even more practical. The availability of a new 6mm thickness makes this versatile, durable “super hero” of a surface now even more efficient. Already ideal for a catalog of applications, the new size now aligns Neolith with industry standards for even more uses.

ColorQuartz: Shades of White

 
Frost White ColorQuartz

Looking for fresh color ideas to keep your projects current? Consider one of the many shades of white available in surfacing today. And if you love the look of white countertops, but aren’t necessarily in the market for marble or white granite, ColorQuartz is a great option.

Neolith Now Comes in 3 Distinctive Finishes

 
Beton Riverwashed

The availability of three new finishes now makes ultra-compact Neolith a truly versatile design choice. Recognized for its durability, it also now offers increased design flexibility.

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