Marble and Granite's Blog

There’s More to Marble than Just White

Posted by Gian Luca Fiori on Thu, Mar 26, 2015 @ 04:35 PM

When you think about marble, it’s highly likely that visions of milky white Calacatta or Carrara marble come to mind. The combination of pure white with subtle grey veining found in these two marble varieties offers a classic look that’s represented elegance for centuries. While the allure of these stunning materials cannot be denied, there’s more to marble than just white.

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The Sky’s the Limit with Neolith

Posted by Gian Luca Fiori on Tue, Mar 24, 2015 @ 01:46 PM

Ultra-compact Neolith surfacing is one of the world’s top performing façade materials in the building industry today. This incredibly versatile material is changing the landscape as architects and builders conceive of new ways to use this “super hero” of a material.

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Countdown to Spring: A Selection of Granite Sure to Inspire Warm Thoughts

Posted by Gian Luca Fiori on Thu, Mar 19, 2015 @ 04:46 PM

Well, March certainly came in like a lion. With spring merely hours away, we’re counting on March going out like a lamb. But just in case Mother Nature has one more freeze up her sleeve, we’ve put together a list of granite  surfacing products that will get you thinking about sunny skies and warmer weather!

Not only do their names conjure images of days spent outdoors soaking up the beach sun or frolicking in a field of wildflowers, but these granite colors offer beauty that’s sure to create a warm, welcoming environment in any space.

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Do You Really Recommend Marble Flooring?

Posted by Gian Luca Fiori on Tue, Mar 17, 2015 @ 01:28 PM

Q: We’re building a new home. We really love the elegant look of marble, and we want to put it in our foyer. But we’re rather concerned about the heavy foot traffic. We’ve read so much conflicting advice about marble flooring. Can you help set us straight? Should we be worried or should we just go for it?

A: Go for it! Absolutely, go for it. I understand your hesitation, but the fact that you’re taking the time to ask this question lets me know that you’ve spent a lot of time doing your homework. And if you care enough to research, you’ll care enough to properly care for your marble. You’ve no doubt read some of the online horror stories, but rest assured…when you know how to properly maintain marble, it can be an enriching, elegant addition to your home that you’ll never regret.

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Beige: Anything But Bland

Posted by Gian Luca Fiori on Thu, Mar 12, 2015 @ 02:50 PM

The color beige might sound boring. I mean… they call it “builder’s beige” for a reason. But beige doesn’t have to be bland…especially when it comes in the form of beautiful Daino Reale marble. This marble color may sound familiar. It was once one of the more popular selections for residential countertops before falling out of fashion. But, Daino Reale Marble is seeing a resurgence as the beauty of neutrals are once again prized.

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Absolutely Fabulous Black Granite

Posted by Gian Luca Fiori on Tue, Mar 10, 2015 @ 02:03 PM

Sophisticated in appearance and versatile when it comes to design, Absolute Black granite is a popular choice for countertops. It’s available in a variety of different finishes and styles, including slab and tile options, making it an easy way to express your individual style. But when shopping for Absolute Black granite, it is important for you to do your homework and ensure you’re getting the quality of granite that you’re paying for. (Read on for information on the various classifications and more…)

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Tags: Absolute Black granite

You Mean That’s Not Marble?

Posted by Gian Luca Fiori on Tue, Feb 24, 2015 @ 11:20 AM

At first glance, you probably thought the white countertop in the photo was exquisite white marble. Well, the surface is exquisite, however it’s not marble.

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Tags: marble and granite, Wicked White, Inc., Super White, White granite, Valley White, Quartzite, Galaxy White, Himalaya White, Andromeda White

The Architect’s Newspaper Names Neolith Among “Six Super Surfaces”

Posted by Gian Luca Fiori on Thu, Feb 19, 2015 @ 04:00 PM

The Architect’s Newspaper, a trade outlet which covers the East Coast, Midwest, and West Coast in three print editions and online, speaks directly to architects with news, developments, trends, resources, and industry updates. This week, the newspaper included Neolith in their wrap-up of superior composite surfaces.

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Tags: marble and granite, Neolith, Basaltgrey Saltinado, Estatuario, Marfil, Iron Corten, TheSize, Inc., Beton, Basaltbeige Saltinado, Carbono Black, Humo, Textile White

Non-Porous ColorQuartz Perfect for Medical Design

Posted by Gian Luca Fiori on Tue, Feb 17, 2015 @ 03:40 PM

Quartz is one of the most popular choices for residential kitchen and bath countertops today. Products such as ColorQuartz are engineered to be exceptionally durable as well as scratch-, heat-, and stain-resistant. But the virtues of quartz surfacing are also now recognized by designers and architects in the medical construction realm as well, and are now a top choice in this sector too.

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Tags: Marble and Granite Inc., Frost White, Venatino, Fiji White, Cotton White, Paloma White, Iceland, Siberian White

The Two Sides of Soapstone

Posted by Gian Luca Fiori on Fri, Feb 13, 2015 @ 11:55 AM

To oil, or not to oil…that is the question.

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Tags: Marble and Granite Inc., Churchill Soapstone, soapstone, Barroca Soapstone, White Soapstone, Grey Soapstone, Silver Soapstone