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Natural Stone Gets the All-Green Go-Ahead

We love quick and easy. And when it applies to finding information about kitchen countertops, that’s even better. In Kitchen Countertop Comparison Chart, you’ll find good information on various kinds of kitchen countertops without wasting your valuable time by searching all over the Internet. The chart rates natural stone and man-made products, but only granite, quartzite, and quartz surfacing, which uses natural...

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Natural Stone vs. Manufactured Veneer — Not a Hard Choice

Considering an accent area of stone in your home? A wall, surround, or focal point? If so, beauty should be your goal. Why settle for a less impressive look? When natural stone proves too heavy for some projects, veneer offers a great alternative. The choice, then, becomes whether to use natural stone veneer or a manufactured look-alike. For choices like this, it’s...

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Using Natural Stone Helps Enhance Environmental Quality — Inside and Out

Want to do your part to improve the environment? Start by incorporating natural stone into your building projects. The original green building material, natural stone is now harvested by using less energy and water and by producing less solid waste residue and CO2 emissions – an environmental win for all of us. Inside your home, you can replace man-made products (and their...

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Ten Important Facts About Quartz Countertops

Can you list ten important facts about quartz countertops? Neither could I, until I read The Countertop Investigator’s Guide to Quartz. And like the title says, an expert has already investigated all you need to know about quartz countertops. You’ll learn about how they’re made, what they cost, where to buy, the common brand names, color options, how to maintain, and where...

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What Will Your Natural Stone Countertops Have to Say?

When deciding on a particular kind of natural stone countertop, you know you’ll have to consider colors and finishes. But have you thought about the message that you want your kitchen countertops to convey? Do you want guests to see a great work of art? Do you want a more durable countertop that easily welcomes too many cooks in the kitchen?...

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2018’s Refreshing, New Interior Design Trends

Three-dimensional wall elements? Stacked stone panel accents? Natural stone weighs heavy in the top 5 design trends of 2018. Interior designers are placing the textures, tints, patterns, and purposes of natural stones in juxtaposition to each other to create pleasing and fascinating features in homes. Other trends suggest using bold geometric designs and marble veining to “pack a dramatic punch.” Which new natural...

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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...

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Pros and Cons of Quartzite

Quartzite Countertops Kitchen

Quartzite is often confused with quartz, but it’s a separate, naturally occurring stone that is quarried in a similar way to granite. There are lots of reasons why you may want to consider it as a surface in your home. Here are a few pros and cons....

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