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Fantasy Brown Marble vs. Fantasy Brown Quartzite

Fantasy Brown Marble vs. Fantasy Brown QuartziteThere have been many great debates in the course of history…including the great debate among stone fabricators, designers and builders: is Fantasy Brown a marble stone or a quartzite stone? Although these two types of natural stones are similar in nature, they have their distinctive qualities. So, why is it so hard to easily categorize Fantasy Brown?  

Here’s what you need to know about this interior design debate. May the best stone win!

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Stunning Contemporary Fireplace Surrounds to Keep You Warm this Fall

Fireplace surroundsFireplaces may be a traditional way to add warmth to your living spaces, but in your home, you have fireplace design options that are anything but traditional. While wooden mantles, intricate scrollwork, and stone or brick hearths and surrounds have played major roles in fireplace design for centuries, there are plenty of ways to update this timeless addition in your home.

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How to Care for Quartz Countertops: Easy Tips & Tricks for Homeowners to Follow

How to Care for Quartz CountertopsEngineered quartz countertops have quickly become a popular countertop option for homeowners and professionals alike because of the many desirable qualities this material possesses. Not only is it considered an eco-friendly countertop surface, but it offers affordable pricing and delivers incredible function for the home.  It’s durable, non-porous, and resistant to etching, staining, and more.

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The Difference Between Prefabricated vs. Slab Natural Stone Countertops

The Difference Between Prefabricated vs. Slab Natural Stone CountertopsWhen it comes to creating your dream kitchen or master bath with a renovation that not only upgrades the look of your interior space, but adds value to your home, natural stone countertops are an ideal option. Whether you choose marble, granite, or quartzite, there’s nothing quite like the dimension and drama natural stone can add to your kitchen, not to mention the functional and durable work surfaces you’ll enjoy. 

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5 Island Countertop Trends to Transform Your Kitchen

kitchen countertop trendsYour kitchen is the heart of your home, which means it’s not only a functional workhorse, but also a social gathering area. This is why kitchen renovations tend to be the most expensive upgrades, but also deliver the greatest return-on-investment of any home makeover project. 

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