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MSI Quartz Countertop Inspiration for Your Home

MSI Quartz countertop inspirationIf you love the look of natural stone, like granite, but need a material that requires less maintenance, quartz is a great option. Quartz is a manufactured stone that boasts the beauty of natural stone but is complemented by added durability. One brand of quartz products, MSI Q Premium Quartz, provides a new alternative to natural stone with its stylish, durable and eco-friendly features. Gain inspiration by checking out these rooms featuring MSI Quartz countertops.

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Tips for Caring for Outdoor Natural Stone

Outdoor natural stone by Academy MarbleSpring has officially sprung! What better way is there to spend time outside than to upgrade your current outdoor living area to something special? If you’re considering updating your existing outdoor space or adding a new outdoor area to your home, now is a great time to start the process so you’re ready to enjoy it this season. … MORE


What Is the Best Countertop for An Outdoor Kitchen?

 With a little help from mother nature, you’ll be outside entertaining soon. If you’re considering updating your existing outdoor space or planning to install a new outdoor kitchen, dining or bar area, now is the perfect time to start the process so that you’re BBQ season ready!

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Countertops Made of Quartz that Looks Like Marble

Countertops Made of Quartz that Looks Like MarbleMarble is a classic material used for countertops, floors, building exteriors and statues. As a natural stone, it’s very porous and must be sealed on a regular basis to prevent damage from acidic foods and liquids. Because of this, marble isn’t always a practical choice for homeowners and professionals despite its beautiful and timeless qualities. But all is not lost. If you love the look of marble but need a less porous surface for your project, there is a more durable option to choose from: manufactured quartz.

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6 Silestone® Countertop Colors You Need to Check Out

Silestone countertop colorsWhat is Silestone®?

Silestone creates quartz countertops that are a hybrid of natural materials and manufacturing innovation. Essentially, natural stone is combined with binding materials to create countertop materials that boast superior performance.

Unlike natural stone surfaces such as marble, granite and quartzite that need to be periodically sealed,  Silestone has a non-porous surface and does not require a sealant. It’s also resistant to staining and etching from spilled liquids, making it ideal for busy kitchens.

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Calacatta Marble Countertops vs. Carrara Marble Countertops

Learn the difference between Calacatta Marble Countertops vs. Carrara Marble CountertopsWhat are the differences between Calacatta marble countertops and Carrara marble countertops?

Even though these two Italian natural stones share a similar name, they have distinctive personalities. Essentially, Calacatta is bold, and Carrara is subtle. Continue reading to discover which natural stone is the right selection for your home!

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Small Bathroom Remodel Tips for Your Home – Part One

Small bathroom tipsPart One – Make your Small Bathroom Look Bigger

There are two paths you can take when designing a remodel in a small bathroom space. You can choose versatile, neutral, and pale décor to make your bathroom look larger; this is the standard answer that interior designers normally recommended for small rooms.

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Planning Your Westchester Kitchen Remodel? Here Are 5 Countertop Trends to Consider

Westchester kitchen remodel-Academy MarbleAre visions of remodeling your home beginning to capture your imagination? The team at  Academy Marble & Granite is ready to help you magically transform your kitchen! With so many talented interior designers in the area, we have the inspiration to get you started. Continue reading to discover the perfect kitchen countertop upgrade for your Westchester County kitchen remodel.

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