Quartzite not only features a wide range of colors and eye-catching patterns like its marble and granite counterparts, but it’s also a more durable option than other natural stone varieties, ranking at a 7 on the MOHs hardness scale. Bits of quartz crystals embedded into these stone slabs add natural sparkle and shine. In addition… Read More
Bright white kitchens have been a popular choice for decades. It’s no surprise, considering the clean, inviting ambiance associated with this highly favored design choice. Of course, if you don’t accessorize with a bit of flair, your white kitchen can look somewhat flat and lacking in visual interest.
Quartzite is among the most beautiful and durable of natural stones, which makes it ideal for countertops in kitchens and bathrooms that take a lot of daily abuse. It’s also recommended for use in exterior spaces, like outdoor kitchens, bars and cooktops.
Kitchen islands have become increasingly popular in kitchen design; adding a new workspace for food prep and central area for social gatherings, they also add a new dimension and another layer of design to your space. If you’re looking for ways to make a visually flat kitchen design more appealing, adding a dose of personality… Read More
If you’re in the beginning of a kitchen remodel or update, there are a lot of factors to consider along the way. Everything from choosing the right countertop surface and color to coordinating it with the other components in the room can be challenging. One question we are often asked by homeowners is how to… Read More
It’s hard to resist the calm beauty of quartzite, an extremely durable metamorphic rock that offers an alternative to marble or granite countertops. Given its name, quartzite is often confused with quartz, but they are completely different. Quartz is an engineered stone made from crushed quartz bonded by resins and polymers while quartzite is a… Read More
When you think of the French country style, you probably envision a lot of wood and rustic appeal, along with some chic, yellowed whitewashing to brighten the mood. However, the French country style is more versatile than you might imagine, and there are plenty of ways to modernize it without losing the homey appeal it… Read More
Blue and white is a classic color combo in design, prominently featured in a diverse range of styles throughout history, from Chinese porcelain to Dutch decorative tiles, to the picturesque white buildings and blue roofs of Santorini, Greece. If you’re looking to integrate this eye-catching aesthetic to your kitchen, here are a few ways to… Read More
In the entire fantastical world of natural stone countertops, it’s hard to come by an option more unique than Fantasy Brown. A truly out-of-this-world example of the majesty of mother nature, Fantasy Brown is characterized by dramatic striations in tones of whispery white and gray, warm beige and gold, and of course, rich, earthy brown. The… Read More
There’s no doubt it can be difficult to choose the best countertop surface for your kitchen or bath. With so many beautiful natural stone options, from marble, granite, and quartzite, to engineered quartz and porcelain, you might have a hard time narrowing your options. Once you make a stone selection, however, your job isn’t done. You still… Read More