Homeowners have a common fear regarding remodeling projects. Most know a friend or family member with a cautionary tale about a project that began and was endlessly delayed or missed the mark. While there will always be some uncontrollable factors during a project, there are also a variety of preventable issues that can contribute to these disappointing stories.
Category: Stone Selection
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!
Marble 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.
What 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.
What 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!
Part Two – Make your Small Bathroom Extraordinary
In our first blog, Part One – Make your Small Bathroom Look Bigger we discussed using neutral colors and versatile accessories to make a small bathroom look larger. In Part Two of the small bathroom remodel series, well discuss another option; disregarding many design rules for small spaces, and instead embracing curated chaos.
Are 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.
Are your countertops in constant use? Do your countertops face challenges like Thai Curries, Moroccan tajines, homemade sauces, bread dough, or subtly sinister situations like children with grape juice? If so, you’ll benefit from investing in durable countertops made of granite, quartzite or quartz. These are our picks for the three most durable types of countertops for your kitchen.
All white kitchens have the magical ability to make any home look bigger. It’s no wonder the all-white look is such a popular interior design trend right now. One of our favorite natural stones used to complete this look is white Carrara marble. Naturally formed with a vein cut that blends to create a unique, yet subtle pattern, this stone is a top choice for many homeowners. This marble is not only popular for its beautiful pattern, but for its luxurious clean, white hue.
Why should you choose your natural stone fabricator in Connecticut with care?
You don’t know what you don’t know. And when it comes to selecting and installing natural stone countertops into your home, this saying can unfortunately ring true for many buyers.