Category: Stone Selection


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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White Carrara Marble Kitchen Combinations We Can’t Get Enough Of

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.

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Quartz vs Quartzite: Which is the Right Countertop for Your Home?

quartz vs quartzite countertop materialDeciding on the right countertops material to use in a kitchen or bathroom remodel can be overwhelming. With so many different styles, colors and stones, it can be a lot to take in. The most important consideration, of course, is deciding on which material is the right fit in YOUR home. For example, do you have a busy kitchen? If so, you’ll need a durable stone that can withstand spills and heat from hot pots and pans. Are you on a budget? There are certain countertop materials that are more economically-friendly and require less maintenance over time for you to consider.

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Honed vs. Polished Marble: What’s the Difference?

Honed vs. polished marble - learn the difference

Q: What’s the difference between honed vs. polished marble?

A: Shine.

Honed marble has no shine and should not reflect light. Its finish is matte and looks like a natural stone weathered by the elements. It is lighter in color than polished marble of the same type.

Polished marble shines due to polishing with very fine abrasives that remove all flaws that slow the return of light bouncing off the surface. It is darker in color than honed marble of the same type.

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Kitchen Design Trends to Look Out for in 2019

Kitchen design trends to look out for - Academy MarbleThe kitchen design trends to look out for in 2019 represent a significant shift in kitchen interior design. These looks signal a new wave of ideas which will dominate trends going forward. We may not be ready to start thinking about the 2020s, but the new decade is just a year away. To embrace the future, your kitchen may need a whole new look. Academy Marble & Granite is ready to help you get started on a new kitchen design.

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Black Galaxy Granite Makes the Perfect Halloween Kitchen

Black Galaxy Granite - KitchenBlack cats, black hats, and plenty of black decorations make for the perfect Halloween spirit. But, homeowners with Black Galaxy granite countertops definitely have the perfect Halloween Kitchen! This stunning natural stone makes an ideal backdrop for Halloween decorations, parties and holiday get-togethers. It’s highly stain resistant, making it a great countertop for people who enjoy entertaining. However, this black countertop will do more than impress party goers at Halloween. It’s a durable, low-maintenance, year-round, classic color make for the most sophisticated and luxurious Connecticut homes and kitchens.

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