Category: Stone Selection


4 Stylish Kitchens with PentalQuartz Countertops

Kitchens with PentalQuartz CountertopsThere’s no denying the appeal of quartz. This engineered surface not only delivers the beauty of natural stone, often mimicking the look of favorites like marble and granite, but it offers the resilience and utility of a non-porous, food-safe surface designed for strength and durability.

PentalQuartz, in particular, offers several attractive collections that feature over 100 colors and styles to choose from. Featuring abundant solids, patterns and finishes that let you customize to suit your home interior and your personal aesthetic, there is a style for every home. When you choose PentalQuartz countertops for your kitchen, bathroom or other project, you’ll not only increase the beauty, function, and value of your home, but you’ll enjoy a 15-year warranty that ensures long-term satisfaction.

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How to Measure Countertops in 4 Easy Steps

How to Measure CountertopsWhether you’re looking to undertake a complete kitchen or bathroom renovation, or you’re simply tired of cleaning the grout in your underwhelming tile countertops, you may be thinking about upgrading to beautiful, natural stone slabs like marble, granite, or quartzite. These surface materials can not only serve as the showpiece of your interior design, but they offer the durability every busy household requires, and they add a lot of value to your home.

Of course, conscientious homeowners want to know what the pricing might look like before committing to the investment, so one of the first things you need to know is your countertop dimensions, as pricing is based on the material cost per square foot. If you’re purchasing a pre-cut slab, this means taking accurate countertop measurements to get the best possible quote.

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4 Carrara Marble Countertop Design Ideas for Your Next Remodel

4 Carrara Marble Countertop Design IdeasThe bright, white foundation and subtle gray veining of classic Carrara marble have made it a go-to countertop choice among homeowners, interior designers and builders.  Beloved for its classic appeal and versatility, this marble surface can be transformed to fit your style preferences.  If you’re looking for a sophisticated way to update your kitchen, you really can’t go wrong with Carrara marble.

Of course, like any home improvement project, you need to consider how a range of design elements work together to create a harmonious and attractive space. While neutral Carrara can easily pair with lighter hues for a monochromatic look or darker shades for more dynamic appeal, there’s more than paint and woodwork to consider. 

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New York Kitchen and Bath Designs to Inspire Your Next Project

New York Kitchen and Bath DesignsWith so many tried and true countertop options, such as granite and marble, and newer surfaces on the market, such as quartz and porcelain, to choose from, there is a lot to consider. Fortunately, if you’re doing at-home research into the right countertop for your home, there are many free resources to use, like Pinterest and Houzz. Discovering your personal design aesthetic can help you to narrow down your options and give you an idea which direction to head when it comes to color, texture, pattern and veining.

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Everything You Need to Know about Quartz Countertop Edges

Quartz Countertop EdgesWhile you might put a lot of thought into certain aspects of your countertop surface, from the color and finish, to accurate sizing, many homeowners treat edging as an afterthought. This could be a huge mistake. The edge profile you choose could play a role in how well edges stand up to daily wear and tear. Edging also affects the overall look of your finished countertops. In addition, if you have children in the home, you’ll certainly want to consider their safety.

Quartz countertop edges vary between each type of stone. For example, certain styles may be suitable for softer materials like marble, while other styles are ideal for thick granite slabs.

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7 Reasons Why this Summer is the Best Time to Invest in Kitchen Countertops

Best Time to Invest in Kitchen CountertopsDid you delay plans for upgrading your kitchen countertops due to restrictions presented by COVID-19? Or, has more time at home caused you to realize how there’s opportunity for your kitchen to better serve you and your family? If you’ve been considering a countertop upgrade, you’ll be happy to know that this summer is an ideal time to begin your project. Discover why the summer months are typically a popular time for home renovation projects.

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3 Antimicrobial Countertop Options for Your Home


Antimicrobial Countertop Options for the kitchen and bathIt’s not unusual for homeowners to address the spread of germs on household surfaces during regular cleaning, but with the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s a renewed focus on cleaning, disinfection and sanitizing within the home. Outside of COV-19, there are also more common germs, bacteria and pathogens that can live on your kitchen and bathroom countertops. While the use of suitable soap and sanitizers is an obvious first step in combating the spread of contaminants, many homeowners want to do more to keep their households clean and free of germs.

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Porcelain vs. Granite Countertops

Porcelain vs. Granite CountertopsIf you’re searching for a durable yet visually appealing countertop surface for your next upgrade or project, there are many natural and engineered surfaces to consider, including porcelain and granite countertops.

You’ll find that options like porcelain and granite both offer incredible resilience, which you’re sure to appreciate from a practical standpoint. But, what are the advantages of porcelain countertops vs. granite for your home?  Considering they have similar price points, you’ll simply have to consider the function they offer, as well as your preferred design aesthetic. Here are a few things you need to know when choosing between porcelain vs. granite countertops.

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Is Taj Mahal Quartzite or Granite?

Is Taj Mahal Quartzite or Granite?There are so many options to consider when it comes to selecting the right natural stone countertop surface for your home or project. With beautiful varieties of marble, granite, quartzite, you can quickly become overwhelmed.

However, when you’re looking for distinctive beauty, why not capture the splendor of the famed Taj Mahal? This iconic mausoleum in the city of Agra, in India, was built in the 17th century by the emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his beloved wife, as well as his own tomb. It’s generally considered among the most impressive examples of architectural mastery in the world.

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