Category: Stone Selection


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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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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