Category: Stone Selection

The Low Maintenance Countertop Design Guide

Between maintenance, upgrades, and daily cleaning, owning a home can sometimes feel like having a second job. That’s why it’s so important to select finishes and décor that make your life easier and more manageable.

5 Powder Room Countertop Ideas for a Small Space

“Powder room” is the term used for a small bathroom, often located on the main floor, which consists of only a toilet and vanity area. It’s frequently designed to serve short-term visitors, who won’t need a shower or tub.

The Leathered Quartzite Trend is In! Here’s What You Should Know

It’s easy to confuse engineered quartz and quartzite, which are both comprised largely of quartz. The main difference? Quartzite is mostly solid quartz stone, while engineered quartz is a manmade product featuring about 90% or more crushed quartz, mixed with binding agents, like resins and polymers, to create a nonporous surface material.

6 Essential Steps to Building an Outdoor Kitchen

If you love to grill and spend time outside all summer and fall long, you know what a pain it can be to haul food and dishes outside, only to have to lug everything back in for washing afterward. Combined with the beautiful weather, this is why outdoor kitchens have become such a popular feature… Read More

6 Neutral Granite Countertop Colors that Work Seamlessly

Granite is renowned for its incredible patterning and dimension, not to mention its strength and durability. It is often considered to be a dramatic and eye-catching addition to any living space, which is why homeowners looking for something more subdued might turn to the calmer countenance of marble or quartzite for the countertops in their… Read More

How to Care for Honed Granite Countertops in 4 Easy Steps

If you’re the type to follow interior design trends, you might be aware of the rising popularity of matte countertop finishes. While there are slight differences between antique, leathered, honed, and other similar finishes, the overall effect is altogether different than the high-shine polished look traditionally found on natural stone countertop surfaces.

Popular Granite Countertops that will Complement Any Home

While some homeowners love the delicate veining and soft glow of marble, others are more interested in adding a dollop of drama and dimension to their kitchen or bathroom spaces with the bold, dynamic patterns offered by granite countertops. If you fall into the latter group, your only trouble will be choosing the perfect hue… Read More