Solnhofener Natural Stone

These natural stone legends are known for their fascinating aesthetic, consequent ecology and excellent litho quality. They are ideal for flooring and stairs throughout the entire interior area – Exclusive German natural stone rarities for enthusiasts. Thanks to an unbeatable combination of fascinating aesthetic, consequent ecology and convincing affordability, the world famous Solnhofener Natural Stone tiles are currently experiencing a renaissance. The most legendary limestone in the world is also…

What’s so Great About Granite?

Q: While shopping for my kitchen remodel, I’ve been reading about how granite is statistically the “top seller” when it comes to kitchen countertops. Is this true? There are so many cool new products that I’m learning about. What is it about granite that makes it so great? A: It is true that granite has been the top choice in kitchen countertops for decades. Granite offers a richness and depth…

Looks Aren’t Everything: Things to consider when choosing a new countertop material

Looks are important. When it comes to working on a kitchen or bath remodel, you’re naturally going to gravitate toward elements that catch your eye aesthetically. Unless it’s a new construction, the way your current kitchen or bathroom looks is probably pretty high on the list of reasons you’re remodeling in the first place. But another important component of any design project is function. This goes double for spaces like…

Marble Countertop Care and Cleaning

Marble Counter tops Description: Although marble is a beautiful and durable stone surfaces that is often chosen as a countertop material, a lot of homeowners use marble in only select areas of the kitchen, like bars, islands, and baking areas. Marble Countertops Pros: Marble is tolerant of hot surfaces. It is a gorgeous material that automatically updates the look of any kitchen. Marble is a preferred surface for many bakers…

Marble in the Bathroom

The use of marble in interior design has a long history, dating back as far as Ancient Rome. Marble has been used over the centuries to embellish everything from iconic architectural structures to modern day kitchens and bathrooms. Sculptures as famous as Michelangelo’s David have been carved from this prized stone and it has always held its appeal throughout the years. Marble is a luxurious choice and is often more…

What To Do With Leftover Stone?

Q: Am I expected to keep what’s leftover after my granite kitchen countertop is fabricated? What usually happens to remaining pieces of stone? A: There are a couple of important things to think about when it comes to dealing with remnants, or the pieces of leftover stone that’s left after stone slabs are cut for countertops, tiling, and other jobs. First of all, do you want to keep them? Do…

Why are most natural stones imported? What is the quality difference ?

Sources of natural stone with desirable qualities are found all over the world, in many different locations. Some sources are better than others due to the stones’ appearance, hardness, and other qualities. Therefore, stone may be quarried in China, India, Europe, South America, and of course some come from Malaysia e.g Ipoh, Langkawi, Terengganu and Borneo.  Cost of processing is also a factor. Since natural stone has been used as…

PROS AND CONS OF QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS

Pros and Cons of Quartz Countertops Quartz Counter-tops are relatively new, but they’ve found a loyal following because of their many good qualities such as their attractive appearance, durability and the fact they don’t have some of the weaknesses of natural stone. Also called engineered stone countertops, quartz countertops are here to stay. Here is a look at their strengths and weaknesses. Reasons to Consider Quartz Countertops Quartz is a…

Marble, Marble, Marble

The word ‘marble’ is derived from the Greek word for ‘shining stone’, aptly describing this masonry dream, which was highly regarded and often used by master painter and sculptor, Michaelangelo. He favoured Carrara marble due to its beauty, white gleam, beautiful reflection qualities and stunning malleability. A soft stone that originated in Greece, marble has been a symbol of prestige through the ages since 447 BC when the Parthenon was…

When it comes to maintaining a beautiful stone finish, each application needs to be evaluated individually

Stone has many variables, and because stone care is an inexact science, it is important to approach each situation with extreme caution. Each and every situation should have several small test patches completed to assure expected results. It is very important for stone care to be addressed in three separate categories: Protection, Maintenance and Restoration. This article will cover two: Protection and Maintenance. What is reasonable to expect for protection…