Go to Top

Beyond a Blog

Quartz Countertops- Are they the same?

We have received an influx of questions regarding what quartz countertops are made of, and where the material is coming from.  Quartz countertops are made with the Bretonstone technology.  Therefore the composition is basically the same for many of the quartz companies.  Quartz is 93% minerals.  The remaining  balance are different resins and dyes to …
Read More

Interior Design Ideas for 2018

With remodel and building season right around the corner, we have put together a few interior design ideas that are expected to take hold throughout 2018: Fewer stainless steel sinks. More people are moving away from stainless steel and choosing granite or composite sinks for their kitchens. These sinks are extremely durable and can withstand heat …
Read More

Etching Natural Stones

When beginning the process of picking a stone for your home or business, it is important to factor in the different characteristics of the natural stones. Some natural stones are softer than others, which makes the stones more susceptible to etch. The process of etching takes place when there is a reaction between an acidic …
Read More

Joint Location in Countertops

One of the biggest concerns for our customers is joint location in their countertops. Joints are more work for our installers which is why we do not like to put them in however they are necessary in some situations. Joints are necessary under the following circumstances: 1) Size of the slab: Granite slabs and especially …
Read More

Dishwashers and Solid Surfaces

Over the years the way dishwashers are attached has changed.  This is primarily due to the fact that many of the counters people are having installed are granite, quartz, or marble.  When formica tops are installed the dishwashers can be attached directly to the  formica tops, by being screwed in.  With granite, quartz, and marble this …
Read More

Quartz products in Buffalo

Here at Italian Marble & Granite in Buffalo we offer a wide variety of Quartz products.  Many of the colors look alike, however some manufactures are beginning to come up with great marble alternatives.  People want quartz for many reasons.  Such as the consistency of the stone, durability, and ability to now look like marble. …
Read More

Patio Season in Buffalo

Hopefully in Buffalo the weather will begin to change and all the snow will start to become sunshine. With this in mind many people are beginning to plan their outdoor patios, outdoor kitchens, and other outdoor living spaces. When making selections for your outdoor patios their are many things to keep in mind when determine …
Read More

Buffalo Home and Garden Show

Recently Italian Marble and Granite had the privilege to work on the Buffalo Home and Garden Show with the Interior Design Association of Western New York. The Interior Design Association completed an entire 1000 square foot pre fabricated home that was staged on the second floor of the Buffalo Convention Center. The home was decorated …
Read More