9 Unique Ways To Use Stone In Your Home

Almost every home you walk into has stone countertops in the kitchen, bathroom, or both. But there are so many other ways to incorporate stone into a home that’ll add style & value – starting with fireplaces. You can use the stone to create a fireplace surround (the picture to the right) or the entire… Read more »

Creating The Perfect Countertops For Your Home

Choosing new countertops can be a stressful project. Italian Marble and Granite is here to help make the process easier and help you create the countertops of your dreams. When choosing new countertops you should consider cost, function, and style. The cost of countertops widely ranges based on the material you choose and how much… Read more »

Know your Stone: Granite

Granite will always be a popular choice for countertops. It is durable, has natural beauty, comes in many colors, and can be cost-effective (depending on which slab you choose). So what exactly is granite, and what else should you know about it? Granite is formed under the Earth’s surface by magma that slowly cools and… Read more »

Know Your Stone: Quartz

Quartz is a common and popular stone used in homes, primarily as backsplashes and countertops. Quartz is a popular choice because it is durable and has a wide selection of color choices and patterns. So, what exactly is quartz? Quartz is a manufactured stone composed of natural minerals and resin. The minerals are mined and… Read more »

Know Your Stone: Taj Mahal Quartzite

Hidden in the Hills of Goiana, Brazil, you’ll find one of the most desired stones, Taj Mahal Quartzite. Over the last few years, Taj Mahal has increased in demand due to its aesthetics and durability. Quartzite is a natural stone formed by crystallizing from molten magma. Since Taj Mahal is a fully re-crystallized stone, it… Read more »

Planning your Outdoor Project

As winter comes to an end, spring is around the corner! The perfect time to start planning your outdoor summer projects. From a fire pit to an outdoor kitchen, we are here to help. When it comes to planning your outdoor project, here are five easy steps to follow: First, choose what you want. A… Read more »

Enhancing Your Kitchen Without Doing A Full Remodel

Have you been craving some change around the house, but you don’t want to do an entire renovation? If so, keep reading to see what you can do to enhance your kitchen without a complete room renovation! If you don’t already have one, you could add a backsplash! Backsplashes have recently become more popular and… Read more »

Honed vs Polished Marble

Once a marble slab is worked to a smooth, flat surface, a finish can be applied, creating polished marble. If you don’t want a shiny countertop, you can skip the polishing process and keep the slab matte, resulting in honed marble. Polished marble has a glossy surface that reflects light and emphasizes the color and… Read more »

The Pros and Cons of Stones

We are here to make your home renovation easier; that is why we compiled a list of pros and cons for stones. We hope that this helps you choose the perfect stone for your home.  Here are a few things to keep in mind as you read:  Stain-resistant does not mean stain-proof. Stain-resistant means that… Read more »