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 »

How Italian Marble is handling COVID-19

Here at Italian Marble & Granite things are beginning to change due to COVID-19.  Due to many of our customers not having operating kitchens and bathrooms we were granted an essential business.  However we are not taking this lightly and operating with many precautions.  Please see the list below of the changes and procedures being… Read more »

Cleaning Your Stone Countertop

Keeping the surfaces in your home clean is a top priority when it comes to your family’s safety, especially in the kitchen and bathroom. While many of us would instinctively reach for a household disinfectant or wipe, it’s important to understand that many types of cleaners could cause serious damage to natural stone countertops. Alcohol… Read more »