9/11 Memorial

There is no doubt that everyone remembers the horrific events of 9/11.   Like many Americans, the Italian Marble & Granite’s staff knew some of the employees in the towers. Many years ago we were given the opportunity to do  work in the towers which we were very excited about. Now 11 years later we are… Read more »

Soapstone

  Interesting Facts about Soap Stone: Can take heat better than any other stone Oil to maintain Stains-but can oil the stone and it will go away scratches but can lightly sand and oil and it should go away Where people use it EVERYWHERE Public bars Patios-especially around fire pits Kitchens Soap stone is a… Read more »

Is this good work?

There are an ever increasing amount of people trying to break into the granite industry, and they will all tell you they are the best.  So how do you really know who is telling the truth?  Here are some tips to looks for when deciding who should fabricate your counter tops. Cheapest does not mean… Read more »

What surface to pick

Recently, I have noticed a lot of new trends emerging in respects to counter top surfaces.  I have been talking about the different stones that are out there, and ones that we sell here at Italian Marble & Granite.  But, I think I should address some of the new trends that people are interested in…. Read more »

Going Green

A stone that we just started selling within the last couple years is called Ice Stone.  Ice Stone is a mixture between recycled glass and a cement composition.  Recycling has become even more important within the last ten years, especially with the Green Movement. What exactly does a recycled glass counter top look like?  It… Read more »

Marble-Best product to use?

Lately marble, especially white marble, has been one of the trends of 2012.  White marble is absolutely stunning in kitchens and bathrooms, but is it the best product to use? We do not recommend marble for kitchens, bathrooms, or public bars.  This is mainly due to the fact that marble is very porous.  Therefore, wine,… Read more »

Preparing for your project

Like many things planning needs to be done when you are getting granite, marble, or any other type of stone.  So here is a list of things to keep in mind when getting your new counter tops Bring in a layout of your kitchen, bathroom, etc so quotes are generated properly. Make sure you are… Read more »

Time to Celebrate

Usually I am posting about different stones and maintenance, but today I would like to take a moment and thank our customers and employees.  We are very fortunate to be celebrating 25 years in business this week, and we have grown to where we are today with the help of our customers and employees. Our… Read more »

Africa Granite

The Africa Range granites is one of our favorite lines that we carry.  The granites all have a lot of movement and great color.  They can be used in basically any type of kitchen, office, fireplace, bar, and more!  We love these!  They are imported directly from Africa and we receiving shipments regularly.   Which one… Read more »

Stone Outdoors

Ever been interested in putting granite or some other type of stone outdoors?  Perhaps for a BBQ, Fireplace, tables.  Here are somethings to think about: Soap Stone is one of the better stones to use around a fire pit.  Some stones cannot handle the heat from a fire pit very well, but soap stone can… Read more »