Category: Engineered Stones

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 »

Countertop Edges-What is the best fit?

Picking your countertop edge can be a little overwhelming for some people, especially when taking specific stones into account.  When our customers are looking for edges we take three main factors into account. The most important factor to take into account is the type of stone.  A quartz countertop (engineered countertop) can have any type of edge, expect… Read more »

Design in Your Home

If you have extra time this weekend, I know not all of us do, check out this section of the Caesarstone website.  It gives you the opportunity to design a kitchen using some of their stones.  I think it is a great way to help people visualize their dream kitchen.  It also gives you the… Read more »

Is it Marble or Caesarstone?

Caesarstone has come out with 5 great new colors.  These new colors are intended to duplicated what nature has created, marble.    As mentioned multiple times on this blog, marble is a beautiful surface.  But it requires attention and is hard to maintain.  Although it does look beautiful it can be destroyed within a matter… Read more »

The Production Process

Below is a video that details our production process here at Italian Marble & Granite.  Before this technology, which is shown in the video, we used cardboard templates and cut granite by hand.  Technology has definitely changed for the better!

What surface do you like?

Granite Marble Onyx Butcher Block We are wondering what surfaces you like best.  Different people have different preferences, and we are curious what you like.  So take our survey!

HanStone

Here at Italian Marble & Granite we have just brought in a new engineered stone.  HanStone is a quartz surface that is a lot like Caesarstone.   It offers 54 different color choices, some of them appearing to look more natural.  This surface requires no additional sealing or polishing.  Like granite and Caesarstone, HanStone is heat,… Read more »

Semi Precious Stones

Caesarstone a provider of quartz surfaces also offers a line called the Concetto line.  The concetto line is a hand-made stone that is made from semi-precious stones.   The concetto stones can be translucent and therefore lit up.  Like many of the other of surfaces made by Caesarstone the surface is heat, scratch, and stain resistant. … 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 »

CaesarStone

CaesarStone is an engineered stone that we have been selling.  It has many of the same characteristics as granite.  Such as the durability of the stone.  You can place hot items directly on the counter top, it does not chip or crack easily, and it is easy to clean.  However, one of the disadvantages of… Read more »