The holiday season really can be “the most wonderful time of the year,” with family and friends getting together to celebrate. However, with the holidays quickly approaching, it is easy to forget about the care and maintenance required for your countertops. Here are five tips to protect your countertops, whether you have granite, marble or… 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 »
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 »
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 »
Preserving your Countertops During the Holidays
It’s that time of year again! Everyone is coming over and surrounding your beautiful marble, granite, or quartz countertops. Food and different beverages will be passed around, but how safe is your countertop. If you have a marble, you are probably aware of the different factors that can hurt your counter. Different foods and beverages… Read more »
Marble Countertops: A Year Later
For those of you who are unsure of whether or not marble is the right choice for your kitchen, read this article! It describes the different ups and downs this homeowner experienced during a year of heavy use of her marble countertops. Many of our customers that come in wanting to install marble countertops are… 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!
When most people think of a solid surface such as granite they automatically think of a polished looking surface. But, there are different finishes that a stone can have. For example, most marbles we prefer to put a honed finish on because scratches are less noticeable. Honing is a process that we only do to… Read more »