Tag: granite

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!

Million Dollar Rooms

Have you ever watched the show Million Dollar Room on HGTV?  It is a great show to get ideas.  Although many of us cannot afford all the wonderful things in these houses there are cheaper options.  I have watched this show and gotten wonderful ideas. Get ideas on how to design your bathrooms- jacuzzi or… Read more »

Job Gone Wrong

Check out what happens when you hire the wrong granite contractor.   These problems are preventable and buyers should be aware of problems such as these. One thing to be aware of is the different colors and patterns in the granite.  A good granite supplier/fabricator will show you how your granite will fit together.

Hotel @ The Lafayette

Roughly six months ago Hotel @ The Lafayette was opened in Buffalo, New York.  Hotel Lafayette is a historical building that was just recently restored.  Now it is the home to 57 hotel rooms, residents, banquet spaces, restaurants, desserts,  floral shop, and other boutiques. For a little history lesson, the historic building was designed by… Read more »

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 »

A New Place To Relax

A lot of what is discussed on this blog has been about kitchens.  Although we do a lot of kitchens, we do just as many bathrooms.  Bathrooms are slowly changing to a place to relax after a long day, so why not indulge a little?   So what have we seen lately? Vessel sinks– Undermount… Read more »

Your Opinion

This post is to see what you would like in your kitchen.  What are some trends that you like?   Questions to think about:   Do you like dark or light surfaces and wood? Do you like granite back splashes or tile? What type of appliances are you looking for? What colors do you like?… Read more »

Introduce Texture

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 »

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 »