Tag: marble

How to Protect Your Countertops During the Holidays

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 »

Kitchen Trend Watch

They just won’t go away! White kitchens continue to be a very popular trend in the industry. There are tons of stones that go great with white kitchens. There are light colored granite stones, marble of course, plenty of quartzites, and many different quartz (man-made) stones that look stunning in white kitchens. Check out this… Read more »

Porcelain Countertops from Ciot

We recently hosted an event in which we brought in some new materials from one of our suppliers in Toronto. One of the main features of the event were the slabs of porcelain from Ciot. Many people are unfamiliar with this man-made stone as a countertop surface, but porcelain is actually a great choice for… Read more »

We are back!

It has been sometime from our last post, probably close to a year, but we are back!  Things have been going great here and we have some great pictures to show you and prove it.  Below is a beautiful kitchen located right here in Buffalo NY! We absolutely love that they were able to mix… Read more »

2013 Remodeling Trends

Now that the new year has set in, what will you be expecting to see as new remodeling trends?  Open layouts are one of the largest trends noted by many professionals.  Many remodeling projects are initiated because homeowners want to open up their homes.  Many professionals say they are going into homes to remove walls… Read more »