Tag: marble

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!

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!

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 »

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 »