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 »
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 »
Never to Early
Winter is here in Buffalo, NY and we all just want to curl up on our couches to stay warm. But, while you are drinking hot chocolate by the fire maybe it is time to think about your renovation projects for the spring. Although it may seem far away, it really isn’t. Right now is… 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!
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.
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!
Have you heard of the Houzz app/website? We love this website/app. The Houzz website/app is a home design and remodeling platform that assists people in finding products or ideas. By connecting designers, homeowners, and professionals from around the world individuals can become inspired about their next project. How does is work: Search a database of… Read more »
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 »