What Is The Life Expectancy Of Stone Countertops?

December 4, 2021

One of the reasons natural stone countertops are such a great investment is because they last. According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), stone countertops are rated as able to last a lifetime, over 100 years are more. That’s over twice as long as most other materials — talk about getting some bang for […]

How To Keep Your Stone Kitchen Countertops Damage-Free

December 4, 2021

Natural stone countertops are a beautiful investment for your home, though they do require a little bit more maintenance than other surfaces. Although we’ve talked a little bit about caring for your stone before, it’s also important to know about the most common ways chips, scratches and stains occur in first place in order to really understand how to prevent […]

Why Is Stone Porous?

December 4, 2021

Although stones seem really solid and sturdy, you might be surprised to know that when put under a microscope, most stones have tons of microscopic pores. This is because of the way stones are formed—whether it’s the slow compacting of tiny grains of organic matter or recrystallizing under intense heat and pressure, tiny gaps are left between […]

What Is Manufactured Stone?

October 12, 2016

Natural stone is a beautiful, durable material that has a myriad of purposes inside and outside your home. It’s also expensive and heavy, which can be difficult for homeowners on a budget or whose homes can’t withstand the weight of natural stone. Manufactured stone was created as a solution to these problems — or at […]

What Is The Life Expectancy Of Stone Countertops?

October 5, 2016

One of the reasons natural stone countertops are such a great investment is because they last. According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), stone countertops are rated as able to last a lifetime, over 100 years are more. That’s over twice as long as most other materials — talk about getting some bang […]

How To Keep Your Stone Kitchen Countertops Damage-Free

September 28, 2016

Natural stone countertops are a beautiful investment for your home, though they do require a little bit more maintenance than other surfaces. Although we’ve talked a little bit about caring for your stone before, it’s also important to know about the most common ways chips, scratches and stains occur in first place in order to […]

Why Is Stone Porous?

September 21, 2016

Although stones seem really solid and sturdy, you might be surprised to know that when put under a microscope, most stones have tons of microscopic pores. This is because of the way stones are formed—whether it’s the slow compacting of tiny grains of organic matter or recrystallizing under intense heat and pressure, tiny gaps are […]

Does My Stone Countertop Need To Have Seams?

September 14, 2016

For most natural stone kitchen countertops, seams — places where two individual stones are joined together — are often unavoidable. That sometimes seems strange to customers when they see the huge piece of stone their countertop will be made from. Can’t it just be cut in one piece? For smaller surfaces, like a bathroom vanity […]

What’s The Difference Between Prefabricated And Slab Countertops?

September 7, 2016

When hunting for a natural stone countertop, you’ve likely come across both prefabricated and slab options. Both are, of course, made of natural stone — so what’s the difference, and how will it affect your decision-making process? Let’s investigating the pros and cons below. Prefabricated Stone Countertops Prefabricated stone countertops have been cut to certain […]

Travertine, Sandstone, And Soapstone: Are These Good Stones For The Home?

August 31, 2016

Granite, quartzite, and marble are some of the most common stones you can use in your home, but they’re by no means the only stones available. Travertine, sandstone, and soapstone also common options for tiles and countertop slabs, and each has their own pros and cons. Are these natural beauties something you should be considering […]

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