Archive for April, 2015

Kitchen & Bath: Stone Countertops

April 28, 2015

When choosing countertops for your space, take into consideration functionality, practicality and intertwine that into your vision.  We have selected the most popular stones, offering more insight and knowledge to put toward your next project or renovation.

Granite Countertops

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With its heat-resistant qualities, granite doesn’t blister and is also unlikely to scratch.  A vibrant stone when polished, its’ grey to dark tones form movement in many slabs and can be dramatically striking.  Granite is a natural, quarried material and therefore comes only in certain sizes.

Marble Counters

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Marble is a popular choice amongst designers if only for its aesthetics.  Marble is one of the more porous of the stones, which is why it’s susceptible to staining.  On the positive side, marble is heat resistant, strong, and generally doesn’t chip or dent.  It’s flowing white base with majestic patterns blend well with diverse styles and a wide variety of kitchen elements (stainless, wood, tile).

Quartz

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Quartz countertops, otherwise known as engineered stone countertops, is a man-made product crafted from natural materials, resins, polymers, and pigments.  This allows flexibility when it comes to coloration and movement in the final product.  It does not stain or scratch, which makes is a great selection for families with young kids.

The overall goal is to create a space that is well-designed and purposeful; Providing the end user with comfort and confidence to live fully in the space built with intention in mind.

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