Posts By: Jennifer Bragg

The timeless beauty of marble has been known to cultures as far back in history as the Aztecs. The Ancient Greeks utilized marble for statuaries and the Romans used marble to erect spectacular monuments to their own modernity. Today marble serves similar purposes as an architectural finish. We use marble in exterior finish systems, as a flooring material, on the walls and, of course, we use marble as a countertop material. Marble countertops have ...

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When you start getting prices on your new kitchen/bathroom: remember to follow a few rules: Make sure your estimate states the fees for all cutouts, faucet holed, under-mounting the sink special treatments & edges quote like materials...Same stone color & quality Is templating, quoting & installation If your quote includes sinks & faucets make sure they are of equal value. ...

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Tiny samples make it hard to visualize how the finished counter-top will look. Color, veining and pattern can vary enormously by slab and even within the same slab. Go to the stone yard, select your slabs...if you find material you like, put a deposit on the stone. A good reputable company will tag your slabs sold and hold them. Remember to take a layout of your project, there is nothing worse than selecting your stone to find out you didn't c ...

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Tests by Consumer Reports (August 2008) state that "Granite with proprietary sealers, such as those sold by Stonemark, performed no better than standard granite. Dupont's Kashmire White stained much worse, even when we resealed it." ...

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Your back-splash is visually prominent but small enough not to need much material, using the space between your counter-tops and cabinets is a great way to spice things up using glass, ceramic, stone or a mixture of all three. ...

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You´ll find caring for your natural stone easy. Warm water, mild dish-washing liquid (no grease cutting agents), and a soft clean cloth are generally all that´s needed to maintain most natural stone surfaces. More tips for preserving your natural stone´s beauty:   Dust mop natural stone floors frequently and protect floor surfaces with non-slip mats or area rugs. Blot up spills immediately. Protect counter-top surfaces with coasters, ...

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(Article from Stone Center of Atlanta) Quartzite is a naturally occurring metamorphic rock. It is created when sandstone is subjected to extreme heat and pressure caused by tectonic plate compression in the crust of the earth. The stone is mined and sawn into slabs which are later precisely cut to become countertops. The tops are polished and sealed for beauty and durability Quartz countertops are often called engineered countertops because t ...

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Templating:Webco Inc, uses the Laser Precision laser templating system. This system was added to our standard templating procedures in 2005 Fabrication: Once the Webco, Inc. has the Phototop® digital template it is downloaded into either Stone CAD or Flow CAD and final preparations to the drawing.After the drawings are broke apart and cutouts have been added, the program moves to Stone CAM or Flow CAM. O ...

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