Stone Its Many Uses in Home Renovation Projects

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Stone is a wonderful tool to build buildings, bridges, roads, and, yes, even kitchen counter tops. Stone is durable, has been around for millennia, dating back likely tens of thousands of years if not even more. It is the earth’s way of creating structure. Mountains have all been formed from stone.

There are some statistics about stone that are worth noting in this article. They are:

  • The use of marble in architecture, art, and design can be traced back thousands of years to early Egyptian and Mesopotamian cultures.
  • Present in Indian and Mesopotamian architecture, ceramic tiles are believed to have been constructed from slabs of clay since 14,000 B.C.

And while stones have had the use in ages past for different forms of architecture, today stone has given way to metal Continue reading

The Real Deal Are Engineered Stone Countertops Better Than Granite?

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If you’re planning a kitchen or bath renovation, you’ll eventually reach a point in which you have to decide what kind of countertop you’d like: engineered stone for sale or natural stone slabs for sale?

One material isn’t necessarily better than the other, but engineered stone and granite have distinctly different properties. Having an understand of what these key differences are can help you choose a material that best suits your needs.

Is one more “natural” than the other?

Also referred to as quartz, engineered stone countertops are made from quart crystals blended with color pigments and bound together with a polymer or resin. So w Continue reading