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Don’t be afraid of natural stone just because it needs periodic sealing. The sealing process is very easy! A 10-year old could even do it!

Natural stone has tiny cavities that allow liquids and oils to seep in but fear not! Great sealers help protect you from those pesky stains. And if you do get a stain, this blog will help you get it out.

As we watch trends come and go, brass is holding strong into 2018, and mixing metals is the new design trend!

Are you afraid to go that bold?  Rose gold can ease you into the brass trend. 

Brass will bring your kitchen or bath to the next level.  I know it makes you think of the early 90’s when you think brass but it will add shine and glamour.  Don’t be afraid to add that extra touch to your kitchen or bath.

Quartzite, not to be confused with man-made quartz, is one of nature’s most precious stones. It’s durability, beauty and timelessness make it the perfect choice for your stone countertops. Most quartzites are ranked slightly harder than granite on the Moh’s Scale of Mineral Hardness therefore scratches should not be an issue. It can vary in porosity making some more resistance to staining than others so quick clean up on spills and sealing once a year is a good idea.

Terrazzo is a material that is precast or poured in place and used for wall or floor treatments. It consists of a variety of stones like glass, granite, marble, and quartz. It is sprinkled or unsprinkled and poured with a binder that is cementitious for chemical binding, polymeric for physical binding, or a combination of both.

For years, people were selecting darker granites, earthy tones and putting them with darker cabinets but today that has completely flipped. The modern and traditional trend in countertops now is lights, whites, greys, and can incorporate beige and “greige” accents in the stone, splash, and paint. Greige is a warm toned grey that can be mixed with earthy tones. This opens up the space and makes it feel larger, airy and modern. This color palette goes just as well with traditional or modern, even contemporary.