Granite Countertops: Weighing the Pros and Cons for Your Home

Choosing Your Countertop Stone When it comes to choosing countertops for your kitchen or bathroom, granite has long been a favorite. As a natural stone, it brings a unique elegance to any space. However, with the rising popularity of engineered stones, many homeowners find themselves at a crossroads. In this post, we will delve into […]

Natural or Engineered Stone – What’s Best for your New Shower?

Quartz, Marble, Granite – Learn More about Natural and Engineered Stone Types with New or Remodel Bathroom Projects Common natural or engineered stone types used in showers and bathrooms include quartz, marble, and granite, but other stone types can be suitable. In centuries past, stone was chosen as a building material because of its strength […]

Accent your New Kitchen with Multiple Stone Countertop Combinations

A recent new home installation by ESF featured both natural and engineered stone products for both the kitchen and living room. The homeowner chose Indian Black Pearl Granite for the island to help accent the kitchen. The countertop perimeter and backsplashes were done in MetroQuartz Luce Lumin. This is an engineered stone. The MQ Luce […]

Stunning Natural Stone Slab Custom Desks by Elite Stone

If you are looking to refinish your home office’s desk or are installing a new built-in workstation in your home, consider natural stone for the desk’s surface. Whether a home or commercial office, study, or library, the luxurious looks of natural stone give a stunning first impression, boasting confidence and elegance. Natural Stone provides many […]

Benefits of Soapstone Countertops

Soapstone is a metamorphic rock composed of talc, quartz, and various other minerals, created when the subduction of tectonic plates causes a dramatic shift in heat and pressure. Most of the soapstone used today comes from India, China, or Brazil. Soapstone, however, has also been found in the United States, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, France, England, […]

Countertop Stone Remnants

What is Remnant Material? A remnant is a small/medium piece of stone that has been cut from a larger slab. Often when we cut a countertop from a slab of granite, marble, or quartz, there are unused parts of the slab that become remnant pieces. These remnants may be used for smaller projects, such as […]

Countertop Stone Material Guide

Which stone product is best for your new countertop? It will be something you look at every day and needs to be coordinated with your overall room environment. It’s important to match the surface material with your intended usage. It will also depend on its durability & maintenance requirements and of course your budget. One […]

Granite & Marble – Elegant Natural Stone

The Amazing Qualities of Granite & Marble Granite and marble occur naturally from magmatic rock formed in the Earth’s crust. It’s a slow solidification process that takes place over millions of years. Each slab possesses a unique natural beauty. Natural stone has been utilized by architects throughout the ages and is a popular choice among […]

Quartz Countertop Care & Maintenance

Does quartz require care and maintenance? Since quartz is a nonporous stone product, there is no need for any extensive additional care. This means no additional sealing, polishing, or reconditioning. To clean spills or dirt, simply use warm water and a mild soap. Can quartz be damaged? While the greatest risk of damage to quartz […]

Learn Why Quartz may be ideal for Your New Kitchen Countertops

Quartz Characteristics What is quartz?  Quartz is a naturally occurring mineral, one of the hardest and most common minerals on Earth. For countertops, quartz crystals are mined and then ground into a powder to make up approximately 93% of the material used in quartz countertops. How are quartz countertops made?  While specific manufacturing procedures may […]

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