How to Take Care of Stone Floors

Natural stone will require a different maintenance regimen than man-made, traditional ceramic tile. Here are a couple of few tips on taking care of stone floors! Use stone cleansers Just use cleaners especially made for cleaning stone. Those cleaners have no acids and include concentrated neutral pH cleaners which won’t affect wax-type coatings or existing … Continue reading How to Take Care of Stone Floors

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Using Stone to Increase Your Home’s Value

If you’re looking for a sure-fire way to increase the value of your home, look no further than natural stone. It’s durable, beautiful, and functional in just about any area of your home. The ways to use stone in your home’s interior and exterior are nearly limitless, but these popular options are sure to be … Continue reading Using Stone to Increase Your Home’s Value

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Add More Stone to Your Next Interior Design

Stone is one of the most versatile building materials out there and can add a unique touch to just about any room in your home. But, with so many varieties and uses, how do you know where to start? These ideas may be just the inspiration you need to utilize stone in your next home … Continue reading Add More Stone to Your Next Interior Design

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How and where to use Onyx in the House

Onyx is a banded stone not unlike agate. It was formed from limestone so it is a soft stone. Color variation comes from dissolving and redepositing of the limestone. Colors of this strikingly luminescent stone vary from white to black and every color in between. The appearance and color of onyx change with the variations … Continue reading How and where to use Onyx in the House

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Guide to Choosing Natural Stones for Your Kitchen Remodel

Advantages of Natural Stone There are several reasons to choose natural stone counter tops and floors for your kitchen remodel. Stone is durable. It won’t crack, chip, or show knife marks. It doesn’t discolor with age. Stone comes in a wide variety of colors so you have plenty of selection. Once it is in place … Continue reading Guide to Choosing Natural Stones for Your Kitchen Remodel

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Marble 101: Your guide to this special stone

You’ve probably seen marble in fancy hotels, or maybe even in your own home. But what makes it so special? How does it get so smooth? Read on to find out. How it’s formed Marble occurs in large deposits that form at plate boundaries in the Earth’s crust. These deposits can be hundreds of feet … Continue reading Marble 101: Your guide to this special stone

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Working with Limestone in the House

Here are some things to know while working with limestone in the house! Limestone has unique characteristics as a building material. As a sedimentary rock, limestone is basically calcium carbonate. The rock is formed by fossils, shells and other fossilized debris. Some limestone have a fine grain or visible pieces of the material that made … Continue reading Working with Limestone in the House

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Using Fossil Stone in the House

What is Fossil Stone? Fossil stone is a material formed, changed, or altered by a process called fossilization. This process replaces organic materials in rock or stone with minerals that seep into the rock or other object eventually hardening. The resulting fossil stone has an impression or imprint of the object or objects that became … Continue reading Using Fossil Stone in the House

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The Varied Uses of Stone in Home Construction

Stone has long been regarded as a practical and decorative building material both outside and more recently inside your house. But, while builders have been including stone as a feature in construction, it has recently taken on new uses and become easier to work with thanks to modern technology. Stone has also moved from inexpensive … Continue reading The Varied Uses of Stone in Home Construction

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Beautiful Stone Entrances

Whether it is your home, your business, or your shop, the entrance is the first thing people see when they come to visit. Why not make it a memorable first impression? One way to do this is to create an attractive and impressive stone entranceway. Entryways take a beating. They are the arrival point to … Continue reading Beautiful Stone Entrances

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