Fresh Stone Fridays! 6/13/2014

Giallo San Cecillia - Polished

Giallo San Cecillia – Polished
Type: Granite         Price Level: 1          Designer Rewards Points: 10

Giallo San Cecilia Premium - Polished

Giallo San Cecilia Premium – Polished
Type: Granite         Price Level: 2         Designer Rewards Points: 20

River White

River White – Polished
Type: Granite         Price Level: 2         Designer Rewards Points: 20

Silver Taupe

Silver Taupe – Polished
Type: Granite          Price Level: 1         Designer Rewards Points: 10

Fresh Stone Fridays! 5/30/2014

Alaska White - Polished

Alaska White – Polished
Type: Granite         Price Level: 3        Designer Rewards Points: 30

Alpine White - Polished

Alpine White – Polished
Type: Granite         Price Level: 4        Designer Rewards Points: 40

Bianca Perla - Polished

Bianca Perla – Polished
Type: Quartzite         Price Level: 5         Designer Rewards Points: 50

Brown Antique - Satin

Brown Antique – Satin
Type: Granite         Price Level: 3         Designer Rewards Points: 30

Cosmos - Polished & Satin

Cosmos – Polished & Satin
Type: Granite        Price Level: 3        Designer Rewards Points: 30

Iceberg Extra - Satin

Iceberg Extra – Satin
Type: Quartzite        Price Level: 9        Designer Rewards Points: 90

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Super White – Polished
Type: Specialty        Price Level: 3        Designer Rewards Points: 30

Fresh Stone Fridays! 4/25/2014

Giallo San Cecillia Premium - Polished

Giallo San Cecillia Premium – Polished
Type: Granite        Price Level: 2        Designer Rewards Points: 20

Nettuno Bordeaux - Polished

Nettuno Bordeaux – Polished
Type: Granite        Price Level: 3        Designer Rewards Points: 30

Raven - Honed

Raven – Honed
Type: Granite        Price Level: 2        Designer Rewards Points: 20

Typhoon Bordeaux - Polished

Typhoon Bordeaux – Polished
Type: Granite        Price Level: 3         Designer Rewards Points: 30

Fresh Stone Fridays! 3/28/2014

Blue Calacatta - Polished

Blue Calacatta – Polished
Type: Marble        Price Level: 5        Designer Rewards Points: 50

Calacatta Borghini

Calacatta Borghini Extra
Type: Marble        Price Level: 10         Designer Rewards Points: 100

Giallo San Cecilia Premium - Polished

Giallo San Cecilia Premium
Type: Granite         Price Level: 2        Designer Rewards Points: 20

Martello Grey - Satin

Martello Grey – Satin
Type: Granite        Price Level: 2        Designer Rewards Points: 20

Steel Grey - Polished

Steel Grey – Polished
Type: Granite        Price Level: 1        Designer Rewards Points: 10

Silver Taupe Premium - Polished

Silver Taupe Premium
Type: Granite        Price Level: 2        Designer Rewards Points: 20

All About Sealers!

How often should you seal your countertops? mSGspGVHrVN46CTxXcEHrTA

Generally, we recommend resealing your countertops approximately once per year.  With the amount of money one spends on material and fabrication the minimal dollar amount it costs to reseal is a very wise investment.  If you maintain/clean your countertops regularly with natural stone cleaners (our or T&M Neutral Cleaner) your sealer should be effective for 3-5 years.

How do you know when to reseal?

The best/easiest way to determine if your sealer is performing would be to apply a drop of water at least ½ inch in diameter to the top of the stone and let it sit on the stone for at least 15 minutes.  Cover the area with a glass to inhibit evaporation.  Wipe off the water drop, if the stone did not darken then your stone is sealed against water-based stains.  Testing for oil repellency is not as simple because if your stone is not sealed, you will have an oil stain.

What should I use to remove a stain on my stone countertop? 

First, you wou774581713ld need to identify what type of stain you are dealing with.  If it is an oil base stain, Oil + Stain Remover by Stonetech would be your best option.  If it is an organic stain, a dry poultice mixed with water should do the trick.  After stain removal, reseal your countertop with your preferred sealer.  We would recommend Bulletproof by Stonetech as it is a water based sealer, and perfoms better than any other water based sealer on the market.

 

 

The Natura Collection

Nature and technology team up to produce unique results with each slab. Patterns and finishes can be tailored thanks to the wide range of materials available and the use of innovative production techniques.

The Natura Collection utilizes digital technology to etch unique designs into the stone. This can be done with lasers, water jets or other techniques depending on the stone and design. Designs can be done on over 500 different types of stones, making the possibilities endless.

Verde Tunas - Contatto Design

Far From Ordinary…Verde Tunas-Contatto Design

Papilio

Far From Ordinary…Sandy Blue-Papilio Design

Natura_Linea

Far From Ordinary…Nero Assoluto-Linea Gold Design

Natura Forest Ad

Far From Ordinary…Grey Soapstone-Forest Design

Croco

Far From Ordinary…Limestone Persiano-Croco Design

Brown Antique - Maxi Flora

Far From Ordinary…Brown Antique-Maxi Flora Design

Arabesco

Far From Ordinary…Volga Blue-Arabesco Design

 

 

 

Fresh Stone Fridays! 11/08/2013

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Alpine White – Polished
Type: Granite        Price Level: 4        Designer Rewards Points: 40

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Blue Sapphire – Polished
Type: Granite        Price Level: 2         Designer Rewards Points: 20

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Golden Oak – Polished
Type: Granite        Price Level: 2        Designer Rewards Points: 20

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Sienna Beige – Polished
Type: Granite        Price Level: 2        Designer Rewards Points: 20

 

Brun - Vitalia Vintage Collection

Vintage Brun – Matte Porcelain
Type: Vitalia Tile         Size: 8″x36″x3/8″

Gris - Vitalia Vintage Collection

Vintage Gris – Matte Porcelain
Type: Vitalia Tile        Size: 8″x36″x3/8″

Melange - Vitalia Vintage Collection

Vintage Melange – Matte Porcelain
Type: Vitalia Tile        Size: 8″x36″x3/8″

Fresh Stone Fridays! 10/25/2013

Delicate Taupe - Polished

Delicate Taupe – Polished
Type: Granite          Price Level: 4          Designer Rewards Points: 40

Giallo San Cecilia Premium - Polished

Giallo San Cecilia Premium – Polished
Type: Granite          Price Level: 2          Designer Rewards Points: 20

Imperial Danby - Honed

Imperial Danby – Honed
Type: Marble          Price Level:          Designer Rewards Points: 50

Italian White Carrara Sagro - Polished

Italian White Carrara Sagro – Polished
Type: Marble         Price Level: 3          Designer Rewards Points: 30

Super White - Polished

Super White – Polished
Type: Specialty          Price Level: 3          Designer Rewards Points: 30

Utopia - Polished

Utopia – Polished
Type: Quartzite         Price Level: 5          Designer Rewards Points: 50

Fresh Stone Fridays! 10/18/2013

Bianca Perla - Polished

Bianca Perla – Polished
Type: Quartzite        Price Level: 5         Designer Rewards Points: 50

Calacatta Gold - Honed

Calacatta Gold – Honed
Type: Marble        Price Level: 5         Designer Rewards Points: 50

Colonial Cream - Polished

Colonial Cream – Polished
Type: Granite        Price Level: 2        Designer Rewards Points: 20

Italian White Carrarra - Polished

Italian White Carrara Select – Polished
Type: Marble        Price Level: 2        Designer Rewards Points: 20

Latinum - Polished

Latinum – Polished
Type: Granite        Price Level: 3        Designer Rewards Points: 30

Mombasa - Polished

Mombasa – Polished
Type: Granite        Price Level: 3        Designer Rewards Points: 30

Winter Frost - Polished

Winter Frost – Polished
Type: Granite        Price Level: 2        Designer Rewards Points: 20

How Preciou(stone)!

Precioustone Collection:

With over 20 colors to choose from, our slabs are supplied by the renowned Antolini Luigi and handcrafted in Italy. Gemstones that have historically been used for jewelry including amethyst, quartz, tiger eye, agate and jasper have now become the focal point of masterpieces in architectural designs for countertops, desks, tub surrounds and any other elegant space in which you desire to make a bold statement. Each slab of these specially selected specimens has been painstakingly laid out and hand assembled by experienced craftspeople.

Backlit-The Precioustone Collection’s beauty is spectacular in any application, but part of its opulent charm is that many of these materials can also be backlit to offer a more unique and striking look.

Applications-Precioustone is meant to have that “wow” factor! Make fantasy a reality with any space. Precioustone can be found in the home as countertops for the kitchen or bathroom or can even be used as art pieces. Commercial applications, such as bars, would definitely make a statement with this collection. Wherever you can envision Precioustone, is where it is meant to be!

Amethyst Medium

Amethyst Medium backlit                                                          Amethyst Medium not backlit

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Wild Tiger Eye Gold.  Absolutely stunning!

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Crystal Agate Classic: timeless and elegant.

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Our Precioustone Gallery in Wheeling, IL. You have to see it, to believe it!

Precioustone Gallery

Our Precioustone Gallery in Wheeling, IL. This collection radiates luxury!

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Smoky Quartz pairs well with any type of application

Installation

Smoky Quartz is just the right touch for this bar application