Fresh Stone Fridays! 9/26/2014

Iceberg_Satin_19838_BN101-105

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

Lagoinha_19813_BN101-106

Lagoinha – Polished
Type: Quartzite          Price Level: 4          Designer Rewards Points: 40

Normandy_19836_BN132-138

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

Steel_Grey_19809_BN101-107

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

Typhoon_Bordeaux_19830_BN101-107

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

Virginia_Mist_Satin_19825_BN101-110

Virginia Mist – Satin
Type: Granite           Price Level: 3          Designer Rewards Points: 30

 

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

Blue_Sapphire_Lot_19159_BN101-106

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

Golden_Oak_Lot_19158_BN117-122

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

Sienna_Beige_Lot_19157_BN105-111

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