The Story Behind the Stone – Verde Antique

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Verde Antique, the world’s finest serpentine, is born right here in the USA and has been quarried in the green mountains of central Vermont for over a 100 years! Verde Antique is often referred to as “marble”, while it has the warmth and look of marble, it is actually harder and less porous than many types of granite. It’s low absorption rate and flexural strength makes it a favorite among architects, designers and builders on projects throughout the world. It can be found in kitchens, courthouses, museums and many commercial buildings.

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Verde Antique’s signature green and metallic flecked surface, complimented by white and light green veining, makes it a widely sought element in distinctive residential projects. Every block that’s quarried has unique features to complement your project. Unlike marble, Verde Antique naturally stands up to culinary acid exposure and resists staining. In fact, over 100 years of Verde Antique interior and exterior installations worldwide still retain their original finishes and beauty. Being family owned and operated in Rochester, Vermont, along with strategically placed warehouses in nearby Hancock; ensure the time honored quality of local Vermont craftsmanship for your special project. This also allows the ability to supply custom sizes and different finishes, with short lead times – from small scale local kitchens, to major international projects.

Please help us welcome – Vermont Verde Antique!

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The Story Behind the Stone – Statuario Cava 103

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Equivalent to the batch number on a bottle of well aged scotch, the Statuario Cava 103 stamps the same type of exclusive richness. The “103” originates from the name of the quarry which produces this most sought after white marble. The historical quarry, Calocara 103, sits high up in a mountain and overlooks the beautiful city of Carrara, Italy.

Batch 103 is known for its stark white background and medium grain structure. The balance of its veins, coupled with its evenly distributed pattern, is what makes these set of blocks so extraordinary, proclaiming them the king of all whites! Our generational relationships allow us exclusive rights to the first selection of blocks. This is how we ensure that you will be receiving the most luxurious slabs of Statuario Cava 103.

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Introducing the Marmoker Series by Casalgrande

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In years past, the popular choice for tile has always been Marble and Granite, continually leaving Porcelain in the dark. However, in today’s world, the sun is beaming down and the spotlight has never shined brighter on this wonderful Porcelain tile. More fashionable than ever, we have watched this “ugly” duckling grow up to be the most beautiful swan of all!

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The most popular Porcelain tiles are those that mimic the organic beauty found in natural stone. The Marmoker Series is just our latest addition to the Casalgrande Collection. Simply put, this tile is elegantly crafted to resemble the true beauty found in the ever so popular marble stone.

The advantage of Porcelain tile is it’s extreme durability coupled with very low maintenance care. You don’t have to worry about staining or scratching due to the fact that this tile is not as soft or porous as natural stone. With Porcelain tile you get the best of both worlds!

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With the capability to be used on both flooring and wall coverings, we are proud to announce that we are stocking 7 different colors, one of which you’re sure to fall in love with, that are available in 12″x 24” tiles with your choice of a polished or matte finish.

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The Best of the Best!

White Marble & Quartz ended the year with a bang, just like we predicted! Each year we like to look back on our best sellers and also the most popular and in demand stones the industry has to offer!

With a wide variety of choices that today’s homeowners have, picking out a kitchen or bathroom counter top/backsplash is no easy task. This is a process and not always an easy one. People’s minds constantly change, and our hold lists are always being updated, until finally there’s a match made in heaven!

Introducing our Show-Stoppers of 2015!

Viareggio has not only been the best seller but the most requested stone of the year. Made for lovers of the “white marble look”, but with the strength of Quartz!

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The clean and crisp look of Pearl was an eye catcher this year, and we can see exactly why. This versatile Quartz can make a strong statement all on its own or be used to balance a busy decor.

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We are not at all surprised that Bianca Perla made the list. The natural character and soft veining found in this Quartzite can easily suit any design style, from traditional to modern.

Bianca Perla Kitchen Countertop

 

Iceberg Quartzite Extra can literally light up any room! This translucent Quartzite can be back lit in both a Polished & Satin finish.

Iceberg Extra Kitchen Countertop

 

Crestola, the copy cat of our luxurious Calacatta Borghini Extra! (and to the naked eye can easily pass as one, shhh!)

Crestola Quartz Countertop

 

Imperial Danby Extra made the list not only for it’s beauty but durability as well. The absorption rate found in this marble is low, decreasing the risk of stains.

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There are plenty of reasons why Super White Extra is so popular – the bold veining and unique character found in each slab is mesmerizing.

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Terrazzo: Limited Only By Your Imagination

What is terrazzo?

Terrazzo flooring systems have existed for centuries, dating back to Roman times. Marble chips, byproducts of exquisite sculptures, were mixed with cement and ground to a polished finish to create the original terrazzo flooring system. This enduring mixture is still used today, but with a few modern modifications.

With your surface as the canvas, Terroxy® Resin Systems provides the ability to transform creativity into a durable and timeless art. The glue that truly bonds your system together, Terroxy® Resin Systems’ Epoxy Matrix, provides a beautiful, seamless surface that is easy to maintain.

Terroxy® Epoxy Matrix:

Terroxy® Epoxy Matrix provides a system that is long lasting and easy to maintain. Resistant to chemicals, oil, grease and bacteria, Terroxy® Epoxy Matrix is ideal for commercial, industrial and institutional applications. This special formula does not allow for colors to fade or to wear thin. The colors you choose today will be just as vibrant in 40 years.

Terrazzo Chip-Aggregate For Terrazzo Flooring:

The specialty aggregates included in terrazzo flooring are the primary ingrediant of the terrazzo design mix, typically representing 70% of the flooring system. These aggregates are most commonly marble chips; however, glass and other specialty aggregates are also suitable for terrazzo flooring.

Domus Divider Strip:

Divider strips are commonly used in terrazzo flooring to serve two basic needs: form and function. For thin-set epoxy terrazzo, the most common divider strips are an “L” type manufactured in a white zinc alloy or brass.

Divider strips may simply serve as a transition between colors or they may be bent on the job site or water-jet cut at the factory to form intricate designs, logo artwork and lettering.

The primary function divider strips offer is to control cracking in your terrazzo flooring topping.

T&M offers custom strip design for any terrazzo project from basic patterns to the most complex designs.

ecoTrazzo-Sustainable Living:

ecoTrazzo is a thin-set epoxy terrazzo flooring system designed to provide additional green benefits relative to traditional poured-in-place terrazzo systems.

The key components to an ecoTrazzo floor include the incorporation of sustainable chips and VOC.

Common Applications:

  • Airports
  • Cafeterias
  • Hospitals
  • Locker Rooms
  • Museums
  • Office Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Schools
  • Shopping Malls
  • Stadiums/convention centers

Terrazzo Installations:

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Kalahari Resort-Wisconsin Dells, WI
Terrazzo Contractor: Grazzini Brothers & Company
Photographer: David Markley

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Kalahari Resort-Wisconsin Dells, WI
Terrazzo Contractor: Grazzini Brothers & Company
Photographer: David Markley

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Kalahari Resort-Wisconsin Dells, WI
Terrazzo Contractor: Grazzini Brothers & Company
Photographer: David Markley

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Kalahari Resort-Wisconsin Dells, WI
Terrazzo Contractor: Grazzini Brothers & Company

Photographer: David Markley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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KFC-Yum Arena-Louisville, KY
Rosa Mosaic & Tile Co.
Photographer: David Laudadio

 

 

 

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KFC-Yum Arena-Louisville, KY
Rosa Mosaic & Tile Co.
Photographer: David Laudadio

 

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KFC-Yum Arena-Louisville, KY
Terrazzo Contractor: Rosa Mosaic & Tile Co.
Photographer: David Laudadio

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KFC-Yum Arena-Louisville, KY
Terrazzo Contractor: Rosa Mosaic & Tile Co.
Photographer: David Laudadio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children's Mercy Hospital for Terrazzo & Marble

Children’s Mercy Hospital East Clinic-Kansas City, MO
Terrazzo Contractor: DESCO Coatings
Photographer: Steve Puppe

Children's Mercy Hospital for Terrazzo & Marble

Children’s Mercy Hospital East Clinic-Kansas City, MO
Terrazzo Contractor: DESCO Coatings
Photographer: Steve Puppe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children's Mercy Hospital for Terrazzo & Marble

Children’s Mercy Hospital East Clinic-Kansas City, MO
Terrazzo Contractor: DESCO Coatings
Photographer: Steve Puppe

Children's Mercy Hospital for Terrazzo & Marble

Children’s Mercy Hospital East Clinic-Kansas City, MO
Terrazzo Contractor: DESCO Coatings
Photographer: Steve Puppe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VersaTILEness

Tile-It has a presence almost anywhere you go. It can be found in bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, commercial buildings, entryways, etc. It can be used as flooring, on walls, as backsplashes or anywhere that you envision. The possibilities are endless.

Tile-It can be as simple or complex as you want it to be. Soft, neutral tones will compliment any of its surroundings and bold, dramatic styles are sure to make a statement. It has the ability to take on any color, finish and size. This is perfect for the creative mind.

Tile- It can take on many forms, such as quartz, porcelain, glass, natural stone, terrazzo and so much more. Size options are endless, whether that is the smallest mosaic or a large paver format. Its color will set what kind of mood a room will convey.

Tile-It is here to stay and is trend setting. It’s meant to be colorful or monochromatic, traditional or modern, striking or subdued, small or large. It’s looking to create a space that is all its own.

Tile-It is all in the versaTILEness.

Examples of tile:

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Terrazzo can also be used as tile!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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With Terrazzo the tile possibilities are endless!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Angora Grey-honed limestone
Available in 6×36″ plank tiles at T&M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Absolute Black Premium-polished granite
Available in 12×12″ tiles at T&M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vioso Sand

Vioso-Sand-Part of T&M’s Vitalia porcelain tile
Available in 12×24″ matte finished tiles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Europa Beige

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Available in 12×24″ matte finished tiles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Shore

North Shore-Chicago Series-Part of T&M’s Luce glass collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Onyx-Geo Series-Part of T&M’s Luce glass collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Edgewater-part of T&M’s DIFINITI™ quartz
Available in 12×12″ and 12×24″ polished tiles

 

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Corvallis-part of T&M’s DIFINITI™ quartz
Available in 12×24″ polished tiles

 

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Calacatta Borghini Extra large format tiles
Available in 24×24″ and 36×36″ polished marble tiles at T&M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Naples Heart Institute
Custom color DIFINITI™ floor tiles

 

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Naples Heart Institute
Custom color DIFINITI™ floor tile

 

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Piano-honed travertine
6×36″ plank tiles shown in the showroom at T&M’s Wheeling location

 

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Calacatta Gold 12×12″ marble tiles displayed in a bathroom

 

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Calacatta Nuova-large format marble tiles

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Calacatta Nuova-large format marble tiles

 

White Marble = Classic Beauty

That gorgeous classic white marble with gray veining has been used around the world for years now.  Discovered before the first century, white marble has proven that it can stand the test of time.  Some of the most beautiful and historic artwork is composed of white marble.  The Taj Mahal, the Statue of David and the Jefferson Memorial are just a few.  White is anything but boring.

White marble comes in a variety of finishes including honed, polished and tumbled and is available in both tile and slab.  It is recommended for both residential and commercial projects, including flooring, countertops, and backsplash.  It can brighten any room, creating the illusion of a larger space.  It’s a rich material that adds beauty to any space.  As you notice style fads constantly changing, a gorgeous Calacatta Gold countertop or that amazing Statuario White backsplash will always be in style.

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Of course, one of the most common places to see marble is the bathroom.
Take a look at this Calacatta Gold marble flooring.

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Calacatta Nuova tiled flooring and slab countertop.
The touch of white marble brighten up the dark décor of this space.

 

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Calacatta kitchen countertop and backsplash.
There is nothing wrong with decorating white on white.
We love it, what are your thoughts on it?

 

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The touch of white marble brightens up the dark décor of this space.
Do you see how this Calacatta kitchen countertop brings out the
rich and vibrant colors of the browns and creams?