Caesarstone Adds Cosmopolitan White To Their Color Collection…

If you like “quartz” products and like the popular white tones, Caesarstone has a new color for you to check out for your countertops. Caesarstone recently introduced the color, Cosmopolitan White, which is part of their Classico Collection Series.

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Cosmopolitan White Caesarstone

Cosmopolitan White is a neutral toned “quartz” with shades of white, beige and taupe. It has a unique pattern that includes small white veining structures that run diagonally throughout the slabs, which gives it some depth.

Cosmopolitan White would look nice in a kitchen for counterops, or a bathroom for a vanity, etc.

Make sure you stop by our showroom to check out our Caesarstone colors, and all of our products.

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Posted in Quartz on April 11th, 2016 by Barb | | 0 Comments

Make Your Kitchen The Heart Of The Home With A New Countertop…

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it is hard not to think of love, hearts, and gifts for your loved one.

Valentine hearts

Why not show your sweetheart how much you love them with a new countertop? After all the kitchen is the heart of the home and I can’t think of a better way to to enhance it than adding a beautiful countertop to enjoy all year long.


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Choose from our Group A, B, C, Exclusive granite colors and more. If you like the trending white and gray tones, we have a bunch to choose from. In fact, if you are looking for a more affordable option, we have 5 to choose from in our Group A colors including:

  1. Caledonia
  2. Dallas White
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  3. Glacier White
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  4. White Pearl
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  5. White Storm
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We also have quite a few other white options in our stock, as well.

If you are looking for something unique, we’ve got that too. How about this gem?


Vintage Granite

I just love the large areas of quartz in this stone.

Or… if you are looking for an actual gemstone, we can get that too!



This is some pretty neat looking stuff!

We have hundreds of different granite colors to choose from, as well as carry a variety of other natural stones.

If you prefer a “quartz” countertop, we can help you with that too. We carry Silestone, Caesarstone, Hanstone, Difiniti,  Dupont Zodiaq, Color Quartz, Viaterra, and more.

Make sure you stop by our showroom to take a look at all of our product selections. Our Customer Service team is ready to work with you and your sweetheart.

Thanks for reading!




Posted in Granite, Kitchen Ideas, Natural Stone, Quartz on February 10th, 2016 by Barb | | 0 Comments

Quartz Options For A Marble Look…

While marble has been a popular choice for building and countertops for years, we are seeing some consumers who are choosing some marble look alikes for countertops instead of this natural stone. Many consumers are drawn to the look of marble because of its soft, subtle tones and gentle flowing patterns. It is not wonder, as it has a timeless, elegant look that has been an attraction for hundreds of years, especially in buildings. Marble, although beautiful, does have a few drawbacks that keep some consumers from buying it for countertops. Since marble is a more porous stone, consumers do need to be cautious with spills, as etching, or stains can occur with some marbles, if not wiped up right away. Marble may also be more prone to scratching then some other countertop materials, as it is a softer stone.

If you like the look of marble, but not necessarily the need to be cautious with spills and food prep, you might want to take a look at some “quartz” products that offer some color options that are similar. “Quartz” products are man-made and comprised of a mixture of approximately 93% natural quartz , and high-quality polymer resins, and pigments that are molded into slabs. They offer a surface that is stain and scratch resistant and come in a variety of colors from various manufacturers.

Let’s take a look at some examples…


Angra Difiniti Quartz

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Classic Statue Hanstone


Crestola Difiniti

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Diabole Color Quartz

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Forte Dei Marmi Difiniti

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Italian Wabes Silestone

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Myst Color Quartz

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Statuatory Nuevo Caesarstone

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Spyder Color Quartz

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Vanilla Noir Caesarstone

If you are interested in either marble, or another natural stone, or a “quartz” product, make sure you stop by our showroom to take a look at our products. We have a lot of options for your countertops.

Thanks for reading!




Posted in Marble, Quartz on December 16th, 2015 by Barb | | 0 Comments

Add A Consistent Look With A “Quartz” Countertop…

When it comes to countertops, there are many options to choose from. That is why it is important to ask the customer up front if they have a material in mind, as well as a price range they looking at. It is also important to ask, if they like materials that have a consistent pattern, or ones that have a lot of variety and and movement to them. From there, questions can be asked about preference for color, etc. If consistency in pattern is really important, a “quartz” product might be a good option for them. While there are a variety of “quartz” products on the market these days, they are all essentially made the same way.

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Caesarstone Mocha

How It’s Made:

“Quartz” countertops are an engineered stone that is man-made. Most “quartz” is comprised of approximately 93% quartz and 7% resin binder by weight, (more than 80% resin by volume) with added pigments for color.


While we sell a number of “quartz” products including: Silestone, Caesarstone, Hanstone, Difiniti, Dupont Zodiaq and Color Quartz, there are other “quartz” products on the market, as well. Each manufacturer has their own unique colors to choose from, although some colors may be  similar to other product lines.


“Quartz” is relatively easy to clean and maintain. Most manufacturers recommend that they be cleaned with a hot, soapy dish cloth. “Quartz” products do not need to be sealed.


“Quartz” is often more expensive than granite, depending on the color selection. It can range in price from anywhere from $65 to $100 per square foot.

If you are looking for a “quartz” product for your new countertop, make sure you stop by our showroom to check out all of our material selections.

Thanks for reading!




Posted in Engineered Stone, Quartz on July 20th, 2015 by Barb | | 0 Comments

Spotlight On Forte Dei Marmi Difiniti Quartz Countertops…

In this blog, I wanted to take a look at some Forte Dei Marmi Difiniti countertops we recently fabricated and installed. Forte Dei Marmi Difiniti is a “quartz” product that has a similar look to that of a Calcutta  Gold marble. While many consumers like the elegant, beautiful look of marble, some consumers do not like the fact that marbles often require extra attention with cleaning and maintenance, as they can sometimes etch if properly not cared for.

These days, consumers have a number of material options. In fact, there are a number of materials out there that replicate the look of marble, including Forte Dei Marmi Difiniti “quartz.” Forte Dei Marmi has a neutral tone that works well with many decorating options. It also contains a gentle pattern with gold and gray veining, which can be seen throughout the slabs.

Let’s take a look at a few pictures of the project…

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Forte Dei Marmi Difiniti 

This picture was taken in our shop. Notice the mitered edge on the island and how it gives the material a thicker look.

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Forte Dei Marmi Difiniti 

The curve on this piece looks great too!

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Forte Dei Marmi Difiniti 

This picture shows one of guys doing some final touch up to the island before loading it on our install truck.

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Forte Dei Marmi Difiniti 

This picture shows the installed island. Notice the curve of the island and how it adds to the overall look.

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Forte Dei Marmi Difiniti 

Notice the gentle flowing pattern of the material in this photo. It’s soft subtle tones blend well with the darker cabinets.

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Forte Dei Marmi Difiniti 

The mitered edge and curve look great and make this island a nice focal point for the kitchen.

If you are looking for marble for your countertops, or are interested in a “quartz”product that has a similar look, make sure you stop by our showroom today. We are happy to show you our products and colors.

Thanks for reading!



Posted in Marble, Quartz on June 4th, 2015 by Barb | | 2 Comments

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