Natural Stone 101

Kitchens for Living

Natural stone is sexy. If you want a countertop that makes a unique statement with lots of movement and natural variations I recommend natural stone. Granite is a natural stone that blends perfectly with so many styles. There, I’ve said it.

How to Keep Natural Stone Countertops Beautiful

CUSTOM Insights Blog

The versatility and beauty of marble, limestone, travertine, granite and other natural stone countertops make them extremely popular in kitchens around the country.

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How to Transform Your Home’s Exterior with Natural Stone


Whether you are looking for durability or beauty a natural stone combined with other rustic outdoor elements can transform your home’s exterior. How to Transform Your Home’s Exterior with Natural Stone. Stone Wall Advantages: Why is Building with Natural Stone Better?

Insider’s Guide to Stone Tile

As The Tile Turns

When it comes to home finishes, stone tile has a unique way of creating a custom look of understated elegance that is effortlessly natural. Distinct characteristics, especially of natural stone tile , ensure that your home will be truly one of a kind.

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Tiles in Disguise: Wood, Brick & Natural Stone Effect Tiles

The London Tile Co.

From natural looking wood to vintage-style distressed brick, there’s no shortage of designs available. These tiles allow you to create the look of natural wood, stone & brick at a fraction of the cost and with little to no maintenance. Browse our range of natural and distressed style wood effect tiles online today. Stone Effect Tiles. We love the look of natural stone, but the price and level of maintenance can be offputting.

Tile Spotlight: Using Marble Tile In Your Home

As The Tile Turns

Natural StoneDesign trends come and go, but there are some that remain classic and timeless. Marble is a perfect example, as it's a long-lasting material that never seems to go out of style.

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Outdoors to Indoors: How to integrate your indoor flooring to your outdoor living

As The Tile Turns

Design Natural StoneHome design can be an incredibly rewarding field. As a designer, your goal is to see that look of wonder and satisfaction when your client sees your complete design as a perfect reflection of their ideal living space.

Caring for Natural Stone Countertops

Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens Inc.

Caring For Your New Natural Stone Countertops. Your new natural marble or granite countertop absolutely shines in your kitchen. It adds elegance and style to your decor, and its durability makes natural stone one of the most practical types of countertop materials.

Guest Post from Natural Stone Institute – Caring for your Natural Stone Surfaces at Home

JG Kitchens

There is no finer artist than Mother Nature. Her gifts of marble, onyx, granite, soapstone and other stones have been justly prized for millennia. Like a mane of glorious locks, natural stone surfaces require care to keep them at their best. Know Your Stone.

#FlexBoneFriday: Natural Stone & Tile Gallery

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

Tile installer Rob Fauvergue used a complete ARDEX Tile and Stone Installation Systems solution for renovating the showroom floor of Natural Stone & Tile Gallery in Indiana!

3 Ways to Use Tile Outdoors

As The Tile Turns

Expert Advice Natural StoneWhether you are a trade professional or homeowner you can appreciate the importance of patio flooring. A rough or slick concrete patio without tile, no matter how beautifully designed, feels bare and unfinished.

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How To Choose Your Tile Material

The London Tile Co.

There are 3 materials that you’ll find everyone talking about, ceramic, porcelain and natural stone. Natural Stone. Whether you love clean, cool marble, dark and dramatic Slate, or soft, light Travertine, our selection of Natural Stone Tiles will have something for you. Benefits of Natural Stone Tiles. One of the most obvious benefits of natural stone tiles is their natural beauty.

Relax Like a Celebrity in this Zuma Beach Getaway

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Two of the homes three bathrooms use smooth stone materials. This one has a beautiful turquoise-blue stone and sunlight from the surrounding windows to complete the natural look. Architecture Celebrity Homes French Flea Market Greenery Chandelier Natural Stone Bathtub

Laying a Travertine Marble Tile Floor Successfully

Tile Excellence

do-it-yourself project grout home improvement laying a travertine marble tile floor mortar natural stone thin-set thinest til floor tile travertine marble tile travertine tile installation Laying a travertine marble tile floor seamlessly (i.e., without grout) is a skill that you can easily develop. Only a little bit of knowledge, a few tools, patience, and diligence are required to complete this job successfully. There is no need to be intimated by this type of project.

Marvelous Marble Natural Stones

ISC Surfaces

Stelo Bianco Marble Bianco Lara Marble Check out these beautiful marbles from the ISC Surfaces Natural Stone Collection! ISC Surfaces stocks the most popular sizes in our natural stone collection for quick availability.

Bring Natural Stone Tile Flooring into Your Bedroom

Conestoga Tile Blog

Natural stone tile bedroom flooring is as durable as it is beautiful. Ideally suited for both traditional and modern design schemes, stone tile is an investment that will return considerable dividends as the years pass by.

NEW ISC Surfaces Natural Stone Collection

ISC Surfaces

Phantasie Gray ISC Surfaces has updated our natural stone tile collection in a major way to reflect changing design trends. Silver Ash Crosscut Stone Types include limestone, travertine, marble, slate, and onyx.

Tile Installation-Tile Repair-Tile Experts: Tile Excellence: fire place.

Tile Excellence

fire place natural stone /tile installation in Lynfield mass. fire place natural stone /tile installation in Lynfield mass. Started out with a plain brick fireplace and using a natural stone tile transformed it into. stone and the top is 12 by 12s.

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Cambria Stone Surfaces-13 New Designs

Burgin Construction

Cambria® is a premier brand of natural stone surfaces and they have just added 13 innovative new designs that have made immediately available. Cambria®ABERDEEN™.

Time2Design: DEKTON Hot New Surface / Countertop Material


Dekton is available in 12 white, grey, black and natural stone hues and in three polished matte and slate finishes. It has a beautiful feel to it, the colors are fabulously natural and the ability to have/add texture and/or route out a pattern in it is spectacular. nature.

New Website Promoting Natural Stone

Stone Update

MIA+BSI launches as part of comprehensive marketing plan. Featured Industry News

Our Florim USA Ethos Tile Adds the Look of Natural Stone

Conestoga Tile Blog

Source: Conestoga Tile Designed to mimic the appearance of natural stone tile , Florium USA has combined this look with the durability and and strength of porcelain. The post Our Florim USA Ethos Tile Adds the Look of Natural Stone appeared first on Conestoga Tile.

Pebbles Natural Stone Mosaic Collection Extends Florida Tile’s PietraArt Line

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

LEXINGTON KY ¾ Florida Tile continues to expand its PietraArt stone collection with the introduction of the Pebbles line of natural pebble mosaics for walls and floors. Pebbles is an another extension of our popular and growing PietraArt stone line,” Cilona says. “We

Natural Stone Scholarship Deadline Soon

Stone Update

July 17 deadline for MIA young-worker honor; includes travel to 2016 StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas. Featured Associations News

Polycor Acquires New Quarries

Stone Update

Holdings in Maine, Oklahoma, Quebec to expand natural-stone company’s line of products. Featured Company News

Black Mold (Strachybotrys atra) And Travertine Tile | Confessions Of.

How to Floor Tile

MIA+BSI Launches Natural-Stone Testing Lab

Stone Update

In-house service can evaluate stone according to ANSI, ASTM specifications. Featured Association Beat News

Sealed with a Kiss: Hexagon Kiss Dipped Tile

Architectural Ceramics

This natural stone product, made of volcanic rock, is available in large format field tiles like 16″x16″ and 12″x24″ or mosaics like a 1″ and 3″ hexagon. I think we can all agree that hexagon tiles aren’t going away any time soon.

Marmomacc 2015 Celebrates Italian Natural Stone

Stone Update

Featured events will spotlight industry excellence as part of program supported by trade groups and government agencies. Featured Shows, Seminars, Workshops Events

U.S. Countertop Market Annual Growth: 4.2%

Stone Update

Natural stone will take up to one-fifth of demand by 2019, study says, but quartz, alternative surfaces will gain share faster. Featured Latest News

Texas Bank Facade Gets Natural-Stone Makeover

Stone Update

San Antonio building gets renewed look with new natural quartz and marble renovation. Featured Projects Articles

U.S. Helps Spark 1Q 2015 Italian Natural Stone

Stone Update

Exports stateside and to Germany offer lead outlet markets for Italy’s natural-stone industry in year’s first three months. Featured Analysis (Mid-Year/Annual) Stone Imports

Keeping Warm with Fireplace Tile

Architectural Ceramics

Just like natural travertine tile would have a range of color variation, our porcelain does the same. A natural stone option with a twist, the Perfect Pebble Collection from our vendor Island Stone , gives a natural look other than marble that’s perfect for a fireplace.

Follega is 2014 MIA Natural Stone Craftsman

Stone Update

Italian-born stoneworker at Minnesota-based Grazzini Brothers takes association honor. Featured Associations News

Update-Why You Can't Have Tight Grout Lines | Confessions Of A.

How to Floor Tile

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Italian Inspirations: Italian Stone Tile Designs

As The Tile Turns

Few modern flooring materials quite capture the classic appeal of Italian stone tile, which grants any room an instant burst of glamour. Stunning and versatile, Italian stone is an increasingly popular option in today's homes and businesses. Natural Stone luxury tiles

Expect the Unexpected from Tile Variation

Architectural Ceramics

The same could be said when considering a handmade ceramic or natural stone, because the variation in the tile’s glaze or veining may surprise you. Porcelains too, can be made with a uniform look or to mimic veining found in natural stone. Natural Stone Variation.

MIA+BSI Offers Two Scholarships for the Natural Stone Industry

Stone Update

Opportunities for young industry workers to expand knowledge. Featured Association Beat News

Helpful Tips for Choosing the Right Tile for your Remodel


First off, that image is only a façade, so if the porcelain chips, you’ll be left with the tile’s natural color. Natural stone. Where is natural stone tiling appropriate?

Trick or Treat: Trade Tips for a Sweet Install

Architectural Ceramics

It’s no secret that natural stone has natural variation. speaks to a scary common client question: can natural stone can be hand-picked? “If you are ordering marble, limestone, or any natural stone, be prepared to go with flow.