Guest Post: Denise Daniels of MB Stone Care on Preserving Your Home’s Natural Stone Surfaces

JG Kitchens

Regular Gold Notes readers know that I’m a big fan of engineered stone and porcelain slab for their low maintenance properties. You also know that I consider Mother Nature to be the finest artist in the world and greatly admire the incomparable beauty of natural stone.

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. In terms of user friendliness and durability it usually comes down to natural stone or man made products such as quartz. Like with all natural stone, price is largely determined by how close you are to the source (quarry or port).

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Stone fireplace Ideas for Classic, Intimate Charm

Trendir Magazine

However, there is one fireplace style that offers something a little fresher and even modern- a stone fireplace. Having a stone fireplace can easily and quickly vitalize your home instantly. Here are a few ways to upgrade your stone fireplace without having, it feel cold and frigid. Gray Center Column Even if it’s not displayed directly in the middle of the room, having a stone fireplace will instantly make a chic approach. The stone itself, screams edgy.

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Sensational Stone Simulation

Diary of a Tile Addict

The Hard Surfaces & Natural Stone Show is fast approaching. From 30th April to 2nd May 2019, buyers visiting ExCel, London, will be presented with a powerful line up of ceramic, porcelain, conglomerate, ultra compact, and natural stone surface solutions, making this a must-visit event for retailers, distributors, contractors, and specifiers alike. Barriers between natural stone and ceramics in the tile sector have long since broken down.

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Radio Stone Update -- Feb. 10, 2021

Stone Update

Featured Episodes Radio Stone UpdateCoverings gains a partner for July show; U.S. hard-surface imports show only slight 2020 loss; more.

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Stone Manufacturing

The Tile Doctor

Bear in mind that just like their man made cousin, stone tiles have their own characteristics and installation requirements. As always, follow the manufacturer instructions for the installation of the chosen material. General

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Tile Style: stone and wood inspiration

Tile of Spain USA

Blog Argenta Cerámica Azuliber CERACASA Halcon Mayolica Metropol peronda STN Ceramica stone Tile Style Venus Vives woodNowadays, creating spaces with environmentally friendly materials allows us to adopt an active role in our commitment to the health of our environment. Sustainable ceramic products allow us to do just that without losing its attractive design. Ceramic is a material with 100% natural components.

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Stone fireplace Ideas for Classic, Intimate Charm

Trendir Magazine

However, there is one fireplace style that offers something a little fresher and even modern- a stone fireplace. Having a stone fireplace can easily and quickly vitalize your home instantly. Here are a few ways to upgrade your stone fireplace without having, it feel cold and frigid. Gray Center Column Even if it’s not displayed directly in the middle of the room, having a stone fireplace will instantly make a chic approach. The stone itself, screams edgy.

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Stoned

KB Culture

Cut by water jet, the stone tiles are suitable for floor and wall surfaces; a slight texture gives them a degree of slip resistance. stone tile As with a mandala, contemplating the rippled pattern of the Scribe mosaic can lull away the stresses of the day. Well, it works for me!] Here, I''m impressed by the contrasting grout treatment: white between the central carrara tesserae and grey separating the surrounding pieces of thassos marble. annsacks.com.

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Radio Stone Update -- 2020 in Review

Stone Update

Featured Episodes Radio Stone UpdateThe top stories of a topsy-turvy year.

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Virtual Stone Summits Continue

Stone Update

Three more sessions scheduled this spring. Featured Shows, Seminars, Workshops Events

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Radio Stone Update -- January 13, 2021

Stone Update

Featured Episodes Radio Stone UpdateCurrency-manipulation charges could lead to U.S. tariff on Vietnam surfaces; more.

Radio Stone Update -- January 13, 2020

Stone Update

Featured Episodes Radio Stone UpdateCurrency-manipulation charges could lead to U.S. tariff on Vietnam surfaces; more.

Selecting Stone

The Tile Doctor

Tile Doctor Tip: Bear in mind that all of the aforementioned descriptions and recommendations are general in nature. All design and job requirements need to be evaluated carefully and each level of the intended project. General

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Natural Stone Institute Scholarships

Stone Update

Jim Buth, Nichole Renko recipients of 2020 program. Featured Association Beat News

Radio Stone Update -- October 14, 2020

Stone Update

Featured Episodes Radio Stone UpdateKBIS Goes Online Only for 2021; Hard-Surface Imports Up Again.

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4 Ideas for Creative Stepping Stone Pathways

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

If you’re looking for a timeless addition to your yard, consider stepping stone pathways. Many stepping stone pathways are part of a zen style, as these types of yards make great use of stone elements. Stepping stones can also be set into grass for a more rustic and aged look. So take a look below for some inspiration for stepping stone pathways. Naturally cut stepping stones work well in classic styles like zen. Zen Stepping Stones.

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Radio Stone Update -- August 12, 2020

Stone Update

Hard-Surface Imports Up in June; KBIS, Xiamen Stone Fair Updates; more. Featured Episodes Radio Stone Update

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Online Stone Resource Library Grows

Stone Update

Natural Stone Institute adds 16 Q&A articles by Chuck Muehlbauer. Featured Association Beat News

Radio Stone Update -- November 11, 2020

Stone Update

Featured Episodes Radio Stone UpdateSeptember Hard-Surface Imports Reach Record Values; Silicosis Seminar on Nov. 17; more.

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Radio Stone Update -- September 23, 2020

Stone Update

Featured Episodes Radio Stone UpdateMSI Plans U.S. Midwest Enhancement; NTCA Tilesetters of the Year; more.

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Rubble Tile’s Newest Stone-Look Porcelain Collections, Tudor Stone & Kensington

Rubble Tile

Stone-look porcelain has come a long way. With today’s technology, it’s possible to use porcelain tile in place of natural stone tile without sacrificing beauty, elegance, or even luxury. Designers and homeowners choose porcelain over stone for a number of reasons, but the most compelling.

Cleaning Stone

The Tile Doctor

Some mistakes can be irreversible, always check labels on the product you are thinking of using and test an inconspicuous area first to see what effects, if any, your cleaning process will have. General

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A Recap: 2018 Coverings Tile & Stone Show

Architectural Ceramics

Every year, Architectural Ceramics travels to the Coverings Tile & Stone Show to discover new products, meet new industry allies, and strengthen our vendor & customer relationships. Last year, world-wide vendors came together for “the global tile and stone experience” hosted in Orlando, Florida. The Coverings Rock Stars – an Emerging Leaders Program – honors young talent in the tile and stone industry. // by Betty Sullivan //.

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Radio Stone Update -- August 26, 2020

Stone Update

Featured Episodes Radio Stone UpdateTISE 2021 Moves from January to June; Coverings Connected Begins; more.

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Radio Stone Update -- September 9, 2020

Stone Update

Featured Episodes Radio Stone UpdateCaesarstone Buys Into Porcelain-Slab Plant; U.S. Hard-Surface Imports Up in July; more.

Hot Product ~ Stone Box Mini

As The Tile Turns

Stone Box Mini faithfully reproduces the grain of natural stone proposed in three color ways. Based on a selection of 36 different types of stones from three quarries blended together by color for superb harmony that gives sustained rhythm to the varying patterns. The real life quartzite sparkle applied in the glazing process further enhances the real life quality of Stone Box Mini. From The Floor exterior porcelain stone box mini

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Radio Stone Update -- July 22, 2020

Stone Update

Featured Episodes Radio Stone UpdateFabricator Webinar Next Week; New LATICRETE CEO; more.

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Vision Stone

Garden State Tile Blog

Vision Stone is a premium white Italian marble from the same region as our Calacatta and Statuario marbles. Vision Stone is available in polished or honed for floors, walls, and backsplashes. The post Vision Stone appeared first on Garden State Tile. This marble has a beautiful white background with subtle gray veining throughout. Blog Marble Tile What's New

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Aquarius Stone Effect Tiles

The London Tile Co.

The Aquarius range features natural stone effect wall and floor tiles as well as a modern decor tile in Dark or Moon grey. Bathroom Tiles Kitchen Tiles

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Radio Stone Update -- November 25, 2020

Stone Update

Featured Episodes Radio Stone UpdateSeptember Hard-Surface Imports Reach Record Values; Silicosis Seminar on Nov. 17; more.

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Porcelain Paving Vs. Natural Stone

The London Tile Co.

It goes without saying that all paving materials will have pros and cons, but with porcelain fast becoming the material of choice for patios we wanted to see how it compares to another popular material: natural stone. The most common types of natural stone used for paving are sandstone, granite, slate and limestone – all of which have a beautiful natural look. Most natural stone paving has a rustic finish that can look out of place when used in modern homes and gardens.

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

JG Kitchens

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. So when the Natural Stone Institute offered a guest post on maintaining these materials, I gladly said yes. Caring for Natural Stone in the Kitchen and Bath. It’s no secret that natural stone transforms any room in which it is placed. Know Your Stone.

Radio Stone Update -- October 28, 2020

Stone Update

Featured Episodes Radio Stone UpdateCoverings Connected on Nov. 18; Fabrication-Shop Mass-Shooting Trial Continues.

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Resurgence of Exotic Stone

Decorative Materials

Hence, our appreciation for the recent resurgence of exotic stone, which is back with a vengeance. Minimalist design can be gorgeous in the right setting, but as far as we're concerned, bolder is better. We love vibrant looks that make an instant statement while remaining as sophisticated as possible. Tile Trends

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Radio Stone Update -- June 24, 2020

Stone Update

Silicosis Study of Spanish Engineered-Stone Workers; New Laminam Logo; more. Featured Episodes Radio Stone Update

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Recessed Shelves in Stone Bath

The Tile Shop

Clever placement of recessed shelves in this stone bath

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Radio Stone Update -- July 8, 2020

Stone Update

Featured Episodes Radio Stone UpdateCovid-19 affects U.S. residential remodeling market; Marmomacc 2020 online only; more.

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Natural Stone Institute Testing Lab Noted

Stone Update

Facility gains recognition for stone, fixture analysis. Featured Association Beat News

Shopping For Tile And Stone

The Tile Doctor

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) together with the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) establish guidelines and minimum performance levels for the manufacture of ceramic tile. General

Radio Stone Update -- June 10, 2020

Stone Update

Featured Episodes Radio Stone UpdateSlow Global Growth for Countertops; Australia Gains on Silicosis; more.

The Details :: Bookmatched Stone

The Ace of Space

Rewind to last week and I have a former client on the phone who is begging me to go to the stone yard with her. The post The Details :: Bookmatched Stone appeared first on The Ace Of Space Blog. Bathrooms Kitchens Stone and Tile Annabelle Seldforf Beth Webb Croma Design Erin McLaughlin Hotel Viceroy-Anguilla Lee F. With a full schedule that only allowed for an occasional trip to refresh my coffee, I told her “I’m not taking on clients right now.”

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Italian Inspirations: Italian Stone Tile Designs

Decorative Materials

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 tilesIt's ideal for decorative kitchen tiles, contemporary bathroom tiles, outdoor patio tile and everything in between.

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