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 you have it, natural stone 101.

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.

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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

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Sensational Stone Simulation

Diary of a Tile Addict

The Hard Surfaces & Natural Stone Show is fast approaching. Barriers between natural stone and ceramics in the tile sector have long since broken down. This gives a pleasing feel to the popular stone pattern.

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How to Incorporate Luxurious Statement Stones

As The Tile Turns

Have you ever fallen head over heels in love.with stone tile? Many of our clients find themselves drawn to a particular type of stone —and eager to incorporate it into their projects. Typically, their goal is to elevate interiors by creatively incorporating bold stone features.

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Stone Care & Tips For Keeping Your Countertops Clean

As The Tile Turns

Thanks to their timeless beauty and uniqueness, natural stone countertops are a gorgeous addition to any home. Available in various colors and patterns, natural stone countertops are a perfect fit for many interior designs, whether you're renovating your home or building a new one.

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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. Insider Natural Stone

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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!]

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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.

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May Featured Tiles: Malmo Cement Effect & Aquarius Stone Effect Tiles

The London Tile Co.

There’s something luxurious about the look of natural stone but did you know that it needs to be sealed regularly – particularly in showers or areas where it might get wet? May seems to have crept up on us and we’re finding it hard to believe we’ll soon be half way through 2019.

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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.

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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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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.

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. // by Betty Sullivan //.

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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.

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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. Caring for Natural Stone in the Kitchen and Bath. Know Your Stone.

Artistic Tile: Upping the Ante with Mosaic-Inspired Statement Stones

As The Tile Turns

At Decorative Materials, we're all about experimenting with bold designs as we integrate fresh new ideas with traditional concepts. We're always on the hunt for new talent, but we also find ourselves returning again and again to a few reliable designers.

Recessed Shelves in Stone Bath

The Tile Shop

Clever placement of recessed shelves in this stone bath

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Natural Stone Institute Seeks Xiamen Stone Delegation

Stone Update

Volunteer group will visit China stone fair, natural-stone factories. Featured Association Beat News

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.

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March Featured Tiles: Pharaoh Stone & Sidewalk Cement Effect Tiles

The London Tile Co.

The Pharaoh range of wall and floor tiles has a stone effect look inspired by ancient Egyptian buildings. If there was ever a month that highlighted how up-and-down English weather can be, February 2019 was definitely it.

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Modern Stone is a contemporary classic

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

The earthy shades of Modern Stone are beautifully designed with a contemporary edge that make this series a great choice for modern installations that require a natural but sophisticated look. tile floor florim modern stone porcelain slate

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Stunning Stone House in Rural Portugal

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

This charming stone house located in rural Portugal was in need of an upgrade. ” The developing team widened the original façade with granite stone collected from a broken-down neighboring building. Architecture contemporary extension Stone House

Stone Tub

The Tile Shop

I was just looking through the new Midwest Home magazine and found our stone tub installed in a bathroom!! I remember Shari from our Plymouth store selling one a couple of years ago.this must be it. It looks amazing! The home was designed by Murphy and Co.

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Top Three Trends from Cerasie 2017: The International Tile + Stone Show

As The Tile Turns

At the end of September 2017, designers from around the world convene in Bologna, Italy to share the hottest tile and stone trends of the season. Some of the most exciting looks are expected to include tribal prints, large format tiles and natural stone.

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Stone Clone

KB Culture

Unlike most quarried stones with their slabbish heaviness, alabaster has a sense of mystery about it. stone tile Its liquid-like veining, its translucent depth, its alternating smokiness and luminescence—all these qualities combine to make it one of my favorite materials.

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U.S. Tariffs: And Now, Chinese Stone

Stone Update

Trump administration announces new set of possible duties that include a variety of hard surfaces, including natural stone, engineered stone and ceramics.

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

The London Tile Co.

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. Stone Effect Tiles. We love the look of natural stone, but the price and level of maintenance can be offputting. However, you can enjoy the look of natural stone with all the benefits of porcelain with our range of stone effect tiles.

Cool, Contemporary Stone Fireplace.

The Tile Shop

This is a cool, contemporary, stone fireplace

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Stone Curbs

The Tile Shop

Our new stone curbs are great for shower curbs but can also be used as an end or cap piece going up the side of a shower wall. See this great example- I love the clean look: home design by architect Coburn Architecture and Interiors

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Hearts of Stone

KB Culture

stone tile Despite our wishful thinking, love isn''t always a starry-eyed, happily-ever-after affair. On this Valentine''s Day, let''s remember to appreciate the emotional work that goes into building a lasting relationship.

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The 20 Most Visually Enticing Stone Facades Ever Presented on Freshome

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Charming and mysterious at the same time, stone facades continue to be a widespread exterior design choice at a time when new construction materials are being developed at a fast pace. We love walking through cities and stumbling on a stone house that strikes us with its romantic appearance.

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Traditional French Cottage A Stone’s Throw Away from Paris

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

This traditional cottage is located on a large green plot of land in the idyllic suburb of Haut-de-Seine, a stone’s throw away from Paris. This architectural project included the redevelopment and modernization of a traditional stone house.

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Artisan Stone and Tile Fireplace

The Tile Shop

She worked with Artisan Stone and Tile to create this fireplace using the Belgrade stone facing: BEFORE: AFTER: Looks great, thanks Lindsay These photos come from Lindsay Miller at our Des Moines, Iowa location.

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Stone Shower

KB Culture

The rock-filled wire cages called gabion—typically used as retaining walls—have been the darlings of landscape architects and interior designers for several seasons, owing to their eco-friendly image and compelling materiality.

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Coverings 2014 – Tile & Stone Show Preview

JG Kitchens

Next week, I’ll be attending Coverings, North America’s top tile and stone trade show, for the first time in almost a decade. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend Cevisama in 2012 and Cersaie last fall, Spain’s and Italy’s respective tile shows.

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Allied Stone Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Stone Update

Strong growth in Texas-Oklahoma market includes natural stone, quartz surfaces and now porcelain slabs. Featured Company Insider News

Stone Fireplace

The Perfect Bath

Rarely do I see a fireplace using directional stone and one that is so bold. Rather than just face the firebox with a ubiquitous stone, this installation shows how slabs have been layered for a simple but architectural installation.

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Sophistication Defining Recently Renovated Stone House in Switzerland

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

This renovated stone house in a historic village in Switzerland is not only a dream come true for its owners, but an example for modernizing historic homes. Massive, bold and minimalist, this modern stone house is a dream revived from the past.

2014 Imports: A Great Year for Stone

Stone Update

Brazil sets all-time record in granite volume; nearly all stone sectors show dynamic growth in shipments. Featured Analysis (Mid-Year/Annual) Stone Imports

Contemporary House in England Combines Stone and Glass

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The building stands out with its subtle palette of colors, resulting from a combination of stone, glass and aluminum. Photos by Double Exposure ] The post Contemporary House in England Combines Stone and Glass appeared first on

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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™.

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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.