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Galleria Stone & Tile Blog

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Granite and Marble Countertops: Finding a Quality Fabricator

Posted by Galleria Stone and Tile on Oct 1, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Natural stones such as granite and marble are classic design materials for homes, offices or commercial spaces.  They can transform your kitchen or desired area into a glamorous work of art!  Many home owners think that natural stone is pricey compared to other materials. However, what they may not take into consideration is the value it infuses.   Natural stone can boost the value of your home and is far more affordable and accessible then it was a decade ago.   Few other building materials offer the elegance and longevity of natural stone.   Strength, durability, originality, quality and heat retention are a few attributes that make stone such a desirable choice. If a reputable fabricator is chosen and your stone is properly installed, it will last the lifetime of your home. Chances are your tastes will change before the stone needs replacing!

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Topics: Stone slab, Fabrication of countertops, Fabrication, Quartzite, Marble, Marble Countertop, kitchen design trends, Granite, Granite Countertop

An Inside Look into the Fabrication of Countertops

Posted by Irene Ferreira on Apr 25, 2016 1:30:00 PM

This is a step-by-step guide explaining the fabrication process from start to finish.

1.  Select your Stone

Granite, Marble, Limestone, Quartz, Quartzite, Porcelain, Soapstone, Onyx, or Concrete, there are many options when choosing your stone countertop. Each stone has unique qualities and is specially suited for a variety of applications. A little research goes a long way. A reputable fabricator will have a vast selection of first quality stone in their slab warehouse and should be able to answer any of your questions regarding the characteristics, color variation and application when selecting your stone. 

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Topics: Fabrication, Quartz, Granite Countertop, Marble Countertop, Marble, Stone Edges, Stone Slabs, Granite, Stone Surface, Inside look into the fabrication of countertops, Fabrication of countertops, Countertop

Choosing the Right Stone Countertop

Posted by Irene Ferreira on Mar 23, 2016 10:00:00 AM

When choosing the stone for your countertop, there are a few things to consider: color, application, care and durability. Natural stone is unique. The variety of shades and colors inherent to natural stone are endless; each pattern is different. Some stones create a sense of movement, while others a more subdued look. All natural stone is porous to some degree and is subject to staining, etching, and wear, depending on the type of stone it is and its durability threshold. Most stone requires some level of care. Being aware of these distinctive differences will serve as a guide to selecting the right stone for your countertop.

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Topics: Vanities, Countertops, Stone, Fabrication, Quartz, kitchen, Granite Countertop, Quartzite Countertop, Marble Countertop, Limestone Countertop, Onyx, Soapstone Countertop, Soapstone, Choosing the right stone, Choosing the right stone countertop, Quartzite, Granite, Quartz Countertop, Limestone, Onyx Countertop, Porcelain Countertop, Porcelain

How To Choose A Surface Finish For Your Stone

Posted by Irene Ferreira on Jan 13, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Choosing a surface finish for your stone product can be straightforward if you are aware of the options.

It is the vision and the attention to detail, that makes home design an authentic expression of oneself. What seems like the simplest of choices, may have a profound impact on your design and ultimately define the look and feel of your space. Smooth surface or textured, natural stone has many styles and distinct personalities. In this article we will be highlighting the most popular stone surface finish options, their characteristics, and the feeling they evoke to make your design dream a reality.    

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Topics: Vanities, Countertops, Stone, Fabrication, Quartz

How to use grey and white in a master bath.

Posted by Jamie Tomassetti on Dec 2, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Check out some of these inspiring photos for ideas on how to incorporate grey and white into your master bath.

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Topics: Vanities, Countertops, Stone, Fabrication, Showers, Quartz

Choosing An Edge for Your Countertop

Posted by Jamie Tomassetti on Jul 14, 2015 11:11:44 AM

Home design is all about sprinkling little details here and there to make the final outcome truly unique. One way to incorporate individuality into your kitchen is by selecting a custom edge profile for your countertops. While this may seem like a small task, different edge profiles will lend a different look and feel to the surface space. So giving this a little thought can potentially result in a big impact on the finished product. In this article, we’re going to highlight a few of our favorite profiles and what makes them so special.

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Topics: Countertops, Stone, Fabrication

5 Points on Thin Porcelain

Posted by Jamie Tomassetti on Jul 9, 2015 3:35:46 PM

A captivating covering for both indoor and outdoor surfaces, thin porcelain offers the look of natural stone with the strength and durability of porcelain. As this material quickly gains popularity in both the commercial and residential markets, we thought now would be the perfect time to share these five points on thin porcelain. 

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Topics: Countertops, Fabrication

How to Prepare for New Countertops

Posted by Jamie Tomassetti on Jul 8, 2015 3:57:38 PM

A countertop installation can be a smooth process if you’re prepared. Follow these simple tips for a headache-free experience!

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Topics: Countertops, Stone, Fabrication