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Galleria Stone & Tile Blog

Welcome to our Galleria Stone & Tile Blog! Here you can find the latest in residential/commercial design, inspiring ideas, tips & tricks from our design experts, DIY installation guides, the latest trends and styles. For more information or questions about any of our products listed below, contact us. Subscribe to our e-mail list to stay updated on the latest news by clicking here!

A Thoroughly Modern Farmhouse in Cream and White

Posted by Irene Ferreira on Sep 2, 2016 10:00:00 AM

In the heart of Connecticut’s river valley, stands a newly renovated farmhouse. Authentic rustic meets thoroughly modern in this spacious and luxurious home. Designed as a weekend get-away, this house has all the amenities for comfort and relaxation.

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Topics: Stone, kitchen, bathroom, Showers, Countertop, Granite 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

Beautiful Beach House Stone and Tile Design

Posted by Jamie Tomassetti on Oct 15, 2015 3:12:00 PM

Subtle hints of sea-washed blues, shell greys, and toasty sands are sprinkled throughout this Westbrook, CT beach house to create a simplistic and relaxed ocean-side vibe. Tastefully current, each room showcases tile and stone combined to form a work of art. Join us for a tour as we soak in the palette of mixed designs, which makes this home truly remarkable.    

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Topics: Glass Tile, Vanities, Countertops, Stone, Tile, Showers

3 Options for What to Use Besides Bullnose Tile

Posted by Jamie Tomassetti on Aug 26, 2015 1:27:58 PM

Finishing the edges of your tile design gives an overall clean and polished look. But what if coordinating bullnose pieces aren’t available for the tile you picked? Here are three alternatives on what to use besides bullnose tile.

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Topics: Installation, Stone, Tile, Porcelain Tile

What's the difference between granite and quartz?

Posted by Jamie Tomassetti on Aug 20, 2015 12:30:00 PM

A question you’ll absolutely want to know the answer to before making a decision on what kind of kitchen countertops to get.

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Topics: Countertops, Stone

Stone Facts

Posted by Jamie Tomassetti on Aug 3, 2015 1:33:27 PM

Are you considering natural stone for your countertops? Before resuming your search for slabs, get the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about stone. By equipping yourself with additional knowledge, you can enjoy confidence and peace of mind when it comes time to make that big investment.

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Topics: Countertops, Stone

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

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