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Have a small project? We have remnants…

Are you uncomfortable with the idea of purchasing an entire slab for a small project, like remodeling a vanity? Well, you are in luck! The Stone Center has a wide variety of remnants in stock. With materials such as: Marble, Granite, Quartz, Limestone, & Soapstone. Please feel free to stop by our showroom and take […]

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It’s all in the details…

Are you looking for something to take your bathroom to the next level? Perhaps you’ve considered integrated stone sinks, or maybe a slab shower? It’s the little things, though, that really take a space from beautiful to gorgeous. Today, we have two ideas to share with you that can jazz up any space. Our in […]

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For the Love of Soapstone

Soapstone with either mineral oil or wax applied to surface.       (photo credit: houzz.com) Soapstone with natural finish.       (photo credit: www.soapstones.com)     Soapstone is a natural material, a metamorphic rock that is composed primarily of talc with varying amounts of chlorite, micas, amphiboles, carbonates and other minerals. Soapstone was […]

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Custom Made Furnishings

Haven’t been able to find that perfect piece to complete your project but you can envision what it looks like? Custom designed for you and your space means that you can best utilize the space you have as well as adding design elements that become architectural features in your home. We work with homeowners, designers, […]

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Granite, Quartzite and Quartz: How do they Differ?

(photo credit: www.connecticutstone.com) Quartzite “Super White” So, it’s back to school time, we’re sharpening our pencils and off for a little knowledge about stone. This can be very helpful in selecting materials, so let’s forge ahead! Granite is an igneous rock which means that it has crystallized and solidified from lavas molten state. Granite is […]

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Cast Stone vs Limestone Fireplaces

  Cast Stone: Pros: • Almost limitless color and texture options • Lower materials/fabrication cost • Good for exteriors because of its weather resistance and resistance to moss and lichen growth • Can be made lighter than stone for applications where weight might be prohibitive or costly Cons: • Limited to stock designs and measurements, […]

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Cast Stone Fireplaces

We recently did a post on our limestone fireplaces where we outlined the process of how we design, fabricate, and install our custom designed, hand carved limestone fireplace surrounds. But limestone isn’t the only option for your fireplace surround material. There are, in fact, many other options. Today we’ll focus on a man made material […]

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