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Cast Stone, Fire place, Mantle

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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2cm vs 3cm backsplash

A Thinner Slab Backsplash

3cm slabs of marble, granite, quartz, and soapstone, are becoming increasingly popular. This thickness of stone, at roughly 1 1/4″ thick,  is substantial enough to look great as a single layer in your kitchen or bathroom. (See our post on the differences between 2cm and 3cm stone here) However, a 1 1/4″ thick backsplash is […]

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honed black absolute kitchen counter undermount sink

Stone Finishes

What’s the difference between polished, honed, and antiqued anyway? Once you’ve chosen your stone type, the next decision you have to make is what sort of finish you want on it. There are 3 main types of finishes available for natural and engineered stone slabs: polished, honed, and brushed. Polished: This is the high gloss […]

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