THE BEAUTY OF MARBLE
Kitchens are always said to be the heart of the house, and islands are the lungs. Do you know why?
THE BEAUTY OF MARBLE
Marble is an incredibly famous and versatile stone. With unrivaled beauty and workability, it has been the chosen medium for sculptors and artisans for hundreds of years. The marble look is identified by long flowing veins set on a crisp background and has been copied and imitated for use on all manner of household objects. When it comes to the real thing, Marble is an incredibly diverse and interesting family of stone with hundreds of amazing colors and patterns. Today we will explore some of what this stone has to offer, and how you can best utilize it in your home.
With 2021 out of the way, the world looks toward the future on how to regain our connections with ourselves, nature, and each other. When creating a space for yourself or to entertain, many people have looked outside of the box, or more appropriately, their home, for ways to bring what matters to them together again. With winter beginning to recede, new opportunities have opened outdoors for new and exciting ways for people to entertain, and 2022 is set to be a huge year for outdoor spaces and kitchens.
Quartz has become the go-to product for countertops in recent years. It is durable, stain-resistant, and requires no maintenance or sealing beyond regular cleaning. Despite these inherent qualities, not all quartz is created equal and there can be massive ramifications in choosing an inferior quartz brand. In order to better serve our clients, Absolute Stone Design has recently partnered with Compac surfaces to carry their entire quartz line throughout central Virginia. There are several factors that make Compac Quartz a natural choice for fabricators and homeowners including unparalleled design, technology, and eco-friendly production. Compac has heavily invested in futureproofing their product line and ensuring that they are ready for what customers demand long before they demand it.
Compac has partnered with several designers to create new and innovative designs unlike anything else on the market. One of the most prominent features in all their designs are the thru-vein pattern which creates a look of depth and allows color to be seen on exposed edges as well as the surface of the stone. This creates a seamless look on sink cutouts and edge work giving Compac quartz the closest natural resemblance on the market.
Coupled with their design, Compac has used new materials and procedures in their quartz to make it the most technologically advanced on the market. Compac quartz does not have the same temperature issues as other quartz due to their exclusive use of natural vegetable-derived BIOresins. Additionally, Compac uses up to 97% pure quartz in their slabs making them more durable and attractive than other quartz products.
Compac is committed to environmental protection and sustainability in their production and distribution of slabs. Using almost all natural products in its construction, Compac quartz does not use harsh chemicals or introduce them to the home and environment unlike cheaper quartz companies. For more information regarding Compac’s reforesting plans, environmental protection, and eco-friendly production, go to https://us.compac.es/quartz/
When selecting your next countertop, it is important to look at the kind of performance and features you need out of a surface material. You will often hear quartz, granite, marble, and quartzite in a fabrication shop which all have different properties and care requirements. Today we will examine the differences between these stones and help you make the best decision for your home.
A new year brings new design inspiration to millions of homes across the country. After so many months cooped up in our homes, designers and homeowners have been searching for ways to make their living spaces more inviting, naturalistic, and elegant. As specialists in countertop design and installation, Absolute Stone Design has been preparing for new market demands and color choices which we feel will dominate the 2022 season. Here are our top 5 picks for 2022.