Category: Materials

Cleaning Your Countertops: Do’s & Don’ts

Whether natural or man-made, maintenance is the key to long-lasting countertops.

Often, our clients ask us for tips on how to keep the stones clean, so here are the do’s and don’ts!

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Marble Will Never Go Out Of Style. Do You Know Why?

Marble lasts forever. Thousands of years.

With proper maintenance, you will always be able to enjoy a beautiful piece of art that will add value to your home for years to come.

Masterpieces like the Parthenon, Pisa Cathedral, the Taj Mahal, the Lincoln Memorial, Michelangelo’s David, are examples on how durable and timeless the natural stone is.

Ideal for:

  • Bathrooms
  • Floors
  • Fireplace Hearts
  • Vanities

Marble is NOT recommended for busy areas.

Maintenance: Avoid any acid substances on the marble. If stained, immediately use water & soap for a safe cleaning.

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[Free Guide] Thinking About Remodeling the Bathroom?

Without a plan, remodeling the bathroom can be overwhelming and costly. A few things need to be considered before even beginning the planning process, picking out countertops and tiles, but the first is:

Hire a specialist that really understands your needs in Richmond, VA!

In light of the fun of bathroom renovations, we at Absolute Stone Design created this free guide to get you started.

Download your FREE guide here!

Bathroom Makeover – Guide


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Best Kitchen Countertops in 2022

When it comes to picking the best stone for the kitchen’s countertop, a common pain point is choosing the right material, color, and specifics. Whether it’s natural or man-made stone, it takes lots of research to come to a final decision!

We solved this problem! Here’s a five-step guide to help you plan and upgrade your kitchen’s look in 2022.

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The Elegance and 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. 

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How To Take Care of Your New Countertops


When looking for your next countertop, one of the primary factors the customer needs to pay attention to is how much care is required to keep your stone looking good as new. Some stones are easier to take care of than others, but like any object in the home, you must form a cleaning pattern to ensure everything works at its best. Today we will break down the essential rules to keeping countertops clean

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Why Compac Quartz?

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

Natural Stone or Quartz Countertops?

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.

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