Help us Send Supplies to the Keys! | Hurricane Irma Aftermath Relief

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Palm trees holding steady against Hurricane Irma’s winds Hurricane Irma Relief Supplies As a Florida based business, International Granite and Stone understands the struggle most of our residents have been facing this past week after Hurricane Irma devastated our state. The idea came to Chris Stewart, Owner of International Granite and Stone, whilst he was […]

How to get the look of Marble, for less!

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Statutario Marble vs. Cambria Quartz Rosedale Marble vs. Quartz: Which one is better?  How to fake the look of Marble Marble Marble is a natural stone, formed under the Earth. The stone can be classified as a Metamorphic rock, meaning that over time, layers upon layers of limestone & calcium carbonate are subjected to heat […]

What is Marble?

Marble Quarry

Marble being harvested from the quarry What is Marble? Marble is a natural stone, formed under the Earth. The stone can be classified as a Metamorphic rock, meaning that over time, layers upon layers of limestone & calcium carbonate are subjected to heat and pressure, to form the beautiful stone pieces that we use to […]

Cleaning and Caring for your Granite Countertops

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Granite Countertops: Care and Maintenance For years, Granite has long been the “go-to” stone for Countertop Projects.  Granite is a great stone to use for countertop projects because it’s very durable, easy to install, and has a lot of design variations for every home.  At least 60% of homes in North America are fixed with […]

What is Quartzite?

Cristallo Oro Quartzite

Cristallo Oro Quartzite What is Quartzite? Quartzite is a natural stone, formed under the Earth. This natural stone is similar to the durability of Marble. This material can be classified as a Metamorphic rock, meaning that over time, layers upon layers of sandstone are subjected to heat and pressure, to form the beautiful stone pieces […]

Edges: The Perfect Finish to your Countertop Project

Our Edge Selection An Ogee Flat Edge, with a piece of Half Bullnose laminated underneath Selecting a stone for your countertops can be a long, awarding process.  You’ve searched for the perfect color and slab and finally have it, now what? Edges are a perfect way to complement your granite or quartz color and to […]

The Difference between Quartz & Quartzite

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Quartz vs. Quartzite What’s the difference between the two? Quartz and Quartzite are two similar countertops materials that have grown vastly in popularity over the past 10 years. Granite, which once was the go-to material for countertops, is slowly being phased out for the low maintenance of quartz and the beauty of quartzite. “Are they […]

BUYING COUNTERTOPS

Buying Countertops

The Problem BUYING COUNTERTOPS Durable Granite or Quartz Countertops have become a need in today’s efficient home. Heres the traditional options to buying countertops. Big Box Stores: Great concept until you need help. The help you do find has no experience in our industry and you get little to no guidance on what it actually takes […]

What is Quartz?

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Quartz Samples Quartz is an engineered stone. Unlike Granite,  Quartz is man made, by combining 97% Crushed Quartz and 3% Resin. This makes the stone just as strong as granite, but slightly heavier. They are then formed into slabs and sold to retailers. Quartz is the most popular stone on the market. From these slabs, […]

Backsplash: What is it and Why is it Important?

Traditional Tile vs. Natural Stone  Adding tile or stone to the walls of a kitchen or bathroom vastly enhances the aesthetic of your space.  Backsplash refers to the wall space between the countertops and the cabinets.  Most commonly, a tile or stone is applied not only for good looks but also to protect your walls.  […]