Digital Countertop Slab Layout

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What is Digital Countertop Slab Layout? Digital Countertop Slab Layout is an optional, but important design service we offer here at International Granite and Stone.  For an additional fee, we can hand-select the parts of the slabs to use and lay it all out for you to review.  How does it Work? International Granite and […]

Chips, Cracks, and Blemishes in Natural Stone

Chips, Cracks, And Blemishes In Natural Stone

What to Expect from your Natural Stone When purchasing Natural Stone for your countertops, there will always be some imperfections that are unavoidable that are just part of the stone’s makeup.  This is a big reason why people like to hand-select the slabs before they are cut and installed, most people like to make sure […]

Got a Small Countertop Project? We Can Help!

Got A Small Project? We Can Help!

Are you looking to add a little bit of stone, to a little part of your home? Not only do we do Kitchens and Bathrooms, but we also offer assistance with smaller jobs that might not constitute ordering a full slab. At International Granite and Stone, we only sell you what you need, we don’t make […]

Selecting your Countertop Edge

Selecting Your Countertop Edge

You’ve picked your material, now what?  Time to pick out an edge for your countertops! Countertop Edges serve an important aesthetic purpose.  Edging can polish off your countertops and give your kitchen or bathroom that oompf you’re looking for.  First, choose your thickness, 3 CM or 6 CM.  3 CM is the standard width, with […]

Choosing Your Countertop Material

Choosing Your Material

Choosing your Material Many factors come to mind thinking about doing your countertops: Are you looking for a light or dark look?  Or do you want something with movement?  Or something subtle?  Do you want your countertops to be smooth? Textured? Matte?  Should you match your Island to the Countertops, or do something different and complementary?  […]

What are Semi-Precious Countertops?

What Is Semi-precious?

What is Semi-Precious? Semi-Precious slabs are handmade pieces of art. Natural gemstones are hand selected and arranged to create a visually dynamic, aesthetically pleasing design. They are then combined with an epoxy or resin to create large slabs. Every slab is handmade to perfection. From these slabs, we then custom cut your countertops to your […]

How to get the look of Marble Countertops, for less!

How To Get The Look Of Marble, For Less!

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?

What Is Marble?

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

What is Quartzite?

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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 […]

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, […]