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Romancing the Stone: In Search of the Perfect Kitchen Countertop

By E. A. Aarons
I was standing in the middle of a granite warehouse amid 42,000 square feet of stone slabs. My kitchen designer sent me here with just one piece of advice: see what speaks to you.

I was overwhelmed. Until I saw one particular slab. Then I was smitten. Read more


Salvaged Stone Inspires Cultural Design

October 2015
On January 30, 2009, ground was broken for the new Francis Marion University (FMU) Performing Arts Center. At the time, the 68,000-square-foot facility was one of two building projects that encompassed a public-private, multi-partnership agreement. Read more


A Beginner's Guide to Stone Selection

September 2015
Natural stone is a versatile material that can be used in many places throughout the home. Commonly used for kitchen countertops, stone is also a great choice for fireplaces, bathroom vanities, cladding, flooring, outdoor kitchens, and fire pits. Read more


Top 4 Reasons Why Granite Countertops Are Here to Stay

September 2015
Granite continues to be the preferred choice for kitchen countertops nationwide. According to the NKBA 2014 Kitchen & Bath Style Report, a stunning 91% of respondents specified granite when designing new kitchen countertops. Read more