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Building a Retaining Wall: What You Need to Know

 Looking to add a retaining wall to your property? Retaining walls can serve multiple functional purposes, such as slowing…

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Celebrating Exterior Stone: An Architect’s Perspective

Working with any type of natural stone presents some unique challenges; this remains true with interior and exterior stone products…

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Stone Aggregates

Stone Aggregates: What Are They and How Can They Work in Your Home?

Stone aggregates can take your outdoor space to the next level—and CT Stone is proud to carry the area’s largest…

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Unique Challenges and Clever Solutions: Engineered Countertop with Peter Cadoux

Our team at CT Stone recently had the pleasure of working with the talents of architect Peter Cadoux and Forehand…

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ThinStone™ and Liberty Hill Granite: A Winning Combination

CT Stone recently had the pleasure of working with skilled architect Robert Berger of RMB Designs to create a beautiful…

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Engineered Stone for a Fresh, Inviting Kitchen

As stone professionals, it’s actually quite uncommon for us to be able to see a finished project after the client…

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Taj Mahal Quartzite: Natural Stone for a Beautiful and Functional Kitchen

CT Stone had the opportunity to assist with an exciting kitchen project—providing the natural stone, backsplash, and flooring materials needed…

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natural limestone, installation challenges

Challenges in Natural Limestone and How to Overcome Them

Limestone is a beautiful natural stone that is produced when sediment in the sea is pressurized; this durable stone can be…

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Planning to Build an Outdoor Fireplace with A Pizza Oven Out of Natural Stone? Here’s What You Need to Know!

Has a client recently reached out to you for help with an outdoor fireplace or kitchen project? If so, and if…

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Top Four Unique Uses of ThinStone™

At Connecticut Stone, we’ve always taken pride in our quality product offerings—from our gorgeous granite and quartz slabs to our…

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ThinStone™ Applications and Installation: Fireplaces and More

 When your clients are looking to achieve the look and feel of a natural stone wall at a reasonable…

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How to Avoid Fireplace Failures

Inside any fireplace is a firebox—the location where the actual fire blazes. A firebox must be able to withstand high…

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Using Your Gas Fire Pit: What You Need to Know

Today’s homeowners seem to be just as focused on outdoor entertaining as they are indoor entertaining. Expansive and elaborate decks, patios, and…

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Four Types of Fire Pits to Consider for Your Next Project

Fire pits are an excellent addition to many outdoor entertaining spaces, providing a cozy spot for people to gather even…

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Transform Your Kitchen with a Natural Stone Kitchen Backsplash

Whether your client is looking to remodel their entire kitchen completely or simply wants to make a few cost-effective changes,…

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mosaic floors, porcelain walls

Why (And How) You Can Combine Mosaic and Porcelain Tile

Both mosaic and porcelain tiles are popular options among homeowners, especially in kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects. However, the potential…

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residential stone clients, conservatory

Custom Blending for Interior Designs

Today’s residential stone clients are looking to truly differentiate their living spaces and make them a reflection of their unique…

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What Are the Best Outdoor Kitchen Materials?

 An outdoor kitchen can transform any exterior space into one that’s perfect for gathering and entertaining. From stunning outdoor kitchen…

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Four Ways to Transform Your Outdoor Kitchen

An outdoor kitchen provides a great space to entertain and relax. However, times change, and so do exterior entertaining trends….

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Choosing a Natural Stone for Your Custom-Made Outdoor Bench

An outdoor stone bench can add beautiful and functional seating to any entertaining space. Whether your client is looking to…

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How to Clean, Remove, and Reapply Caulk Around a Kitchen or Bathroom Sink

When your kitchen or bathroom sink was installed, a bead of caulk was likely applied around its perimeter to seal…

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What You Need to Know About the Trough Sink Trend

 In recent years, trough sinks have become increasingly popular in both residential and commercial bathroom designs. Today, they are…

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Benefits of Using Engineered Quartz or Man-Made Quartz

Benefits of Using Engineered Quartz or Man-Made Quartz

Man-made quartz has become an extremely popular interior stone option among designers, contractors, and more in recent years. Specifically, quartz…

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Quartz

Understanding the 2018 Market Volatility of Engineered Quartz

These days, engineered stone is extremely popular in both the residential and commercial markets. More than ever, homeowners are turning…

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Quartz

Kitchen Consequential: Sizing Quartz for the Perfect Island

Kitchen islands are a design feature that embodies everything we love about open-concept homes. The popular, multifunction kitchen unit is…

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Quartzite Testing

How Does Quartzite Stone Hold Up to Common Kitchen Spills?

 At Connecticut Stone, we take pride in the wide range of stone options we offer for your interior and exterior design and building…

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Waterfall Countertops

Waterfall Countertops: A “Flowing” Trend in Wine Rooms

 When you walk into a kitchen, it’s hard not to notice the large, one-of-a-kind, natural stone island right in the middle of the room….

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Quartzite Stone

Quartzite Stone: What You Need to Know

Natural quartzite has become one of the most popular options for high end residential design. Quartzite offers similar aesthetic qualities to marble…

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The Art of Fluidity: How to Blend Stones and Patterns

Your client wants a natural stone structure to liven up their exterior setting, but they want it to be unique….

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Use of Porcelain

Porcelain & Sintered Stone Panels: The Stylish Solution for Preventing Wall Damage

Porcelain panels are one of the most versatile solutions at a designer’s disposal. With their wide array of textures, colors,…

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Viewing Stone Before Purchase

Stone Terroir: The Importance of Viewing Material Before You Purchase It  

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words. But what if those thousand words include phrases like: “Wait,…

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Natural Stone Installation

Why a Mason Is an Integral Part of Natural Stone Installation

When it comes to the installation of any natural stone project, there are a lot of professionals involved. From the…

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Motion Stone

There’s something about Motion stone that sounds inherently futuristic. Maybe images of Dubai’s famous skyscrapers come to mind, their towering…

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CT Stone Maintenance Program

How to Clean Stone Counters Like a Professional

Natural stone is one of the most gorgeous options for countertops. With so many alluring colors, intriguing vein patterns, and…

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Natural Stone Finishes

The Different Types of Natural Stone Finishes

Structural design aesthetics are important when creating any space. Everything from changing the mood, to coordinating themes and motifs and…

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Rockface Edge

Natural Stone Techniques: How to Get a Rockface Edge

One way to dress up your pool coping or give more texture to your home’s front entry is to utilize…

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CT Stone Bathroom

The Advantages of Incorporating Marble into Your Design Projects

From the ancient Romans and Greeks in their design of the Colosseum and the Parthenon to today’s homes and businesses,…

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Talking Techniques: A Look at the Flaming Process

As an architect or designer, you probably already understand how important it is to have choices. Being able to give…

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Splitting Stone: The Feather and Wedge Process

Here at Connecticut Stone, we love a new challenge whenever an interesting project comes around. Creating a large piece for…

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Natural Stone Countertops

Natural Stone Countertops. Breaking Down Stone Age Misconceptions

A natural stone countertop is as unique as an original work of art. Every stone that’s quarried from the earth…

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Processes Behind the Stone

The Processes Behind the Stone: Making the Cut

As a building material, natural stone is difficult to surpass for durability, distinguished appearance, and strength. It comes in a…

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Trending Stone Selections for Exterior Fireplaces

Designers and architects are doing amazing things with exterior fireplaces. This spring and summer, fireplaces are much more than bricks…

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Bluestone

Bluestone is one of the most popular stone options in New England. It is inexpensive, simple to work with, and it is…

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White Quartz Countertops Complete a Multi-Step Kitchen Renovation

Ever since moving into her home years ago, this homeowner has been updating her kitchen step by step. The backsplash…

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Thassos Marble

When you picture a pure white, brilliant marble, you are probably picturing Thassos marble. Renowned for its magnificent white color…

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Partner Spotlight: Daniel Divitto with DPD Builders, Ltd.

During our recent sit-down with Daniel P. Divitto, the founder and president of DPD Builders, Ltd., we were privileged to gain some insight into this flourishing high-end building company. Located in Bedford Hills, New York, DPD Builders, Ltd. has been helping residents make their dream homes a reality for more than 30 years.

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Soapstone 101: What You Need to Know About Soapstone

Soapstone, also known as steatite, is a quarried stone that is softer to the touch, yet extremely pliable and non-porous….

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The Many Uses of Granite: From Common to Extraordinary

Granite is one of the most popular stone options in commercial and residential designs. It offers incredible durability and a…

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Partner Spotlight: George Pusser With Cornerstone Contracting

We recently had the pleasure of sitting down to speak with George Pusser, owner and president of Cornerstone Contracting. This particular…

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Product Spotlight: Thin Porcelain Panels From Connecticut Stone

When you wish to achieve a one-of-a-kind, elegant look in any interior space, thin porcelain panels are an excellent option….

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Upcoming Trends in Countertop Design

These days, quality countertops are more important than ever in kitchen design. Homeowners want premium materials and stylish designs that…

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5 Barefoot-Friendly Patio Stone Options in Connecticut

Few details can transform the look of an outdoor living space as well as a good quality, gorgeous stone. Whether…

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Man-Made Quartz or Quartzite: Which One Is the Best for Your Client?

Quartz and quartzite are two of the most popular stones for kitchen countertops. The stones are stunning, durable, and versatile,…

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stone pool deck

Step Outside with Stone

Today’s new homeowner trend is looking to expand their outdoor living space to create a more open area for guests…

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quartize home kitchen

Hot Trends in Quartz

Quartz is an emerging design trend popular with homeowners, and is stain resistant from…

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Video Blog, Episode 3 – Endless Possibilities

John Dial of Connecticut Stone describes the mix of materials used to create a cohesive yet unique look to this…

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Video Blog, Episode 2 – Finding the Perfect Stone

Watch this happy client’s testimonial on how Connecticut Stone transformed her existing kitchen into a bright, beautiful and functional space….

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Video Blog, Episode 1 – Stain, Stain Go Away

Get the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about counter top stains. Whether it is in your…

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Connecticut Stone Fireplace Featured in Connecticut Builder Magazine

Connecticut Stone was recently featured in Connecticut Builder’s Summer 2014 issue! Connecticut Builder is a popular industry publication put out…

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2014 Tucker Design Awards

Building Stone Institute Presents the 2014 Tucker Design Awards

Building Stone Institute, one of the country’s longest serving natural stone trade associations, proudly presents the 2014 Tucker Design Awards. Established in…

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A Home in Time for the Holidays

This fall, Connecticut Stone, in partnership with Building Homes for Heroes, teamed up to build a home for a disabled…

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private residence outdoor fireplace

Outdoor Fireplace – Private Residence

A young couple collaborate with talented mason, Mike Nusdeo of Ridgeview Designs to create a unique fireplace that will surely…

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outdoor stone patio and home

Showroom wins 2012 Home Builders and Remodelers Association HOBI award

In 2011, Connecticut Stone had the opportunity to expand its market and open its second showroom at The Galleria Design…

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The Building Stone Institute Tucker Design Awards, Cornell University

Connecticut Stone won a Tucker Design Award for our part in the Bailey Plaza project at Cornell University in Ithaca,…

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elegant custom fireplace

MIA Pinnacle Award of Merit Private Residence

Our National Project Group Division has the honor of working with the most talented architects and designers in the industry….

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Fire Pit Kit DIY Instructional

In this short film we will provide you with all of the necessary instruction and supplies for you to successfully…

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Connecticut Stone at the Galleria Design Center

Come and take a virtual tour of our new inspirational showroom located in Middletown CT at The Galleria Design Center….

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Architects Love Thinstone!

Architects and Mason contractors rave about of our innovative product ThinStone. Its versatile, easy to use, green and economical features…

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Stone house

The Building Stone Institute – Tucker Design Award – Private Residence

Connecticut Stone also won a Tucker Design Award for our work on the Private Residence in Glencoe, Illinois. We supplied…

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