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. It can be used in a variety of ways in both interior and exterior spaces, and it was famously used to create the “Christ the Redeemer” statue located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Here is…

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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 rich array of colors, patterns, and finishes, so it can make any space look amazing. Additionally, granite is extremely versatile. It can be used in everything from granite countertops to granite pavers. Here is 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 business specializes in the building of luxury custom homes, working directly with architects and designers to provide optimal craftsmanship at competitive prices. For more than 25 years, Cornerstone Contracting has been serving the local community…

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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. Specifically, thin porcelain tiles from Connecticut Stone, such as those shown here from Neolith, provide the versatility and easy installation needed to achieve just about any look, anywhere. Available in a wide range of colors,…

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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 bring both elegance and practicality into their kitchen spaces. As a result of these demands, kitchen designers and builders are now tasked with staying on top of ever-changing trends in countertop design in order to…

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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 it is surrounding a pool, providing a platform for a fire pit, or serving as the foundation for a pergola, the natural beauty of stone always steals the show. When you are creating an outdoor…

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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, and they are ideal for a wide variety of uses. However, they are not created equal. Quartzite is a natural stone product that is mined from the earth’s crust and sold in slabs. Man-made quartz,…

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