Marble is a luxurious stone type used for a variety of home decor pieces. Learn about this stone:
1. Marble is a type of limestone that has been crystallized. Limestone is heated, compressed and resolidified to become the elegant marble stone
2. In its purest form, marble is stark white in color. It can also come in other colors due to mineral and clay deposits. The deposits can cause the stone to range in color from pink to yellow to black. Groups of deposits can cause spots and veining in the stone. Marble can be polished to a high luster to bring out the unique veining patterns. No two slabs of marble are alike due to the...
The good news is bronze doesn’t need too much care or maintenance. Regular cleanings will keep your piece in good shape.
One of the most important things you can do to take care of your bronze piece is remove the dust regularly. Dust buildup can cause the wax coating to wear off quicker than normal. You can use a soft cloth or brush to wipe off the loose dust. You can also use the brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner to remove the dust.
Don’t use abrasive cloths or...
Stone bathtubs are a unique alternative to a traditional porcelain tub. Free-standing stone bathtubs offer a unique design compared to traditional bathtubs and showers. The process of creating a stone bathtub is an intricate one.
Our natural stone bathtubs are carved from a single solid block of natural stone, which means there are no seams in the final product. Our sculptors aim to preserve the inherent beauty of the swirls, veins and crystalline deposits in the stone. We believe adding seams into the design takes away from the natural beauty of the stone.
Our sculptors begin the carving process by choosing a single block of...
Granite is one of the most popular stone types available. Learn five facts about this beautiful stone:
1. Granite is a type of igneous rock. Igneous rocks are formed from volcanic activity where the molten rock crystallizes deep below the surface with pressure and heat over millions of years. Since the stone is formed as a hot liquid, the minerals are mixed up and not in perfect layers like limestone or slate, making the stone stronger overall. Granite is mostly composed of the minerals quartz, mica and feldspar. It is harvested all over the world in many countries including Brazil, China, India, Norway and the United States.
Thin stone veneer is made from natural stone that is collected and cut into a consistent thickness. It is used as a veneer to cover various surfaces and create different designs. Thin stone veneer can be made from a variety of stone types, including quartzite, slate, travertine and granite.
Take a look at a few ways you can incorporate stone veneer in your home:1. Wall Stone
Thin stone veneer is perfect for creating a statement wall inside or outside. If you have an area of your home you would like to spice up, consider adding a stone wall. The rock-face tiles will give the space texture and color.2. Building...
All fountains need a basin to collect the water to be recirculated back through the fountain, but not all basins need to be visible. There are some fountain styles that are better suited for a pondless basin instead of a visible basin. Pondless basins allow the water to overflow into the ground, creating a more natural look.
Take a look at three of our favorite pondless water feature designs:Basalt Column
Pondless basins are perfect for fountains that have a more rustic look. The water flows over the surface of the natural rock finish on the basalt column fountain directly into the ground. The column fountain can be displayed...
Onyx is a beautiful, unique stone type that can be carved to form many different home decor pieces.1. Onyx comes in different colors
Onyx can range in color from white to black. Each color variation has its own unique veining patterns, too. Lighter color varieties can be somewhat translucent. There are onyx variations with blue, green, red, gray, gold or brown shades. Since onyx is a natural stone, no two samples are the same. They all have their own unique veining and coloration.2. Onyx is more than just a gemstone
Although onyx has been used in jewelry for centuries, it is more than just a gemstone. Onyx is a beautiful...
Granite is one of the most durable types of stone available. It is a popular and highly recommended material for outdoor fountains. Stone fountains can be hand-carved into any design. Take a look at some of our favorite modern granite fountain designs.Tolken Fountain
This fountain features sleek lines and simple shapes. The water trickles down the sides of the pedestal into a square-shaped basin. This fountain is carved from Giallo Fantasia granite stone and is sure to last a lifetime.
Granite twist fountains are simple, yet beautiful. This fountain features...