Natural Stone Has Overtaken the Laminate Countertop Market
Posted on: 1-7-2017 | Author: admin
While laminate materials were once the material of choice for countertops, greater availability of natural stone materials (including granite, marble, travertine to name just a few) have changed the dynamic of the global countertop market. Once thought of as a material reserved for the rich, natural stone has become more popular than its lower quality laminate competitor […]read more
What Materials are Best for Building a Backyard Skatepark?
Posted on: 16-5-2017 | Author: admin
Although the home swimming pool has enjoyed its status as the peak in backyard luxury for decades, younger generations can often find themselves less interested in the maintenance needs of a large body of chlorinated water. Instead, many Gen X-ers and Millennials opt to install more offbeat fixtures, from built-in RC racetracks to miniature backyard skateparks. […]read more
What are the Benefits of Using Natural Stone for Your Pool Decks and Patios?
Posted on: 1-3-2017 | Author: admin
Renovating an outdoor pool area can be a big investment, but can also greatly increase the value of your home. When choosing the materials to redesign your pool and patio, you want to put careful thought into what will be esthetically pleasing, functional, durable, and easily maintainable. This kind of careful consideration is sure to […]read more
How the Latest in Pool Coping Trends Can Help You Manage a Drought
Posted on: 28-1-2017 | Author: admin
If you’re in one of the many areas of Texas subject to ongoing drought restrictions, you may wonder whether you’ll ever be able to enjoy a carefree day splashing in your pool without fear of accelerating the evaporation process. Indeed, many homeowners are faced with regulations prohibiting them from adding any additional water to their […]read more
Should I Seal My Concrete?
Posted on: 2-8-2016 | Author: admin
Homeowners frequently have their contractors tell them that they should seal their concrete, but aren’t given specifics why. Sealing concrete is a good idea for most outdoor fixtures like pool decks, patios, and other areas that aren’t enclosed. Here’s some factors to consider for why you should seal concrete on your property. Climate Given the […]read more
The Latest Natural Stone Trends in Home Renovations
Posted on: 9-2-2016 | Author: admin
A natural palette is huge in home renovations. Residents and sellers are choosing muted hues with natural stone and continuing a major current trend. Those looking to renovate or sell a home should consider their preferences but be well aware of the array of natural stone options available. Bathroom Ideas White stone is a popular […]read more
A Quick Guide on Selecting Stone Countertops for Your Kitchen Remodel
Posted on: 20-1-2016 | Author: admin
Stone countertops can define your kitchen remodel and evoke an array of clean, crisp, and earthen feelings. However, you need to take a few things into consideration when selecting stone countertops. If you have not had stone countertops previously, you need to think about marbling, weight support, size and seams, and other installation requirements, such […]read more
Four Popular Patio Materials & How to Care for Them
Posted on: 15-12-2015 | Author: Waqid
When it comes to the materials you select for your patio build, not all rocks and concrete are the same. In fact, the exact materials you select dramatically alter the look and feel of your final patio surface. The stone and concrete vary in material composition, which influences the finished texture and color of the […]read more
What Is the Best Time of Year to Seal a Stone Patio?
Posted on: 14-4-2015 | Author: Waqid
As people begin to daydream about summer – the barbecues, the time spent at the pool, the hot sunshine – they tend to forget that while summer is one of the most amazing times of the year, it can be one of the hardest for natural stone patios with spills, pool chemicals, and UV rays […]read more
Outdoor Living and Patio Trends
Posted on: 5-3-2015 | Author: Waqid
With summer quickly approaching, trends and style ideas for outdoor living and patios for 2015 are springing up. While the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo won’t be held until March of 2015, here’s a list of some top trends from 2014 that are expected to make an appearance again at this year’s expo, as well […]read more