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How to use Natural Stone Remnants

Mar 22, 2017

The big project is finished and you’re left with those stone pieces that are too small for a countertop, but big enough that you don’t want to waste them. Now what?

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How Architects Can Cut Costs, Not Luxury

Mar 16, 2017

So your client has champagne taste on a beer budget? It happens. Whether it’s a homeowner who binge-watches HGTV or a business executive who wants to convey success and value via their corporate office; sometimes an architect’s job is to make the space feel more luxurious than the owner’s ...

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Services a Stone Supplier Offers

Mar 14, 2017

If you’ve been following our blog, you already know that MARVA provides exceptional options for natural stone countertops. Our vast showroom includes hundreds of stone designs, including marble, granite, quartzite, and others, as well as different options for edges and slab finishing.

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Stone Supplier vs Big Box: Where Should I Buy My Countertops?

Mar 9, 2017

Whether you’re designing your dream kitchen, giving your bathroom a makeover, or adding a dramatic fireplace surround to your living room, there are no shortage of resources for natural stone.

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Natural Stone Refinishing: What are my options?

Mar 7, 2017

Marble and granite countertops continue to be the hallmark of high-end, stylish kitchen and bath countertops. These durable stone surfaces add natural beauty and glamour to any space.

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The Four D's of Natural Stone

Mar 2, 2017

Natural stone countertops continue to be the industry gold standard, standing the test of passing times and trends. The beauty of a material straight from the Earth is difficult to beat.

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How to Mix and Match Your Cambria Quartz Designs

Feb 28, 2017

Choosing from Cambria’s extensive catalog can be a daunting task. With more than 130 designs for natural quartz countertops, how can you help your homeowner pick just one favorite?

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How to Choose the Paint Color that Complements Your Cambria Quartz Countertops

Feb 26, 2017

You’ve fallen in love with one of Cambria’s 130+ designs and can’t wait to see it in your kitchen, bathroom, or living space. But you want to make sure that your wall color doesn’t distract or even detract from the stunning beauty of your countertops.

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Cambria Quartz: The Ideal Natural Stone

Feb 21, 2017

There’s a reason that natural stone is the standard for quality countertops. The beauty and uniqueness of stone adds a slice of nature’s most striking elements to your living spaces.

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Come See Why This Tiny House By Neolith Is The Perfect Project

Feb 17, 2017

From millennials to empty nesters, we’re all intrigued by the social movement toward downsizing homes, with the goal of achieving a simpler, lower-maintenance lifestyle.

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Cambria Goes Corporate: Why Quartz is Perfect for Your Next Office Project

Feb 16, 2017

When designing an office building, certain themes are paramount: stability, modern thinking, and refined tastes. Communicating the integrity of a company starts from the moment a visitor sets foot on the property.

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Cambria Unveils Two New Designs

Feb 14, 2017

Cambria is turning up the heat this winter, with two inspiring and captivating shades to turn your kitchen or bath into an elegant oasis!

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Explore Your Edge Options for Cambria Quartz

Feb 12, 2017

With more than 130 designs, Cambria already offers an exciting array of options to match your style and complete your project. But did you know that Cambria also offers nineteen different edge profiles for their material?

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Choosing the Correct Countertop Thickness: 2cm vs 3cm

Feb 7, 2017

How thick should your countertop be? It seems like a minor detail, but this decision will affect several aspects of your project. The difference between a 2cm (¾”) and a 3cm (1¼ ”) thick countertop extends to differences in the amount of labor required, durability, pricing, aesthetic, and ...

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Why Cambria Quartz is an Excellent Choice for Restaurants

Feb 2, 2017

When plating an entrée, presentation matters just as much as flavor. So when the owners of Crave restaurant were planning the look of their new space, they knew that it was important to set the mood for their menu, with a fresh, vibrant and uniquely-American atmosphere.

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Cambria Quartz Designs to Pair With Pantone’s Color of the Year, “Greenery"

Feb 1, 2017

We love The Pantone Color Institute’s pick for 2017. “Greenery” is bright and inspiring, the color of new growth, in the spring.

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Why the Property Brothers Love Neolith Surfaces

Jan 26, 2017

Drew and Jonathan Scott have made a name for themselves as renovation experts, starring on several HGTV series, including “Property Brothers.” The twins renovate fixer-uppers, helping homeowners create their dream home. And one of the products they love? Neolith Sintered Compact Surfaces.

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Jan 25, 2017

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Why Good Distributors are Good for Fabricators

Jan 25, 2017

Natural stone distributors are a vital part of a fabricator’s business. Fabricators depend on suppliers like MARVA to provide them with high-quality materials and to assist their clients, throughout the selection process.

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Why Neolith is the Best Choice for a Commercial Kitchen

Jan 19, 2017

They say, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” Well, a Neolith sintered compact surface can withstand the heat – and the knives, and the chemical cleaners, and the acids, and nearly anything else it could encounter in a commercial kitchen!

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Neolith Designs to Pair With Pantone’s Color of the Year, “Greenery"

Jan 17, 2017

The Pantone Color Institute has announced the 2017 color of the year: “Greenery,” a color that suggests new beginnings, rebirth, and rejuvenation -- like the first days of warmth, after a long winter. 

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Your Edge Profile Options for Neolith Countertops

Jan 13, 2017

The revolutionary Neolith sintered compact surfaces are extremely resistant to scratches, wear, stains, and extreme temperature. But beyond its stunning functional capabilities, Neolith surfaces offer a wide array of designs and aesthetic options.

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