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Bigger is Better: Neolith Large Format Tiles Offer Expanded Opportunities For Design

Jul 31, 2018

The old adage “bigger is better” certainly holds true when it comes to your surfaces, as demonstrated by Neolith’s large format tiles. Rather than being limited by the size of a natural stone slab, these oversized tiles open up new possibilities for flooring, wall cladding, and ...

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Best Natural Stone Surfaces for Bars and Restaurants

Jul 10, 2018

Bars and restaurants are made beautiful with unique natural stone designs. The right stone can create ambience and style, all while withstanding the traffic that these establishments experience.

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Natural Stone Fact Sheet for Designers

Jun 12, 2018

Natural stone is a great way to incorporate the beauty and durability of Mother Nature’s creations into a home or business space. With such a wealth of options, however, it can be difficult to distinguish between different stone types to find your perfect fit.

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5 Office Design Trends Using Natural Stone

Apr 5, 2018

The modern office is a dynamic, inviting space that welcomes clients and employees with open design. As designers take the time to make the workplace a stylish and creative environment, the office aesthetic is quickly becoming a sample of company culture and values, conveying the best of a ...

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Cambria at Casa Del Barco Short Pump Town Center

Feb 25, 2018

The recent opening of Casa Del Barco, at Short Pump Town Center, has the greater Richmond area buzzing with excitement.

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The Best Stone Options For Fireplace Surrounds

Feb 13, 2018

Natural stone fireplace surrounds are appealing to commercial developers and homeowners alike for a crisp, modern statement. MARVA is the Mid-Atlantic’s expert in helping fabricators uncover timeless, elegant stone to be installed into various fireplace surrounds, including frames, mantle ...

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How to Choose the Right Natural Stone for Your Design Style

Dec 29, 2017

Choosing a design style for a space may seem like the hard part, but in truth, the options are just beginning! Stone distributors like MARVA have an enormous selection of stone designs from which to choose, so a guideline like “white stone countertops” may not narrow your choices as ...

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Natural Stone Refinishing: What are my options?

Dec 5, 2017

Every slab is unique, and with hundreds of individual designs and patterns, there’s a style to suit any aesthetic.

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Why Neolith is the Perfect Surface for Bars and Restaurants

Oct 4, 2017

Restaurants are full of items that can damage vulnerable surfaces. Tabletops and bartops alike are exposed to knives, heat, moisture, stain-prone liquids and more, for hours on end every mealtime. A wayward knife or a spilled glass of wine, and your table could be permanently damaged or stained.

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Why Architects Choose Cambria for Hotel Designs

Aug 22, 2017

Hotels are all about making guests feel welcome and pampered. Visitors are looking for a relaxing experience bringing an escape from day-to-day life and a simplification of their usual grind.

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Neolith: The Best Surface for Commercial Facades and Cladding

Jul 11, 2017

Neolith Sintered Compact Surfaces make great countertops, tabletops, and desktops. But this revolutionary surface can be used vertically as well as horizontally – indoor and outdoor.

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Why Environmentally-Friendly Architects Love Natural Stone

Jun 13, 2017

Architects are uniquely situated to address concerns about energy consumption and CO2 emissions. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the Building Sector consumes nearly half (47.6%) of all energy produced in the United States. The same sector is responsible for nearly ...

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Rock Royalty: Antolini, the #1 Stone Brand in the World

Jun 6, 2017

When we say Antolini is our rockstar, we might not mean what you’d assume. Antolini Luigi & C is the top producer of quality natural stone, leading the way in technology, quality, and customer service.

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Introducing a State-Of-The-Art New Quartz Finish: Cambria Matte™

May 23, 2017

As if it weren’t exciting enough to see all of Cambria’s eight new designs, the world-renowned quartz producer has also unveiled its latest option for customizing the finish of Cambria quartz surfaces, with the revolutionary Cambria Matte™ finish. 

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