2022 Design Trends: A Countertop Fabricator’s Forecast

Much like fashion, technology, and other conceptual commodities that shape the way we live, there’s no endpoint when it comes to kitchen design. It’s a perpetual, transformative idea that periodically takes a brand new — or charmingly re-emergent — form in our living and working spaces. While kitchen design and countertop trends are always on […]

Maintenance Tips for Quartz and Other Engineered Stone Countertops

From vehicles, food, clothing, and beyond, many care deeply about making eco-friendly choices now more than ever — and when it comes to countertops, engineered stone is among the most environmentally sensitive options you can opt for. An alternative to natural stone cut from marble or granite, this engineered composite features crushed stone (often quartz […]

Behind the Scenes at Colonial Marble & Granite

We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: your countertop is so much more than just a slab of marble, granite, or engineered stone; it’s a distillation of worldly sojourn, a tangible marriage of artistry and functionality, and a talisman of interior and exterior design. We value the rich tapestry behind every stone; a historical […]

What Sherwin-Williams’ 2022 Colormix Forecast Means for Interior Design

At Colonial Marble & Granite, our specialists are always keeping our eye out for what’s new on the horizon — and not just for countertops, either. We understand that while countertops serve as a focal point and utilitarian workhouse for kitchens and bathrooms, it’s one component of indoor and outdoor environments that must amplify its […]

From Quarry to Countertop: How Marble and Granite Are Mined

Society has utilized natural stone as a building material since the dawn of human history. Once chiefly used to erect temples, tombs, and monuments, natural stone has established itself as the premier choice for homeowners and property managers alike who look to imbue an aura of natural beauty into their interior and exterior spaces.

Maintenance Tips for Your Marble, Granite, or Quartzite Countertop

If you browse our catalog or visit any one of our showrooms, you’ll encounter an impressive array of countertop options. Marble, granite, quartz, quartzite…the list goes on. While our options are undoubtedly stunning, keeping them looking pristine with the proper care is a paramount to-do for any countertop owner. We’ve outlined best practices for your […]

What Are the Finishing and Edge Profiling Options for My Countertop?

Choosing between edge profiling options and finishes for your countertop can be decisions just as significant as the material itself. With a virtually endless selection to choose from, we understand it can be challenging to determine the best fit for your natural stone or quartz countertop project. However, the experts at Colonial Marble & Granite […]

Discover These Trending Countertop Styles, Colors, and Designs!

Every year, new trends emerge that can completely upend previous interior design and décor philosophies, and perhaps none have been as ever-changing and evolving as countertop styles. From granite-leaning trends to the emergence and predominance of quartz, it seems like there’s always something novel and exciting happening in the industry.

Carrara Marble: the Preferred Stone of the Renaissance Masters

High near the Apuan Alps in Tuscany, a bold, young, 22-year-old artisan on horseback traversed the hazardous mountain terrain looking for the perfect artistic medium. He would stay there for months at a time, not only procuring this natural stone, but also working alongside excavators, carvers, and even building the roads to transport these magnificent, […]

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