Design Education in Stone

Last week, Marva, The Galleria of Stone, and Capitol Granite held a design education seminar to teach designers and decorators about the different types of stone surfaces, their applications of residential and commercial use and their varying characteristics and durability levels. It was wonderful. Did you know that quartz is one of the toughest materials to use in a countertop? Marble is the softest, hence many statues are carved out of marble. Granite that has a very tight pattern is durable but if there are a lot of veins and swirls in it, it becomes softer. Granite design layout for a room can be done ahead of time on the computer to be sure the pattern flow is harmonious.

Then, they gave us a tour of the factory and the intense labor that does the layout, the set-up, the cutting, the edging and the hand polishing. It is tiring to just list all of that!! But the beautiful end result is not to be denied.

There was so much more than I could ever put here in a blog entry. Call me and let’s talk to find out more about including stone in your interior design!

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