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Carrera Marble for a Kitchen

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Bullnose edged Carrera Marble counter tops in a Castro Valley Kitchen. Dark modern cabinets look great with Carrera.

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Carrara Marble Kitchen

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White Carrera marble from Carrera Italy is classic and modern. What else can one ask for?

Check out our seam also!

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Vyara Countertops with Brown Glass Subway tiles

Vyara Granite also know as Juparana Vyara from Brazil is an exquisite piece of stones with gray and light tan swirls which weave the countertops together.  This kitchen has an expansive window which allows the movement of the stones to really come through.   The homeowner chose 3″ x 6″ Skylights Cashew glass subway tiles to bring out the beige tones in the Vyara.

Modern Elegance Emerald Pearl Bathroom Counters with Glass Bowls

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This San Francisco Twin Peaks home used the Emerald Pearl to complement the glass under mount vanity sinks.  The mica in the Emerald Pearl gave it a nice subtle reflective quality. 
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Outdoor Kitchen BBQ Time

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Spring ends and it if time for a summer time BBQ.  Outdoor kitchens is fabulous way to spend your late spring and summer evenings.  This home has a Juparana Gold Counter top island.  It’s time to make the most of outdoor dining.

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Stone Impressions Tile Installed

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The homeowners, Steve and Denise picked Stone Impressions Natural Stone tiles as the kitchen art for their backsplash.  The mural dimension is an 18″ x 24″ Frutettto print on Light Travertine surrounded by 4″x4″ tumbled travertine tiles.  The homeowner also added 2×2 Frutetto accents scattered throughout the kitchen.

We sent our installation teams out to their house to measure, finalize the tile quantities and determine the locations of all the accent pieces prior to ordering.  The Stone Impression tiles took about 2 weeks to manufacture and our installation took 2 days.  The first day was tiling and the second day was grouting.  Below are the pictures of our craftsmanship.

They also ordered matching 4×4 matching accent tiles as coasters with an additional Satin Finish to the tile.  Stone Impression Tiles are simple, and elegance for the all homes.

Although, they have lots of classic themes such as Art Deco and Baroque, they have many modern influences as will. Please check out their website here. http://www.stoneimpressions.com/

Stone Impressions Tiles easily complement any countertop surface such as granite, marble, or engineered quartz.

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Mediterranean Style Bathroom with River Gold Granite

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River Gold Granite is one of our clients favorite colors.  It is neutral yet each pieces is unique unlike many granites which look the same throughout.

The tiles you see are Cross-Cut Travertine Porcelain tiles from Italy with a glass and ceramic liner from Dune Ceramics in Spain. The ends of the tiles were capped with a travertine dome liner.  This tile complements nicely with the River Gold Granite because the slab has red garnet which compliments the red glass from the Hermes Tiles.

Diamond Tiles with Surf Green aka India Typhoon Green

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Our client, Mountain View homeowners moved in several years and did not like their tile counter top surfaces any more. They initially came into our showroom 1 year ago.  A year had passed and they were finally ready to install the tiles and granite in their kitchen.

Rhomboids installation is time consuming because it requires patience to set up an alternating scheme of three diffrent colors.  As you can see, backsplashes are art at home.

Granite:  Surf Green Granite, also know as India Typhoon Green.  And yes it is from India.

Edge: Ogee Bullnose

Tiles: Adex Rhomboids tiles from Spain.

Installation Time: 5 days.

Piracema White Slab Shower: Installation Part 3 of 3

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If you missed Part 1 and Part 2 of 3 click the links.

The total install time for Valerie’s job was about 2.5 weeks which included tile and granite installation.

The slab showers and tub surround it takes one day to install each piece. Since the material is heavy (about 15 lbs per squ ft) it will require 3 to 5 guys to maneuver the large slabs in and out of the house.  When our guys are at your home, they will make the final adjustments to fit the wall.  Typically it takes about  1 week of fabrication, before we can install the granite slabs and the counter tops.  Sometimes it is faster, however this depends on our fabrication schedule.

Installation for the shower and tub wall surrounds:

  • Install waterproofing membrane or B grade black paper.
  • Screw in cement fiberboard or blue board.
  • Install slab granite and marble.

For large showers and tub surrounds, this may take more than one day to complete.  These is the overview just no

For the counter top installation:

  • Mount and Screw Plywood
  • Mount Sink
  • Install Slab
  • Drill holes

For Tiling,

  • Level the floors with thin set or cement
  • Lay tile
  • Grout

The square footage and tile install scheme affect the total install time.

Nogat Quartz Counter Tops

Quartz counters are modern and clean-looking.  At Artistic Stone, we carry 5 lines of quartz, Artistic Stone’s line, Caesarstone, Silestone, Cambria, and Pental Quartz.  All lines have similar properties.  The difference is Caesarstone, Silestone, Cambria, and Pental Quartz offer a 10 or 15 year limited lifetime warranty and ours is a 2 year warranty.  The colors are similar but uniquely different.

The Artistic Stone quartz comes all come with a 1.5 inch miter edge making it virtually seamless.  Our quartz has been test for chemical resistance, hardness, bacteria and mold growth, ignition test, stain resistance and absorption by SDS U.S. Testing Company.

Caesarstone has the Good Housekeeping Seal, NSF rating, ISO 14001, and SCS Certified.  This is related to the quality  For more information about USGC and LEED information, click here http://www.caesarstoneus.com/about/environment-first/.

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