Piracema White Slab Shower: Planning/ Timelines Part 2 of 3

Continued from Part 1 of 3: April 3rd, 2010 Click for Part 1 of 3. After we had an understanding of Valerie’s project, we planned out the material acquisition and installation schedule.  In an ideal scenario, all material will have been purchased and warehoused at our San Leandro facility prior to project start. This will Read more »

Granite Counter and Tile Installation in Foul Weather May Cause Delays

“Rain Rain Go Away. Come Back When It Is Not My Install Day.”   The weather such as heavy rain combined with wind can delay or prolong a tile, granite, or quartz installation. Our installers face two issues, the material getting wet and the San Francisco Bay Area traffic. I will only discuss with you the former since Read more »

Magma Gold Kitchen Slab

Magma Gold Granite is from Brazil has an ogee bullnose edge with rounded [peninsula corners and scalloped wall backsplash for effect. The streaming black and gold customer fabricated island makes this peninsula a piece impressive for the beholder. Artistic Stone will custom fabricate slabs from any of our trusted vendors throughout the Bay Area.  

Window Sills in Granite – Countertop replacement projects

This situation occurs mostly to tile counter top replacement projects.  About 99% of the window sills are not the same level as the countertops when we remove the tiles off counters.   This is because the tiles sit on adhesive material (thin set or cement) which was built-up to the same level as the sill.  Read more »

Piracema White Slab Shower: Project Overview Part 1 of 3

Overview: Valerie came to Artistic Stone knowing she wanted to update her three bathrooms in her Castro Valley canyon home.  She came into our San Leandro Showroom with drawings and worked with Helen to get a budget and the overall project time line. In one of her master bathroom, she had a large jacuzzi tub Read more »

Apron Front, Farmhouse Sink Installation are all different

Apron Sinks, commonly know as Farmhouse sinks have become very popular in our kitchen today.  One thing to know is that not every farm sink is installed the same way.  Whether you have a 2cm or 3cm stone(marble, granite, limestone, or Caesarstone) material, this will affect the high your sink is installed.  Not all farm sinks are installed Read more »