New Year, New Colors at Artistic Stone!

The new year is off to a great start at Artistic Stone—especially because we have several beautiful new colors of quartzite and quartz available: Comparing Quartzite and Quartz Due to the similar names, it’s easy to confuse quartzite and quartz or to think that they’re the same thing. However, these are two very distinct materials. Read more »

New Arrivals—Just in Time for the Holidays!

If you’ve been thinking about upgrading your countertops, kitchen island, or tabletops, you’ll love some of the new items we’ve recently received!  White Lux Quartzite White Lux quartzite is an exotic quartzite that comes from Brazil. Known for its versatility, it’s strong and durable, despite its delicate veining and elegant aesthetics. White Lux quartzite has Read more »

Transform Your Home for the Holidays

With the holiday season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get your home ready for entertaining and seasonal festivities!  Hosting friends and family usually means taking a closer look at your home and available space for entertaining. The kitchen, dining room, family room, and living room are all common areas to Read more »

Our Company Culture: We Put Ourselves in the Customer’s Place!

At Artistic Stone, we’re committed to providing the best customer service experience possible. How do we do that? By putting ourselves in our customers’ shoes. Every project we take on, whether it’s a countertop installation or a full bathroom remodel begins with one question: what would we want if we were the customer? This starts Read more »

The Advantages of Working with Artistic Stone

If you’ve been planning to remodel your kitchen or simply add new countertops, you might be considering trying your hand at much of the work yourself. However, not all home projects are alike – and while some types may be easy to do yourself, it starts to get tricky when the project involves cutout, level Read more »

What’s the Difference Between Quartz and Quartzite?

A common question we’re asked is, what’s the difference between quartz and quartzite? Based on the name they sound like they’d be similar, but they actually have quite a few differences. One of the biggest differences is that quartzite comes directly from the earth and is 100% natural, while engineered quartz is a manufactured product. Read more »

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.  

Piracema White Slab Shower: Installation Part 3 of 3

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 Read more »