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 »
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 »
“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 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.
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 »
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 »
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 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 »