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Project of the Month – July 2017

Why Quartz is King


Maintenance-free. Bacteria-resistant. Durable. Non-porous.

These are just a few of the many benefits to quartz countertops. Quartz is thought of as the high-end countertop alternative. However, clients who value the aforementioned benefits have met their match… and there is no going back! It’s simple: quartz is here to stay.

As top publications continue to promote its unapologetic rise in demand and technologies improve – quartz will soon become an unmatched alternative. As the most hygenic option in the market, these laid-back tops prove to be perfect for the busy household. Bring on the kids… and the wine (make it Red!).

The goal with this project was to create a sophisticated work-station thats timeless beauty is unaltered in its practicality. With ease, this space can transform from a cookie station to dinner party. The countertops eye-catching movement serves as a conversation starter, while the continueity in color creates for a calm, cool color palette – not only pleasing to the eye… but, unifying. And say hello to realistic veining!

Quartz’s ‘no fuss, no mess’ philosophy is as alluring as its beauty. Let’s get busy with our lives (love of family, friends, hobbies, etc.!) and spend less time sealing & fretting about bacteria, stains and etching – come see the possibilities! Plus, rumor has it that some new textures and tones are on the horizon.

Quartzite Natural Stone Tile

quartzite stone tile

Very similar to slate tile, quartzite usually provides a varied and unparalleled texture to a space. Created primarily from pressurized sandstone, the metamorphic rock is a super durable stone option. The elegant finish allows the silvers and dusty blues to pop. Here are a few other things to know about…

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Onyx Natural Stone

Onyx is one of the great “undiscovered” building materials of all time. Traditionally, onyx has been the favorite of Emperors, Popes and other powerful leader since at least several centuries B.C. Taking a look at where it has been used, you will find onyx walls and floors in places as…

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Slate Natural Stone Tile

AKDO Stone Tile Slate

Traditionally, slate rock has been used for a variety of purposes – blackboards and roofs spring immediately to mind – but it also makes a strikingly beautiful and quite functional flooring material as well. In technical terms, slate is known as a fine-grained, foliated, homogeneous metamorphic rock. This simply means…

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Limestone Tile

lime stone planks

Formed at the bottom of bodies of water from the skeletal remains of marine animals, limestone would eventually be pushed onto dry land by violent upheavals in the Earth’s crust. This beautiful and durable stone was then mined and used throughout the world. In particular, cities like New York, London…

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Granite Tile

Granite has been used as a building material for at least 5,000 years as it was used to build the first true “smooth sided” pyramid in Egypt in the 26th century B.C. – the pyramid was mostly limestone underneath but sheathed in granite. Since then, this coarse-grained crystalline rock has…

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Marble Tile

The timelessness of marble has been appreciated by artisans, decorators and homeowners alike for thousands of years. In fact, the sculptors of Ancient Greece as those of the Renaissance considered it the premier material to work in. These days, marble is still revered as an artistic medium but it has…

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Travertine Natural Stone Tile

Renowned for its beauty since the time of the Romans – travertine tile is still considered one of the most beautiful and affordable stone flooring materials available. It has been used on structures throughout Europe for centuries. More modern structures have also embraced the material including the Shell-Haus in Berlin,…

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Types of Tile

TILE FLOOR laundry room

Great Western Flooring is tile in Chicagoland; It’s the bedrock of our business. Beyond an extraordinary range of tile products, we provide you with the creative and technical expertise that ensure dramatic results for your floor. CERAMIC TILE Made of sand, clay and water, ceramic tiles come in glazed and…

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