Blog: From the Bedrock

Steven Schrenk

Coming to the stone industry via studies in art and design at SCAD where I first fell in love with this material, I approach stone design with an artistic eye developed from years working in museums and galleries curating and installing exhibitions. I carve sculptures in marble and granite which continues to deepen my connection with natural stone. Cutting and fabricating slabs and blocks, working with architects and designers and managing complex installations are an extension of my hands-on skills in the industry and the studio. I enjoy expressing the beauty, and telling the story, of natural stone to convey its timeless message, ranging from the quarry to your finished design and everywhere in between.

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The Schumacher Adaptive Reuse is Grounded in American Marble

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

The Schumacher and Bleecker Street have history. Located in the beautiful, iconic and oh-so chic neighborhood of New York City’s NoHo, this restored building has been sitting pretty on 36 Bleecker Street between Mullberry and Mott since the late 1800s when it was first constructed. Its roots

Topics: Historic restoration, American marble

Will You Be at KBIS 2018? Visit Our Booth

Posted by Steven Schrenk

We're just a day away from KBIS 2018 and our Polycor team can't wait to welcome you! If you’re attending the show we’d like to welcome you to Booth S3188.

Move Over Marble. Your Cousin Wants a Seat at the Kitchen Island (and dibs on the guest bath too)

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

Luxury. Elegance. To achieve these in a kitchen or bath design has always meant choosing marble. It's classical provance and touchable texture are unmatched. And yet, it's cousin is getting a lot of attention from designers who want both the classic look and feel of marble and a fresh take on

Topics: Limestone, Kitchen, Islands, Masculine bathroom, Saint Clair

A New Modern Classic: The White Cherokee Marble Kitchen Design

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When Austin-based real estate agent Creede Fitch set out to design his kitchen he had two things in mind: style and function. He knew what he didn’t want (the omnipresent Carrara marble) but hadn’t yet figured out what material would properly fit the light, modern and streamlined look he was

Topics: Thin Stone, American marble, White Cherokee Marble

Natural Stone is Our Favorite Too

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What do you do when it comes time to choose some stone surfaces for your new office? If you’re a North American quarrier, you choose all the stones.

Topics: Cambrian Black, Pearl Grey Marble, American black granite, Saint Henry Black

5 Focal Point Worthy Fireplaces In Marble, Granite and Soapstone

Posted by Steven Schrenk

For interior designers, architects and their fabricators there’s never been a better time to create a fireplace in natural stone. 

Topics: Fireplaces, Alberene Soapstone, American black granite, Saint Henry Black, Solar Grey

Marble Mood Board Styling + Holiday Giveaway

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

If there's anything we love more than quarrying and hewing blocks of stone into unique products for our projects, it's seeing how designers and architects roll up their sleeves and get creative with them in their designs.

Topics: Material Selection, stone samples, Georgia marble, Inspiration, Saint Clair

Sleek, Sexy and Sophisticated: Introducing The Black Box Kitchen

Posted by Steven Schrenk

For the edgiest of designers the white kitchen is on its way out.

Topics: Granite, Kitchen, Saint Henry Black

How White Cherokee Georgia Marble Keeps Tradition Alive in the Heart of Washington D.C.

Posted by Steven Schrenk

In Washington D.C., modern and historic live side-by-side, sometimes in the same building.

Topics: Fabrication, Historic restoration, American marble, Georgia marble, White Cherokee Marble

Goodbye Polish, Hello Texture. California Designer Makes Her Marble Antiqued

Posted by Steven Schrenk

California designer Brooke Wagner knew just what she wanted for her personal kitchen, a warm atmosphere with touchable marble surfaces with that time worn texture you might find in a 150 year old French bakery. She just didn’t know where to get it.

Topics: Antiqued finish, Brushed finish, American marble, White Cherokee Marble, American black granite

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