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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From Backsplash to Hearth, This Modern Beach House is Wrapped in Luxe Thin Marble Slabs

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It wasn’t a trip to the park or the prospect of a new toy that excited Brooke Wagner as a little girl.

Topics: Thin Stone, American marble, Fireplaces, Thin countertops, White Cherokee Marble, White Georgia Marble

How Do You Care For Marble? Just a Little Soap and Water

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Melinda McCoy is what you call the everyday home decorator.

Topics: Marble, Kitchen, American marble, White Cherokee Marble, Countertops, honed finish

Ritz-Carlton Wraps Its Lobby in the Thinnest Marble Slabs on the Market

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If you’ve happened to step inside The Ritz-Carlton Chicago in the past few months, you may have noticed its interior is completely transformed.

Topics: Thin Stone, American marble, Pearl Grey Marble, White Cherokee Marble

Your New Coffee Table is Straight from the Quarry

Posted by Steven Schrenk

For too long our favorite natural material has been confined to kitchens, baths and facades. No more. With the help of some talented designers and craftsmen we're breaking natural stone out of the kitchen and bath mold and bringing it into your favorite interior living spaces. Enter The Stone

Topics: Stone boutique

Calm and Consistent Soapstone Crowns This Soho Loft

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Growing up in sunny Southern California, Tommy Zung spent plenty of time in his formative years on a surfboard.

Topics: Soapstone, Islands, Alberene Soapstone, Natural Materials

The Schumacher Adaptive Reuse is Grounded in American Marble

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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)

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Luxury. Elegance. To achieve these in a kitchen or bath design has always meant choosing marble. It's classical provenance 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

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

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