Blog: From the Bedrock

9 Reasons Why Natural Stone is Sustainable

Posted by Steven Schrenk

There are many sustainable practices that manufacturers of building materials can adopt, but there is only one building material that is inherently good for the earth and good for your health: natural stone.

Topics: Cambrian Black, Georgia marble, Bethel white, Sustainable Design, Indiana Limestone, French limestone

Heritage and Homecoming at the Bell Works Adaptive Reuse Project

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

What does home feel like? Roads you know by heart. A familiar landscape, the way the air smells at the beach. A personal connection to a building, where you went to visit your dad at work. A literal piece of the earth from where you were born.

Topics: American marble, Georgia marble, Restaurant kitchen

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

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

Georgia Architect Creates a Stunner Family Kitchen With Local Marble

Posted by Steven Schrenk

It’s a dangerous situation. An architect who specializes in restaurant design let loose to design his own kitchen. There’s no end to the resources and ideas at his disposal. But if you’re Kellen Minor of Decatur, GA you take a cue from the classics and give it a modern update.

Topics: Marble and granite, American marble, Georgia marble, White Cherokee Marble

How To Create a Monolithic Marble Island

Posted by Steven Schrenk

In New York’s Flatiron district there is an apartment where marble floats, wood anchors and light hovers.

Topics: Thin Stone, American marble, Islands, Georgia marble, Pearl Grey Marble, Marble vs Quartz, Waterfall islands, Thin countertops, Marble furniture

Why Thin Stone Countertops Are More Than A Look

Posted by Steven Schrenk

Materials have been evolving to meet the growing demands of a savvy modern market, inspired by European aesthetics, and thin countertops have been making their mark. With changing demographics and some US homes downsizing, a ½” thick natural stone countertop can make a smaller kitchen appear

Topics: Home Design, Technical Advices, Thin Stone, Cambrian Black, Black, Marble and granite, American marble, Georgia marble, Waterfall islands, Thin countertops

Inside Look: Winning Designers Visit Georgia Marble Quarry

Posted by Steven Schrenk

Each year Polycor invites a group of design professionals to journey with us into the woodlands outside Atlanta to visit our historic Tate, Georgia marble quarry. 

This year our designers came from Chicago, Ill. Salt Lake City, Utah, Columbus, Ohio, and just down the road in Atlanta. Designers

Topics: History and Heritage, Marble, Georgia marble, Pearl Grey Marble, Origin, White Cherokee Marble

Misunderstood Marble, Overqualified Quartz: How Clients Get Misinformed on Material Selection [Infographic]

Posted by Steven Schrenk

It’s time to spec the counters and flooring.

You’ve got a library of materials in every color, texture and variety and the client says, “Oh, no marble. I hear marble stains.” Or “Soapstone? Doesn’t that scratch?”

You sigh and get out the quartz samples.

Topics: Material Selection, Marble and granite, American marble, Georgia marble, Pearl Grey Marble, Marble vs Quartz

When is Italian Marble Not Actually Italian?

Posted by Steven Schrenk

In the global market, the marble business has gone the way of most industries. The supply chain is longer than it has ever been, with more players and less tracking along the way. And it’s getting messy.

Topics: Environment, Corporate Responsabilities & Ethic, Historic restoration, Myths about natural stone, American marble, Georgia marble, Pearl Grey Marble, Origin

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