Blog: From the Bedrock

Creating Flat Mountain Farm, a Micro-Resort with Maximum Luxury

Posted by Steve Schrenk

 

 

Christopher and Margaret Shutze, the husband-and-wife duo of Shutze Studio who were recently featured in Southern Living Magazine, have spent their careers creating award-winning bespoke furniture and interiors for clients around the world. They also ran a side business, hosting the occasional

Topics: Home Design, Material Selection, Soapstone, Renovation, Marble, Kitchen, Islands, Rustic modern, White Cherokee Marble, Luxury brands, American natural stone, Alberene Soapstone, Countertops, designer, Interior Design, Kitchen Design, Bathroom Design, interior

​​Facades Systems: Characteristics and Performance of Cast Stone Vs Natural Stone

Posted by Steve Schrenk

It’s essential for architects to know how the material chosen for a project will perform under a variety of conditions and circumstances. Architects are faced with many building material options, but for designs or applications that call for cladding stone, there are fundamentally two options:

Topics: Granite, Marble, Limestone, Marble and granite, American natural stone, Exterior applications, Sustainable Design, exterior, Indiana Limestone, French limestone, Stone Facades, Natural stone cladding

HGTV Luxury Home Rocks the Block with Timeless GEORGIA Marble SURFACES

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

Builder and carpenter Evan Thomas and his partner designer Keith Bynum are known for transforming run-down properties in Detroit into stylish starter homes for first-time homebuyers on their hit HGTV show “Bargain Block.

Topics: Marble, American marble, Islands, Georgia marble, White Cherokee Marble, Countertops, Made in America, Neutrals, Kitchen Design, Locally Quarried, buy local

What This Real Estate Agent Learned About Soapstone Counters

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

Building a home from scratch can seem daunting, overwhelming, impossible. It certainly seemed that way to Kelly Ladwig, a Nashville based real estate agent who is no stranger to the world of home renovations, having a couple of renovations under her belt, starting with a Milwaukee condo in the

Topics: Soapstone, Marble, Kitchen, American marble, Georgia marble, Soapstone sinks, White Cherokee Marble, Alberene Soapstone, Interior Design, interior

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

Posted by Steven Schrenk

Melinda McCoy is what you call the everyday home decorator.

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

Architects Are Swapping Out Italian Marble for American Granite

Posted by Steven Schrenk

In the natural stone industry where white marble architecture is prized above all else, Carrara marble has been the leading choice for architects projects. But maybe not for long.

Topics: Marble, Marble and granite, Bethel white, American natural stone

Why Luxury Brands Choose American Marble

Posted by Steven Schrenk

In the last several years there has been an explosive growth of engineered materials that mimic the look of marble. Porcelain and quartz slabs are marketed to a high-end clientele as luxury surfaces in the classic Italian tradition, but with a predictable, repeatable form. So then why are the

Topics: Marble, American marble, Pearl Grey Marble, Outdoor spaces, Luxury brands

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 were

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

From Modern Rustic to Mid-century, Marble and Granite, Designs That Mix It Up from The Kitchen to The Backyard

Posted by Steven Schrenk

Maybe it's the change of seasons but we've had new combinations on our minds lately.  Cool mornings and hot afternoons, rustic wood and high polish lacquer, deep black granite and subtle grey marble. (You know, things stone people think about.)

Topics: Home Design, Material Selection, Architecture & Design Trends, Thin Stone, Soapstone, Granite, Marble, Limestone, Kitchen

Want an Inside Look at a Quarry? Here's Your Chance

Posted by Steven Schrenk

Designers, including Tamara Eaton (at left) and Toni Sabatino (at right), at a tour of Polycor's Georgia Marble quarry in 2015.

UPDATE: Thank you to all our entrants! The contest is now closed a winner will be announced shortly.

You know the thrill of installation day when that full slab island

Topics: Granite, Marble, Marble and granite

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