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Stonework for Outdoor Living

Ready to turn your backyard into a luxurious retreat? The key to peak outdoor living is elegant stonework. Granite, marble, quartz, and quartzite each bring their own unique charm and advantages to your outdoor spaces. These robust materials are a perfect blend of durability and beauty – just what your yard needs to ‘wow’ at…

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Improving Your Home’s Market Value: 5 Tips by Experts

Just thinking about improving your home’s value is a big project. We’ve all been there, scratching our heads and wondering “where do I start?” We can get lost just trying to find our focus. At Stone Central, we like value – in our materials, our work, and our lives. Why should projects around the house…

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Decorating for New Countertops

Just got your new countertops installed by Stone Central? Great! Now comes the fun part: decorating for new countertops. We’re talking about some creative ideas for decorating your kitchen or bathroom to make those new countertops feel right at home. From picking the right color schemes to finding the perfect accents, we’ve pulled together tips…

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Quartz Countertops: In-Home Estimates Reach Mt. Pleasant

Stone Central, a distinguished fabricator of granite, marble, quartzite and quartz countertops in Summerville, SC, is now extending its personalized services to Mt. Pleasant. The team is set to provide free in-home estimates, bringing expertise and convenience straight to your doorstep. The Stone Central Advantage: When it comes to enhancing your home with elegant countertops,…

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Cooking Thanksgiving at Home: Tips from Start to Finish

As the leaves turn and the air grows crisp, Thanksgiving beckons with the promise of warmth, family, and a feast to remember. If you’re cooking Thanksgiving at home, and your kitchen is adorned with the elegance of natural stone surfaces like granite, quartz, quartzite, and marble, you’re in for a delightful, yet busy, day of…

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Natural Stone Veining

The Art and Science of Stone Veining: Understanding Natural Patterns One of the most captivating aspects of natural stone is its ability to tell a story through its veins. These intricate patterns not only contribute to the material’s aesthetic appeal but also provide insight into its formation and quality. At Stone Central, we take pride…

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Definitive Guide to Kitchen Sink Types: An In-Depth Analysis

The Definitive Guide to Kitchen Sink Types: An In-Depth Analysis The kitchen sink is more than a utilitarian fixture; it’s a cornerstone of your kitchen’s functionality and aesthetic. This guide offers a look at the various kitchen sink types, dissecting their pros, cons, and unique features. And remember, at Stone Central, we help you select…

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2024 Design Trends: Embracing Sustainability with Innovative Stone Solutions

If you’re planning a future renovation or remodel, 2024 design trends may be on your mind. And for good reason. In an era where environmental consciousness is paramount, the search for sustainable materials is a leading topic in home design. You’ll notice that upcoming home trends are marking sustainability as the central theme, and in…

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Factors that Affect the Cost of Granite Countertops

There are several factors that affect the out-the-door cost of granite countertops. When it comes to transforming the elegant kitchen or bathroom of your dreams into a reality, few materials evoke the timeless luxury of granite. Adored for its natural appeal, durability, and versatility, granite continues to be a highly sought-after material for those looking…

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5 Amazing Facts About Natural Stone You Need to Know

Natural stone has been used for centuries in construction and design, but did you know that it has some surprising properties and uses? From its ability to improve indoor air quality to its role in ancient mythology, here are five amazing facts about natural stone that you may not have known. Each Type of Natural…

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DIY Home Improvement Projects That Can Increase Your Home’s Value

Understanding the top DIY home improvement projects that can increase your home’s value is helpful if you’re ready to sell. It’s also great for your own joy score if you plan on staying for the long haul. So, if you listed your home on the market today, exactly as it is, how much would it…

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Stone Options for Your Bathroom Countertops

Bathroom countertops; there’s a lot to think about. Whether you’re about to complete a bathroom renovation or seeking a home with attractive yet durable amenities, deciding which material to use for your bathroom countertops can be challenging. From stone and solid surface to laminate and even crushed glass, a range of options are available.  The…

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KBIS

Are you familiar with KBIS?  While there isn’t a red carpet, the Kitchen Bath Industry Show is essentially the Oscar Awards of their domain. KBIS is the continent’s largest trade show devoting attention to kitchen and bath design elements. Alongside the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), KBIS provides an immersive platform to highlight the…

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Design Trends for 2023 for the Home

Design trends for 2023 can best be encompassed by the concept of luxurious minimalism. Eschewing over-the-top glitz and glam for understated elegance, a modern definition of luxury involves an effortless fusion of natural elements, layered patterns and textures, and comfortable accents balanced with modest yet intriguing decor.  Marble, granite, and quartzite natural stone unsurprisingly find…

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The History of Granite Countertops

The history of granite countertops is just as electrifying as that of rock n’ roll itself. Let’s explore some major milestones in granite’s rise from ancient origins to its enduring appeal. Resting not too deep beneath the Earth’s surface, granite is the most prevalent type of igneous rock known to humankind. In domestic and international…

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Wengan Wu
Stone Central did a great job on my recent need in kitchen countertops. Many thanks to Bonni, Heather and the team at Stone Central....
Keith Timmons
So, I chose these folks because of their online ratings and the fact that they are local family-owned business. Aside from some issues, I am...
Sammie Jenkins
We do a lot of business with Stone Central. They are very fast to respond and their quality of work is amazing! I would defiantly...