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(Musings of a Stone Designer)

Saturday, January 23 2010
Every knowledgeable stone fabricator will tell you that neither marble, nor limestone is the most suitable material for use in a kitchen. Marble is quite prone to etching and staining; Limestone will showcase everlasting water rings in no time.

(Marble surface damaged by water spots)

Yet recently, every kitchen designer, it seems, is selecting one of these materials to create the currently coveted "dream kitchen." 
Case in point: (Kitchen photos featured in some of my January 2010 design magazines)

(Limestone countertop)

(Marble countertop)

(Another marble surface--photos courtesy of House Beautiful magazine, 1/2010)

(Limestone countertop photo courtesy of Signature Kitchens magazine)

(Marble sink run--photo courtesy of Veranda magazine, 1/2010)

We all agree, these cooking spaces are bright and warm, beautiful and inviting, but not everyone wants to deal with the worry of possible damage to these surfaces.

A few weeks ago, quite accidentally, I stumbled upon a granite called Persa Avorio

(Persa Avorio slab from The Stone Studio inventory)

This particular stone is not like any I've seen before.  It has the same creamy-white and gray colors of Carrara marble, but its movement is more similar to Limestone.  It is perfect for the homeowner who wants a bright, light-filled kitchen, with muted colors, and lots of texture--like the ones pictured above from the magazines--but also want the easy care found with granite.


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Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz

Remodeling and Home Design

Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz

Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz

Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz

Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz
Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz
Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz

Pete & Marlene Wukusick, owners

Natural Stone & the Green Movement  Countertop selection is often the first place people look to when opting to go green. Natural stone (especially Soapstone) is a top choice for the environmentally-friendly. 

The Stone Studio
20157 Five Point Road
 Batesville, IN 47006
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