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Dan DiTomaso

Dan DiTomaso

Dan DiTomaso is the President of Stone Masters inc. Located in Kennett square PA 19348

Posted by on in Marble Countertops

If you’re thinking about redesigning your kitchen in 2015, there’s no doubt you’ve been looking at the various stone materials that you can implement onto your kitchen countertops. Whether you’ve been looking at granite, soapstone, quartz, or marble, you’ve probably read pros and cons on each material. Maybe you’ve even consulted with a professional on the matter.

Here, I’ll tell you some reasons why you might want to choose marble for your new kitchen countertop. Aside from its overall attractiveness, which is reason No. 1 why marble is chosen to add appeal to the kitchen, there are many reasons why you should take advantage of marble countertops for your Wilmington, DE home.

Color Options: Marble is a natural stone, and miners find marble in all areas of the world. The color and shade of the stone is relevant to where it has been mined. Marble is made of calcium carbonate, which typically leads to light or cream colored fabrication, but could be a darker colored onyx. Because of its variety, you’ll be hard-pressed to find another home with the exact color of marble that you have in your kitchen.

Designs: No matter the color—a beautiful creamy Crema Marfil or a dark, rich, brown marble called Dark Emperador or a classic Italian Carrara marble with beautiful veins—the softness of marble, mixed with its workability provides an endless opportunity for designs. The material cuts easier, and professionals can fabricate the stone to manufacture fancy edges and styles to the surface.

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Posted by on in Granite Countertops

If you're remodeling your kitchen before the end of the year, you want a design and material that is functional and elegant. The choices you are presented with can be overwhelming. How do you know which material or stone is best for your house? Every person is unique, and different materials complement the different décor we have on display. When you're looking for a sturdy stone that provides a number of benefits, you can't go wrong with granite.

Visit our kitchen and bath showroom in West Chester, PA to browse our natural stone slabs. While you're here, I've provided the four key benefits that can make granite the perfect stone for your house.

Durability: Once the surface of the granite is sealed (which we'll do for you), the counter will be extremely durable. You'll see that the surface is resistant to heat, meaning that the material won't damage when exposed to hot dishes and pans. Plus, it will stand the test of time through the rigors of everyday use.

Maintenance: Taking care of granite is easy. You'll soon find that the stone is resistant to bacteria, scratches, stains, and mold. That leaves you without the hassle of constant cleaning and sanitizing the counter top. You should get in the habit of cleaning off the countertop after cooking and using the kitchen, but with its ease of care, all you need is a soft sponge and soap to run over the surface.

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Posted by on in Natural Stone Counter Use and Care

There is no substitute for seeing and feeling stone products when you're looking to redesign your kitchen or bathroom. When you're browsing the web to look at different types of stone that will stand out and transform the look of your home, you scan plenty of pictures that help you see the features of certain products.

To provide you with a better experience when you are searching for stone countertops near West Chester, PA and the greater Philadelphia area, we have filmed short video clips of some of the slabs we have in stock at our showroom.

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Where can you find the videos?

I have put videos up on YouTube, which you can view right here! Whether you're looking for a particular stone like granite, soapstone, quartzite, slate, or marble, or just want to get an idea of how these slabs look side by side, the videos help you to better see and understand the designs, colors, and patterns that are featured on our products.

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Posted by on in Soapstone Countertops

Remodeling your kitchen can be exhilarating, yet stressful. You want to find all the right products that will truly transform your kitchen into a masterpiece. There are so many options, each of which offers something unique. As you discuss materials, you'll think about marble, you'll think about granite, and you'll think about soapstone. You'll want to do your homework; it's a big investment! We're here to help with your homework when it comes to soapstone counters in Philadelphia.

You ask, "What can a soapstone countertop add to my home?" Well, here's your answer.

·Durability

o You can't stain soapstone. The material is almost immune to stains and bacteria, even after decades of operating on the same surface. When placed on your kitchen counter, soapstone is not affected by heat, and is chemically neutral to withstand even the toughest acids you cook with.

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Posted by on in Countertop Selection and Design

After years of utilizing the same countertop for all your needs and preparations in the kitchen and bathroom, you start to notice stains, fades, and other nuances that you would rather not deal with any longer. Thankfully, there are plenty of options that can give your kitchen a refreshing and renewed look. What you might not know is the extensive process that goes into getting a new countertop.

Weighing Your Options. With the variety of materials and designs, you want to see as many as you can before making a final decision. Plus, your spouse or family members should offer their opinion before you jump at the first countertop you see. A new countertop is a big investment, and it can take a good deal of time before you find a design you're pleased with. With Stone Masters Design Center, our team can personalize your kitchen and bath design in West Chester, PA to provide you with the finest quality of materials and the highest quality of installation.

Visiting Showrooms. A premier showroom allows you the opportunity to browse and look at all of your options in person and not behind a computer screen. This gives you a feel for how sturdy and durable the material is. Our showroom features some of the finest quality of stones, including granite, marble, quartz, and soapstone. Talk with a professional who will describe the pros and cons of each material, and again, continue to weigh your options.

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