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    A Look at Marble Design Inspiration for Your Next Home Remodel

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Marble is one of the best types of natural stone that can be used for remodeling a home. In addition to being incredibly durable, marble has an unique aesthetic appeal that can transform any kitchen or bathroom into a luxurious space. Continue reading to get some marble design ideas for your next home remodel:

    Red Marble Counters

    If you want to give your kitchen a unique makeover, you should think about getting red marble countertops. These counters have a natural, rustic appearance that can make a kitchen or bathroom look incredible. If desired, custom edges can be cut into red marble counters to add character and design appeal. 

    Integrated Sinks

    Are you tired of your old kitchen sink? Then you should follow one of the latest kitchen design trends and get an integrated marble sink. These sinks install flush with stone countertops, creating a unified and clean look. While white marble is the most desired type of stone used for integrated kitchen sinks, other varieties of marble can be used as well, depending on your specific design preferences.

    Honed Countertops

    Marble countertops are known for their striking, glossy appearance. However, if you do not like traditional marble and have subtler design tastes, you can always have honed marble countertops put into your kitchen and bathrooms. Honed marble counters have a casual, earthy appearance and are not as shiny as standard marble countertops, making them ideal for homeowners seeking a softer look.

    These are only a few of the ways you can use marble in your upcoming remodeling project. If you have questions about using marble or other types of natural stone in the home, contact the professionals at Da Vinci Marble in San Carlos. We only keep the finest quality natural stone slabs in stock and would be glad to help you find the right type of marble for your home. For more information, stop by our showroom today or give us a call at (650) 830-0519.

    Designing a Garden Path

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Tending to a garden is a popular hobby with results that can be gorgeous and delicious! If you have a garden or plan to start one in the spring, consider designing a path to help you walk around the garden without damaging any of your plants.

    Watch this video to get ideas for your garden path. Think about what plants you currently have and how they will grow in the future. This will allow you to design a path that makes it easy to get to your plants without anything getting in the way.

    Find the best decorative stones for your garden path here at Da Vinci Marble. Learn about our amazing selection and how you can create the perfect path by calling us at (650) 830-0519.

    Essential Maintenance Tips for Granite Slab Floors

    Last updated 9 months ago

    Many different types of rocks are popular in home décor. These natural pieces can be found everywhere, from the ceiling all the way to the floor. Investing in granite slab flooring will allow you to take advantage of the natural beauty throughout your home. Make sure your granite slab floors stay in great shape by following these maintenance tips:

    Sweep Up Dirt and Debris

    Dirt that collects on your shoes can easily find its way into your home and onto your granite slab floors. If you continue to walk on sand, dirt, and debris, they may get crushed up and cause a grounding reaction that takes shine away from your flooring. Avoid this problem by regularly sweeping the floor to remove dirt and debris. You can also ask family members and friends to remove their shoes before walking around the house or certain parts of it.

    Use the Right Cleaning Products

    Sweeping is important for removing dirt and debris, but it may not remove all of the foreign drops that find their way to your floor. When your granite slabs require a deeper cleaning, it is a good idea to do a light mopping of the area. Get your mop damp and avoid using too much water as it can easily be absorbed into the grout. Invest in granite-friendly cleansers that can remove all dirt and stains without affecting the color or integrity of your granite slabs.

    Handle Spills Immediately

    One of the easiest ways to keep your granite flooring clean is to take care of spills before they can turn into stains. If a family member or guest spills a beverage on the floor, use a soft cloth to absorb the liquid immediately. It is also a good idea to gently sweep or mop after cleaning up a spill in case any crumbs or debris get left behind.

    Discover the benefits of choosing granite slab floors by contacting Da Vinci Marble today! Take a closer look at our tiles and slabs on our website or call us at (650) 830-0519 for more information. 

    Tips for Matching Your Granite Countertops to Your Kitchen Cabinets

    Last updated 9 months ago

    The kitchen is where the family gathers to eat, share conversations, and great memories. This room should be attractive and functional to create the perfect atmosphere. If your kitchen’s atmosphere is lacking in either of these areas, it is a good idea to upgrade the space by choosing a new countertop.

    Granite countertops are popular among many homeowners. This rock offers a natural beauty that comes in many different colors and with many different designs. Make the most of your investment by choosing a countertop that works well with your kitchen cabinets. Look for granite slabs with a similar color to your kitchen cabinets for a simple and solitary look. Create a more interesting kitchen by choosing a granite slab with a contrasting color.

    Find a fabulous selection of granite slabs here at Da Vinci Marble. With so many different choices, you are sure to find the perfect option for any room in your home! Call us at (650) 830-0519 for information about our options.

    How To Build A Garden Path Using Decorative Stones

    Last updated 9 months ago

    It is never too early to start making plans for next year’s garden! Make the most of your beautiful backyard space by building a path that will guide you along the way and enhance the aesthetic quality of this area. Da Vinci Marble offers a variety of gorgeous decorative stones, allowing you to create the perfect garden path for your space:

    Mark the Path

    Use wooden stakes or yard-friendly paint to create a simple outline of your garden path. Have family members help you decide how long and wide the path should be by walking around your garden together. Figure out where you will need to walk as well as which parts of the garden offer the most beauty. Mark the outline of your path on the ground to use as a guide for the decorative stones.

    Find Your Decorative Stones

    Marking your garden path will allow you to determine how much space you have to cover. Once this step is complete, use a tape measure to carefully measure both the length and width of your planned path. Keep this information with you when start your online search for the perfect decorative stones. Determine what type of décor scheme or atmosphere you want to create and look for stones that show off this style through color, texture, and patterns.

    Put Your Stones in Place

    Use the markings you created earlier to guide you when removing the sod. You may need to rent professional tools in order to properly remove the sod from your yard. Use a shovel and wheelbarrow to remove dirt from the path and transport it to a different part of your garden. Once the area is prepared, you can start placing your decorative stones in the newly emptied space. Try a simple and traditional path by keeping your stones in a line or pattern, or create a truly unique path by placing decorative stones in random spots along the path.

    Start planning your decorative stone garden path with help from Da Vinci Marble. Learn about our selection of decorative stones, tile, and marble by giving us a call at (650) 830-0519.

     

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