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Today’s Stone

Posted by Daltile Team on Apr 29, 2016 10:30:00 AM

First there was the granite countertop rage. Then there was the revival of soapstone. Now it’s all about marble. Just when you thought that stone countertops couldn’t get any better, along comes something you’ve never seen before.

Recycled marble countertops? Textured stone slab? Yes, please!

"Green" StoneLithoverde in Bianco Carrara on the wall

Lithoverde, literally green stone, is made from the trimmings of world-renowned Carrara marble and French Gris Du Marais limestone. The strips are glued together with a natural resin and the finished product is a solid stone surface appropriate for countertops. Made of 99% recycled stone, Lithoverde is an optimal choice for USGBC LEED credits.

The linear structure of the stone slabs is right on-trend and lends an architectural element to the space that grounds it in transitional style.

Visual Textures

Textured Stone goes far beyond a honed finish. It’s more than just a matte version of one of the most popular types of countertop. This black Zimbabwe granite gets high-tech treatment to produce a fine linear or cross-hatched texture that brings plenty of visual interest to your countertops. Looks can be deceiving though. The surface is smooth rather than rough so it makes it easy to clean and doesn’t trap particles.

This is the perfect opportunity to add some high-class detail to your kitchen or bathroom. Take your granite countertops to the next level with Textured Stone.

Book-Matched Stone

Two twin pieces of stone placed side by side produces a stunning mirror image. It’s called book-matched because the effect is made by taking to leaves of stone and opening them just like a book.

It can be done with any kind of stone, but veined stone is the most dramatic. Designers use it as a feature conference table, kitchen island, or even on the wall as a natural kind of art.


ONE Quartz Surfaces Nature Flecks in Statuary on the countertop

Quartz countertops came on the scene a few years ago threatening to steal the thunder of ever-popular granite. These countertop surfaces are made of over 90% quartz with added resins and pigments. They are extremely durable and virtually maintenance-free.

The selection of quartz countertops over the last several years has increased dramatically. You can get stone countertops in bold colors or a marble-look and have the ultra-durability that comes with some of the hardest stone on the market. It’s no wonder this countertop surface has become so popular.

Daltile has an ever-expanding line of quartz countertops called ONE Quartz Surfaces®. Choose your favorite today.


Recent developments in stone countertops have increase your design possibilities. Take a closer look at a Daltile Stone Center near you today.


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