Stone, such as Granite or Marble, is a beautiful addition to any home or building. Depending on your intentions, a different stone choice will be best for you. Granite countertops add luxury to the room, whereas marble accents can act as a conversation starter in a living room. It’s not impossible to have marble countertops in the kitchen or granite accents, but knowing the strengths of each material will help you use it to it’s maximum potential! Florida Design Works offers more than just Granite and Marble, too! Onyx is a translucent material that is perfect for backlighting. Backlighting onyx accentuates the color and highlights the veining (which is very bold). Vanities, fireplaces, and tub decks are common uses of onyx. Icestone is 100% recycled glass mixed with cement to create a durable concrete mix. It is ideal for kitchen counterops, back-splashes, tabletops, and outdoor kitchens! Ice Stone is also a member of the US Green Building Council. Florida Design Works carries the leading names in Quartz surfaces, like Silestone, Caesarestone, and Hanstone. Quartz is a resin based material that comes in either matte and semi-glass finishes and a wide variety of colors. Consult with one of Florida Design Works’ craftsmen to determine the best stone for your home project!