A Geology Lesson on Granite

Granite is the signature rock of the continents. More than that, granite is the signature rock of the planet Earth itself. The other rocky planets—Mercury, Venus and Mars—are covered with basalt, as is the ocean floor on Earth. But only Earth has this beautiful and interesting rock type in abundance. Three things distinguish granite from…

Soapstone

As durable as it is timeless, soapstone can seem to be a bit of an enigma… Old & New? It feels equally at home in slick, modern settings as it does in antique home restorations. Hard & Soft? Used even in high-traffic areas, soapstone flooring will last forever, and yet it is soft enough to…