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Slate Countertop Guide: Care and Maintenance

Friday August, 2017

Slate Countertop Guide: Care and Maintenance As a natural stone, slate is one of the easiest countertop materials to maintain. For those of you considering slate, we’ve compiled some important information as a slate countertop guide. On the Surface Unlike marble and granite, slate does not need to be sealed. However, organic oil can polish… Continue reading Slate Countertop Guide: Care and Maintenance

Slate Makes a Great Countertop Surface

Saturday June, 2017

Benefits of a Slate Countertop Surface Slate is a Natural Stone The number one reason why slate should be on your radar is that slate is a natural stone. With that, it doesn’t take a vast amount of resources or unsustainable practices to install a beautiful slate countertop. Slate has a distinct look, feel, and… Continue reading Slate Makes a Great Countertop Surface

Press Release: Slate Countertops in Homes Across NJ, NYC

Friday May, 2017

Slate Countertops Appear in Homes Across New Jersey The latest slate news from Garden State Soapstone ™. North Brunswick, NJ – As the centerpiece to a kitchen, countertops reflect a unique part of a home. More frequently, homeowners are moving towards natural stone when renovating their homes. Jay Tauber, of Garden State Soapstone ™ in… Continue reading Press Release: Slate Countertops in Homes Across NJ, NYC

The Case Against Granite and Concrete

Sunday March, 2017

Considering Concrete or Granite Countertops? Garden State Soapstone ™, Slate & Wood Countertops, is an advocate for natural stones like slate and soapstone. However, we don’t carry all kinds of countertops, like granite and concrete. There are a few reasons why. The number one reason is sealing. Granite is a stone that requires periodic sealing.… Continue reading The Case Against Granite and Concrete

What’s New with Slate

Sunday February, 2017

What’s New with Slate? 2017 Trends: Slate Has it All It’s been a while since we talked about slate. So what’s new? Well, turns out, there’s a lot. Natural stone is back on the “trends” list in 2017. As a sustainable, durable, easy-maintenance material, it’s not going anywhere. Sate is definitely trending in 2017 and… Continue reading What’s New with Slate

Advantages of Natural Stone

Saturday September, 2016

When it comes to soapstone and slate, we love natural stone. At Garden State Soapstone ™, we pride ourselves in our selection of beautiful soapstone and slate, custom-fabricated for your home. We recommend natural stone for a variety of reasons, from the subtle characteristics and textures that it adds to a home, to its versatility… Continue reading Advantages of Natural Stone

Why Slate Countertops? 10 Facts

Thursday August, 2016

When it comes to countertops, slate is growing in popularity. It’s no surprise: slate is a consumer-friendly, natural stone that’s quarried locally. With a variety of colors from grey and green to red and mottled purple, it presents a wide range of selections for home renovations. Here are 10 facts about slate countertops you should… Continue reading Why Slate Countertops? 10 Facts

Getting Technical: Colors of Slate Countertops

Tuesday February, 2016

Slate Countertop Colors Slate is formed by compressed layers of sediments under the ocean and riverbed. The heating and compression of these sediments altered the alignment of minerals, giving slate the ability to be separated into layers. It can be made into great slate countertops. For a natural stone countertop, slate countertops are fascinating. Slate occurs… Continue reading Getting Technical: Colors of Slate Countertops

‘Tis the Season (For New Countertops)

Sunday November, 2015

The Perfect Time for New Countertops It’s November 1st. Halloween is barely over. What’s the rush, right? Wrong! ‘Tis the season for new countertops. If you’re giving the gift of countertops for the holidays, act now. Here’s how: Send us your project details (Dimensions, Layout, Location) Schedule a visit to learn more Choose your material… Continue reading ‘Tis the Season (For New Countertops)

Can’t forget about SLATE

Monday May, 2011

We Love Slate. Slate is an incredible building material, known for its durability, natural beauty, and versatility. The natural colors, textures, and inherent qualities are in tune with today’s lifestyles with warmth, elegant charm, and easy maintenance. It’s a metamorphic stone with very distinctive properties and performance criteria. Countertops, tabletops, and sinks are just a… Continue reading Can’t forget about SLATE