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Colored Natural Stone: An Interior Design Comeback

Natural stone surfaces make for gorgeous, eye-catching features in the home. In addition to its status as a sustainable, durable…

How to Use Stacked Stone Tile

Could your current dining/living area design be described as “rustic yet modern”? Or, maybe this blend of design styles applies…

Natural Stone Vs. Ceramic Tile

Tile is one of the most diverse surface materials out there––it can be used for flooring, walling, backsplash, outdoor patios…

An Overview of Ceramic Tile Properties

Whether you’re seeking the perfect material for your kitchen backsplash, your shower walls or your next flooring project, ceramic tile…

Is Natural Stone Sustainable?

All human activities impact the environment, often in devastating ways. As we continually see evidence of our negative effects on…

Marble Countertops: Pros and Cons

Since the era of Ancient Greece & Rome, marble has been marveled upon for its stately beauty, enduring strength and…

A Guide to Countertop Edge Types

Finding the right countertop material, pattern and color for your space––and design style––can make all the difference, but it doesn’t…

Quartz Vs. Granite Vs. Marble in the Kitchen

With Thanksgiving & the winter holidays right around the corner, you may be on a mission to maximize the functionality…

What is the Difference Between Marble and Granite?

They are two of the most beloved natural stone surfaces out there. But what is the difference between marble and…

How to Clean Natural Stone Like a Pro

From countertops to floors to tub surrounds, there are so many surfaces for which natural stone can be a marvelous…

All About Green Natural Stone

Green natural stone surfaces can be especially unique and eye-catching––perhaps because green is a less common color when it comes…

Top Quartz Countertop Trends of 2020

While natural stone remains a widely favored choice for kitchen countertops, many modern-day homeowners are discovering the advantages of man-made…

Your Guide for How to Choose Countertop Material

There are many great natural stone and engineered surfacing materials to choose from – each with their own properties, maintenance…

How to Choose a Natural Stone Fabricator

The transition from summer to autumn offers a wonderful opportunity to take on new design projects. Whether you follow the…

Marble Vs. Porcelain That Looks Like Marble

Discerning homeowners looking to achieve an elevated, luxurious interior are often attracted to marble – and it’s no secret why!…

Marble Vs. Quartz that Looks Like Marble

White stone is by far the most popular choice for kitchen countertops, regardless of changes in design trends. White marble,…

How Can Natural Stone Colors Affect Your Mood?

The colors we choose to incorporate into our interior design scheme say a lot about our personality and style. But…

Tile Pattern Ideas and Where to Use Them

Gorgeous, functional interior design can elevate any space, but it requires a multi-faceted approach. In this post, we look at…

Accepting Imperfections in Natural Stone (and Growing to Love Them)

Stones like granite, marble and quartzite are the product of geologic changes which occur over hundreds of thousands (or even…

How to Choose the Right Natural Stone Patterns for Your Interior Design

It’s no secret that natural stone surfaces can go a long way toward creating a desired aesthetic in the home.…

Breaking Down the Difference Between Dolomite and Marble

As the latest interior design trends shift, marble is making a massive comeback. With many modern homeowners looking to incorporate…

How to Clean Quartz Surfaces: Do’s and Don’ts

Quartz is a gorgeous, versatile surface celebrated for its ease of maintenance. In this post, the experts at Cosmos Surfaces…

Which Surfacing Materials are Trending for Fall?

As with fashion, trends in home design tend to come and go – often syncing up with the changing seasons.…

Fall Color Trends for Interior Design

The fall season conjures up vivid color palettes like no other. Warm earth tones and elegant neutrals form the basis…

How Does Granite Get Its Colors?

Granite is one of the most popular natural stone surfaces out there, but what colors does granite come in and…

The How and Why Behind Sealing Soapstone

When selecting a surfacing material, it’s important to be in the know about what type of initial treatment and maintenance…

Future-proofing Your Investment: To Do and Not To Do

When it comes to natural stone care and maintenance, regular attention goes a long way. A natural stone surface is…

Design Your Home Like a Professional

For many homeowners, designing their perfect home is a lifelong dream. Once they move into their first place, whether it’s…

How to Choose the Perfect Stone Finish

In our last blog, we talked about the different types of stone finishes and how they are created. When choosing…

Everything You Need to Know About Stone Finishes

Incorporating a naturally occurring stone such as granite, marble or onyx into your home design is a nod to our…

The Art of Bookmatching Natural Stone

Of the many different ways natural stone is used, perhaps the most magnificent and eye-catching effect is accomplished through a…

Using Geology to Understand Variations in Quartzite

One of the reasons we love natural stone is because it’s, well, natural. Variations in the color, texture, and pattern…

DIY Grout Sealing and Maintenance

Last week, we talked about sealing natural stone. This week, we’re talking about sealing the grout that surrounds it! We…

Ceramic vs. Porcelain: What’s the Difference?

Both porcelain and ceramic tile are in high demand for contemporary kitchen and bathroom renovation projects. Considering how similar they…

A Designer’s Guide to Choosing the Best Porcelain Tile Grout Colors

Porcelain tile is a terrific choice for a wide range of projects in the kitchen and bathroom. A low-maintenance surfacing…

All About Sealing Natural Stone: Where, When, and Why

Sealing your floors, countertops, and other surfaces is the best way to future-proof your investment in natural stone. However, there…

Dazzle and Delight With Semi Precious Stone Countertops

Known for their showstopping appearance, semi precious stone countertops offer far more than just visual magnificence. The advanced production process…

How Home and Office Design Will Change Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Welcoming more nature into our spaces, an emphasis on antimicrobial materials and choosing natural stone are among the new interior design…

How to Clean Quartzite: Sealing, Stubborn Stains, and More

Today, Cosmos Surfaces is here to share our guide on how to clean quartzite. This beautiful natural stone is easy…

Marble and Quartzite: Similar Looks, but Different Properties

Marble and quartzite fill a big, beautiful niche in the world of natural stone. They both offer serene, natural hues…

How to Use Natural Stone Remnants (And Where to Get Them)

When a large stone slab is cut to make your custom shower wall or countertop, what happens to the small…

Schist Vs. Granite: Brilliance, Durability, and More Reasons to Consider Them Both

Choosing a material for your design is a big decision, and you’ll definitely want to consider all of the available…

How Do You Maintain Granite Countertops? (Hint: Prevention is Key)

Durable, beautiful, and easy to clean, granite is one of the most popular household surfaces out there. But how do…

Quartz Vs. Quartzite: It’s Not a Competition!

Engineered quartz and naturally occuring quartzite are two top contenders for renovation projects in the kitchen and bathroom. Because their…

What are the Best Uses and Benefits of Soapstone?

If you’re curious about the benefits of soapstone while doing research for your kitchen or bathroom renovation project, look no…

What Exactly Is Granite, and What Is It Used For?

Owing to its beauty and resilience, granite has long been a favored choice for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanity tops and…

Ceramic Tile: Pros and Cons for Kitchen and Bathroom Use

For kitchen and bathroom applications of all sorts, ceramic tile is an easily maintained option that never goes out of…

A Guide to Shopping for Natural Stone Slabs

If you’ve turned to your browser and typed in a phrase like “stone slab suppliers near me” lately, the odds…

How to Remove Stains from Quartz Countertops

Quartz is a very stain-resistant material, but it is not stain-proof. While daily maintenance is easy with warm water and…

Is Quartz Good for Bathrooms?

Also known as engineered stone, quartz has earned the spotlight as a favorable choice for remodeling and renovation projects of…

How to Care for Marble

Marble is durable and easy to clean if maintained regularly, but you’ll definitely want to know how to care for…

What Are the Benefits of Marble?

Spring is the perfect time to start fresh and breathe new life into your kitchen or bathroom. If you have…

Learn About Black Granite

If you’re on the hunt for a black granite supplier and would like to know more about this versatile surface…

Best Way to Clean Stainless Steel Sinks: A Comprehensive Guide

Stainless steel has become one of the most popular materials for kitchen sinks, appliances and more! This is no wonder,…

What are the Advantages of Quartzite for Bathrooms and Kitchens?

There are many reasons why quartzite is a trending choice for both kitchen and bathroom remodels right now. Among the…

Why Choose Cosmos Surfaces as Your Quartzite Supplier?

Quartzite has become a wildly popular choice for kitchen countertops and shower walls, among many other design applications. When you…

Where to Find Porcelain Slabs That Look Like Marble

While porcelain and marble are both popular surface materials, porcelain slabs that look like marble might have you wondering which…

What Makes Cosmos Surfaces the Best Supplier of Large Porcelain Slabs?

Large porcelain slabs have taken the design industry by storm – and for good reason! This material is beautiful and…

How to Clean Porcelain Kitchen Sinks: Tips from the Experts at Cosmos

When it comes to kitchen sinks and tiles, porcelain is one of the best options. It’s highly durable and resistant…

Discover Premium Quartz for Kitchens and Bathrooms

Quartz is one of the most gorgeous and durable materials to use for countertops of any kind. If you’re looking…

How to Clean Porcelain Tile

If you’re looking to redo your living room, bathroom or kitchen, you’ll need to consider what type of material to…

How to Clean a Composite Sink: Tips from Cosmos Surfaces

Made from granite stone dust mixed with acrylic resins, granite composite sinks are highly durable, stylish and affordable. But just…

Why a Porcelain Slab Shower Is the Best Option for Your Renovation

Across the U.S. and Europe, large format porcelain tile has become a beloved option for an extensive list of design…

What are the Different Types of Stainless Steel Sinks?

Stainless steel sinks have become the standard for modern kitchens everywhere, in both residential and commercial settings. Consider the long…

Why Are Porcelains a Trending Choice for Kitchen Countertops?

There are many qualities you’ll want to look for in a kitchen countertop. First and foremost, it’s important for the…

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