Archive for Bathroom Vanity Tops
While we quite frequently explore the virtues of classical white marble countertops for kitchen, bath and accents, simple white is not the only option available when it comes to marble surfaces. Another popular option we carry is Bardiglio Nuvolato marble, which takes the traditional white options for marble and turns them on their head.
This is because Bardiglio marble is a more clay-rich metamorphic rock, though it is quarried in the same Appenine Mountain region that produce the sought-after white marbles like Carrara, Venatino and Callacatta. Bardiglio has the same gorgeous texture and finishes, and comes in darker tones as light veining plays across a darker base surface in unique movements. This darker base color can make a luxurious imprint on areas where lighter marble would not work, or can give an amazing contrast or detail to white marble or white traditional surfaces. With Bardiglio marble, you can get the sought-after properties of marble but do something outside of the ordinary. Read More→
This month’s Green Builder Magazine includes a large section devoted to gorgeous green building materials that are not only environmentally friendly and made with sustainable practices, but are also made in America so that you know they have the triple advantage of creating domestic jobs, reducing the impact of overseas shipping and making use of locally-sourced domestic materials. Even better, you don’t have to travel far and wide to find two of the featured items – just to any one of our four Atlanta Design Centers!
Of course, one of the magazine’s featured products was Cambria, from which 93% of each slab is quartz quarried from North America, then stylized with pigments and secured with resin to make one of the most durable and beautiful kitchen countertop materials available on the market today. The article provided a gorgeous example of the Bellingham design profile, one of over 100 different options you can find at Construction Resources. Slabs come in 55″ by 120″ and come in thicknesses from 1 cm for surface finishes and 2 or 3 cm for countertops. Read More→
One of TV’s most well known cooks and criminals for his portrayal of Walter White the chemistry teacher turned meth kingpin in Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston, is also one of the most outspoken environmental sustainability actors and it shows in his California dream home. The home was an attempt to use the greenest materials, and elevate the idea of what it meant to be a green home. From energy-efficient appliances and LED lights to Cambria countertops and rainwater reclamation efforts, there’s no part of the home that goes to waste.
Cranston chose Cambria both for its beauty, local production and world-class sustainability, and includes Cambria throughout the home for a matching inner harmony. Devon from the Desert Collection adorns the kitchen countertops, which are adored for the ease of cleaning and its resistance to stains. Bathrooms enjoy Templeton, also from the Desert Collection, to match with the soothing palette of warm grays – a play on the traditional whites that allows for splashes of color with the decor. In addition, Cambria is used for closet ledges, bookshelves and other places where its strength, durability and ease of cleaning could come in handy.
If the idea of a sustainable home is right up your alley, you can visit our CR Home Design Centers in Buckhead today to see the largest selection of Cambria in the southeast, including the Desert collection and the other over 100 design profiles of the material. As a Cambria Lexus Partner, we offer the most Cambria at the best prices, and team is specialized in getting you the right quartz countertop for you from design to fabrication and installation.
We have just finished setting up a brand new shipment of 120″ by 68″ slabs of fine Italian marble in our slab gallery! These gorgeous options for countertops, vanity tops, tub surrounds, decor and more are beautifully white and have rich veining unique to each slab for the classical touch of beauty and sophistication that never goes out of style.
Marble countertops quarried directly from Italy have the same kind of grace as classic icons of architecture, and work beautifully in any room. The pale to creamy whites and organic veining can either make a big statement in a room, or add their timeless grandeur to a more specific design space. One of the wonders of marble is its timelessness – trends come and go, but white kitchens and baths are always in style. You can rest easy, knowing that marble countertops will give you a greater flexibility for design on a current or future home, and marble that is cared for will retain its value and desirability when you decide to sell your home. Read More→
We have just replenished our stocks of our most popular environmentally-friendly counter surfaces! You can find fresh new options of recycled marble countertops from Piedrafina and deep stocks of Vetrazzo, the recycled glass wonder-surface. If you are looking to bring ecological responsibility to your next home building or renovation project, we have all the options you’re looking for, in stock and ready for installation.
With Piedrafina, you can use recycled materials and be both Earth-conscious and wallet-conscious. Piedrafina comes in 12 color profiles, from the warm cream of Ventatino to the classic black of Roca Cafe. These recycled marble countertops are perfect for bathroom vanities, tub surrounds and many specialty projects, as they are thin and versatile. Read More→
The newest offering from the recycled countertop artisans at Piedrafina is now in stock at Construction Resources! The new marble countertops of thin, environmentally-friendly engineered stone surface is Carrera. It seeks to fill the same niche as classic white marble surfaces for luxury and sophistication but does so responsibly through more planet-healthy processes and more resiliency, to be longer lasting for you and your household.
Piedrafina accomplishes this by recycling high-quality white marble, so you are starting with the venerated status symbol of tradition and refined taste. From there, they form slabs with polyester resin binders and pigments that gives Piedrafina Marble the strength, consistency and durability to stand up to heavy use or placement in projects where the permeable marble would not be able to stand up as well. In addition, Piedrafina is an economical alternative as well as an environmental one compared to full marble slabs. Read More→
In addition to being the exclusive supplier to offer the entire selection of the Cambria line in the Southeast, as a Cambria Lexus Partner, we are excited to offer a special financing deal from Cambria that can give you the flexibility to make the home upgrades of your dreams. Finance by Cambria is a special loan program that is designed to help you with projects large or small, with up to $45,000 available for any project that includes Cambria.
This means whether you are using the highest quality quartz countertop in your kitchen, bath, living room or anywhere else in your home, you can look forward to easy and convenient financing that covers everything from the Cambria product to additional items like cabinets, flooring, sinks, plumbing, installation and more. The financing requires no money down and is interest free for up to one year with no payments, so you can enjoy jaw-dropping and durable Cambria now and pay later. Read More→
The gorgeous and unique looks of marble and granite countertops are ready to stand the test of time provided they receive the right kind of care, and while maintenance on your investment may seem daunting at first, there is little to be afraid of when you use the right tools. Our favorite product for keeping your granite, marble and other natural stone looking as good as it did the day it was installed is the DuPont Bulletproof line of sealers, which we are proud to offer at our design centers.
Many are speculating that granite is on the outs when it comes to design, but granite still remains a top choice in kitchens across the country. Granite is beautiful and practical for high-traffic areas like your kitchen or master bathroom, and lends an elegance that you can only find in granite countertops in Atlanta. Granite also offers more options for colors and price ranges than ever before.
Granite is quarried all over the world, and at Construction Resources, you can find offerings from Artisan Group, Polycorp, Antolini and many more stone purveyors. While there are general qualities to different styles of granite, often known as profiles, which contain certain shades or characteristics, each slab of granite is unique to its specific marking, veining and more. This means you should carefully choose your granite both for the overall slab and the usable area so you can make sure the unique look you want to see over the years is right where you want it. Granite also comes in a variety of finishes, including the traditional polished finish. You can also get matte finish, which lacks the sheen, or a leathered finish for a good mid-step between them. Keep in mind though that not every finish is available for each slab. Read More→
In addition to exclusive offerings from Cambria, Artisan Group, Vetrazzo recycled glass and more, Construction Resources is proud to host a wide variety of other counter surface materials, including offerings from Piedrafina, Polycorp and many more. We are excited to announce our newest offering is straight from Italy, and we are expanding the offerings in our Decatur Slab Gallery with 10 containers of new product from Antolini!
Antolini Stone is processed in Italy from quarries all around the world, and is of exceptional quality. The Antolini Signature collection of granite countertops has amazing color profiles, distinctive veining and is available in a wide variety of finishes, including polished, glossy and leather. With 12 different profiles to choose from, these new slabs bring a great chance at variation to our granite offerings. We offer these Antolini surfaces in a number of different thicknesses as well, so you can use them for countertops, sink vanities, accents, tile and much more. Read More→