The Natural Beauty of Stone

On January 17th, 2019, the design staff at Marilyn H Rose Interiors attended an event for industry professionals hosted by Aspire Design and Home, NKBA, and ABC Stone with four cutting edge course options. After the lessons concluded, the fun began! Professional dealers led games of blackjack, poker and roulette, along with serving sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, drinks and tasty desserts. The stakes were high!-betting with ABC tokens to win raffle prizes.


Lecture First!                        Beautiful Slabs at ABC Stone


Lynn Rosenblum and Stacey Walker of MHR Interiors

With the information gathered at this seminar, and our experience in designing Long Island, Hamptons, and N.Y.C. apartment interiors, we are very well versed in the best options for our client’s homes, based on their needs and lifestyles.

Stone countertops offer a natural beauty that’s hard to match in the man-made world.  If you’re looking for a countertop with some individuality stone may be for you!  Granite is probably the most common, widely used stone countertop surface.  Granite is a very hard surface and won’t be scratched by knives, is low maintenance, and very durable.  Granite comes in a wide range of colors and patterns.                                                            

Marble-what a beautiful, elegant stone!  The visual characteristics such as veining cannot be found in other stones.  At Marilyn H. Rose Interiors, the client is always made aware that marble is susceptible to etching from acids which is not preventable by sealing.  It is softer than granite, and therefore scratches more easily, but the look is unparalleled.         

At Marilyn H. Rose Interiors some of our client’s lifestyles lend themselves to a different choice in countertops.  For them quartz an “engineered” stone may be the best option.  A manufacturing plant uses quartz crystals (approx. 95%) and mixes them with resin.  Yes, we still refer to quartz as a natural stone, but it’s not as natural as granite.  Quartz is one of the strongest materials on the planet!  It is also non-porous so a great stain resister, and basically maintenance free!  Quartz tends to be less dramatic in colorization, but many minimalists prefer a more monochromatic kitchen.


Cambria Quartz                                           

At Marilyn H. Rose Interiors, during the design process we like to provide many countertop options for our clients along with their pros and cons.  Like the best wines, it may all come down to personal taste and what you are pairing it with!  With our experience and expertise, MHR Interiors would be a great choice in assisting you with these long, lasting options in your design.  Contact us by Email: or Call: 516.676.3800 to assist in designing your amazing new space!

Written by: Lynn Rosenblum

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