Educating yourself on Stone Surfaces

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At Academy Marble & Granite we continually educate ourselves on stone surfaces and their applications in home design and remodeling. If you are interested in finding out more about natural stone, or if you have questions about their use, you can give us a call (203) 791-2956, or you can visit Danbury Connecticut’s own Old Quarry Nature Center and check out an historic limestone quarry that was in operation until 1912. To find out more about the Nature Center you can call 860 354-7592 for information.

Keeping your Granite, Marble and other natural stone surfaces clean

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You don’t need industrial equipment to have clean granite and marble, usually just soap and water will do.

Maintaining your natural stone surface is not as hard as you might think.

Natural stone is naturally beautiful, durable and easy to maintain and several types of natural stone surfaces are available. And while they are all durable, they are still natural materials and have natural textures, so it is important to care for them in the proper manner.

Following are several natural stones, like granite and marble, and some suggestions on how to care for them.

Cool things made of granite (and yes, pun intended;-)

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Granite makes one of the most popular Olympic sports possible.

Winter has firmly entrenched us in her icy clutches and the 2014 Winter Olympics, held in Sochi Russia February 7-23, 2014, is just around the corner. So what does the Olympics have to do with Bethel Connecticut or Academy Marble & Granite for that matter? Well, one of the more popular sports at the Olympics couldn’t be played without granite, that sport is called “Curling” and teams slide natural granite curling stones over ice to score points.

Ever wonder where or how we get the marble?

This 9 minute educational video narrated by Dr. David Drogin and Dr. Beth Harris, gives a history of one of the finest marble quarries in Kara Italy. They discuss how the marbled is quarried and moved from the center of Italy to the various areas that the finished product is eventually used. Another interesting piece of trivia, the marble for Michelangelo’s David came from this quarry.

Academy Marble & Granite recognized for ‘A’ rating from the Better Business Bureau

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At  Academy Marble and Granite, the customer comes first and our owner, Sinan Sepkin attributes this success to treating workers like ‘family’.

Sinan Sepkin has worked in the marble and granite business since 1996. In 2007 he opened his own business, Academy Marble and Granite in Bethel. The store imports, fabricates and installs marble and granite slabs for counter tops, fireplaces and outdoor kitchens. “I thought I could do better than what was around,” Sepkin said. Indeed, Academy Marble and Granite is rated `A’ by the Better Business Bureau, which means no complaints have been filed about the business.

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