57% of home buyers prefer granite or natural stone countertops, according to a report issued by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), one of the largest trade associations in the United States.
Natural stone and retail design have created an interesting relationship over the years. For retail brands, natural stone materials are a visual way to show customers their core brand values. For natural stone, it is the opportunity to develop new decorative solutions. Many fashion brands such as Prada, Zara or Mango are using natural stone to enhance the experience […]
Marmomac has just launched a six-monthly research project to keep operators and companies updated on the main trends and market issues of the stone industry.
Natural stone is a very popular material used both outdoors and in the living spaces. Today, natural products such as granite, marble or slate are at the forefront of natural stone trends in 2018. For example, you will see it in contemporary bathrooms and robust worktops in kitchens.
Natural stone reflects the revolutionary transformation of architecture. Neoclassical, gothic or modern styles used natural stone to show these conceptual changes. Here you have some projects that embraced creativity and innovation in natural stone construction.
A black and white design is a classic that is never out of style. Whether you favour a traditional or contemporary house, granite is a sophisticated choice for a kitchen thanks to a palette of colours that fits in perfectly a black-and-white scheme, with a fresh and elegant appeal.
From the granite of the Pyramids or the marble of the Taj Mahal, to the limestone of the Empire State Building, natural stone is a key component in timeless, durable and quality design. By applying the principles of sustainability design, stone is an important part of contemporary architecture.
The World Green Building Trends 2016 study anticipates green buildings to double by 2018. According to this report, the percentage of firms expecting to have more than 60% of their projets certified green is anticipated to nearly double from 17% currently to 33% within two years.