Laura originally moved to Atlanta from Florida as a recruit from Home Depot’s corporate office. While working at Home Depot, Laura obtained her MBA from Georgia State and put it to use with her own painting company. She continually added services to be able to better service her customers until she was able to get her own General Contractor’s license. In early 2015 Laura was approached to do work for the 4th season of a show called Elbow Room on HGTV. Soon after she was also awarded work for a diy show called Super Great Rooms as well as a Fox Show called Home Free.
Laura loves the “green” aspect of remodeling from trying to repurpose demoed items to teaching customers about indoor air quality, sustainable materials, etc. She is a true believer in continuous improvement. Laura holds meetings every other week with all sales staff, project managers and designers to discuss what is going right as well as what is going wrong and what is needed to improve it. She also strives to keep up with what is current in the industry from trends to advancements in product technology.
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Distinctive beauty and outstanding durability make this natural stone a top choice for kitchens, baths, and beyond. The wide array of color and pattern variations give each slab its own unique character. Safe and sturdy to last a lifetime.
Marble has an unrivaled, classic look that always seems to be in style. With timeless appeal, this stone gives any space a high-end look. Dense and relatively non-porous, this material is durable and stain resistant. It does require some maintenance to keep it pristine, though many prefer the gradually aged surface with etches and stains that blend into the veining over time. Often called the “blue jeans of countertops” – it can show the wear and tear of life, but that is also what gives marble its character.
Practically maintenance free, man-made engineered quartz countertops are stain, acid, scratch, heat and impact resistant and, thanks to their non-porous composition, don’t need to be sealed like natural stone countertops. This man-made surface is just as strong as granite but has the added benefit of being more flexible making it less likely to chip or crack and perfect for any interior space.
Not to be confused with man-made engineered quartz, Quartzite is a natural stone mined from quarries the same way as granite and marble. In terms of make, texture, and sturdiness, quartzite is extremely similar to granite. Its crystalline sparkle transforms applications, such as kitchen or bath countertops, work surfaces, and feature walls into functional and luxurious showpieces. With the current trend toward lighter surfaces, quartzite is a popular choice because its neutral colors compliment any design.
And choose which finish works best for your enviroment.
A polished finish is created when stone is buffed with the help of fine polishing pads, causing the surface to acquire the iconic glossy, reflective appearance. It highlights the depth of the stone, and makes the colors look crisp and vibrant while helping the surface stay smooth and flawless.
Honed stone has a matte finish that can vary from completely flat to semi-matte. It is a bit more forgiving when it comes to scuffs and scratches, especially with marble, and dresses down the feel so its softer and warmer, rather than vibrant and pristine. The surface is smooth and velvety to the touch and evokes a more relaxed and casual vibe. The honing process makes the stone more porous and susceptible to stains and requires more frequent re-sealing.
To achieve its trademark rough surface and slightly matte look, a diamond tipped brush is run over the stone’s surface repeatedly. This strips away imperfections and polishes the stone while leaving the natural contours and grooves intact. Combining both a tactile and textural appeal, with a natural beauty that cannot be ignored, leathered granite countertops are quickly rising in popularity with designers and homeowners. Leathering granite is known to tighten the natural pores of the stone and thus mitigate damage done through spills.
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