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  • 1/9/2019 8:54 AM

Natural Stone in 2019

If you are building a home or renovating your kitchen, you’ve probably already considered using natural stones like marble, quartzite, or onyx as a design element. This year forget about anything Pinterest boards tell you to like, and make a splash with stone trent that is unique to your personality and your home.

Below are some of the biggest design trends for 2019 and what you can expect to see in homes across the country.

All Clad

Europeans have been cladding rooms with stone for decades, so why not follow suit here in America. It’s tried-and-true, right?

Instead of only covering shower walls or backsplashes with large tile slabs of quartzite or marble, think about cladding walls, floors and kitchen islands with the same stone. It doesn’t matter if your home is modern or traditional, the technique translates to either aesthetic based on the execution.

Pattern Play

Graphic lines and shapes aren’t just reserved for wallpaper. Bookmatched and quadmatched stone tiles are placed together to create a kaleidoscope pattern affect.

Not only is it visually appealing with cohesive vein patterning and background color, but you can maximize the slab’s yield by choosing the same lot of material to make baseboards and other trims. It’s an instance we recommend if you are looking for a matchy-matchy look.

Cutting Edge

The days of sleek mitered edges are over, thank goodness! Ditch the straight lines and try a custom trim on tables and countertops. It’s another great way to show personality and uniqueness in your home.

Pair a stone top with a metal reveal or wooden details. It will help your countertops or tables become instant works of art, giving new life to your home.

Linear Lineup

Create a continuous effect by lining up the veins and multiple slabs to continue vein flow. Veins can give the illusion of a larger slab without a repeated pattern. It also minimizes the look of the seam.

Your houseguests will wonder how you did that, but it will be your very own stone secret.

Integrated Details

The stone options don’t have to stop at walls, flooring and countertops. A true artisan can customize sinks with marble, glass cabinet fronts, form backsplashes that turn to make a shelf, or craft pop-up outlet plugs or sink drains with stone. These little design details just add to the materials’ continuity. Plus, it looks super cool!

If you are interested in adding natural stone to your home, office or retail space, contact us at GMS Werks and we would love to help you create the space you’ve always dreamed of!

We have been meeting the needs of both residential and commercial customers for over 90 years.