• 3/1/2017 8:45 AM

The Facts About Real Quartzite

Quartzite is a very confusing natural stone to most people. Researching the stone on the internet doesn’t help much either. One site will say it etches and another will say it doesn’t. There are a lot of inconsistent information on what quartzite actually is and what characteristics it possesses. So why is the information mixed? That’s most likely because quartzite is commonly mislabeled. There is the real quartzite, then there is marble or dolomitic marble that are often mislabeled as quartzite. Real quartzites properties are very consistent. Let’s get to know the real quartzite.

  • 2/1/2017 6:00 AM

Outdoor Kitchen Countertops

It takes some planning and research for what type of countertop material to use for an outdoor kitchen or grill area. It need to be very durable and require little maintenance. So, today we will discuss some of the best choices for outdoor countertops.

  • 1/25/2017 9:00 AM

Options for Polishing Granite

There are two ways to polish granite. A wet material or a dry material can be used. There is a divide on which method is better because both methods can work well. 

  • 1/18/2017 8:45 AM

A Checklist for Choosing Natural Stone Slabs

Hand selecting stone slabs is one of the most important components to meet buyers expectations when choosing natural stone slabs. The purchaser should hand select the specific slab(s) that they want to purchase, which then need to be tagged with the purchasers information.

  • 1/11/2017 8:45 AM

Identifying Marble

What adds a seasoned elegance and class to a home or commercial building better than marble? Not much in our opinion. There’s just something about the unique character of marble that is captivating. However, it can be challenging to determine if you are looking at natural marble, man-made marble, or granite.

  • 1/2/2017 3:18 PM

What You Should Know Before Starting A Natural Stone Job

It’s important to understand some components of using natural stone for home design. Because natural stone is produced by nature it makes each and every section of natural stone unique and no two stones are exactly alike. The uniqueness of natural stone has an appeal and character to it that no manufactured materials can attain.

  • 12/26/2016 2:03 PM

Installing an Island Stone Slab Video

In the video you will see GMS Werks installing an island in an upper level apartment. 

  • 12/19/2016 1:47 PM

Slab Unloading Video

In the video you will see the process of unloading a shipment of natural stone slabs into our warehouse at GMS Werks. 

  • 12/12/2016 11:25 AM

Pros and Cons of Crushed Glass Countertops

Crushed glass countertops are a fairly new development, but they are becoming a popular choice quickly. A few reasons they are growing in popularity by homeowners each year are that they are environmentally friendly and they have a wow factor in their appearance. The options for creating the countertops are either to have the crushed glass embedded in concrete or have is encased in a strong and durable clear acrylic material. Either way they are made, they are truly unique.

  • 12/5/2016 4:52 PM

Granite vs. Quartz: Which is for You?

Choosing countertops can be a challenge, especially with the vast options of natural stone and materials available. One tough decision that we see a lot is trying to decide between granite and quartz. Granite is a natural stone and is one of the most popular choices for countertops on the market. Quartz is also very popular, but is not a natural stone.

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