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Our inventory at In Home Stone provides wonderful choices in stones to use for your home renovation needs. Our inventory ranges from granite to porcelain and just about everything in between! When choosing the best stone for your home it isn’t just about “what matches with what?” there is also the materials and durability of the stone being used. Many of our stones come in a color variation that is similar in the color palette but the durability, absorption rate, and the overall look and feel for the stone. Marble is going to look different from Granite. Marble has accents that look veiny while granite has speckled accents, there are many other differences as seen in one of our previous blog posts Granite Vs. Marble offers a more in-depth look into that comparison. Think about going with us for your next home renovation. Collection of different colors of marble tiles lined up.

Some things to be aware of when looking for the best stone for your home:

  • Understanding which location is going to have the stone

Consider where you are going to install your stone and in what format are you thinking of having them installed. Are you going to use them for tiles in your shower? The stone you put in your bathroom as tiles for your shower and the stone that you choose to have as the countertop for your kitchen are going to have two entirely different criteria to meet. Your shower won’t need heat-resistant tile it will need something more on the water-resistant side and your countertops would need something heat resistant and something to be a little more resistant to acidic foods in case something spills or if you set a hot pot on the counter instead of the stove. We provide a variety of options:

  • Marble
  • Soapstone
  • Dekton 
  • Granite
  • Porcelain 
  • Quartz
  • Quartzite


  • Understanding the structural material of the stone

This could be how absorbent the stone is and what that could mean when you spill water or something acidic onto the stone, this could cause a stain and ruin the finish of the stone. Understanding how the stone will react in your climate can also play a part, will the stone absorb heat well in the summer? Natural stones like soapstone and marble are good at absorbing heat which makes them a good choice for homes in the summer when you want to feel something cool to the touch. Another thing to think about is the durability of the stone you are going to be using. Marble is going to be a little “softer” than granite. Both stones are durable but Granite is a harder material than Marble so it is going to be more resistant to chips and scratches than Marble. 

  • Color and pattern you want

Marble tiles lined up to showcase the colors used for the stones

Our stones come in a variety of colors and some even will be a similar color to another but the patterns will be different. You can see our inventory on our website and compare some of the stones we have.  You can even get a general idea of how they will look on our 3D Visualizer.

  • The finish of the stone

The Finish of the stone plays a big part as well. The usual finish is polished so that the surface of the stone is smooth and easy to clean off ut there are a few different finishes so then your stone is unique to you and fits your aesthetic for your home. It is advised to get your stone restored or refinished every two years especially if it’s a place of high traffic like a kitchen counter or floor. In Home Stone is your one-stop service provider for your home stone renovation needs. Contact us online or call us today at (410)626-2025 if you need our services for your next home renovation. Get connected with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Houzz, and Pinterest