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The Denver Showroom: A Showcase for Stone Fireplace Design

A Showcase for Stone Fireplace Design - Materials Marketing In May of 2011, the newest Materials Marketing showroom opened in Denver, Colorado. Since then, we are still hearing the same reaction from the designers, architects and clients who enter, “Wow!” Everything from the floor plan, to the displays, to the lighting, was taken into consideration. [...]

May 23rd, 2012|Categories: Stone Fireplace Mantels|Comments Off on The Denver Showroom: A Showcase for Stone Fireplace Design

Reclaimed Stone Finishes

As a design trend, the use of reclaimed natural stone and/or antique stone is certainly not new. It was over twenty five years ago that a good friend and mentor of mine began to import stone pavers that had been recovered from rural French locations into the United States. Whether the source is a French [...]

May 23rd, 2012|Categories: Design Trends, Finishing Details, Natural Stone Flooring|Comments Off on Reclaimed Stone Finishes

Oceanside Glass Tile

At Materials Marketing, we value our relationships with our key vendors and do our best to nurture them and the business continuity they bring. A wonderful example is the twenty plus years that we have been working closely with Oceanside Glass Tile in California. Recently we caught up with Sean Gildea, the OGT President, to [...]

May 21st, 2012|Categories: Design Trends|Comments Off on Oceanside Glass Tile

Eco Friendly Kitchen Remodeling

Since the bursting of the “housing bubble” in America, we as Materials Marketing have witnessed a fundamental change in the approach taken by our clients. Once upon a time, the “flipping” of homes and the “trading up” to a new and presumably better residence drove purchasing decisions. Today, it’s all about renovation/remodel and the “green” [...]

May 16th, 2012|Categories: Design Trends, Kitchen Design|Comments Off on Eco Friendly Kitchen Remodeling