Find Your Kitchen Countertop Soulmate
Find Your Kitchen Countertop Soulmate
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4 Easy Ways to Finish Tile Edges
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Trend Alert: Natural Stone Planks
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Extraordinary Outdoor Entertaining Areas
Extraordinary Outdoor Entertaining Areas
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4 Ways to Light Up Your New Kitchen
4 Ways to Light Up Your New Kitchen
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When Only Real Stone Will Do
When Only Real Stone Will Do
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What Is Your Tile Style?
Tiles add appealing texture, color, and pattern to walls and floors and ... Read More >
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Tile 101: Choosing the Right Grout for Your T
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Subway Tiles: Out of the Darkness and Into th
Over 100 years ago, subway tiles made their debut in the New York City subway ... Read More >
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Top 5 Premium Surface Trends Seen at Covering
Back from the Coverings 2015 tradeshow in Orlando, Florida, the largest ... Read More >
Affordable Updates Give Your Kitchen New Life
Affordable Updates Give Your Kitchen New Life
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5 Ways to Personalize Your Kitchen with Uniqu
5 Ways to Personalize Your Kitchen with Uniqu
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Bold Interiors Focus on Natural Stone
Bold Interiors Focus on Natural Stone
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Stretching Small Spaces with Tile
Stretching Small Spaces with Tile
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Behind the Scenes: Creating Mosaics with MSI’
Behind the Scenes: Creating Mosaics with MSI’
Here at MSI, our design team is constantly on the lookout for inspiration ... Read More >
Tile Flooring: First Impressions Start with t
Tile Flooring: First Impressions Start with t
Have you neglected your foyer while the rest of your home has undergone a makeover? ... Read More >
Color Therapy: How Colors Affect the Mood in
Color Therapy: How Colors Affect the Mood in
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2015 Hot Kitchen Trends – Part 2: Backsplashe
2015 Hot Kitchen Trends – Part 2: Backsplashe
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2015 Hot Kitchen Trends – Part 1: Cabinets &
2015 Hot Kitchen Trends – Part 1: Cabinets &
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New Granite Colors Offer Endless Possibilitie
New Granite Colors Offer Endless Possibilitie
Granite has always been an ideal material choice for both interior and exterior ... Read More >
Beautiful Bathrooms Start With The Countertop
Beautiful Bathrooms Start With The Countertop
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Enhance Your Fireplace With Natural Stone Led
Enhance Your Fireplace With Natural Stone Led
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Unique Installs: Floors and Walls
Unique Installs: Floors and Walls
Accentuating your home’s distinctive features with natural stone ... Read More >
Travertine Pavers Offer Timeless Beauty
Travertine Pavers Offer Timeless Beauty
You have many options when it comes to choosing a material for paving your ... Read More >
Carefree Luxury: Pietra Porcelain Offers All
Carefree Luxury: Pietra Porcelain Offers All
Do you love the look of natural stone, but fear the maintenance? If so, our ... Read More >
Looking to Add a Little Shimmer to Your Next
Looking to Add a Little Shimmer to Your Next
Does your bathroom, kitchen, entry, or living room need a makeover? Mosaic ... Read More >
Two Great Tools to Design Your Kitchen: Count
Two Great Tools to Design Your Kitchen: Count
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Finishing Touches – Natural Stone Pebbles & C
Finishing Touches – Natural Stone Pebbles & C
Not every home improvement project is a big one. Not every upgrade is a significant ... Read More >
Countertop Guide: Top 9 Countertop Options
Countertop Guide: Top 9 Countertop Options
You make many choices in your kitchen, from what to make for dinner to bigger ... Read More >
Countertop Guide: Top 9 Countertop Options
Countertop Guide: Top 9 Countertop Options
You make many choices in your kitchen, from what to make for dinner to bigger ... Read More >
Pattern Defined: The Highland Park Collection
Pattern Defined: The Highland Park Collection
Recently, we wrote about sophistication and how porcelain tiles like those ... Read More >
Enhance Your Indoor & Outdoor Facades with Le
Enhance Your Indoor & Outdoor Facades with Le
Whether it’s a small statement wall, a fireplace, or an expansive ... Read More >
Sophistication Defined: The Sophie Porcelain
Sophistication Defined: The Sophie Porcelain
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Natural Stone Hardscapes: MSI Flagstones
Natural Stone Hardscapes: MSI Flagstones
M S International is the leader in premium natural stone surfaces, including ... Read More >
Quartzite Countertops vs. Granite Countertops
Quartzite Countertops vs. Granite Countertops
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White Marble: The Resurging Trend that Never
White Marble: The Resurging Trend that Never
In the world of design, there are few truths that remain unchanged over the ... Read More >
Down to Earth Style: Salvage Porcelain Floori
Down to Earth Style: Salvage Porcelain Floori
Many value the look of reclaimed wood. It calls to mind treasured family heirlooms. ... Read More >
Tundra Gray Marble Collection: Timeless. Clas
Tundra Gray Marble Collection: Timeless. Clas
The new “it color” in the design world is gray. You can’t ... Read More >
Slate Tile – Rustic Elegance for Inside and O
Slate Tile – Rustic Elegance for Inside and O
Few natural stones are equally elegant and rustic. A stone is often smooth ... Read More >
Rectangular Tiles: Is it Still Hip to Be Squa
Rectangular Tiles: Is it Still Hip to Be Squa
In the late 40s to early 60s, new home constructions boomed across U.S. suburbs ... Read More >
Tile Style: Mother Nature Never Disappoints
Tile Style: Mother Nature Never Disappoints
In a world filled with man-made, synthetic, imitation materials, it’s ... Read More >
Outdoor Oasis: Granite – Number One Choice fo
Outdoor Oasis: Granite – Number One Choice fo
The heart of the home has always been the kitchen, but during the summer, ... Read More >
Natural Stone Ledger Panels: Bringing the Out
Natural Stone Ledger Panels: Bringing the Out
A popular material for exterior installations, stacked natural stone ... Read More >
Natural Stone Pavers: A Beautiful Solution fo
Natural Stone Pavers: A Beautiful Solution fo
Natural Stone Pavers are not only a beautiful choice for upgrading your outdoor ... Read More >
Granite Countertops: A Great Investment for H
Granite Countertops: A Great Investment for H
If you suddenly had a large home improvement budget, what would you spend ... Read More >
The Pros and Cons of Marble Countertops
The Pros and Cons of Marble Countertops
Marble is the epitome of luxury, and yet it is surprisingly one of the most ... Read More >
Hardscape: MSI Natural Stone Ledgers & Veneer
Hardscape: MSI Natural Stone Ledgers & Veneer
When one hears the terms panels and veneers, the first mental images may be ... Read More >
Granite Countertops: An American Staple
Granite Countertops: An American Staple
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Hardscape for Outdoor Living with Porcini and
Hardscape for Outdoor Living with Porcini and
Natural stone pavers are a rich and dynamic way to surface your landscape ... Read More >
Black Granite: A Piece of MSI History
Black Granite: A Piece of MSI History
One could say M S International’s very foundation is made of granite, ... Read More >
8 Countertop Edges for Endless Possibilities
8 Countertop Edges for Endless Possibilities
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Hardscaping with Natural Stone
Hardscaping with Natural Stone
Hardscaping is a natural extension of great home design. When interior home ... Read More >
Colors of Granite - Creating Your Own Color S
Colors of Granite - Creating Your Own Color S
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Natural Adaptability: New Venetian Gold Grani
Natural Adaptability: New Venetian Gold Grani
There are few materials as visually and functionally versatile as  ... Read More >
Picking the Perfect Floor – Which One is Best
Picking the Perfect Floor – Which One is Best
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5 Common Myths About Granite Countertops
5 Common Myths About Granite Countertops
The longer something is popular, the easier it is for myths to grow about it. ... Read More >
Backsplashes That Make a Splash
Backsplashes That Make a Splash
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Luxury Goods In One Stop
Luxury Goods In One Stop
One of the most unique things to find in the design marketplace these days ... Read More >
From Bedrock To Countertop – The Art Of Excav
From Bedrock To Countertop – The Art Of Excav
Looking at a beautiful expanse of polished granite - the centerpiece of a ... Read More >
Pure Color – Santa Cecelia
Pure Color – Santa Cecelia
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Brazil’s Unique Ubatuba Granite
Brazil’s Unique Ubatuba Granite
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The Right Finish for Lifestyle & Maintenance
The Right Finish for Lifestyle & Maintenance
Selecting the right finish for your granite is an important choice ... Read More >
From Drab to Fab: How to Increase Your Home V
From Drab to Fab: How to Increase Your Home V
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The Right Finish for Lifestyle & Maintenance
The Right Finish for Lifestyle & Maintenance
Selecting the right finish for your marble flooring is an important ... Read More >
Choose Your Mood With Natural Stone
Choose Your Mood With Natural Stone
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Black Granite Countertops: The Royal Appeal
Black Granite Countertops: The Royal Appeal
The color black has long stood as a symbol of elegant formality. Our liveried ... Read More >
Beautiful Warmth & Versatility in High Demand
Beautiful Warmth & Versatility in High Demand
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Viva Brazil! Sports, Festivals, and Granite
Viva Brazil! Sports, Festivals, and Granite
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Are you tired of those boring flat walls in your home? Step into the new world ... Read More >
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Selecting Your Kitchen Countertop
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The Progression of Kitchen Backsplashes
The Progression of Kitchen Backsplashes
Like many design elements, a kitchen backsplash began as a functional element ... Read More >
Statement Floors for Your Home
Statement Floors for Your Home
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Spring Toward Fresh Outdoor Design
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Matching Countertops; Cabinets; Floors
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envision your kitchen with the kitchen visual
envision your kitchen with the kitchen visual
As the leader in premium surfaces for nearly forty years, MSI offers thousands ... Read More >
Marble Countertops for High Traffic Areas
Marble Countertops for High Traffic Areas
White marble is undeniably one of the most recognizable and elegant natural ... Read More >
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5 Reasons to Make a Statement with Floors
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Selecting the Perfect Natural Stone Slab from
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The Quality Difference: Custom or Pre-Fab?
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The Truth About Calacatta Marble
The Truth About Calacatta Marble
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8 Ways to Keep Your Slate Looking Great
8 Ways to Keep Your Slate Looking Great
Slate is great at resisting stains and etching, but there are no maintenance-free ... Read More >
What is Quartzite?
What is Quartzite?
A brief internet search of the keyword “quartzite” will itself ... Read More >
Romancing the Stone - Final Cut
Romancing the Stone - Final Cut
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Romancing the Stone - Onyx: The Jewel of Anci
Romancing the Stone - Onyx: The Jewel of Anci
The origin of onyx is rooted in ancient myth. Greeks and Romans believed that ... Read More >
Romancing the Stone - Bring It Together with
Romancing the Stone - Bring It Together with
In our Romancing the Stone series, we’ve talked quite a bit about our ... Read More >
Romancing the Stone - The Many Faces of Natur
Romancing the Stone - The Many Faces of Natur
In our previous installment of Romancing the Stone, we discussed the many ... Read More >
Romancing the Stone - Slate is a Timeless Sto
Romancing the Stone - Slate is a Timeless Sto
In our last installment of Romancing the Stone, we discussed the geographic ... Read More >
Tile Floor Design Ideas - Beautiful Classic P
Tile Floor Design Ideas - Beautiful Classic P
Natural stone has an innate beauty that few things on earth can rival. Nature ... Read More >
Romancing the Stone: World
Romancing the Stone: World's Most Beautiful T
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Romancing the Stone: Monuments That Stand The
Romancing the Stone: Monuments That Stand The
Thousands of years ago, natural stone was not simply an option among other ... Read More >
Romancing The Stone: Introducing MSI’s Natura
Romancing The Stone: Introducing MSI’s Natura
Given all the innovations available to us in today’s modern building ... Read More >
Natural Stone Ledger Panels Add Character Ind
Natural Stone Ledger Panels Add Character Ind
When one thinks of a ledger, it is often pictured as a book of where debits and ... Read More >
MSI’s ‘MyShot Program’ Equals a Shot at a New
MSI’s ‘MyShot Program’ Equals a Shot at a New
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Landscape Stones: Installing Mesh Mounted Fla
Landscape Stones: Installing Mesh Mounted Fla
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In the World of Natural Stone, Rectangular Ti
In the World of Natural Stone, Rectangular Ti
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Natural Stone Series: Is Grey the New White?
Natural Stone Series: Is Grey the New White?
We previously wrote about the Top 10 reasons to consider white for your next ... Read More >
MSI Flooring: Something’s Underfoot
MSI Flooring: Something’s Underfoot
When pondering the design of a room, you are literally standing right on top ... Read More >
Backsplash Design Guide Part 3: It’s All Mate
Backsplash Design Guide Part 3: It’s All Mate
Natural stone is created in the earth as a product of a symphony of natural ... Read More >
Stone Countertops and Flooring: Sealing the D
Stone Countertops and Flooring: Sealing the D
There is a vast spectrum of different characteristics that make up the beauty ... Read More >
Caring for Your Natural Stone
Caring for Your Natural Stone
Your natural stone has evolved for thousands of years in order to become the ... Read More >
Natural Stone and Porcelain: Elevate Your Hom
Natural Stone and Porcelain: Elevate Your Hom
When done beautifully, floors with a natural stone look serve as an impressive ... Read More >
Protecting You with GREENGUARD Certification
Protecting You with GREENGUARD Certification
Indoor air quality is a priority at MSI.  Now we’ve taken one ... Read More >
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Backsplash Design Guide Part 2: Endless Color
Color plays a dramatic role in setting the mood of a room. When designing, ... Read More >
Spring Trends in Landscaping with Natural Sto
Spring Trends in Landscaping with Natural Sto
Warmer months are approaching and with them come the opportunity to create ... Read More >