Counter Intuitive

~ A Blog by ZM ~

This blog covers all things stone. You’ll find useful tips, long-form guides, and the unmistakable influence of a dry martini.

September 20, 2019

So you’ve decided to tackle a smaller project in natural stone… congratulations! You already know this is a luxury material, so in all likelihood you’re gearing up to save money wherever possible. You’re checking out remnants, scrounging for sinks and faucets, and even...

August 26, 2019

As soon as you’ve begun shopping for stone you’ll want an estimate that’s as accurate as possible, as quickly as possible! The best way to achieve this is to make it easy on your fabricator to understand the scope of your project, and will first require a detailed and...

August 23, 2019

We’re excited to work with you and we appreciate your business! Before we begin, here’s a reminder of the seven things we’ll need to complete your project, as well as when we’ll need them:

Before we template, order, or secure your stone:

1 ) Signed quote and 75% deposit...

July 12, 2019

If you’ve read any of our previous blogs, you’ve likely landed here thinking you’re getting a creative masterclass in wit, in addition to a dose of knowledge about natural stone countertops. Well, sorry to say this one’s all business. We’ve noticed recently that a lot...

June 17, 2019

The official start of Summer is just around the corner, yet at the moment remnants are the hottest thing on the natural stone market! A natural byproduct of the fabrication process, these underrated little guys have been around as long as humans have been using natural...

February 27, 2018

Throughout history, people in positions of power have come up with some pretty cool ways to parade their wealth and creativity. Be it the invention of lawns or extravagant parties, the frivolous consumption of exotic and scarce resources has served as an effective and...

August 12, 2016

To seal or not to seal. That is the question. Or rather, it’s one of the several questions we get here at Zimmer Marble regarding the intrinsic differences between stone options.

As you may know, granite, marble, soapstone, and quartzite are known as “natural stone.” Th...

May 5, 2016

There’s an adage bandied around by the likes of Warren Buffet which I think is particularly appropriate in the realm of luxury countertops. As simple as it is, the phrase appears to be strangely difficult to understand for many people.

 “Price is what you pay. Value is...

July 9, 2015

Can I use cultured marble in my kitchen?
No. Cultured marble was not engineered to withstand the rough and tumble environment of the kitchen. Excellent form, Zero function. Do. Not. Do. It.

How often do I need to seal my natural stone countertops?
People have been prepa...

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1812 River Street, Jackson, MI 49202

(517) 787 -1500 

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