bfpstoneshop25Rediscovering elegance in the homeplace...

As homebuilding enters the 21st century, contractors, architects, and homeowners are looking back in time to natural stone as a way to lend permanence and elegance to their building projects -- not just for kitchen countertops, but also bathroom vanities, flooring, hearths, mantles, fireplace surrounds, and tub and shower surrounds.

Call us today to make an appointment to come view our extensive slab inventory.

The Stone Shop at Barre Tile reflects our commitment to a quality product.

The Stone Shop uses the latest in stone processing equipment, including a stone-cutting saw and an edging machine called "The Wizard."

With the lastest in technology and equipment, and a wide product selection, along with experience salespeople, fabricators, and installers, it's no wonder that clients from around New England and beyond are choosing Barre Tile for all of their stone needs.

Advantages of Using Natural Stone

Natural stone has numerous advantages. Among them are permanence, character, durability, beauty, variety of color. However, working with stone also requires experience and technical know-how. And that is why clients can feel confident when they turn to the experienced staff at the Stone Shop at Barre Tile for fabrication and installation of a wide variety of stone products.

Granite is a Great Choice because Granite is:

Virtually impervious to water and is actually less absorbent than some plastic products.  Granite counters which have a polished finish, work together with the chosen sealant product to prevent stains.

Resistant to stains.  Generally, any liquid spilled on a granite top, if wiped up within a few minutes, will not stain.  Liquids that do not evaporate, such as oils will cause stains if left to soak into the stone.  Most stains can be removed.  Even oil stains can usually be removed using a poultice or paste that will draw out the oil from the stone. 

Highly scratch resistant and will not show wear from daily use.  Shine will last for many years.  Routine cleaning with mild soap and water is all that is generally required.  Once a year, a reapplication of a penetrating sealer can be applied with the discretion of the homeowner.

Heat resistant and can withstand the heat of hot pots and pans without damage.

Incredibly durable and commonly used as building material for high-rise buildings due to its ability to withstand gale force winds and rain.

Competitively priced compared to other high-end surfacing materials, and when you consider the durability and longevity of granite, it is actually a much better value.