Monthly Archives: September 2013

Natural Stone in the kitchen

Natural Stone in the kitchen

Although fall just arrived, it won’t be long before we’re talking about preparing for the holidays. Whether you entertain large groups or just do small family gatherings, most kitchen areas tend to get a lot of use during the holiday season. Why not upgrade your kitchen this year with the addition of natural stone?

Natural stone can be used in a variety of ways in a kitchen. From an accent wall around the stove like this install using Rustic Cedar Tumbled Dimensional stone available from Semco to countertops, natural stone brings an air of sophistication and elegance to any home. In addition to being visually pleasing, natural stone is also known for their durability and ease of maintenance making it the perfect addition to your kitchen.

When it comes to durability, natural stone is great for use in the kitchen because it is unaffected by most heat. We don’t recommend sitting pans straight off the stove onto your countertops, but natural stone can withstand more heat than other common artificial surfaces, like laminate. Another testament to the durability of natural stone is its ability to be repaired. Most natural stones last for years, but accidents do happen. If you chip or damage your countertop, a professional can repair it fairly easily.

The addition of natural stone also adds a sense of character and charm. Being a natural it comes in many different shades and variations. This variety and uniqueness means that Semco has a stone that will complement any home as well as ensure your neighbor will not have the exact same kitchen.

If you’re like a lot of people and love to cook but hate the clean up, then natural stone is for you. Natural stone is very low maintenance and most stains can be cleaned up using just a soap and water mixture, instead of chemicals, so you don’t have to worry about harsh chemicals being used in your home.

If you are interested in adding stone to your kitchen, Semco has a variety of stone options that are sure to complement any home. Let Semco help make your kitchen a place to be proud of with natural stone.

2013 Hardscape North America

Semco Stone and Semco Outdoor want you to join us at the 2013 Hardscape North America trade show on Oct. 24 and 25.

Held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky this event is devoted entirely to the hardscape industry. Indoor and outdoor exhibits feature state-of-the-art tools, products, services and equipment specifically for the hardscape industry. Test drive tools and equipment before you purchase and attend seminars and certifications led by industry experts.

Stop by booth #3216 to see new products and demonstrations from Semco Stone and Semco Outdoor. Go to www.hardscapena.com to register or contact your local Semco dealer for more information.

We’ll see you there!

The benefits of natural stone

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We’ve talked a lot about adding stone to your home’s landscaping and interior but what exactly are the benefits of using natural stone? From its unique appearance to reduced heating and cooling costs, natural stone offers benefits that are sure to please any homeowner.
Unique appearance. With the different shades and size variations of natural stone, there is no cookie-cutter look to any installation. Each installation has its own distinct personality and can be customized to fit any home’s existing landscaping or decor. Durability and maintenance. Most natural stones are highly durable and will last for years with little maintenance. Natural stone is also environmentally-friendly. You do not have to worry about chemicals being released into your home or the environment throughout the years as you do with artificially made products. Stone can also be cleaned using just water and a mild soap so once again there’s not the worry of harsh chemicals being used in your home or outdoors. Increased property value. Natural stone adds a look of elegance and sophistication to a property, which increases the value of your property. The variety and uniqueness of each stone also gives a homeowner the security of knowing that his or her install is not going to be repeated in every home on the block, which will add to the resale value, should the property be sold at a later date. Reduced costs. Natural stone is a very good thermal conductor and has a large heat storage capacity making it an extremely energy efficient building material. It is able to slow down heat transfer and absorb heat, which results in lower heating and cooling costs for the homeowner.   These are a just a few of the benefits that come with installing natural stone in your or your customer’s home all of which make natural stone a very attractive option. With a large variety of product offerings including an exclusive product, Brentwood, Semco can help you find the perfect stone for your space.

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