Bloomday Granite & Marble has been in business since 2002. The cornerstone word to describe their mission and what they deliver on each project is ‘craftsmanship.’ It defines their approach during each phase of a project, from consultation to selection, to cutting and preparation, to final installation.
Bloomday Granite & Marble stays on the cutting edge of trends – what’s new in the industry, new methods of usage, and enhanced ways to showcase the natural stones and marbles that can be such statement makers in a home.
What are the new and continuing trends?
Think color – blues in particular. “Cabinetry in vibrant colors with stones and marble to accent are popular,” explained Miranda Kempton, Sales & Marketing.
“Stones with lighter vein patterns can complement any vibrant fun space.”
On the other end of the spectrum, subway tiles in pure white with a darker grout for contrast are also popular. Miranda explained, “By using pure white tiles with darker grout, we can make any space, including a countertop, pop!”
Open floor plans remain popular for entertaining options, as well as family interaction. The usage of 100% natural stones is also regaining interest.
Where are natural stones and marble used?
Fireplaces become focal points of a room when covered in granite, particularly a dark, honed matte finish. For a more formal effect, white Carrera marble is an excellent choice with its rich elegance and beautiful grey veining.
Quartz is the preferred stone for bathrooms with its smooth surface finish. The current trend is for stark white stone throughout the bathroom. A vacation-like spa vibe is the result. Colors come into play with bath linens.
Outdoor kitchens and granite go well together. In our area, outdoor kitchens can be operated from early spring, sometimes well into fall. Granite is durable to take on outdoor elements throughout the year, or can be covered with a tarp depending on one’s preference.
Have you considered a customized waterfall edge profile? Bloomday has. They have been designing custom stone projects for some time. “If customers can imagine it,” shared Miranda, “we can create it.”
And don’t forget those smaller projects. If the project calls for a smaller sized stone, visit Bloomday’s remnant inventory and select the size you need. They have a wide range of colors and stones available.
Caring for natural stones and marble is easy. With proper care, stones and marble retain their beauty for many years. For granite, wash with soap and water; the stone comes with a 15-year commercial grade sealer that will not need redoing for years. Granite is offered in three textures – standard polished (shiny) finish; honed, which creates a matte, smooth surface; or leathered, created via sandblasting for a grainier feel. Marble is more porous and also requires cleaning with soap and water. Just be sure not to use harsh acidic cleaners. Quartz is smooth to the touch with no sealant required. While considered kid-friendly, avoid placing hot pots or pans on quartz.
Bloomday is all about community involvement. As you visit the 2018 Fall Parade of Homes, be sure to check the homes showcasing Bloomday Granite & Marble designs. Plus, they are the official sponsor for the 2019 Home and Garden Show in February.
Bloomday also partners with Habitat for Homes and is a sponsor for Ronald McDonald’s favorite fundraising event – the character breakfast.
For more information or to schedule your appointment, contact Miranda Kempton via phone at 336.724.0300 or e-mail (Miranda@bloomdaygranite.com). Their offices/showroom, located at 3810 Indiana Avenue in Winston-Salem, is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (appointments are recommended). Follow them on their website (bloomdaygranite.com) or social media (Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram, or Houzz). Call for an appointment to see all the new shades and options that Bloomday Granite & Marble can help with to make your home vibrant, welcoming, and uniquely yours.