Natural Stone Countertops: Considerations for Marble, Granite, Quartzite, and Soapstone


AIA Course Number: NSI38, 1 LU|HSW

IDCEC Course Number: CEU-114077-R1, 5.1, 0.1 HSW CEU

LACES Course Number: NSI38, 1.0 HSW PDH


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Natural Stone Countertops: Considerations for Kitchen and Bath Applications

Natural stone applications can add beauty, character, and value to any living space. By communicating the proper expectations for performance and maintenance requirements, the consumer will gain a better understanding and appreciation for using natural stone in their kitchens and bathrooms.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about the physical characteristics and properties of different types of natural stone and how to set proper expectations for their performance as a residential countertop material.
  2. Understand the fabrication, installation, care and maintenance of granite, marble, quartzite and soapstone to ensure longevity and consumer satisfaction.
  3. Learn what design aesthetics can be achieved with natural stone and why many of today’s trends favor this incredibly versatile, durable and beautiful material.
  4. Discover the value achieved by selecting natural stone over artificial materials for a countertop surface and leave with innovative design ideas for future projects.

Program Length: 60 minutes



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