THE MARBLE HOME THAT ISN’T ACTUALLY MARBLE

Completed in 2017 by Openbox Architects, this architectural masterpiece was designed to play with your visual senses by utilizing natural light and its reflective properties against marble – or what appears to be marble. Yes you read that right. Those towering slabs of “marble” are actually large-scale, light weight tiles which have been printed with…

ONE OF SAN DIEGO’S LEADING FLOORING COMPANIES

Looking to install marble, tile, travertine or granite? If so, we can help bring your ideas to fruition. As one of San Diego’s leading custom flooring experts, Topalovic Tile & Stone has over 40 years of experience. From design to installation, repair to maintenance, we pride ourselves in bringing your ideas to life.  Our staff…

WHAT’S A KITCHEN MAKEOVER REALLY WORTH?

According to a survey performed by National Association of Home Builder’s Remodeling Market Index (RMI) the two most common remodeling jobs are led by bathrooms (81%) followed by kitchen remodels (79%), and it comes with good reason. To be honest, investing in a kitchen remodel is not only good for your home value, but for…

THE MOST EXPENSIVE MARBLE TILE IN THE WORLD

Marble is the crème de la crème of flooring. But exactly who makes the most expensive marble in the world? And how much does it cost? The answer may surprise you. The most expensive marble tile in the world was created as a collaborative project between Pietra Firma and John Harwood Designs. As a result…

HOW DO I POLISH MARBLE OR GRANITE?

When your marble countertops or flooring becomes dull and lifeless, what is one to do?  The shine of marble or granite is captivating, yet it’s a far departure from its natural state as a coarse natural stone with no shine. So how do they get it shiny? The answer comes by way of polishing. A Barsanti…

A LOOK INTO A CARRARA MARBLE QUARY

Like an orchestrator leading a symphony, “The Chief” guides his crew with simple hand gestures and the short film, which has no verbal dialogue, provides an artistic journey into the Carrara marble quarries.  ————– Both powerful and provocative, Italian artist and filmmaker Yuri Ancarani captures a breathtaking look at the  Carrara’s marble quarries in the…