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Designer Spotlight – Marsha Faulkner

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="8397" img_size="large" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] "No matter the size, it is more about our ability to hone in on what our clients desire and bring that to life." - Marsha Faulkner [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Meet Marsha Faulkner! Marsha has been working as an interior designer for the past 26 years and counting! She has designed numerous spaces in Jacksonville, Florida and always visits her trusty countertop distributor, UMI Stone. See what her favorite style technique is, how she started her design career, and what...

Designer Spotlight – Donna Mancini

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="8379" img_size="large" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] "Good design doesn't just change the look of a room or home, it changes lives." - Donna Mancini [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Meet Donna Mancini! Donna was inspired at a young age with the look, feel, and function of a space from rearranging furniture and decorating her bedroom to show off her creative heart. After years of business experience, Donna decided to start her own company, Donna Mancini Interiors & Flooring. Learn more about Donna's design tactics, her favorite UMI...

Florida interior design

The Best Natural Stone and Porcelain Countertop Display in Atlanta

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]UMI Stone, a Florida-based importer and distributor of surfacing materials, has expanded outside of Florida state lines to provide Atlanta customers a high-end showroom to shop luxury natural stone slabs, including marble and quartzite, Infinity porcelain countertops, Antolini Precioustone and more.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Our Design Showroom [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text] UMI Stone Atlanta [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Located off of 262 Rio Circle in Decatur, GA, you can find our prestigious showroom boasting the newest countertop material available on the market today. With a breathtaking interior and exquisite pieces displayed throughout, our...

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Design Trends: What To Expect in 2021

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This year, our homes were turned upside down, evolving from everyday living space to makeshift offices, classrooms, gyms, etc. It has been long, tiring, and a bit overwhelming with all the sudden changes and continuous turmoil that is 2020. Finding a place to “escape” has become more important than ever and the design industry has taken this trend to a whole other level![/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="50px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] How 2020 Changed The Design Industry [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Experts say that the use of color and strategic placement of natural...

Designer Spotlight – Juliana Catlin

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="8306" img_size="large" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] "UMI always has great new products coming in and helps keep us on the cutting edge of products out there." - Juliana Catlin [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Meet Juliana Catlin! Juliana was inspired to become an Interior Designer from a young age and has pursued her passion with character, authenticity, and personality for 42 years. Learn more about Juliana's design tactics, her favorite UMI material, and more below![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Q: Tell us a little about your background.   A: I was blessed with a...

Florida interior design

Designer Spotlight – Bianca Fathauer

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="8281" img_size="large" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] "From the moment I said yes, I never looked back." - Bianca Fathauer [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Meet Bianca Fathauer! Bianca is a well-known Florida interior designer who has been in the industry for over a decade. With a lot of talent, passion, and expertise, Bianca decided to take her career into her own direction and founded Splendid Home Design. Learn more about her below![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Q: Tell us a little about your background.   A: The process of becoming a designer was a...

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How Does The Countertop Buying Process Work?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]So, you are interested in renovating your home, but want to understand all of the nitty gritty details before you get started. Don’t worry, here’s everything you need to know about the countertop buying process. Before you start your renovation project, it is important to understand how the countertop buying process works to ensure everything runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible. After all, we want you to have these new countertops installed as soon as possible so you can start...

Discover Naples’ Hidden Gem: The Best Countertops in Naples, Florida

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Located conveniently between 1-75 and US-41, UMI's stone warehouse and distribution facility in Naples, FL houses one of the largest selections of stone slabs along Southwest Florida's Paradise Coast. Offering extraordinary surfaces and unmatched designs, UMI’s collection of quartz countertops, porcelain countertops, natural stone, and exotic stone surfaces are the perfect contenders to bring your design project to the next level.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] UMI Naples Countertop Offerings [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Antolini Precioustone Naples [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]UMI Naples not only has a beautiful showroom and warehouse, but right next door is...

UMI Expands Into Jacksonville, FL

Designer Spotlight – Ashley Kime

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="8196" img_size="large" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] "I absolutely love the creative process of sourcing materials and then seeing it come to life on a large scale." - Ashley Kime [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Meet Ashley Kime! She manages all home building projects from a finish selections perspective. She works directly as a liaison between the builder, vendor and customer in order to make sure everything runs smoothly. From breaking ground to final walkthrough day, her goal is to make your home building experience as enjoyable as...

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