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Meet Coleen Norris! Coleen started her own design firm, Nesting Place Interiors, after deciding to pursue her passion as an interior designer. Creating something beautiful has always been easy for Coleen’s and flourishing in her talents has helped homeowners in Florida fall in love with their new, unique design. Learn more about Coleen in this blog.
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Lyndsey Davis Nicklas has been working as an interior designer for the past 15 years. She has a unique eye to develop a space for her clients that truly represent their authentic style and flare. Learn more about Lyndsey in this fun questionnaire including what her favorite style is, how she started her design career, what her top UMI countertop choice is, and more!
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More than just a granite supplier, UMI sources exotic stone slabs from around the globe and offers hundreds of beautiful natural stone slabs for you to select a one-of-a-kind piece for your space.
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Did you renovate your home with beautiful quartz countertops and find that you have material left over from your remodeling project? Wondering what you are going to do with these leftover pieces? We have got you covered! Our team has drummed up a few ideas on how you can use up the last bit of material while creating a cohesive look within your house!
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The Boynton Beach Kitchen Remodel Experts at UMI Stone constantly receive questions from people across the state about the differences between quartz and quartzite.
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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 her top UMI countertop choice is!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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 enjoying your new kitchen or bathroom.
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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.
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UMI is excited to announce the GRAND OPENING of our new stone warehouse located in Jacksonville, FL! We have worked long and hard to develop the perfect space that holds more than 36,000 sq feet of fine stone surfaces to best serve your design expectations and we are thrilled to finally have it open to the public!
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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 possible. Get to know more about Ashley below!
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The day has finally come and we are thrilled to announce that UMI will now be offering a new porcelain countertop line by Infinity!
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Meet Trish! She is a passionate lover of design who fell into the design world and hasn't looked back! She has now been pursuing her passion for 19 years, exhibiting stunning work in Florida beach homes! Learn more about her below and check out some of her favorite design projects featuring UMI Stone!
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Interested in beginning a renovation or remodel project but don’t know where to start? Browsing through Pinterest and becoming overwhelmed by the vast opportunities that interior design offers? From all white kitchen styles to rustic or contemporary designs, how do you choose which style suits YOU? We’ve categorized a few popular designs and styling techniques to help you understand the best way to go about your next design project! Take a look below!
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Interested in beginning a renovation or remodel project but don’t know where to start? Browsing through Pinterest and becoming overwhelmed by the vast opportunities that interior design offers? From all white kitchen styles to rustic or contemporary designs, how do you choose which style suits YOU? We’ve categorized a few popular designs and styling techniques to help you understand the best way to go about your next design project! Take a look below!
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Meet Jean! She is the founder of Jean Alli Designs, a full-service interior design studio located in Largo, FL. She has been working as an Interior Designer for 30 years, showcasing her unique talents and capabilities. Learn more about her below and check out some of her favorite design projects featuring UMI Stone!
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Stone is often referenced within the design industry. Companies particularly emphasize that they serve some of the finest stone surfaces on the market and boasts their product’s unique composition due to its extreme versatility. In reality, all stones are versatile to an extent. It is only the degree of your imagination that is the limit.
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Meet Nikki! She is the founder of Nikki Levy Interiors located in Delray Beach, Florida and has over __ years of experience showcasing her unique abilities and talent. As a South African-born, she brings a lot of distinct flavor and characteristics into her work. Learn more about Nikki below and check out her latest design project featuring UMI Stone!
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At UMI, we offer a plethora of different surfaces and materials to suit your design preference. Various veining, colors, compositions, and characteristics are offered at each of our UMI locations to provide every customer with the countertop of their dreams. But, with plentiful options and a world full of beauty, how do you know which countertop material is best for you? It all comes down to 3 different criteria: composition, lifestyle & design.
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Meet Lori! She is the owner and principal of the Wegman Design Group located in Naples, Florida and has over 20 years of experience as an intricate and well-known interior designer! Check out her design techniques, where she gets her inspiration, and a few of her favorite design projects featuring UMI stone!
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Let’s ask you one simple question: How often do you sanitize your countertops? Some might say, “everyday!” while others may look around in shock and ask, “Do people actually clean them that frequently?”
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The time has come! Our newest Pompeii Quartz colors are HERE and they might just be the next best thing to enter our showrooms!
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Meet this dynamic duo, Ryan & Alina Spicer, from ARDesign! They met as colleagues and instantly felt sparks and it's easy to see why. Check out their inspiration, their favorite design styles and techniques, and their favorite project featuring UMI stone!
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Looking for exclusive stone that contains that special “WOW” factor? Well, look no further! Antolini’s Precioustone is a unique material that is unparalleled to any other stone in the market! Handmade by Italian artisans, each slab is crafted to portray a stunning and intricate mosaic of varying stones.
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We love to see the unique qualities that each designer possesses - it's what makes their work one-of-a-kind! As we continue our Designer Spotlight's blog series, today we share with you Tina Margrander from Tina Marie Interiors. Tina discusses with us her upbringing, why she became a designer, and more!
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Designer Spotlight: James Knafo, James Knafo Architect Inc.
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We love seeing our slabs featured in designers work! As we continue our Designer Spotlight's blog series, today we share with you Nan Wright from Wright Interior Group! Nan discusses with us some of her favorite UMI products, why she decided to become a designer and more!
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We love seeing our slabs featured in designers work! As we continue our Designer Spotlight's blog series, today we share with you Maria Charmaine from Maria Charmaine Designs! Maria discusses with us some of her favorite UMI products, why she decided to become a designer and more!
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We love seeing our slabs featured in designers work! As we continue our Designer Spotlight's blog series, today we share with you Lead Designer from HGC Development Group Hilary Gilkey! Hilary discusses with us some of her favorite UMI products, why she decided to become a designer and more!
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As summer will soon being coming to a close, we now find ourselves preparing to welcome in the new Fall season - which also means welcoming in fresh, new Fall home design trends!
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In the Countertop Surfacing industry there are a growing number of products being used regularly in residential construction. Some are natural materials that have been around for centuries while a number of man-made surfaces have been introduced over the last decade. There are three key factors to consider: budget, appearance and practicality.
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UMI Boynton Beach continues to grow! This past August Boynton Beach renovated its showroom with the help of Naples Stoneworks. The renovation planning began back in March and only took one day to complete thanks to the amazing team!
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We are excited to announce the acquisition of our company, UMI, by Construction Resources. Construction Resources (CR) is a value-added manufacturer and distributor of specialty building products and complementary services for the southeastern United States. CR consists of broad product offerings across a large portfolio of well-recognized leading brands servicing the single family, remodel, multi-family and commercial segments of the design and construction industry.
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UMI recently had the pleasure of providing unique and exotic stones for HGTV's new show, 90 Day Dream Home. After supplying the material to our friends at Gulf Bay Builders, they partnered with Mika and Brian Kleinschmidt, to help make a local Tampa family's dream home become a reality. The up-and-coming show highlights the combined forces of Mika, the realtor, and Brian the developer, to help clients both design and build the perfect house from the ground up in 90 days or less.
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Take a step back and relax because our team of experts has the answers for you! While all the different stone names, numerous shades of whites, and current design trends can be confusing - we do have one reliable tool to help you, science! Yes, we are talking about conducting your very own science experiment just like you did in grade school.
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We love seeing our slabs featured in designers work that we are now featuring them! Each month we will feature a Florida interior designer and their work using our slabs! Next is Michael Morabito! Check out her Q&A.
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Marie Kondo has shot to fame with her mission to cut clutter out of our lives. Maybe you’ve read the book, or seen the Netflix series – or just heard everyone talking about the famous KonMari method!
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As the leading distributor of fine granite and marble surfaces in Boynton Beach, FL, UMI Stone is always expanding on its line of exquisite natural stone surfaces. We bring you the latest collection of natural stone counters with amazing quality, great prices, and desirable appeal.
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We love seeing our slabs featured in designers work that we are now featuring them! Introducing the first of many, our new blog series, Designer Spotlight's! Each month we will feature a Florida interior designer and their work using our slabs! First up is Kari Wilbanks! Check out her Q&A below.
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