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Determine Your Design Style

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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![/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] All White Kitchen [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="7771" img_size="large" alignment="center"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Love the look of...

Designer Spotlight – Jean Alli Designs

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="7891" img_size="large"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] "I’m a fan of Pompeii quartz.  I think you get a lot of bang for your buck!" - Jean Alli [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]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![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Q: Tell us a little...

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Designer Spotlight – Nikki Levy Interiors

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="7873" img_size="large"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] "I could not help myself and jumped right back into the design world as soon as possible." - Nikki Levy [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]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...

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Which Countertop Material is Best for Your Kitchen?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Granite/ Quartzite [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="6448" img_size="large" alignment="center"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Granite is one of the...

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Designer Spotlight – Wegman Design Group

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="7840" img_size="large"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] "I find it interesting to be both creative and strategic in this environment." - Lori Wegman [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]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![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Q:  Tell me a little about your background.   A: "I’m originally...

How to Properly Clean Your Countertops: Do’s & Don’ts

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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?”[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The truth is, many people become lazy and look at the surface and think it’s clean. Or even worse, people refer to the “wipe away” method! They simply see a few grease spots, take their napkin, and swipe rather harshly on the kitchen countertop or table.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We are really...

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Designer Spotlight – ARDesign

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="7770" img_size="large"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] "Opening our eyes to more than just one design perspective; together we improve our design capabilities. We really are the perfect team and it has truly paid off." - ARDesign [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]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![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Q: Can you tell us a little...

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Designer Spotlight – Tina Margrander

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="7726" img_size="large"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] "I have never pushed my personal style on a client because it’s their home and it always should reflect their likes and style." - Tina Margrander [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]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![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Q:  Tell us...

UMI Expands Into Jacksonville, FL by Acquiring Any Old Stone

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] UMI EXPANDS DISTRIBUTION IN THE SOUTHEAST [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="7693" img_size="large" alignment="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]On November 6, 2019, UMI acquired Any Old Stone, a Jacksonville company focused in the distribution of surfacing materials.  This recent acquisition follows UMI’s plans for expansion in the Florida market and is aligned with one of their strategic goals to expand the well-known expertise and services the UMI name has established.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Any Old Stone’s 15,000-square-foot indoor stone gallery was designed with the customer in mind, an important factor to UMI’s vision for...

Designer Spotlight – Nan Wright

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="7671" img_size="large"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] "I enjoy working on both residential and collaborating on commercial projects. Each of them poses different challenges, which makes life interesting." - Nan Wright [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]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![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Q: Tell me a little about your...

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