Natural Stone Beyond the Kitchen and Bathroom

You can enjoy natural stone throughout your house. The beauty and durability of natural stone make it a popular material choice for bathroom and kitchen countertops. However, the same qualities that make natural stone great for countertops are the same reasons they are a wonderful choice for other parts of your home.

As a homeowner, you can extend the beauty of natural stone into other rooms in your house by using natural stone on a bar top, island, fireplace or floor.


Bar and Island Tops

Natural stone makes a wonderful choice in rooms where a lot of entertaining takes place because of their dramatic look and impressive beauty. Bar surfaces have to stand up to spills and abrasions and fortunately, there are natural stone options that can withstand these challenges.

Natural stones such as granite and marble embrace the best that Mother Nature has to offer and create stunning focal points to your entertaining spaces. The right stone can create ambience and style, all while withstanding the heavy use that comes from entertaining, something other materials cannot match.



A natural stone fireplace makes a stunning focal point for your family and living areas. Since marble and granite are both wonderful materials for a fireplace, choosing between the two can be difficult.

A marble fireplace surround can add elegance and visual appeal to a room. Marble can withstand heat and is available white, green, and gray color options. A granite fireplace surround is also heat-resistant and very easy to maintain. Granite is available in a wide variety of colors, making it very easy to find the perfect option for any home décor and style.

Fireplace surrounds are not the only option for incorporating natural stone into your fireplace design. It is also possible to include a marble mantel or a granite hearth even if the rest of your fireplace is not made of natural stone.



The beauty of a natural stone floor does not have to be confined to any particular room of your home. While durability makes natural stone flooring more practical than other flooring materials, homeowners tend to choose natural stone flooring for its luxurious appearance. Granite flooring and marble floor tiles are one-of-a-kind, meaning no two natural stone floors will ever be exactly the same. Natural stone flooring is easy to clean, however it must be cleaned regularly to maintain the beauty of the natural stone.

Natural stone, such as marble and granite, is a versatile material. Bar tops, islands, fireplaces and flooring are just a few ways you can incorporate natural stone in your home beyond a kitchen or bathroom countertop.


So, if you are looking for natural stone – countertops, bar tops, islands and more – in eastern North Carolina, look no further than C & C Stoneworks. We service Greenville, Winterville, Washington, New Bern and surrounding areas. Our C & C Stoneworks team is ready to help, contact us today to learn more or schedule an appointment at our showroom.

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Your Guide to A Stone Fireplace Upgrade

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and with that comes a lot of time spent with family. And, for many families that includes cozy nights around the fireplace. If your fireplace is in need of an update, look no further than C and C Stoneworks! Our experts can fabricate your perfect stone surround to give new life to your fireplace. Here are some beautiful and functional stone options for your fireplace upgrade.

Granite is a workhorse of a stone. It is low-maintenance, multifunctional and resistant to wear and tear. Especially for fireplace surrounds, it is easy to clean and heat resistant, making it a perfect choice. Homeowners will appreciate that granite won’t be stained by the soot and grime that may collect from a natural wood burn. Because of its bacteria-resistant nature, soapy water with a washcloth is all that would be required to wipe away dust or dirt. Granite comes in many colors and patterns, making it the perfect choice for someone who wants to make their fireplace a statement piece, or for someone who is going for a more timeless look.



Marble remains a classic option for a tasteful, refined look that can be adapted to nearly any design style. Vertical applications of marble on a fireplace surround is a perfect way to showcase the luxury of marble without risk, since fireplaces are not subjected to much traffic, and ambient heat from a fireplace will not damage the stone. Marble is a metamorphic stone, created when limestone is subjected to extreme heat and pressure over long periods of time. It’s truly a work of nature. For those with gas fireplaces, marble works especially well because there is no concern about dirt or grime accumulating on the surface.



If you’re looking for a fireplace upgrade, call C and C Stoneworks today!

Choosing the Right Stone for Your Fireplace

It’s finally starting to feel like fall (or maybe more like winter) here in eastern North Carolina. Are you ready to get into the spirit of the season and enjoy a cozy night by the fire? But, what if you don’t have an outdoor fireplace or your indoor fireplace is in desperate need of an update? Don’t worry! You won’t be left in the cold with C and C Stoneworks. We can create a beautiful outdoor fireplace for your family to enjoy or update the stone and hearth on your indoor fireplace. From rustic to modern, there are many options available to create the style of your dreams. Not only the type of stone that you choose, but also the color, shape and installation will create a final work of art. ​
Here are some of our favorite indoor fireplace looks.

​Simple and Classic
 – This design uses beautiful white marble on the fireplace and hearth for a timeless look that goes well with any home décor.

Classic and Simplistic stone fireplace with white shelving on both sides

Rustic and Traditional – This natural stone fireplace will add warmth to any home. Accented with dark stained cabinetry, your home will have a cozy feel all year long.

Traditional and Rustic Stone fireplace with a tv mounted above it.

Contrasting Colors – This fireplace catches your eye with contrasting colors. A white mantel and a sleek black stone hearth add bold style to the space, but still has a traditional feel.

fireplace with a white mantel and black stone hearth

For outdoor fireplaces, you’ll encounter many stone options from a traditional brick, stucco or granite facade to more elaborate stonework available with a custom build.

​C and C Stoneworks in Greenville, NC can make your fireplace dreams come true. We can help you choose the perfect material, color and style to fit your space. Give us a call today!