February 26, 2008 08:00 ET

Stone Mart Announces Top Trends for Natural and Exotic Stone in 2008

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA--(Marketwire - February 26, 2008) - Stone Mart has become a nationally recognized leader of imported exotic and natural stone slabs, and is capturing the top trends for home and commercial design. The Stone Mart warehouse features a diverse collection of marble stone slabs, granite tile and exotic gemstones for luxury homeowners and interior designers.

Granite stone leads consumer trends this year with its 'natural' look and simplistic design. Since it is also a durable stone product, granite is an excellent choice for flooring and will continue to be a top choice for homeowners in 2008.

Marble slabs and tiles in darker color combinations such as black, white, blue, and grey are a popular choice for 2008 as design trends move towards more contemporary color palettes. Stone Mart features the Dark Emperador Marble and Cappuccino Marble Slabs that fit right into this trend.

Decorative tiles made with exotic gemstones such as Jade, Amethyst, and Tiger Eye are another popular choice for luxury homeowners who want a unique design for walls and flooring. Stone Mart offers a diverse collection of gemstone tiles to include Black Mother of Pearl, Rose Quartz, Stomatolite and Wild Agate.

Quartz countertops continue to be a top choice for luxury homes and gourmet kitchens; the trend of elemental colors will make Amarillo Monterey, Antracite Stone, and Bianco Antico from Stone Mart some of the leading selections this year.

Onyx caters to the urban luxury look leading some of this year's trends, and various shades of white onyx especially are being used for walls and accents. Stone Mart offers unique shades of onyx in Acqua, Ivory, Honey, and Capuccino that will complement this trend.

Luxury homeowners and interior designers use the year's top trends to dictate style and design of their homes and projects. Natural and exotic stone selections rarely change from year to year, but these leading trends reveal this year's best choices.

About Stone Mart

Stone Mart ( has grown to become a premiere destination for designers, architects, and luxury homeowners searching for only the world's finest selections in stone and accents. Since 1996, owners Albert Ganjian and brother Arman have been importing high quality, exotic stones form around the world and now showcase all the options in the Designer Collection Showroom in California.

Contact Information

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    Charlene Lee
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