On the Rocks

Insight, inspiration, advice.......

The Vanilla Ice Project Season 7 (behind the scenes)

If you ever watch The DIY Network and/or are a Vanilla Ice fan (is there a large rapper, house remodeler/flipper fan community??? I wonder), you probably have seen The VANILLA ICE PROJECT.  Where Rob Van Winkle aka Vanilla Ice seeks out homes, rehabs them and sells them. We’ve been honored to be involved with Rob since the […]

QuartzMaster – Joint Venture

Our relationship with QuartzMaster originated nearly 30 years ago. My father established Arc Stone Inc in NJ in 1990.  The 90’s  were a blur of rapid growth in the economy overall and building in particular. The slab and tile industry just exploded. Exciting times to be in the stone business and exciting times for Arc […]

Once in a 100 years…..calacatta extra (video)

Hi. Welcome to the third installment of our “On the Rocks” Blog, and our first video! During the later part of 2016, my father was had procured these superb, premium calacatta slabs 3cm thick, gorgeous and spectacular. We had about a half container of them. Most of them went to a project in South Beach, some went out of state and a few […]

What you need to know before you buy tile

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU BUY PORCELAIN OR CERAMIC TILE There are certain questions we hear time and time again when clients are in the process of deciding on the appropriate floor and/or wall tile for their home. In this issue of “ON THE ROCKS”, we will provide you with the fundamentals you need to understand, in […]

Mar a Lago: Ballroom Floor summer 2004

Welcome to our first issue of the arc stone blog: ON THE ROCKS. Articles, posts, snippets, photos, etc posted here are intended to provide insight, background, knowledge, and points of interest as they pertain to natural stone, tile, porcelain, quartz and other hard surfaces.   So what better way to kick off our blog than with […]