Italian Marble and Granite


Call Us: 716-741-1800

Italian Marble and Granite

Call Us: 716-741-1800

Outdoor Entertaining Areas

Outdoor Entertaining Areas

Your outdoor entertaining area can start off as a dream. With the help of Italian Marble & Granite your backyard can be turned into the private retreat you have always wanted. From fireplaces, BBQ pits, countertops, tabletops, and fire pits you could turn your backyard dream into a reality.

With summer coming up quickly, we all dream of a relaxing place to spend our beautiful summer evenings. One of the best ways to achieve this dream is by creating your outdoor entertaining area out of our wonderful selection of stone. With the help of our amazing staff we can help guide the process of turning the slab of stone into a beautiful and well-crafted piece of work.

The type of outdoor countertops that we can create here at IMG depends on your liking. You are able to customize everything about your granite, from the edges to the style, shape, and color. Our fireplaces, BBQ pits, fire pits, table tops, and countertops are our ways to get your backyard patio looking it’s best.

Below is a list of the most common applications and the types of stone we would recommend.

  • – Outdoor kitchens/BBQs- Diresco Quartz, Granite, Soapstone, Dekton, Geolux, Porcelain slabs/Sapienstone
  • – Outdoor tables- Diresco Quartz, Granite, Soapstone, Dekton, Geolux, Porcelain slabs/Sapienstone
  • – Fireplaces/Firepits- Dekton & Geolux




Know Your Stone: Porcelain

Know Your Stone: Porcelain

Everyone is loving quartz right now, with colors that resemble natural stone particularly on trend. But when it comes to replicating a marble look, quartz cannot compare to porcelain slabs.  Porcelain slabs have been breaking into the market the last couple of years and the resemblance to marble is remarkable.

Porcelain slabs have a number of distinct characteristics:

  • UV resistant
  • Heat Resistant
  • Scratch Resistant
  • Chemical resistant
  • 12mm thick (approximately 1/2″)
  • Some brands are full bodied – which means the color is not just on the surface, but in the edges as well

Since porcelain is 12mm thick it is ideal for vertical applications.  Porcelain is great for use on a fireplace, shower, or full height backsplash.  Porelain can be used for kitchen counter tops, though it is only 12mm thick.  In order to replicate the look of a thicker counter top, a mitered edge can be applied to the procelain.

One of the great porcelain brands that we carry is Sapienstone.  Check out their website to see some of the amazing colors that they carry!