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Making the cut: Riva Marble & Granite produces custom stone household accessories

Posted: Friday, Aug 23rd, 2013

Mark DeBolske is the owner of Riva Marble and Granite in Watsonville. (Photos by Tarmo Hannula/Register-Pajaronian)

WATSONVILLE — Over the past decade or so, granite, marble and other stone for such things as countertops and shower stalls has become de rigueur for anyone looking to add a little class to their home or business.

In Watsonville, Riva Marble & Granite has been producing those, as well as kitchen and bathroom countertops, shower stalls, fireplaces and stairs for more than two decades.

Customers have about 200 colors to choose from, and can pick marble, granite and travertine, among other things.

The company’s supply yard is dominated by gigantic stands of thick-cut stone, each piece standing sentry as they wait to become a part of someone’s home.

But if the size of the slabs is impressive, even more so is the variety of color and texture.

Here, a mammoth piece dominated by various shades of black lightly interspersed with flecks of other colors, so powerfully and tumultuously dark it could be a scene from deep space.

For the complete article see the 08-24-2013 issue.

Click here to purchase an electronic version of the 08-24-2013 paper.

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