October 24, 2018
There is much confusion about the true classification of this widely sought out material, and we wanted to put to rest some of the uncertainty for our clients by evaluating the material and testing it ourselves.
Before we jump into the scientific research, let us just touch upon why there is so much confusion in the market, and where the confusion lies. The geological make up of all the various stones consumers are used to seeing,
July 23, 2018
The widespread use of granite for Kitchen countertops is mainly due to its high-resistance to the everyday wear and tear typically seen in kitchens. If you already browsed our “Care and Maintenance” section, you may know that granite has a higher resistance to acids and to high alkaline detergents than other categories of stones. That said, this doesn’t mean that you don’t have to take care of it! In this specific case,
June 18, 2018
There is a reason why Cumar Inc. established itself over the years as the leading importer and fabricator of the finest marble, granite and exotic stones in the New England region. Its history encompasses several decades and generations: when Angelo “Ivo” Cubi founded Cumar Inc. in 1992 in Everett, MA, he was carrying out a family tradition of seven generations. And it is indisputable that he brought with him a piece of Italy.
It was late spring when a train hit the truck headed to The Cubi’s facility in San Pietro in Cariano (Italy)
Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella and the area surrounding this small city in the heart of Po Valley is considered the marble’s temple.
February 9, 2018
We are honored to have been recognized again by Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston® 2018 Home edition for Best Stone in Boston. This is in addition to previous years 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2016.
January 7, 2018
Stone World Magazine January 2018 – Cumar Inc Celebrates 25 Years
October 27, 2017
Fall is Here! While we at CUMAR love the warm weather, there’s nothing like a cool crisp October day. Fall is also the time that we get insight on the newest and hottest trends coming in 2018. Recently, Ivo and Carlotta Cubi attended the Marmomac Show in Verona, Italy. Marmomac is the leading global event for the natural stone industry and represents the entire supply chain, from raw material to semi-finished and finished products, from processing machinery and technologies to applications of stone in architecture and design.
September 18, 2017
25 years ago, CUMAR’s founder Ivo Cubi – a seventh-generation stone expert, traveled to the states from Italy with a mission to be one of the best stone fabricators in the business.
This month as we celebrate the anniversary of opening our doors in Everett, we are both honored and humbled to have served our customers for a quarter of a century, and being home to the largest stone warehouse in New England.
August 18, 2017
By: Carlotta Cubi
At CUMAR, we strive to appease the most innovative and challenging design concepts that our clients throw at us on a regular basis, which is why we are constantly investing in new technology and pushing the limits of what can be created with stone. Our extensive, and very exclusive inventory, of stone slabs set CUMAR apart from our competitors, and are considered a source of inspiration and creativity for the architecture and design community.
August 1, 2017
Every year, Pantone, Benjamin Moore, and Sherwin Williams release what they call a “color of the year.” In 2017, a color called “Greenery,” a deep purple called “Shadow,” and a “Poised Taupe” were the colors of choice, respectively.
(L-R: Greenery; Shadow; Poised Taupe)
But what does a new color a year mean for the trendy? How can you keep up without having to constantly re-do a room?!
July 6, 2017
By Stephanie O’Brien, Care & Maintenance Manager
I am very blessed to consider Italy a second home and have traveled to many different corners of the splendid country, always amazed by, and in awe of, the beauty that surrounds me. On my most recent vacation, it was a different experience than in the past, more stone-conscious, so-to-speak. From ancient sites to classical churches to modern construction, natural stone is an integral part of the history of the country.