Entries by Tiffany

The Benefits of High-Friction Surfacing

Every four years, the ASCE Committee on America’s Infrastructure issues a report card grading the country’s many categories of infrastructure. In 2013, we received an overall grade of D+. In 2017, the country received the same grade—but the transit sector actually suffered, dropping from an individual grade of D to D-. Today, more than ever, […]

Commercial Renovations Using Thin Stone Veneer

With the low maintenance, added value, and lifetime they provide in exterior and interior design, stone veneer options have become a welcome trend in modern commercial projects. Thin stone veneer can be especially beneficial for developers, designers, and business owners looking to add a memorable and valuable update to the aesthetic of a property. 4 […]

Introducing Kafka Granite’s Natural Stone Hardscapes

We launched our specialty building stone product line in 2018. Since then, we’ve been working on the next addition to our offerings—and here it is! Kafka Granite is pleased to announce our line of natural stone hardscapes. This endeavor was the logical next step in our mission to supply our customers with the natural stone […]

“Why Are Boulders Round?” and Other Geology Questions

As one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of specialty aggregates in the United States, Kafka Granite knows natural stone inside and out. We have Wisconsin’s unique geology to thank for the bountiful quarries that gave us our start. But we realize that, while many people know quite a bit about the various applications of […]

How Much Thin Stone Veneer Do I Need for My Project?

What would you say is the single most crucial factor in a successful thin stone veneer building or design project? At Kafka Granite, we’d have to say that high-quality stone products are the most important ingredient in a job well done. Which begs the question: how do you figure out how much thin stone veneer […]

New Home Building Spotlight: 2021 Color Trends and the Natural Stone that Accentuates Them

There was a time when bright, vibrant colors dominated neighborhoods, and when interior spaces were just as extravagant with hues like burnt orange and barn red. While more adventurous property owners are adamant about taking the risk into now-niche territories like these, the majority of property owners select modern colors for new home builds that […]

4 Pathway Problems and How to Deal With Them

Decomposed granite (DG) and crushed stone are excellent options for creating natural-looking nature trails, golf course pathways, garden paths, and other landscaped routes. But like any pathway material, poor maintenance, harsh weather, and other issues can compromise the integrity of a DG installation. Let’s take a look at some of the problems that affect pathways—and […]

What COVID-19 Means for the Landscaping Industry

This past summer, Tiffany Koss of Kafka Granite was featured in an article by Use Natural Stone. In it, she shares how the stay-at-home orders brought on by the pandemic have influenced people to see opportunities for exterior renovations. Specifically, the article explores the various ways natural landscaping stone may be used throughout a property.  […]

Wisconsin Natural Stone

Kafka Granite began in 1979 when Wisconsin native Glenn Kafka bought a backhoe at a local auction and started laying tile for local farmers. Shortly thereafter, he took advantage of an opportunity to purchase a granite pit and found himself taking his next steps toward a multifaceted natural stone company. Flashing forward to the present […]

A Simple Guide to Kafka Granite’s Commercial Offerings

From specialty crushed stone in over sixty different colors for manufacturing, to beautiful multi-colored, naturally round granite boulders for landscaping, Kafka Granite is one of the largest and most specialized producers of landscape and architectural aggregates. Having been a leading and established supplier of granite, quartz, marble and recycled materials for over three decades, many […]