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Cambria Countertops

Cambria quartz counter tops

Westwater is proud to offer Cambria quartz countertops to our new home build and full home renovation customers. Cambria, the first and only family-owned, American-made natural quartz producer in North America, recently introduced Cambria Matte™, a breakthrough surface finish option, and eight stunning new designs across three collections. Cambria Matte™ provides an appealing low-sheen alternative to Cambria’s… more

Best of the Best

Houzz Best of Design 2017

Sarasota-based Westwater Construction has won “Best Of Design” on Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Westwater was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals. Each year, they honor the professionals behind the most popular photos… more

Eldorado Stone

Eldorado stone

Eldorado Stone Corporation was founded in 1969 in Carnation, Washington. For over 40 years, they have demonstrated a passion for creating authentic products that not only elevate quality and design, but also attainability of stone, brick, fireplace surrounds and luxurious outdoor living. Stone adds a rich, contemporary feel to your home. It connects your home to the earth, grounding you… more

Introducing Walker Zanger

Walker Zanger bathroom tile

You may not have ever heard of Walker Zanger, but they’ve been selling marble and stone tiles for 60 years. They work with quarries in Europe, tile artisans in Mexico, mosaic artists in Tunisia and etchers in Italy. Westwater is proud to work with this outstanding company. Walker Zanger is not JUST tile. They put together unique… more

Classic Kohler Fixtures

Sarasota luxury homes

Our kitchens and baths have a classic, custom feel thanks to Kohler fixtures. Kohler makes fixtures and sinks for the kitchen, bathroom sinks and fixtures, shower enclosures and fixtures, and tubs and tub fixtures. These high quality products add texture and detail to your kitchen or bath. Kohler was founded in 1873 by an Austrian immigrant in… more

The skinny on slate

Lake Club Lakewood Ranch

Slate is a fine-grained, foliated, homogeneous metamorphic rock derived from an original shale-type sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash through low-grade regional metamorphism. It is the finest grained foliated metamorphic rock. Foliation may not correspond to the original sedimentary layering, but instead is in planes perpendicular to the direction of metamorphic compression. Slate can be… more

The truth about travertine


Travertine forms from geothermal springs and is often linked to siliceous systems that form siliceous sinter. Macrophytes, bryophytes, algae, cyanobacteria, and other organisms often colonise the surface of travertine and are preserved, giving travertine its distinctive porosity. Travertine is often used as a building material. The Romans mined deposits of travertine for building temples, aqueducts, monuments, bath… more