The samples you see on the computer might differ from the real stone color, since there are variations on monitor tint, scanner settings, etc. Granite, Marble, Travertine and other stones is a natural material with naturally occurring variations in color, tone, granularity, pattern, etc. These variations are expected and are the source of its natural beauty.
Granite is quarried from the earth with specialized equipment and machinery. It is found all over the world. A few parts of the world where granite is quarried: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, Finland, India, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Ukraine, USA, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
The look, the maintenance and the care of the stones. Marble is a softer stone, and will scratch & etch easier. It’s a more delicate natural stone when compared to granite. Granite is made up of crystallized mineral making it more resistant. It comes deep from the Earth’s molten mantle and as this extremely hot liquid material rises and cools, it forms a crystalline, granular structure that is why it is called granite.
In general darker granite is harder than the lighter. However, Granite receives a 7 on the Moh’s scale of mineral hardness. Check the grades for the different materials:
Damage is unlikely in typical household activities and usually only happens in instances of severe and direct impact with heavy, hard and/or sharp objects such as hammers or other tools. Surface chips can frequently be repaired or filled to minimize the appearance of the damage. If a chip occurs, Please save the chipped pieces for the repair.
Granite will not crack with normal use. Hot pans or heat-radiating appliances like electric griddles or toaster ovens cannot be used on the solid surface material without the risk of scorching, or in some cases cracking, the surface.
Not usually. Granite can withstand heat up to 1200F.
¾” / 2cm – weighs 13 Pounds per square foot on average. 1 ¼ “ / 3cm – Weighs 16 Pounds per square foot on average.
It is a natural stone formed from fossil sediment deposits, which have been placed under the earth′s tremendous pressure for at least a few million years. The combination of the natural materials in these deposits, along with natural geologic events, produces unique veining with a richness of depth and intensity.
Marble material is generally softer than granite, therefore scratching occurs more so on marble. This characteristic should be considered when making your stone selection. Generally, marble countertops are recommended for such places like bathrooms, bar tops, fireplaces, etc.
Marble is usually not the best choice for a kitchen countertop. Although it can be sealed, it is not as dense as concrete or granite and therefore it is more porous and susceptible to being stained in a highly used area like a kitchen.
It is a much softer material, it will chip and scratch under frequent use. Aside from our recommendations, if so desired, Marble can be used for any countertop.
Whether you choose marble or granite, there is a broad spectrum of pricing. Origin, availability, and yield of a given quarry are all factors that determine the price of natural stones.
Limestone is a sedimentary stone with at least 50% calcite or calcium carbonate content. Almost all limestone is composed of grains or fragments of biologic origin, ranging from fossils to dinosaur bones.
Most limestone is marine in origin, composed of micro-sized fossils of marine organisms like the shells found on most beaches. It is very common to find pieces of shells in limestone tiles.
The following steps are taken:
Estimate – material selection, edge profile options, layout & measurements. We will quote your countertops for free. Ordering – Once you decide to contract with Nabers Stone Co., Inc. ….. Material confirmation at the slab yard (personally select actual slab of color sample that was provided at time of estimate, delivery of material if it’s an out source, fabrication, installation, care and maintenance instructions.
We would need the following information from you to help you process your free quote:
Yes we can respond to you within 24 hours with a quotation. It can be emailed, faxed or mailed. You will need to provide us with a drawing of a top view of your kitchen.
Dimensions for all sides. Mark an “X” for the areas to receive an edge detail. Draw all wall areas to receive a backsplash. (Height and Width). If backsplash is not full height, please mark areas to be polished with a circle filled. We also need to know material, color, and edge detail.
Yes you can. You will need to indicate FABRICATION ONLY.
You need to put down a deposit once you sign the contract. After that, a progress payment is needed once the template is done. Final payment is then due once the project is completed. (This is a typical payment schedule for Kitchen and Vanity countertop contracts).
The payment schedule for other installations can be broken down into a few progress payments.
Depending on the use and traffic, we recommend sealer once a year. High traffic areas should receive sealer every six to nine months.
You could, but Nabers Stone Co., Inc does not recommend it. While granite provides a naturally hardened and easily cleaned surface, granite surfaces are typically far harder than the steel commonly used in cutlery.
Cutting directly on granite surfaces will rapidly dull the edge on even the finest knife. A suitable cutting board that is easily cleaned will help guarantee food safety without causing any unnecessary wear to knives or countertops.
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