Varieties of Stones2017-06-01T08:40:13+00:00

VARIETIES OF NATURAL STONES

GRANITE

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Granite serves as one of the most durable surfaces for any sort of installation. Well-sealed granite can last for decades. The versatility of granite comes from its ability to fit into any decor because of its patterning. It presents a large variety of colors to choose from, and you get an almost perfect design material. Granite’s durability comes from its resistance to wearing. When smoothed to perfection a granite installation can stand the test of time and weather even the toughest situations (provided the installation was done correctly).

MARBLE, ONYX, & SERPENTINE

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Popular as a design material for bathrooms, tables, floorings, and fireplaces, marble has been around for quite some time. The classical Greeks associated marble fixtures and sculptures with wealth. This association has continued to this day, as marble makes up a very significant portion of the materials used for indoor use. The wide array of colors allow for use in almost any setting, and the sheen from the polished surface of a marble fixture is unique and unmistakable.

SANDSTONE AND QUARTZ

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Quartz is a material that is among the most durable on the earth today. A mixture of almost pure quartz together with small volumes of polymer resin for binding creates a remarkably hard and scratch resistance surface. It has the unique ability to be resistant to long term stains and heat. Its non-porous nature renders it impervious to water and able to last even longer than its contemporaries. Quartz’s modern look makes it ideal for fixtures that go for a more twenty-first century feel while retaining the functionality and durability that other materials are known for.

TRAVERTINE, LIMESTONE & DOLOMITIC LIMESTONE

Travertine is a type of limestone that is usually associated with hot springs. It is durable and can be used in a number of different situations, both interior and exterior. Travertine is a softer material to work with than most other types of stone, and because of that it tends to be much easier to shape. It looks great whether it’s brushed and tumbled or honed/filled, giving a texture that is different to the other materials. Over time, travertine tends to age well and looks better the longer it’s been installed.

SLATE AND SOAPSTONE

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Traditional limestone has had a pride of place in many fixtures over the years. While it has never been associated with opulence the way marble has, it retains a very characteristic presence. It has a better consistency in its variation when compared to other stone types, which adds to its innate beauty. Limestone has been around for millennia and sometimes the remains of fossils do appear in the deposits, making for interesting talking points. Overall, limestone is a very elegant construction material.

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