it's granite, marble, quartz or soapstone for a kitchen or bath, we offer a wide
variety of materials. Not sure which one is best for you? Let us help!
in a striking array of colors and finishes (polished, honed, textured), granite's
durability, longevity and affordability make it ideal for most applications including
kitchen countertops and other heavily used surfaces, including table tops and
floors. Granite has long enjoyed use as an exterior cladding and pavement material
and it's inherent strength, abrasion resistance and superior weathering durability
are likely to keep it one of the preeminent material selections available to today's
of its beauty and elegance, marble is a popular choice for vanity tops, floors,
foyers, fireplace facings, hearths, walls and windowsills. Marble with its inherent
warmth, adds a sophisticated element to the area in which it is installed. Many
marbles are well suited for wet area application, which extends the versatility
of this material to include tub decks and showers.
A traditional use of both these materials was the laboratory
table top in chemistry labs. That application alone should serve as a great testimonial
to the chemical resistance of the materials. Being of the softer varieties of
dimension stone types, neither of these materials is known for particularly high
abrasion or scratch resistance, yet both are used for flooring and countertop
products. Soapstone is highly heat resistant and has been used in fireplace surrounds
frequently to take advantage of this property.
Since these stones are some of the softer varieties of
natural stone materials, they have long been a popular choice for intricately
carved features and moldings, as well as statuary. The combination of acid sensitivity
and absorption limit the number of varieties that are suitable for countertop
applications and the user of limestone countertops should be well educated in
its properties to accurately anticipate its behavior in service.
is a metamorphic rock that is formed from sandstone. Quartzite can be of exceptional
strength, density and hardness. The strength, abrasion resistance and weathering
durability of this rock type expand its application possibilities to include most
any of the common uses for natural, dimension stone.
Quartz surfaces are the ultimate combination of nature and
technology. An engineered material create through a manufacturing process that
mixes approximately 95 percent ground natural quartz with 5 percent polymer resins.
The result is a super hard, low maintenance, natural stone-looking countertop
available in a dazzling array of colors.