Granite is a hard, igneous rock that is found in various forms throughout the earth.
Its durability and variety of colors make it the perfect material for many applications including kitchens, bathrooms, fireplaces, floors and walls.
Marble is a crystallized stone formed from intense heat and pressure. Its sweeping lines,
beautiful colors and high polish convey a look of elegance and prosperity like no other material.
Quartz is a hard, crystalline mineral composed of silicon and oxygen atoms. Also known as engineered stone, it is comprised of 93% quartz and 7% epoxy resins. It comes in a wide variety of colors in polished and leather finishes. It is also stain, scratch and heat resistant.
This is an amazing material. It is naturally strong, resists heat and is hard to stain. Quartzite is formed from sandstone and quartz together under a great deal of heat and pressure. The empty grains of sandstone are filled with quartz. This process makes quartzite harder than quartz.
Hard Marble contains the same beautiful colors and high polish as regular marble, but behaves much like a quartzite with its very low risk of etching or staining.
Limestone is a sedimentary stone comprised primarily of calcium deposits. It has been used indoors and outdoors throughout the history of mankind to create some of the world’s most famous architecture.
Soapstone is a dark grey or green variety of talc. Softer to the touch than other stones, it gives the feeling of rubbing a piece of dry soap. A popular choice when trying to achieve an old fashioned or rustic look.
Onyx is a fine grained form of quartz with bands of different colors. It is translucent, creating a spectacular effect when backlit. Available in a variety of colors.
Travertine is a form of limestone deposited by mineral springs. It often has a fibrous or concentric appearance and exists in white, tan, cream-colored, and even rusty varieties. It is formed by a process of rapid precipitation of calcium carbonate in limestone caves. It is frequently used in Italy and elsewhere as a building material.
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Descriptions courtesy of stonesurfacesinc.net