Basalt is a dark matte stone formed from volcanic magma found in shades of grey and black. The stone is less affected by freezing and thawing cycles, making it ideal for exterior projects. Historically used as a reinforcement material, basalt has a high level of tensile strength capable of withstanding extreme temperature and heavy commercial traffic. The strength and durability of the stone requires less maintenance than other natural stone and allows for longevity. Basalt can be used for exterior structures or decoratively in tiling, countertops, wall panels or fireplaces.
Granite is comprised of quartz, feldspar, and mica, marked by large visible grains. Its multitude of rich colors, ranging from light to dark, make the stone versatile for any design. One of the strongest natural stones used structurally, granite’s resistance to water, scratches, and cracks allows for preservation of color and integrity long after installation. Cool to the touch with the ability to withstand extreme heat, granite makes a perfect worktop. This multipurpose stone can also be used in exterior and interior cladding, flooring capable of sustaining any amount of traffic, countertops, bathrooms, indoor pools, and many other projects. Granite blends luxury with functionality, a stone perfect for any design.
Limestone is a sedimentary rock found in ocean, lake and cave floors. The stone is admired for its distinct markings with veins of calcium deposits and fossilized shell fragments running vividly throughout. While naturally a white stone, limestone can be supplied in shades of brown, yellow, red, gray, and black. Its strength, density, and resiliency make it ideal for both design and function. Limestone is especially suited for interior and exterior cladding, fireplaces, and decorative purposes for an attractive finish.
Quartzite is a hard, metamorphic rock made almost entirely of the mineral quartz. Pure quartzite is usually white to gray in color and is comparable to granite in terms of hardness and durability. With a similar look to marble, the use of quartzite for interior applications, especially countertops and vanity tops, has increased rapidly. When properly sealed, this material is easy to clean and maintain.
Travertine is a type of limestone coveted for the timeless and natural quality it brings to a space. It is a softer stone that is characterized by its pitted surface which gives it a unique and raw appearance. Here, it is best suited for interior projects, cladding, and low traffic flooring. However, its range of applications, appearance, and aesthetic can drastically change when treated and sealed, even taking on the luxe feel of marble when polished. In a treated state, it is suitable for exterior use and high traffic areas.
Marble, a derivative of limestone, is a timeless stone, varying in colors with high contrast streaks coursing throughout its composition. Structurally, it is a moderately firm stone and is suited more for interior projects. Marble is an excellent choice for bathroom installations, interior cladding, fireplaces, countertops and commercial and residential flooring where heavy traffic may occur. Marble is the right choice for any project where a rich aesthetic is desired.
Onyx is one of the most desirable and luxurious stones in the industry. With intense colors and unique band formations, it is often used with lighting or backlighting to enhance its natural beauty. Onyx is one of the more delicate natural stones, making its uses very specific to its nature, and can be used for walks, countertops, and decorative accent pieces.
Quartz is mined and manufactured for its beauty and durability. While it’s often designed to resemble granite or marble, there is generally a consistency in the coloration that is not found in natural stone slabs. Quartz, which gives granite its hardness, is ideal for even the most high-traffic, commercial zones; but its low maintenance, bacteria-resistant properties make it an increasingly popular choice for interior and residential applications as well.
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