Stone Types

granite natural stone types


Available in a striking array of colors, granite’s durability and longevity make it ideal for kitchen countertops and other heavily used surfaces, including tabletops and floors.
quartz natural stone types


Quartz is custom designed to appeal to a wide array of contemporary designs and is unique in its movement, color, brilliancy and clarity. This highly engineered surface combines long lasting beauty with durability and strength creating uniquely beautiful surfaces. The appearance of Quartz can take on the look of a more formal or contemporary stone. This material uses natural quartz stone which is ground up and held together using a resin compound to form a slab.
marble natural stone types


Marble adds a sophisticated element to your home and its wonderful appearance, superior engineering characteristics and ease of maintenance make it a natural choice for floors, wall coverings, table tops, vanity tops, tub decks and showers.
slate natural stone types


Slate is a popular flooring material and sandstone and slate are often used for exterior paving stones. Other slate applications include kitchen countertops, fireplace facings, tabletops and roofing. Sandstone is frequently used for fireplace facings, chimneys, garden walls, patio benches and at poolside.
danby marble natural stone types


Less absorbent than other marbles. Danby Marbles can be a better choice for kitchen applications. Scratching and etching will still occur, but trouble spots can often be easily buffed away with a scouring pad and comet cleanser.
quartzite natural stone types


Quartzite is versatile and has a great look for entryways, patios, bathroom vanities, shower surrounds, kitchen countertops, kitchen islands, fireplace surrounds and wall cladding. Quartzite is a natural stone and has a marble type of look, but is more resilient than marble. Quarzite has the elegant look of granite with the nonporous property of Quartz.
olympia stone onyx table


Because of its translucence, onyx can create an aesthetically intriguing look for several areas of your home or business such as wall or bar areas. Onyx is a rare stone that is being used more frequently on bar tops, kitchen panels, accent walls and bathrooms. A soft stone, onyx can very easily etch or scratch. Some onyx is translucent and used with some back light to give the material a breathtaking glow.
soapstone countertop


Soapstone is the perfect material for homeowners who want something just a little different. Soapstone is a popular granite or marble alternative with a unique “soapy” texture. A common use for soapstone is kitchen countertops because of its proven strength which can stand the test of time while maintaining its integrity. Soapstone is nonporous and does not need sealed. The biggest concern with soapstone is scratching, as the material has a softer composition. Soapstone can be treated with mineral oil that darkens the material overall and can help minimize the appearance of scratches.
limestone natural stone


Popular limestone applications include flooring and interior and exterior wall cladding and back splashes. Limestone surfaces are very smooth and can add an organic look to modern kitchen and bathroom design. It comes in muted shades including brown, gray, black and green. Limestone is known for its unique look. The material can have problems with staining, scratching and etching.
travertine stone type


Travertine is a type of limestone that is very popular for interior and exterior wall cladding as well as flooring applications. Travertine is more porous than marble, which makes marble less likely to stain.
porcelain Arabascato Visio


Porcelain comes in a high-gloss polished finish to guarantee unique interiors and features high technology, stunning looks and great resistance. Porcelain is available in polished, honed or natural finish and is great for backsplashes, flooring, fireplace surrounds, wall cladding and wainscoting. Porcelain is man-made, nonporous, fade, scratch, stain and heat resistant.

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