Natural Stone

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GRANITE

‘Granite is the most powerful son of nature’

This product is linked to the origins of time…it is the plutonic igneous rock and the most widespread.  Granite comes from the slow cooling and crystallization of magma in the depths of the earth.  The sources are varied, but granite mainly comes from North America, France, Spain, Sardinia, South Africa and Scandinavia (more speckled patterns) and India and Brazil (more decorative patterns).  The colors are due to the distribution of minerals and their oxidation.  Granite is a very hard rock that offers great resistance, and is commonly used in kitchen countertops.  This noble and completely natural mineral also has a unique and original side as well.  According to it’s origin, this material offers a wide variety of patterns and colors suited to different budgets.  It’s high scratch and heat resistance makes this product increasingly popular.

Maintenance:  Granite Countertops are only stain resistant when properly sealed. The deeper the sealer penetrates, the better it will resist stains and keep out bacteria. Re-sealing should be done ever 6-12 months, depending on the porosity of your countertop. 

NOTE: It's important to only use cleaning products specifically designed for your surface. Water and a mild application of dishwashing detergent will often lift stains from natural stone and restore the look of your countertop. If dirt begins to collect in the crevasses, use a soft bristled toothbrush to remove. 
 

EXOTIC GEMSTONE


Exotic Gemstone Countertops may be more expensive than other options, but they are certainly one-of-a kind! With a variety of beautiful and unique options available, you'll be able to customize your countertop and bring your vision for the space to life.

Maintenance: Gemstone Countertops are nonporous, and can be cleaned with regular detergents. They are heat resistant and do not require sealing. 

NATURAL MARBLE

Marble Countertops are made from metamorphic rock and contain carbon in crystal form as well as veins of mineral deposits. 

Maintenance:  Marble Countertops require daily maintenance. Wipe up spills immediately with a clean, damp cloth and use a cleaner formulated specifically for marble. Anything acidic will take the polished finish off the surface. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR KITCHEN & BATHROOM

QUARTZITE

Quartzite is a naturally occurring metamorphic rock, created when sandstone is subjected to extreme heat and pressure caused by tectonic plate compression in the crust of the Earth.  It is a harder material than Granite and is very durable and heat-resistent.

Maintenance:  Quartzite Countertops must be sealed before use and re-sealed once or twice a year. Without a proper seal, stains can penetrate into the stone. Like other natural stone countertops, it's important to only use cleaning chemicals specifically designed for your surface, or a mild dishwashing detergent to lift stains.